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Standard Cellular Shade Installation Instructions

  Before You Get Started
Mounting Method
Attaching the Shade
Cord Lock Operation
Child Safety
Cleaning and Care

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Before You get Started
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Do not use any sharp cutting tools when removing your new shade from the packaging to ensure you do not accidentally damage the shade or cut the cords of the shade. After you unpack your new shade, check the packaging carefully to make sure you have removed all the parts. Do not discard the packaging until your new shade has been installed and you have checked that it is operating properly

Required Tools

  • Steel Tape Measure
  • Drill with screwdriver bits or
  • Flat-head and Phillips screwdriver
  • 1/16” or 3/32” drill bit
  • Pencil
  • Wall anchors or expansion bolts for drywall if wood studs cannot be used
  • Level (optional)
  • Ladder (if needed)

Mounting Method
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Your shade was manufactured to be installed either as an inside mount or an outside mount. Follow the instructions for the type of mount you specified when you ordered your shade. The required number of mounting brackets were included for the width of your shade. If included, the additional brackets should be evenly spaced between the two end brackets. Make sure to avoid placing any of the installation brackets over the operating parts of the headrail.

Inside Mount
The end brackets should be located 2-1/2” in from each end of the headrail. When mounting the brackets, make sure they are in-line and level with each other. The brackets are mounted flat against the top sill surface of the window opening. For flush mount installations, place the screw through the hole closest to the front of the bracket. If you have to use a shallow mount installation, use the back hole (closest to the window pane) to secure the mounting bracket.

Outside Mount
Center the shade over the window opening at the desired height. Mark the position of the headrail on the wall. Secure the end brackets 2-1/2” in from each end of the headrail, making sure the mounting brackets are level with each other. The brackets are mounted using two screws through the back end of the bracket flat against the window molding or the wall above the window.

Extension brackets or spacer blocks may be needed to project the back of the headrail from the wall to clear a window molding. The mounting brackets are attached to the extension brackets using the nut and bolt provided.

Side Mount
Line up the bracket top with the desired height of the top of the headrail and mark the screw holes. Repeat for the other bracket, making sure the two brackets are level with each other and then drill the holes. Insert the screws for the keyhole slots only of each bracket and secure, leaving about 1/8” of the screw protruding.

Pull the cord lock assembly partially out of the headrail and slide the bracket on. Push the cord lock assembly and bracket back all the way into the headrail.

Remove the the endcap from the opposite end of the headrail. Slide the remaining side mount bracket on the headrail, but replace the endcap before sliding the bracket all the way into the headrail.

Using the keyhole slot, hook one bracket onto the screw in the window frame. Then slide the keyhole slot of the other end bracket onto the screw at the other side of the window frame. Make sure both brackets are slipped all the way down on the keyhole slot, then install a screw in the bottom hole of each bracket. Finally, finish tightening the keyhole slot screws.

Attaching the Shade
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Unwide the cord from the shade, but do not remove the rubber band that is around the shade. Making sure the headrail is centered on the window opening, hold the shade near the brackets and insert the front clip of the brackets into the front groove of the headrail. Push the headrail up and back until the back clip of the brackets are inserted and snapped into the back groove of the headrail. To remove the shade from the brackets, reverse the process.

Cord Lock Operation
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To release or lower the shade, pull the cord inward toward the center of the shade. To raise or lock the shade, pull the cord straight down, then toward the edge of the shade.

Child Safety
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To reduce the possibility of accidents occurring, all cords should be kept out of reach of children and infants. Several methods can be used to keep cords at a safe height. Cord cleats are supplied with every shade or the excess cord length can be coiled and clamped with a binder clip.

Cleaning and Care
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Regular dusting with a feather duster or vacuum cleaner brush is recommended. Most stains can be cleaned with a damp sponge and mild detergent.

Over time, pleats tend to settle. To help the pleats maintain a crisper appearance, the shade should be raised regularly.

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