How to Install Extension Brackets for Metal Blinds

 
 

Using Extension Brackets:

Extension brackets are used with the regular mounting brackets included with your blinds. they provide additional clearance for obstacles such as window cranks, trim, etc.

Carefully read the installation instructions included with your blinds before installation.

NOTE: Use the extension brackets to determine mounting hole locations NOT the mounting brackets.

 

Tools You May Need (not included):

  • 1/4" Nutdriver or Phillips Screwdriver
  • Flat-blade Screwdriver
 

Extension "L" Brackets and Extension Plates

 

Extension "L" brackets are used to extend standard mounting brackets up to 1-1/2". For applications where additional spacing is required, an extension plate is also included if requested at the time of ordering. The extension plate allows extensions of 2-3/4" to 4-1/2".

The necessary hardware for a standard installation is included. Additional hardware, such as drywall anchors or toggle bolts, is NOT included and can be purchased separately at your local hardware or home improvement store.

 

Using Extension "L" Brackets

 

For extensions of up to 1-1/2", one L-shaped extension bracket is included per blind mounting bracket. Simply attach the "L" bracket to the wall or window frame with two drywall screws or other suitable fasteners, and attach the blind mounting brackets to the "L" brackets with two self-tapping screws per bracket. Below are some common installation examples using both hidden and box-style brackets.

 

Using Extension "L" Brackets and Extension Plates

 

For extensions from 23 ⁄4” to 41 ⁄4”, one L-shaped extension bracket and one extension plate is included per blind mounting bracket.

Simply attach the “L” bracket or extension plate to the wall or window frame with two drywall screws or other suitable fasteners.

Then attach the extension plates to the “L” brackets with two self-tapping screws per bracket.

Finally, attach the blind mounting brackets to the “L” brackets or extension plates with two self-tapping screws per bracket.

HINT: Depending on your installation location, it may be easier to preassemble the brackets before mounting to the wall or window frame.

Below are some common installation examples using both hidden and box-style brackets.

 

End-Mount Installations

 

L-shaped extension brackets and extension plates may also be used for end mount installations for use with hidden-style brackets.