How to Measure Cordless Blackout Single Cellular Shades

Inside Mount

  • Mounted within the window frame
  • Provides a clean, built-in look
  • Great way to leave attractive woodwork exposed
  • Minimum depth required for secure inside mount: 1 3/8"
  • Depth required for inside flush mount: 1"
  • Minimum flat space required for outside mount: 1"
  • If window frame isn't deep enough, please select outside mount

Outside Mount

  • Great option when there is not enough depth for an inside mount
  • Mounted to the wall, ceiling or molding surface surrounding the window
  • Often used to make the window appear larger or to hide a less attractive window or door
  • No minimum depth requirement
  • Minimum flat surface (on wall, ceiling, or frame) required for secure mount: 1". Be sure to take into account the flat mounting surface area when measuring the area you want to cover with your shade. The factory will make your shade (including the headrail) to the width and height ordered.

Measuring for Inside Mount

STEP 1: Measure the inside width at 3 locations - the top, middle and bottom. Record the smallest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering width. We will make the necessary deductions (approx. 3/8" to 1/2").

STEP 2: Measure the height at 3 locations - the left side, middle and right side. Record the largest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering height.

Measuring for Outside Mount

STEP 1: Measure the width of the area you wish to cover. If space allows we recommend adding 2-3" (1-1 1/2" each side) to this measurement to help eliminate light seepage. This is your ordering width and will be the overall measurement of the blind.

STEP 2: Measure the height of the area you wish to cover. This is your ordering height. Be sure to take into account the 1" flat mounting surface needed when measuring the area you want to cover with your shade. The factory will make your shade (including the headrail) to the width and height ordered. Generally 3" - 4" added to the height of your opening (including molding or framework you wish to cover) will allow you room to mount above the window frame.

How to Install Cordless Blackout Single Cellular Shades

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