Measuring Instructions

Measuring Videos


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  • Decide whether you want the shade mounted inside the frame of the opening or outside the opening. An inside mount can look cleaner, but if there are obstructions (photo 3) if you want more complete coverage, you may want to order outside mount, or if you want to cover more than one opening with a shade.
  • Always use a steel measuring tape. (photo 1)
  • Measure to the nearest 1/8” (photo 2) Round DOWN, not UP, if it is 1/16th over.
  • Tell us raw measurements. Do not take your own deductions.
  • Always give width before height
  • IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT to take note if any of the adjoining shades meet at a 90% angle, as one or both shades may need to be cut narrower to make sure the brackets don’t conflict with one another.  We recommend that you order only one of the corner shades, and order the second one after you have installed the first one to make sure the brackets don’t impede each other.
  • And always, feel free to call us for help and email us photos of the site.

Inside Mount

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  • Measure width at top, middle, and bottom (A) Tell us the raw measurements. Let us take the deduction for fit. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height (B) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.

Outside Mount

To Fit Brackets on Trim/Posts
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  • Measure width of the outside of the post to the outside of the post at the top, middle, and bottom (A)
  • Measure width of the inside of the opening (B) to check for fabric overlap. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height (C) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.

To Order by Fabric Width
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  • Decide where you want the fabric to overlap on each side. Mark on the post/trim and measure this width (A). We will tell you how much room the shade needs to fit.
  • Measure the height (B) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.

To Cover Multiple Openings in a Rowwallofwindows_diagram

  • Measure the width of the full span of space you have to fit the shades in at the top, middle, and bottom.
  • Measure the end to center post and center to center post widths at the top, middle, and bottom. Tell us the raw measurements. Let us take the deduction for fit.
  • Measure the width of the inside of the opening to check for fabric overlap. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.