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How to Install Roller Shades

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Standard Installation Instructions

Tools you will need

  1. Screwdriver
  2. Measuring tape
  3. Step stool or ladder
  4. Pencil
  5. Drill
  6. 3/32" drill bit to predrill screw holes
  7. 1/4" drill bit for wall anchors
Standard Installation Parts
Parts List Quantity
Shade 1
Slat for Hem Pocket 1
Brackets 2
Mounting Screws 4
Plastic Anchors 4 (For Drywall or Plaster Mounting)

Step 1. Bracket Location & Installation

Your window shade can be installed either inside the window frameor outside the window frame or on the ceiling. When measuring and installing shades, make sure there is a "play" between the roller and the brackets. Shades mounted too tight in the brackets will not function properly. Attach brackets to inside or outside of casing or to the ceiling.

Bracket Location & Installation - Mounts Bracket Location & Installation - Standard Install - Standard Shades [the shade cloth rolls off the back of the shade] - the slotted bracket goes on the left side of the window, and the slot opening faces up or out, toward the room.

Step 2. Mounting the Shade

For Inside Mounting

Allow 1/4" clearance between top of frame andfully rolled-up shade. This will provide enough clearance to lift shade into slotted bracket. Spring loaded tip provides up to 3/8" extra width if needed. Always insert the pin end into the right side bracket first. If the brackets are installed as illustrated (facing out), place the pin into theinner hole of the right bracket. If the brackets are installed facing down (like Ceiling Mount), place the pin into the outer hole of the right bracket. Push into bracket to compress the spring, then place the metal tab onthe left side of the shade into the slot of the left bracket.

For reverse-roll shades (inside mount only!), the slotted bracket goes on the right, and the open part of the bracket must face the window - the bracket should be mounted to the top of the window frame [see illustration].

For Outside Mounting / Ceiling Mount

Hold shade to desired position,making sure it is level, and place pencil marks at each end of the roller. Secure brackets. Insert the round pin end into the inner hole of the right bracket. For ceiling mount, insert the pin into the outer hole. Then insert the other end of the shade into the slot of the left bracket.

Adjusting for Roller Tension

To tighten, lower the shade about 18 inches from the top, remove from window brackets. Roll up shade all the way to the top by hand, then replace in brackets.

To loosen, raise the shade to the top and remove from brackets. Unroll about 18 inches and replace in brackets. Repeat until there is a proper tension. Roller should not be too tight. Remember, when a window shade refuses to roll up, the spring is too loose. When it won't stay down, the roller spring is too tight.

Caution: Overwinding may result in permanent damage.

How to Operate

Adjusting for Roller Tension

If this shade does not roll straight, correct as follows:

  • Make sure brackets are mounted level, or the shade will not roll straight. If shade veers toward the right, correct by lowering shade completely and placing a piece of tape (multiple pieces may be necessary) as close to the left edge of the roller as possible. It will act as a shim.
  • If shade veers toward the left, correct by lowering shade completely and placing a piece of tape (multiple pieces may be necessary) as close to the right edge of the roller as possible. It will act as a shim.

Care

Cleans easily with a damp sponge or soft cloth. Allow the shade to hang it's full length for a minimum of 72 hours to minimize wrinkles and creases.


Deluxe Installation Instructions

Tools you will need

  1. Tape measure
  2. Pencil
  3. Drill
  4. Drill bits
  5. Screwdriver
  6. Step stool or ladder

Step 1. Mount the Brackets

Attach the brackets to the window frame, molding or ceiling as shown. The brackets are "universal" - there are no "right" and "left" brackets. Mark the screw locations with a pencil - pre-drill the screw holes using a 5/64" drill bit.

Step 1. Mount the Brackets

Step 2. Install the Shade

Put the spring loaded tip into the bracket, and then insert the hook arms on the opposite side of the shade into the two hook arm receiver holes of the bracket. Once the two hook arms are through the holes, gently pull down until the two hook arms have locked securely to the bracket. For cord control shades, the bottom of the clutch should always point straight down.

Step 2. Install the Shade

Step 3. Install the Bracket Covers (Outside Mount only)

Bracket covers slide onto the bracket as shown until they snap into position.

