Easy Measuring Instructions
1. Print these instructions and follow for each and every window. Window sizes often vary by as little as 1/8 of an inch, potentially affecting proper fit and or operation of shades.
For a clean look allowing trim features to shine. The shade will hang inside the window frame. NOTE: to ensure a flush mount with the front of window trim, the recess must be a minimum of 2 3/4 inches (Some operating options require additional room). Sometimes it is desirable to use an inside mount and still allow an inch or so to hang out (project) beyond the window trim. This is a decision solely based on the look that you desire for your windows.
NOTE: A deduction of approximately 1/2" for woven shades and approximately 1 1/2" (1 3/4" with optional endcaps or fascia) for contract roller shades is automatically taken when Inside mount is specified to accommodate operating hardware and insure proper operation of the shade. If Light gaps are not desired we strongly recommend the use of outside mount with a minimum of 2" added to the window opening on all sides.
A forgiving look that can be used to hide imperfections in window framing or trim. Also used when window recess is less than the 2 3/4 inch minimum for flush inside mount (standard roman). The shade will hang outside the window, overlapping the trim or outside frame. This is also used to mount shades to doors. To minimize light leakage we recommend you add 2 inches to each side as well as top and bottom for windows without trim or molding. For openings with trim or molding, it is often desirable to measure from outside edge to outside edges for width and from top edge to top of sill (assuming it extends further than trim or molding) for length.
DOORS: OUTSIDE MOUNT (SURFACE)
Hinged and/or French DOORS can be measured for width ( DIM A ) from the edge of the glass to the edge of the hardware (escutcheon) then mounting the shade so that it is centered; balancing operation with coverage (shade may need assistance getting around lever). We further recommend providing an additional 2" to the top AND the bottom of the glass height to allow for mounting hardware to clear internal door components ( DIM E + 4"). PLEASE CALL FOR ASSISTANCE. Standard Roman is generally the only system that will work with lever handles.
NOTES: Due to the nature of the material; color, grain, texture, privacy and light transparency may vary according to the inherent growing characteristics of the materials.
Though we strive to control every last detail regarding our shade production, some patterns may not be suitable for our friends with chemical sensitivities. Please see Chemical Sensitivities or Contact customer service for additional details.
Minor stretching and twisting is inherent to natural materials and may require a varying amount of time to acclimate. Sun exposure may cause discoloration or fading.