Choose Inside or Outside Mount

  • Inside Mount: Fits inside the window frame
  • Outside Mount: Hangs above the window or on the frame surrounding the window

Measure your Window (Outside Mount)

outside mountWidth
  • 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

Measure your Window (Inside Mount)

inside mountWidth
  • 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.