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Roller Shades Guide

Measuring Types | Critical Dimensions | Cleaning and Care
Cassette Limitations | Special Brackets

Measuring Types


Tip-to-Tip Measure is the common measure type for most roller shades. Choosing this measure type will include the headrail "pegs" that mount the shade to the wall or frame.


Cloth Measure is uncommon and should only be used for Outside Frame applications. The headrail is wider than the cloth of the shade which causes the "pegs" to extend beyond the width of the shade material. This total distance is 1-3/8" wide, or a gap of 11/16" on each side of the shade material.

NOTE: For outside mount applications allow the blind to overlap 1-1/2" to 3" on the sides, top and bottom of the window. You must add the overlap to your measurement; Levolor does not add width or height for overlap on Outside Mounted shades.


Critical Dimensions


Cordloop length is 3/4 the length of the shade, unless otherwise specified.

Scalloped Option

Scalloped hem adds approximately 4" to the length of the roller shade and does not roll up into the shade.

Specifications and Deductions

Width Length Tolerances
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Width Length
6" 144" 12" 120" 1/16" 1/2"

Fabric Width Reduction Control Options Universal Brackets Extension Brackets
Up to 1-1/8" Left or Right Yes 1-1/8"

Mounting Depths and Deductions

  No Valance Standard Valance Cassette Valance
Minimum Installation Depth 3" 3" 3"
Flush Mount Installation Depth 3-1/2" 3-1/2" 3-3/4"
Fabric Width Deductions 1-1/8" 1-1/8" 1-1/2"
Width Tolerances 1/16" 1/16" 1/16"
Length Tolerances 1/2" 1/2" 1/2"
Valance Height N/A 3-1/2" Sm - 2-1/2"
Lg - 4-1/16"
Extension Bracket 1-1/8" 1-1/8" N/A

Standard Factory Deductions from Ordered Width

  Cordless Corded
Inside Mount Up to 1-1/8" Up to 1-1/2"
Outside Mount - Tip to Tip Up to 3/4" Up to 1"


Recommended Cleaning Methods

Care Instructions
A brush-type vacuum attachment or feather duster should be used for cleaning. If your shade should become stained, you may clean it by dabbing the spot with a sponge dampened with lukewarm water. Avoid contact with window cleaning products as these may discolor your shade. Ultrasonic cleaning is not recommended or covered by our warranty.

Color Variation and Fabric Repeat Information
Color lot variations may occur due to the process of color application. For the best color match, order all shades for a room at the same time. Pattern availability and color lot match between orders cannot be assured. Any variation in color is in accordance with industry standards.


Cassette Limitations

NOTE: Cassette option not available with reverse roll.


Special Brackets

Hold-Down Brackets

  • Hold-Down Brackets are available for securing the bottomrail in position
  • These brackets can stop a shade from bouncing and loosely swinging if the shade is hung on a door
  • Available only on outside mount

Extension Brackets

  • Extension brackets are available for outside mount shades
  • When the shade must operate around an obstruction, these brackets project the shade away from the wall, allowing easy operation
  • Not available with hold-down brackets
  • Available only on shades smaller than 60" x 70"
  • Bracket Projection: 2" (fixed)


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