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How to Measure Cellular Shades


 
Measure For Inside Mounting

Measuring For Inside Mount Cellular Shades

Find Width:

Measure exact distance between inside surfaces of window frame at the top, middle, and bottom, and use the narrowest width. Do not make any width deductions. For custom shades, the factory will automatically deduct 3/8" from the shade width; for Stock shades, a 1/2" deduction will be taken on the entire shade.

Find Height:

Measure exact distance from inside surface at top of window to sill. If you prefer shade not to touch sill, deduct 1/4". If there is no sill, measure height to point where shade is to reach.


Measure For Outside Mounting

Measuring For Outside Mount Cellular Shades

Find Width:

Measure exact distance between the outermost points where the shade is to be placed. This measurement should overlap each side of window frame by at least 1-1/2". Factory makes no deduction from your shade width dimensions.

Find Height:

Measure exact distance from where top of shade will be located to top of sill. If there is no sill or if shade is to overlap window frame, measure to point shade is to reach

Allow Some Overlap

For outside mount applications allow the shade to overlap 1-1/2" to 3" on the sides, top and bottom of the window.

You must add the overlap to your measurement; LEVOLOR does not add width or height for overlap on Outside Mounted shades.


Measure For Multiple Blinds per Headrail

Measuring For Inside Mount Multiple Shades on One Headrail

    Overall Shade Width - Measure exact distance between inside surfaces of window frame at the top, middle, and bottom, and use the narrowest width. Order the narrowest measurement.

    Left Shade Width - Measure the width that you want the left shade to cover. Order this shade first when placing your order.

    Right Shade Width - Measure the width that you want the right shade to cover.

    Height - Measure exact distance from inside surface at top of window to sill. If you prefer shade not to touch sill, deduct 1/4". If there is no sill, measure height to point where shade is to reach.

    Notes

    The left shade width plus the innerspace, plus the right shade width must equal the overall shade width.

    There will be a 1/4" innerspace between the fabric on the left and right shade to allow for shades to operate independently. This standard innerspace can be increased if customer requests; the minimum is 1/4" and the maximum is 2-1/2".


Measure For Multiple Blinds per Headrail

Measuring For Outside Mount Multiple Shades on One Headrail

    Overall Shade Width - Measure the desired overall shade width. For maximum privacy, add an additional 3" to the total width.

    Left Shade Width - Measure the width that you want the left shade to cover. Order this shade first when placing your order.

    Right Shade Width - Measure the width that you want the right shade to cover.

    Height - Measure the desired height. For maximum privacy, add an additional 3" to the total height.

Notes

The left shade width plus the innerspace, plus the right shade width must equal the overall shade width.

There will be a 1/4" innerspace between the fabric on the left and right shade to allow for shades to operate independently. This standard innerspace can be increased if customer requests; the minimum is 1/4" and the maximum is 2-1/2".


Critical Dimensions


Minimum Mounting Surface

  Headrail Dimensions
(Depth x Height)
Headrail Protrudes
(Side, Back or Top Mount)
Flush Mount Headrail
 
Corded Double Cell 2-1/8" x 9/16" 5/8" 2-1/2"
Corded Single Cell 1-7/8" x 9/16" 5/8" 2-1/4"
Cordless and Continuous Cordloop 1-7/8" x 1-3/8" 1/2" 2-1/8"
Stock Cordless 3/4" x 1-1/2" 5/8" 1-7/8"

Use the above chart to verify that you have adequate window depth for mounting.

NOTE: If flush mount is desired, the headrail will not extend past the window frame into the room. Consider headrail size and brackets when installing flush mount.