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How to Measure Premium Roman Shades with Cordless Option

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 1/4" standard; 2" with top down/bottom up or continuous loop
  • Depth required for flush inside mount: 1 1/2" for standard; 2 1/4" for top down/bottom up or continuous loop
  • 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 of 1 1/2" flat surface (on wall, ceiling or frame) required for secure outside mount. 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. Headrails for outside mount shades with Top Down/Bottom Up or Continuous Cord Loop Options will be 1” wider than the width 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. 1/4").

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 3-4" (1 1/2"-2" each side) to this measurement to help eliminate light seepage. This is your ordering width and will be the overall width measurement of the shade. Headrails for outside mount shades with Top Down/Bottom Up or Continuous Cord Loop Options will be 1" wider than the width ordered (fabric is made to the ordered width).

STEP 2: Measure the height of the area you wish to cover. This is your ordering height. 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. 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 Premium Roman Shades with Cordless Option

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