How To Install Panel Track Shades

By following these guidelines, installing our custom panel track shades is a simple task. For detailed instructions, you can download the specific product instructions below.

Tools Needed

  • Metal Tape Measure
  • Screwdrivers (both flat & Phillips head)
  • 1/4" Nutdriver
  • 3/8" Wrench
  • Safety Glasses
  • Drywall Anchors
  • Pencil
  • Drill with Bits
  • Level
  • Ladder (if necessary)

Getting Started

  • Check the installation surface (wall, ceiling, or window frame) to ensure that you have suitable fasteners and tools for the material.
  • If you are installing several sets of shades, be sure to match them with the appropriate windows.
  • Check the parts list shipped with the product to confirm that you have the correct number of brackets.

 

Inside Mount

Step 1: Mark the Bracket Locations

1. Before marking bracket locations, ensure that your bracket placement will not interfere with any components inside the headrail.

  • Click here for additional details about minimum depth.

2. Position one bracket at each end of the headrail, 4" in from the ends.

3. Space any remaining brackets evenly, not more than 48" apart.

4. Mark the bracket locations, making sure they are in a straight line that is parallel to the wall.

Step 2: Install the Brackets

1. Pre-drill screw holes.

  • If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
  • If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.

2. Screw in brackets at marked locations, 1 screw per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Attach the Headrail

1. Fit the tabs into the channel on the top of the headrail. You may need to turn the bracket arm slightly to line up the tabs with the channel.

2. Turn the bracket arm until the tabs lock the headrail bracket.

Step 4: Attach the Panels

1. Draw the cord so that the carriers are traversed across the entire headrail. Install one panel at a time, working from back to front.

2. Unroll a panel completely to expose the hook and loop strip at the top of the panel.

3. Attach the panel hook and loop strip on the backmost carrier, starting at one end and pressing the strips together.

4. Repeat for the remaining panels.

Outside Mount

Step 1: Mark the Bracket Locations

IMPORTANT: The brackets must be flush against a flat mounting surface. Do NOT mount brackets on curved molding.

1. Position one bracket at each end of the headrail, 4" in from the ends.

2. Space any remaining brackets evenly, not more than 48" apart.

3. Mark the bracket mounting hole locations at the desired height, making sure they are level and square. Allow at least 1/2" clearance for panels above the floor or sill.

Step 2: Install the Brackets

1. Pre-drill screw holes.

  • If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
  • If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.

2. Screw in brackets at marked locations, 2 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Attach the Headrail

1. Fit the tabs into the channel on the top of the headrail. You may need to turn the bracket arm slightly to line up the tabs with the channel.

2. Turn the bracket arm until the tabs lock the headrail bracket.

Step 4: Attach the Panels

1. Draw the cord so that the carriers are traversed across the entire headrail. Install one panel at a time, working from back to front.

2. Unroll a panel completely to expose the hook and loop strip at the top of the panel.

3. Attach the panel hook and loop strip on the backmost carrier, starting at one end and pressing the strips together.

4. Repeat for the remaining panels.