Step 3. Install the Bracket Covers (Outside Mount only)

Step 4. Install the Tension Device - for Cord Control Shades

Step 4. Install the Tension Device - for Cord Control Shades

The tension device reduces the hazards of strangulation and entanglement of young children or pets by limiting access to the control cord. Anchor the Tension Device that is attached to the shade's control cord, to the window frame or wall, so that young children cannot pull the cord around their necks.

Lower the shade, and then position the Tension Device on the window frame or the wall so that the Tension Device and control cord do not interfere with raining and lowering the shade. The Tension Device should be installed without stretching or pulling down on the control cord. Stretching the control cord will cause excessive wear. Do not twist or cross the control cord. Mark the screw hole locations with a pencil, then pre-drill the screw holes using a 3/32" drill bit. For hollow dry wall installation, use wall anchors (not included).

Operating the Shade

Cordless Shades

  • Raise the Shade: Grip the center of the bottom hem (do not release your grip until you have set the shade at the desired height) - pull the shade away from the window sill, if necessary - pull straight down to release the spring motor that controls the movement of the shade - allow it to rise to any desired point, then pull downward gently to stop/set the shade.
  • Lower the Shade: Pull straight doWn and s1op/se1 the shade as described above.
  • Adjusting Spring Roller Tension: To tighten (increase tension), lower the shade about 18" from the top, and then remove the shade from the window brackets. Roll up the shade by hand, and then replace in the brackets. Repeat as necessary to get the desired tension. To loosen (decrease tension), raise the shade to the top, and then remove the shade from the brackets. Unroll the shade about 18", and then replace in the brackets. The spring roller should not be too tight. Remember, when the window shade will not roll up, the spring is too loose. When it won't stay down, the roller spring is too tight.

Caution: Over-winding may result in permanent damage.

Cord Control Shades

Pulling gently on the cord in one direction raises the shade; pulling it in the other direction lowers it. On shades where the fabric rolls against the window, the front cord does the raining. On shades where the fabric rolls toward the room, the rear cord does the raising.

Cleaning the Shades

  • Dusting: Vacuum using the soft brush attachment.
  • Washing: Use a cloth, sponge, or soft brush and a mild detergent. Use warm or cold water, not hot water. Pleace toweling on the floor or window sill and wash the blind in sections.

Deluxe Cordless Installation Instructions

Tools you will need

  1. Pencil
  2. Tape measure
  3. Drill
  4. Screwdriver
  5. Pliers
  6. Appropriate fasteners

Step 1. Mark the Bracket Locations

Brackets may be mounted to the wall, ceiling, or inside of the window frame.

Critical Note: Installation brackets must be level to ensure that the fabric will roll up properly, allowing for smooth operation. Installation brackets must be placed such that the outer edge of the brackets are 1 3/8" wider than the fabric. Mark the brackets for mounting hole locations.

Step 2. Bracket & Shade Installation

Brackets are not universal and have to be mounted correctly. Screw the brackets in place for inside, wall, or ceiling mount. For regular roll shades (fabric is rolled off the back of the roller), lift the shade up to the brackets with the fabric hanging closest to the window. For reverse roller shades (fabric is rolled off the front of the roller), lift the shade up to the brackets with the fabric hanging closest into the room.

Step 2. Bracket & Shade Installation - Figure A
Step 2. Bracket & Shade Installation - Figure B

Set the spring end into the open slot in the bracket as shown in Figure A.

Next secure the idler pin end into the bracket as shown in Figure B.

Please note: Although the spring mechanisms are pre-tensioned at the factory, occasionally, they will uncoil during shipping. If this occurs, the shade will not raise or lower properly. A simple adjustment of the spring can correct this problem.

To Tighten the Spring Tension

To Tighten the Spring Tension
  1. Pull the shade down approximately three-quarters.
  2. Remove the roller shade from its brackets. (Be sure to have spring mechanism in lock position)
  3. Roll up the shade by hand being careful to roll the shade evenly on the tube.
  4. Replace the roller shade in its brackets.
  5. Repeat these steps if necessary until the you achieve the desired tension.

To Loosen the Spring Tension

To Loosen the Spring Tension
  1. Roll up the shade.
  2. Remove the roller shade from its brackets. (Be sure to have spring mechanism in lock position)
  3. Unroll the shade approximately halfway by hand.
  4. Replace the roller shade in its brackets.
  5. Repeat these steps if necessary until you achieve the desired tension.