Make sure that you have all tools and hardware needed
Check the installation surface (wall, ceiling, or
window frame) to ensure that you have suitable fasteners and tools
for the material.
Double check the headrail and blinds for proper width
and length. If you are installing several sets of blinds, be sure
to match them with the appropriate window.
Check the parts list shipped with the product to
confirm that you have the correct number of brackets.
Tools You May Need (not included):
Flat-blade or Philips Head Screwdriver
Drill with Bits
Scissors or Utility Knife
(Offers clearance for obstructions) Outside-mounting extension brackets will provide 1"–3" clearance between the headrail and mounting surface. Assemble extension bracket as shown.
Outside Mount Bracket
Inside Mount Bracket
Headrail with vane carrier
Mark the bracket locations - outside mount installation
Position one bracket at each end of the headrail, 3"
in from the ends.
Space any remaining brackets evenly, not more than 30"
Mark the bracket mounting hole locations at the desired height, making sure they are level and square. Allow at least 1/2" clearance for vanes above the floor or sill.
Install the brackets - outside-mount installation
If mounting into drywall or plaster, use 3/16" drill bit and
insert wall anchors before inserting screws.
Mark the bracket locations— inside-mount installation
Position one bracket at each end of the headrail, 3" in from the ends.
Space any remaining brackets evenly, not more than 30" apart.
Mark the bracket locations, making sure they are in a straight line that is parallel to the wall.
Determining the correct distance from the wall or window:
Position the center of the brackets a minimum of 2 1/2" in front of the window frame or any protruding trim or handles.
Install the brackets— inside-mount installation
Install in a wood window frame using the included screws.
For models equipped with a valance, the valance mounting clips should be installed to the headrail at this time. Please refer to the installation instructions included with your valance before proceeding
Attach the headrail — outside- or inside-mount
NOTE: For wide windows and sliding glass doors,
two people are recommended for installing the headrail.
With the bracket positioned as shown, fit the top front lip
of the headrail into the front part of the spring clip.
Tip the back of the headrail up into the spring clip until it
locks with a clicking sound.
Center the Vane Rotation
Models With Wand
Attach the wand.
Rotate the wand so that the vane clips are at a right
angle to the window.
Models with Vane-Rotation Chains
Adjust the vane-rotation chain so that it is centered (ends
of chain should be even). Vane clips should be at a right angle to
the window (open position).
Attach the vanes
Starting at one end, align the rectangular hole in the vane with the clip.
Slide the vane fully into the clip; then pull down slightly to lock the hook on the clip into place. Repeat for the remaining vanes, making sure that all vanes are facing in the same direction.
- Vanes nest correctly for optimum light control.
- Vanes nest incorrectly, preventing optimum light control.
Bottom Chains (if ordered)
Connect the vanes together with the included clips and chain.
Attach the tension device (cord/chain control only)
Refer to instructions in the hold-down tension device.
Test the Vane Rotation
Turn the wand or pull the bead chain in alternate directions to
ensure that the vanes rotate smoothly in both directions.
Test the Traverse
With the vanes in the open position (vanes at a right angle
to the window), slide the wand or pull the cord in alternate
directions to ensure that the vanes move smoothly in both
Please refer to the valance instructions for your valance
style at this time to complete your installation.