How to Install Horizontal Sheer Shades

Under 2 hours

Learn how to install horizontal sheer shades to complete your new window makeover

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Your new horizontal shades can be installed in just minutes, and you can do it yourself with our simple and painless project guide. Watch the videos below for step-by-step instructions and have your shades ready to go in minutes. All you need is a pencil and a screwdriver, though a cordless power screwdriver or a drill with a ¼-inch Hex head bit is recommended for easier installation.

Be sure to read the included instructions for specific details pertaining to your custom window treatments. Keep in mind that you will have to choose either an inside mount installation, or an outside mount installation before you measure, order and install your window treatments.

For additional installation instructions, view our Sheer Installation PDF.

This project guide highlights the installation process for an inside mount and outside mount.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

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Installation for an inside mount

• Sheer horizontal shades are easy to install. In this video, you'll learn how to install them. A screwdriver is all that is needed to install your shades. Or for an easier installation, you can use a cordless screwdriver or a drill with 1/4-inch hex head bit.
• Before starting, carefully unpack your shades and mounting hardware. To familiarize yourself with the contents of your box, check the printed instructions included with your product.
• Begin your installation by positioning your mounting brackets 2 1/2 inches in from each side of your window along the top of the window opening. Line up the front of each bracket so they are even. Mark where your screws will go by lightly tapping starter holes into the mounting surface through the top side of the bracket, and then fastening the supplied screws for each one. Use any additional center-support brackets that may be included. The proper number of brackets will be included based on the width of your shade.
• To install the head rail, slide it on to your brackets and gently push until it is seated in the bracket.
• To complete your installation, install the cord-tensioner near the inside bottom of your window frame where it will not interfere with the operation of your shade. Finish by lowering and testing your new shade. Pull the cord to lower your shade and continue pulling the cord to lift your shade to the fully raised position.
• And that's it. If you still have any questions about the installation of your blinds, give us a call. It's that easy.

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Installation for an outside mount

• Sheer horizontal shades are easy to install. In this video, you'll learn how to install them. A screwdriver is all that is needed to install your shades. Or for an easier installation, you can use a cordless screwdriver or a drill with 1/4-inch hex head bit.
• Before starting, carefully unpack your shades and mounting hardware. To familiarize yourself with the contents of your box, check the printed instructions included with your product.
• Begin your installation by positioning your shade on the surface where you want it to be mounted. Mark the top of the head rail 2 to 3 inches in from the left and right outside edges of your shade with a pencil. Line up the front of each bracket so they are even. Mark where your screws will go by lightly tapping starter holes into the mounting surface through the top side of the bracket, and then fastening the supplied screws for each one.
• To install your head rail, slide it onto your brackets and push toward the back of your window until it snaps into place.
• To complete your installation, install the cord-tensioner on the trim or wall near the bottom of your window frame where it will not interfere with the operation of your shade. Finish by lowering and testing your new shade. Pull the cord to lower your shade and continue pulling the cord to lift your shade to the fully raised position.
• And that's it. If you still have any questions about the installation of your shade, just give us a call. It's that easy.