How To Install Natural Shades

By following these guidelines, installing our custom natural shades is a simple task. For detailed instructions, you can download the specific product instructions below.

Tools Needed

  • Metal Tape Measure
  • Screwdrivers (both flat & Phillips head)
  • 1/4" Nutdriver
  • Safety Glasses
  • Drywall Anchors
  • Pencil
  • Drill with Bits
  • Level
  • Ladder (if necessary)

Getting Started

  • If bound, do not remove binding until the shade is installed in the window.
  • Confirm the headrail and shade are the proper width and length. If installing several sets of shades, be sure to match them with the appropriate windows.
  • Check the installation surface to ensure you have suitable fasteners and tools.
  • Lay out and organize all parts and components.
  • Order will include the correct number of installation brackets for your shade width.
  • Shade orders may also include spacer blocks or extension brackets, if they were specified, for added clearance.

 

Inside Mount

Step 1: Mark the Bracket Locations

1. Before marking bracket locations, ensure that your bracket placement will not interfere with any components inside the headrail.

  • Click here for additional details about minimum depth.

2. Position the inside-mount brackets at each end of the headrail.

3. Using the notches in the headrail as a guide for bracket placement, mark the locations of the bracket, making sure they are square and evenly placed from the window. Only two screws are needed per bracket and they should be placed in bracket holes diagonally from each other.

Step 2: Install the Brackets

1. Pre-drill screw holes.

  • If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
  • If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.

2. Using the marks made as a guide, attach the brackets, using two screws per bracket. The screws should be inserted in bracket holes diagonally from each other.

Step 3: Install the Shade

1. Attach the headrail to the mounting brackets.

2. The threaded shafts on the brackets slide through the slots on the headrail, and the headrail is secured by the wing nuts.

Outside Mount

Step 1: Mark the Bracket Locations

IMPORTANT: The brackets must be flush against a flat mounting surface. Do NOT mount brackets on curved molding.

1. Using the notches in the headrail as a guide for bracket placement, mark the locations of the brackets. Only two screws are needed per bracket and they should be placed in bracket holes diagonally from each other. Use a level to check for levelness.

Step 2: Install the Brackets

1. Pre-drill screw holes.

  • If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
  • If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.

2. Using the marks made as a guide, attach the brackets, using two screws per bracket. The screws should be inserted in bracket holes diagonally from each other.

Step 3: Install the Shade

1. Attach the headrail to the mounting brackets.

2. The threaded shafts on the brackets slide through the slots on the headrail, and the headrail is secured by the wing nuts.