Our window fashions represent a design breakthrough in
style, efficiency and function. Our Cellular shades feature
100% non-woven polyester fabric providing a soft diffused
light and high level of privacy. The unique hardware system
is designed to provide years of reliable service when properly
Please take a few minutes to read
through these instructions before beginning.
A few simple tools are required:
- Measuring tape
- Power drill, drill bits
- Hex head and/or Phillips driver bit
Additional fasteners other than those sent with your shade
may be required depending on the mounting surface. Wallboard
and plaster require the use of anchors such as expansion
or toggle bolts. Brick, tile or stone need special plugs
and drill bits. Remember to always pre-drill holes in wood
to avoid splitting.
Hold Down Bracket
Our Honeycomb and Pleated shades are constructed to be
hung as either an Inside Mount or an Outside Mount. The
Installation Bracket can be mounted inside the window opening,
for an inside mount, or on the molding or wall above the
window for an outside mount. The Extension Bracket and the
Hold Down Bracket are optional items requested at the time
of ordering the shade. The Extension Bracket provides projection
of the Installation Bracket in order to clear obstructions.
The Hold Down Bracket keeps the shade from swaying and is
often used for installation on door windows.
Shades are shipped with the required number of brackets
for proper installation. End brackets should be located
with centerlines 2½" in from each end. Depending on the
width of the shade, additional brackets may be necessary
evenly spaced between the two end brackets.
For shade widths of:
Use this Number of brackets:
Up to 40"
40" - 72"
72" - 84"
84" and up
Using the Installation Bracket as a template, measure and
mark the center lines. When mounting brackets, make sure
they are in line and level.
On shades 84" - 96" wide it is recommended to use
a second bracket located next to the end bracket at
the Cord Lock.
To fully recess the shade requires a flat surface with
a minimum depth of 2" for standard rail or 2 5/8” for large
rail. Shallow mounting requires ½" minimum.
The brackets are mounted with two bugle screws through
the back end of the bracket flat against the window molding
or the wall above the window. The bracket requires a minimum
surface ¾" high.
EXTENSION BRACKETS (Optional)
Optional Extension Brackets are used to project the back
of the shade up to 2 3/8" from the mounting surface. Attach
the Installation Bracket to the Extension Bracket with the
nut and bolt provided.
HANGING THE SHADE
Unwind the cord from the shade but keep the rubber band
around the shade stack.
- Hold the shade up near the brackets and insert the front
clip of the bracket into the front groove of the rail.
- Make sure the shade is centered in the window opening.
- Push the rail back and up until the back clips of the
bracket are inserted in the back groove of the rail.
To remove shade, reverse procedure.
HOLD DOWN BRACKET (Optional)
Optional Hold Down Brackets are mounted with the supplied
screws. With the shade at its proper drop, place the pin
of each Hold Down into the hole in each End Cap and mark
the screw holes. Make sure the pins are level and aligned.
Raise the shade, then screw the Hold Down Bracket into the
Cellular and Pleated Shades
Pleated Cellular Shades
TWO-ON-ONE HEADRAIL SPLICER
For shades ordered as Two-on-One Headrail using the Splicer
piece, insert Splicer in Headrail of both shades as shown.
Lock into place using 3/8" Tek Screws provided.
Aluminum Splicer Piece
Assembled Cross Section
To lower or release shade, pull the cord inward toward
the center of the shade.
To raise or lock the shade, pull the cord straight down
and outward toward the edge of the shade.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN
Be aware that it is possible for children to strangle in
window covering cords. To reduce the occurrence of accident,
all cords must be kept out of the reach of children, including
infants. Cord cleats are an effective way to implement this
Mount the cord cleat at a safe height, taking into account
furniture or other objects upon which a child may climb.
Then, after each use of the shade, simply wrap the excess
cord around the cleat. It's fast, easy and safe.
To protect your children, we are pleased to provide cord
cleats free of charge with every shade that we manufacture.
CLEANING AND CARE
The Shade fabric is easy to care for. Regular dusting with
a feather duster or vacuum cleaner brush is recommended.
Most stains can be blotted with a damp sponge and mild detergent.
For problem stains, the shade can be removed from the Installation
brackets and soaked in warm water. When damp, raise shade
tightly to re-crisp pleats. Before using anything stronger
than mild detergent and lukewarm water, test an unobtrusive
corner of the shade. If you have any questions, call your
dealer for advice.