How To Install Roller, Banded, & Solar Shades

By following these guidelines, installing our custom roller, banded and solar 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

  • Leave the shade rolled up completely for easy installation.
  • 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 that you have suitable fasteners and tools.
  • Lay out and organize all parts and components.

 

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. Mark approximately 1” from each jamb for bracket location.

3. Mark screw locations for each end bracket, 2 holes per bracket.

4. 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: 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, 2 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Install the Shade

1. Hook the top, middle rib of the cassette valance onto all of the bracket hooks.

2. Rotate the back of the cassette valance firmly upwards and toward the window until the groove at the bracket snaps into place.

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. Center the shade over the window opening at the desired height.

2. 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.

3. 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: 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, 2 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Install the Shade

1. Hook the top, middle rib of the cassette valance onto all of the bracket hooks.

2. Rotate the back of the cassette valance firmly upwards and toward the window until the groove at the bracket snaps into place.