How to Install Custom Banded Shades

 

 

Before you begin your installation:

Read all installation instructions!

  • Leaving the shade rolled up completely will ease installation.
  • Confirm that the headrail and shade are the proper width and length.
  • If installing several sets of shades, be sure to match them with the appropriate window.
  • Check the installation surface to ensure that you have suitable fasteners and tools.
  • Lay out and organize all parts and components.
  • Proper shade direction during installation:
    For Traditional Roller Shades, fabric will hang off the back of the shade, closest to the window.
    For Optional Reverse Roller Shades, fabric will hang off the front of the shade.
 

 

Tools You May Need (not included):

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

 

Step 1 - Inside Mount

Marking the Bracket Locations

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

  • Verify that your window casing has a minimum depth of 1-3⁄4" which allows for a partially recessed headrail mount.
  • If flush mount (fully recessed mount) is desired, a minimum mounting depth of 3" is required.
  • Mark approximately 1" from each jamb for bracket location.
  • Mark screw locations for each end bracket, 2 holes per bracket
  • If more than two installation brackets come with your order, space additional bracket(s) evenly between the two end brackets, no more than 30" apart.

Step 1 - Outside Mount

Marking the Bracket Locations

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

  • Center the shade over the window opening at the desired height.
  • Mark screw locations for each L bracket approximately 3" from end of cassette, 2 holes per bracket.
    Use a level to ensure all brackets are aligned.
  • If more than two installation brackets come with your order, space additional bracket(s) evenly between the two end brackets, no more than 30" apart.
 

 

Step 2 - Inside Mount

Installing the Brackets

  • Pre-drill screw holes.
    If installing brackets into wood, used supplied screws.
    If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.
  • Screw in brackets at marked locations, 2 screws per bracket.
  • Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 2 - Outside Mount

Installing the Brackets

  • Pre-drill screw holes using a 1⁄16" drill bit, using pencil marks as a guide.
    If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
    If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.
  • Screw in L brackets at marked locations, 2 screws per bracket.
  • Ensure all L brackets are square with each other.
  • Attach cassette mounting bracket to L bracket using screws and wingnuts.
    Make sure the release tab is always mounted on the bottom.
 

 

Step 3 - Inside Mount

Installing the Shade

  • Hook the top, middle rib of the cassette valance onto all of the bracket hooks.
  • Rotate the back of the cassette valance firmly upwards and toward the window until the groove at the bracket snaps into place.
  • CAUTION: Be sure the brackets are properly engaged before operating the shade. Failure to do so may result in the shade falling and possible injury.

Step 3 - Outside Mount

Installing the Shade

  • Hook the top, middle rib of the cassette valance onto all of the bracket hooks.
  • Rotate the back of the cassette valance firmly upwards and toward the window until the groove at the bracket snaps into place.
  • CAUTION: Be sure the bracket and headrail are properly secured before operating the shade. Failure to do so may result in the shade falling and possible injury.
 

 

Additional Components

Continuous Cord Loop Cord Tension Device

  • Continuous Cord Loop Shades will arrive with the tension device mounted to the shade.
  • Use the included screws to secure the hold-down tension device to the mounting surface, ensuring that the cord loop is taut.
  • SEE WARNING LABEL ON SHADE
 

Install the Tension Device

  • Slide the cord tensioner down to the bottom of the cord loop.
  • Using the screws provided, attach the tension device to the wall, allowing some slack for the cord to slide through easily.

IMPORTANT: When installing into drywall or plaster, use 3⁄16" drill bit and insert wall anchors (size 1⁄2", not included) before inserting the screws. When installing in metal, use appropriate anchors for metal substrate.

IMPORTANT: The tension device provides smooth operation of the shade. The shade will not operate properly unless the tension device is installed.

WARNING: It Is imperative that the cord tensioner be properly secured to the wall or window frame to reduce children’s access to the cord loop. Young children can strangle in cord loops. They can also wrap cords around their necks and strangle.

 
 

 

Install Bottom Rail Operating Handle

  • Locate optional bottom rail handle that arrived with your shade.
  • Insert front lip of the bottom rail handle into the top of the bottom rail of the shade. The handle will snap into place.
  • Hold-Down Brackets (optional)

    • Ideal for doors, hold-down brackets prevent shade from swaying. Assemble as shown to each side of bottom rail.
    • Position hold-down brackets against wall/frame, mark screw hole locations.
    • Screw into marked hole locations.
     

     

    Removing the Shade

    Cordless

    • Fully raise the shade.
    • Step 1: Press in the clear tab on the shade bracket.
    • Step 2: Release one edge of the headrail from the bracket.
    • Step 3: Rotate the shade to release the other edge of the headrail from the bracket.
    • Step 4: Uninstall remaining brackets if necessary

    CAUTION: Hold shade firmly when removing. Failure to do so may result in the shade falling and possible injury.

     

    Continuous Cord Loop

    • Fully raise the shade.
    • Step 1: While holding the headrail, use a flathead screwdriver to engage the release tab on the bottom of all of the installation brackets.
    • Step 2: Rotate the bottom of the shade away from the window, fully releasing it from the brackets
    • Step 3: Uninstall remaining brackets if necessary

    CAUTION: Hold shade firmly when removing. Failure to do so may result in the shade falling and possible injury.

     

    Motorized

    • Fully raise the shade.
    • Step 1: Unplug battery pack from the shade.
    • Step 2: While holding the headrail, use a flathead screwdriver to engage the release tab on the bottom of all of the installation brackets.
    • Step 3: Rotate the bottom of the shade away from the window, fully releasing it from the brackets.
    • Step 4: Uninstall remaining brackets and battery pack if necessary.

    CAUTION: Hold shade firmly when removing. Failure to do so may result in the shade falling and possible injury.