How To Install Soft Vertical Blind

By following these guidelines, installing our custom soft vertical blinds is a simple task. For complete and detailed instructions, please refer to the specific product PDF instructions below.

Tools Needed

  • Metal Tape Measure
  • Screwdrivers (both flat & Phillips head)
  • 1/4" Nutdriver
  • 3/8" Wrench
  • Scissors or Utility Knife
  • Safety Glasses
  • Drywall Anchors
  • Pencil
  • Drill with Bits
  • Level
  • Ladder (if necessary)

Getting Started

  • Make sure that you have all tools and hardware needed for installation.
  • Check the installation surface (wall, ceiling, or window frame) to ensure that you have suitable fasteners and tools for the material.
  • Double check the headrail and blind for proper width and length. If you are installing several sets of blinds, be sure to match them with the appropriate windows.
  • Check the parts list shipped with the product to confirm that you have the correct number of brackets.
  • Refer to the separate valance installation instructions included with your order.

 

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 one bracket at each end of the headrail, 3" in from the ends.

3. Space any remaining brackets evenly, not more than 30" apart.

4. Mark the bracket locations, making sure they are in a straight line that is parallel to the wall.

5. Determining the correct distance from the wall or window: Position the center of the brackets a min. 2 7/8" in front of the window frame or any protruding trim or handles

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. Screw in brackets at marked locations, 1 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Attach the Headrail

1. With the bracket positioned as shown, fit the top front lip of the headrail into the front part of the spring clip.

2. Tip the back of the headrail up into the spring clip until it locks with a clicking sound.

Step 4: Attach the Vanes

1. Use the vane pack hanger kit included to simplify installation and support the vanes during installation. Kit will support the vane packs while the vanes are being transferred to the headrail.

2. Remove the twist tie(s) and any tape holding the vanes together and separate the vane packs, if you have two.

3. Hook the vane pack onto the hanger bar using the plastic hooks

4. One at a time, unhook the plastic hooks from the hanger bar and remove the hook from the vane by pressing it sideways.

5. Starting at one end, align the slot on the vane with the vane clip and press the vane up into the clip until it clicks into place. Be careful not to trap the fabric under the clip.

6. Repeat for the remaining vanes, being careful not to skip any clips.

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. Position one bracket at each end of the headrail, 3" in from the ends.

2. Space any remaining brackets evenly, not more than 30" apart.

3. Mark the bracket mounting hole locations at the desired height, making sure they are level and square. Allow at least 1/2" clearance for vanes above the floor or sill.

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. Screw in brackets at marked locations, 1 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Attach the Headrail

1. With the bracket positioned as shown, fit the top front lip of the headrail into the front part of the spring clip.

2. Tip the back of the headrail up into the spring clip until it locks with a clicking sound.

Step 4: Attach the Vanes

1. Use the vane pack hanger kit included to simplify installation and support the vanes during installation. Kit will support the vane packs while the vanes are being transferred to the headrail.

2. Remove the twist tie(s) and any tape holding the vanes together and separate the vane packs, if you have two.

3. Hook the vane pack onto the hanger bar using the plastic hooks

4. One at a time, unhook the plastic hooks from the hanger bar and remove the hook from the vane by pressing it sideways.

5. Starting at one end, align the slot on the vane with the vane clip and press the vane up into the clip until it clicks into place. Be careful not to trap the fabric under the clip.

6. Repeat for the remaining vanes, being careful not to skip any clips.