Choose Inside or Outside Mount

An inside mount fits inside the window casing. An outside mount hangs above the window or on the wall surrounding the window.

Measure your Window (Outside Mount)

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  • Measure the exact window width at three places: top, center, and bottom.
  • *When measuring connecting or adjacent windows, it is best to measure from the center of one frame to the center of the next*
  • Use the narrowest of the three measurements.
Height
  • Measure the height of the window opening from the mounting area to the bottom of the window frame.

Please note: If you have no window sill and would like to cover the trim evenly on the bottom, add an equal amount of overlap to the bottom measurement as you do for the top to ensure that light does not come in under the shade.

Measure your Window (Inside Mount)

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  • Start your measurement at the depth where you plan to mount your shade.
  • Measure the exact window opening inside to inside frame at three places: top, center, and bottom.
  • Use the narrowest of the three measurements.
Height
  • Measure the height of the window opening from the mounting area to the bottom of the window frame.

 

Please Note

  • Light Gaps: Inside mounted, chain-operated roller shades will have approximately 3/4” vertical light gap between the edge of the fabric and the window casing on the side with the chain loop, and a 1/2” light gap on the other side. This is because the fabric must be cut narrower than the operating mechanism at the top. The spring-operated roller shades will have an approximate light gap of 5/16” on either side.
  • Squareness: Don’t be surprised if your windows aren’t symmetrical – many aren’t. However, if your three width measurements vary by more than 1/2”, the product may not operate properly, and the light gaps may be greater than expected. Consider an outside mount in this case.

If you have any questions or would like to place an order for your own custom roller shades please Contact Us at 800.804.1757 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..