Shangri-La Horizontal Shades Measuring Instructions
Inside (Recessed) Mount Shangri-La Shades
IMPORTANT NOTE: On inside mounted Shangri-La shades the fabric will be 1 1/8" narrower (5/8” on the lift cord side and 1/2” on the opposite side) than the headrail (see picture). This allows space for the shade to operate and is true on all Silhouette-type soft horizontal shades. Therefore on all inside mounts you will have a possible light gap on the sides unless there is a window frame, trim, or drapery covering this space.

Inside Mount Deductions
Headrail
Fabric
-3/16"
-1 1/8"

Inside mount refers to shades that are mounted inside the opening of a window that is recessed from a wall. This is the most common way to cover windows today and provides a nice, clean look. There is a minimum windowsill depth for Shangri-La shades mounted inside which is 5/8". There is also minimum windowsill depth for the shade to fit flush with the wall which is 3 3/16".

Inside Mount - Side Mount Bracket Deduction
Headrail
Fabric
-11/16"
-1 5/8"

NOTE: Side Mount Brackets are available upon request (in the Notes section) for Inside Mount shades under 48” in width. An extra ½” Side Mount Bracket deduction must be requested in the Notes section.

Product
Minimum Depth Req.
for Inside Mount
Depth Req. for
Flush Inside Mount
Shangri-La Shades
5/8"
3 3/16"
INSIDE MOUNT

IMPORTANT: You must use a steel measuring tape for accuracy. If you are replacing existing shades your measurements must be from measuring the window opening NOT the existing shades

WIDTH: Measure the width of the window opening in 3 places (top, middle, and bottom). Take the smallest of the 3 measurements (rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch) and write it down. This is the width you will order. Do not make any deductions!

HEIGHT:Measure the window opening height in 3 places (left, middle, right) and take the smallest measurement (again rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch). The factory will make no deductions or additions to the height measurement.

Mounting Brackets

Inside and Outside Mount Bracket

Special Measuring Considerations
Measuring standard & french doors
Measuring sliding glass doors
Measuring corner windows

Measuring windows with cranks
Measuring for multiple blinds on 1 headrail
Measuring for multiple blinds with a common valance
Measuring windows with tile or wood obstructions

Product Stacking Chart

Outside (Wall) Mount Shangri-La Shades
IMPORTANT NOTE: On outside mounted Shangri-La shades the fabric will be 3/4" narrower (7/16” on the lift cord side and 5/16” on the opposite side) than the headrail (see picture). In addition the headrail will measure 3/16" more than the ordered width. These additions & deductions are true on all Silhouette-type soft horizontal shades. You may compensate for the fabric deduction by adding to your width measurement for an outside mount, keeping in mind that the headrail will measure 3/16" wider than the ordered width.

Outside Mount Additions/Deductions
Headrail
Fabric
+3/16"
-3/4"
Outside mount shades are mounted outside the window opening and attach either to a wood trim/frame around the window or to a wall. Outside mounts are ideal for windows with little or no window depth. There is a minimum amount of flat space required for outside mount blinds (see chart).

Product
Minimum Flat Space
Req. for Outside Mount
Mount Bracket Height
Shangri-La Shades
3/4"
1 1/4"

IMPORTANT: You must use a steel measuring tape for accuracy. If you are replacing existing shades your measurements must be from measuring the window opening NOT the existing shades.
OUTSIDE MOUNT

WIDTH: Measure the width of the window opening from left to right and add 4"to 6" for maximum light gap coverage and privacy. If the shade is to be mounted to trim or framing around the window measure from the trim's outside edge left to right then deduct 1/4". Keep in mind that on outside mount Shangri-La shades the headrail will measure 3/16" wider than the ordered width and the fabric will measure 3/4" less than the ordered width. Once you determine the desired width (rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch) write it down. This is the width you will order.

HEIGHT: To determine the height measure the window opening from top to bottom and add 3" to 6" inches to this measurement to allow space for mounting brackets above the opening and enough overlap at the bottom to avoid a light gap. You must add at least enough space to mount the brackets above the window which measure 1 1/4" tall. Once you determine the desired height (rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch) write it down. This is the height you will order. The factory will make no deductions or additions to your height measurement. If there is trim or framing around the window measure from the trim's outside edge top to bottom and this is the height you will order, provided the trim provides the flat space required for an outside mount (see chart). If not you can mount the blind to the wall above the trim. In addition if the windowsill protrudes outside the window opening at the bottom of the window measure just to the top of the sill then deduct 3/8".