How to Install Vertical Blinds

By following these guidelines, installing our custom vertical blinds 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
  • 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 blinds 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

 

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.

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: 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. Starting at one end, align the rectangular hole in the vane with the clip.

2. Slide the vane fully into the clip; then pull down slightly to lock the hook on the clip into place. Repeat for the remaining vanes, making sure that all vanes are facing in the same direction.

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, 2 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. Starting at one end, align the rectangular hole in the vane with the clip.

2. Slide the vane fully into the clip; then pull down slightly to lock the hook on the clip into place. Repeat for the remaining vanes, making sure that all vanes are facing in the same direction.