FAQ – Affordable Sun Guardian
- Exposed Roll: Smallest shades require 2 3/8″ (most shades under 84″ wide) while wider and taller ones can take up to 3 3/8″ or 3 7/8″.
- Fascia: Either 3″ or 4″. Most shades under 84” wide take 3”, while all shades over 84″ take 4″.
- Housing box: All shades take 4” housing box, unless they are both wider and taller than 120″, in which case they may need 5 1/2″ housing box.
- Exposed Roll or Fascia, Chain or Motor : Fabric is 1 3/8″ narrower than the tips of the roller. Gap is larger on the chain side than the idler end. Gap is the same on each side for motorized shades.
- 4″ Housing box, Chain or Motor: Fabric is 2″ narrower than the end caps of the box. Gap is the same on each side.
- 4″ Housing and 2″ Side Channels, Chain or Motor: Fabric is 4 1/4″ narrower than the end caps of the box. There is 1 /8″–1/4″ gap between the fabric itself and the channel.
Another solution is to lower the shade until the roller is exposed. On the side opposite the incorrect roll place a 3 inch length of 1 1/2″ masking tape on the long edge of the shade material, or on the roller edge. This will balance (level) the roller. Additional layers of tape may be required until the shade rolls up evenly.
Operate the shade slowly to be sure the roll is correct; stop at once if the material runs to one side.
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