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How to Measure Panel Track Shades


 
Measure For Inside Mounting

Measuring For Inside Mount Panel Track Shades

Find Width:

Measure the opening across the top, where the headrail is to be installed, from inside of window frame on left to inside of window frame on right. Round the measurement down to the nearest 1/8."

Find Height:

Measure from the inside top of the opening on the left, at the center, and on the right to the sill; round the measurement down to the nearest 1/8" and note the smallest dimension. Do not make any allowances: the factory will make all adjustments so the headrail will fit the opening properly.

 

Measure For Outside Mounting

Measuring For Outside Mount Panel Track Shades

Find Width:

Measure the width of the area to be covered at the place where the headrail will be installed to the nearest 1/8". Shade should overlap opening at least 4" on each side to ensure privacy.

Find Height:

Measure the height of the area to be covered and round down to the nearest 1/8". Shade should extend at least 3" above and 3" below opening or window frame. For installations to the floor, make adequate allowance for carpeting. Specifying Outside Mount measurement means the factory makes no allowances.

 
Allow Some Overlap

For outside mount applications allow the blind 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.

 
Extension Brackets

Extend from 2" to 4". Recommended for outside mount only when an obstruction protrudes beyond the window, such as window cranks and other mechanisms.

Extension brackets are adjustable. Must request at time of order.

 
Notes

Blinds installed on windows near wall or baseboard heaters must clear the heaters by 12" above and 6" to the side.

 

Measure For Outside Mounting

Measuring For Patio Doors

Find Width:

Measure the width of the area to be covered at the place where the headrail will be installed to the nearest 1/8". Shade should overlap opening at least 4" on each side to ensure privacy.

Find Height:

Measure the height of the area to be covered and round down to the nearest 1/8". Shade should extend at least 3" above opening or window frame. For installations to the floor, deduct 1/2" for proper clearance. Specifying OM measurement means the factory makes no allowances.