Our instruction guides make it easy to take accurate measurements and get the right fit. To make it even easier, use the following tools:
Review the instructions below for your specific product before measuring.
Carefully record your measurements to the nearest 1/8".
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". A minimum depth of 2-7/8" is needed to install inside the window.
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 and the vanes will clear the sill by 1/4" to 1/2".
|Mounting Depth Requirements|
|Flush Mount Vanes and Fabric Folds||6-1/4"|
|Flush Mount Channel Valance||4-1/8"|
|Flush Mount Fabric Wrap Valance||5-1/2"|
NOTE: Estate Valance not available inside mount.
* Minimum mounting depth is the depth required, in the window frame, for the sheers to be mounted inside mount.
Measure the width of the area to be covered at the place where the headrail will be installed to the nearest 1/8". Sheers should overlap opening at least 4" on each side to ensure privacy. To maintain the maximum view, allow adequate overlap, and consider the stack width.
Measure the height of the area to be covered and round down to the nearest 1/8". Sheers should extend at least 3" above and 3" below opening or window moulding. For ceiling-to-floor installations, make adequate allowance for carpeting. Specifying Outside Mount measurement means the factory makes no allowances.
|Allow Some Overlap|
For outside mount applications allow the sheers 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 sheers.
Sheers installed on windows near a wall or baseboard heaters must clear the heaters by 12" above and 6" to the side.
Measure the width of the area to be covered at the place where the headrail will be installed to the nearest 1/8". Sheers should overlap opening at least 4" on each side to ensure privacy. To ensure easy access through the door and allow adequate overlap, consider the stack width. To calculate stack dimensions, consult the Vane Count and Stack Size Chart.
Measure the height of the area to be covered and round down to the nearest 1/8". Sheers should extend at least 3" above opening or window moulding. For ceiling-to-floor installations, deduct 1/2" for proper clearance. Specifying Outside Mount measurement means the factory makes no allowances.
Extra carriers cannot be added to a vertical blind after manufacturing. If a replacement carrier is needed, please contact a retailer to purchase a new vertical blind headrail, or contact customer service for cost or warranty coverage information.
No, the tilt chain will only face one way. If the headrail is attached the wrong way, the tilt chain will face away from the room. To change headrail and tilt chain direction, first remove all vanes. Next, remove headrail and turn so controls are on the opposite side. Finish by reattaching vanes.
With a minor adjustment, you can create an overlap to eliminate the gap. First, mount the headrails with non-control ends touching. Then, look inside one of the headrails and remove one or more of the small whitish spacer tubes attached at the ends (Note: The spacer tubes are c-shaped and can be popped off with a screwdriver). This will allow the end vane to move closer to the edge of the rail allowing for overlap.
Occasionally the internal push nut is attached too tightly during production. To loosen, first remove the control end cap. You will see a pulley with a rod in the center. Locate the round metal washer with a ragged, star-shaped center on the rod. Tap the control rod lightly on the opposite end of the headrail to loosen the push nut and allow the controls to operate more smoothly. Finish by reattaching the control end caps. If the control chain is still difficult to operate, contact customer service for a return authorization number and repair cost or warranty coverage.
The standard way that soft vertical blind vanes are ordered is by length as measured from the top of the headrail to the bottom of the vane. Vertical vanes can also be ordered by actual vane length (without headrail) but this must be specified at the time the order is being placed.
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