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Cellular Shades & Pleated Shades Installation Instructions

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Prestige Lift Installation Instructions

Please note that the Prestige Lift mechanism should not be operated prior to the shade's installation. Before proceeding with the installation, please note for the proper shade support, clips and brackets should not be mounted more than 48" apart. Outer supports should be approximately two inches from the end of the headrail. Please use wood screws or appropriate fasteners for other surfaces. Position the shade at the window to determine the location of supports. Then, follow the installation procedure specific to the shade support system enclosed with your shade and the type of mounting required.

Inside or Ceiling Mount

Place scews through the top of the bracket and secure to casing or ceiling (I-1). Attach shade to brackets by placing front edge of headrail into the front bracket lip (I-2). Push back of headrail up into the back of the bracket lip until headrail snaps securely into place (I-3).

Cellular Shades Inside or Ceiling Mount

Outside or Wall Mount

Place screws through back of bracket and secure to wall or frame (J-1). Attach shade to bracket by placing front edge of headrail into front bracket lip (J-2). Push back of headrail up into the back of the back of the bracket lip until headrail snaps securely into place (J-3).

Cellular Shades Outside or Wall Mount

Projection Mount

Attach angular supports to wall or frame. Two supports are needed for each bracket (K-2). Attach the bracket, placing screws through the top of the bracket and through the angular support (K-3). Attach shade to bracket by placing front edge of the headrail into front bracket lip (K-3). Push back of headrail up into the back of the bracket until headrail snaps securely into place (K-4).

Cellular Shades Projection Mount


A few simple tools are required:
   - Measuring Tape
   - Power Drill, Drill Bits
   - Hex Head and/or Phillips Driver Bit
   - Pencil

Additional fasteners other than those sent with your shade may be required depending on the mounting surface. Wallboard and plaster require the use of anchors such as expansion or toggle bolts. Brick, tile or stone need special plugs and drill bits. Remember to always pre-drill holes in wood to avoid splitting.

Cellular Shades

Double Honeycomb Cellular shades are constructed as either an Inside Mount or an Outside Mount. The installation bracket can be mounted inside the window opening, for an inside mount, or on the molding or wall above the window for an outside mount. The extension bracket and hold down bracket are optional items requested at the time of ordering the shade. The extension bracket provides projection of the installation bracket in order to clear obstructions. The hold down bracket keeps the shade from swaying and is often used for installation on doors windows.

Cellular Shades Shallow Mount Back Hole

Bracket Installation

Shades are shipped with the required number of brackets for proper installation. End brackets should be located with centerlines 2 1/2" in from each end. Depending on the width of the shade, additional brackets may be necessary evenly spaced between the two end brackets.

For cellular shade
widths of:
Use this number
of brackets:
Up to 40" 2
40" - 72" 3
72" - 84" 4
84" and up 5

Using the installation bracket as a template, measure and mark the center lines. When mounting brackets, make sure they are in line and level.

Cellular Shades Bracket Installation

Inside Mount

The brackets are mounted flat against the top sill surface. To fully recess the shade requires a flat surface with a minimum depth of 1 3/4". Shallow mounting requires 1/2" minimum. Cellular Shades Inside Mount

Outside Mount

The brackets are mounted with the back end of the bracket flat against the window molding or the wall above the window. The bracket requires a minimum surface 3/4" high. Cellular Shades Outside Mount

Extension Brackets (Optional)

Optional extension brackets are used to project the back of the shade up to 2 3/8" from the mounting surface. Attach the installation bracket to the extension bracket with the nut and bolt provided.

Cellular Shades Extension Brackets

Hanging the Shade

Unwind the cord from the shade but keep the rubber band around the shade stack.

1. Hold the shade up near the brackets and insert the front clip of the bracket into the front groove of the rail.
2. Make sure the shade is centered in the window opening.
3. Push the rail back and up until the back clips of the bracket are inserted in the back groove of the rail.

To remove the shade, reverse procedure.

Cellular Shades Hanging the Shade

Click to View Picture of Shade Extension Brackets

Side Mount Bracket Installation Instructions

Cellular Shades Installation 1. Line the bracket top with the desired height of the top of the headrail.

2. Mark holes for screws. Brackets must be level. Remove brackets and drill holes.

Cellular Shades Installation 4. Pull the cord lock assembly partially out of the headrail and slide the bracket on as shown. Push the cordlock assembly and bracket back all the way into the rail. 6. Hook one bracket onto the screw in the window frame, using the keyhole slot. Bring the other end bracket over the screw at the other side of the frame. Slide down, flexing bracket inward until the screw engages in the keyhole slot.
Cellular Shades Installation 3. Insert Bungle Head Screws for keyhole slots only. Approximately 1/8" of the screw should be left protruding. 5. Remove the endcap from the opposite end of the headrail. Slide the remaining side mount bracket on the headrail. Replace the endcap before sliding the bracket all the way into the headrail. 7. Make sure both brackets are slipped down all the way in the keyhole slot so that the screw is in the top portion of the keyhole slot. Install a screw in the bottom hole of each bracket. Tighten all screws.

Cellular Shades Hold Down Bracket

Hold Down Bracket (Optional)

Optional Hold Down Brackets are mounted with the supplied screws. With the shade at its proper drop, place the pin of each hold down bracket into the hole in each end cap and the screw holes. Make sure the pins are leveled and aligned. Raise the shade, then screw the hold down bracket into the mounting surface.

Two-On-One Headrail Splicer

For shades ordered as two-on-one headrail using the splicer piece, insert splicer in headrail of both shades as shown. Lock into place using 3/8" Tek Screws provided.

Cellular Shades Two-On-One Headrail Splicer

Cordlock Operation

Cellular Shades Cordlock Operation To raise or lock the shade, pull the cord down and inward toward the center of the shade.
To lower or release the shade, pull the cord downward in the vertical position to release the lock.

Protect Your Children

Cellular Shades Safety Be aware that it is possible for children to strangle in the window covering cords. To reduce the occurance of accident, all cords must be kept out of the reach of children, including infants. Cord cleats are an effective way to implement this essential precaution.
Mount the cord cleat at a safe height, taking into account furniture or other objects upon which a child may climb. Then, after each use of the shade, simply wrap the excess cord around the cleat. It's fast, easy and safe.
To protect your children, we are pleased to provide cord cleats free of charge with every shade that we manufacture.

Cleaning and Care

The Shade fabric is easy to care for. Regular dusting with a feather duster or vacuum cleaner brush is recommended. Most stains can be blotted with a damp sponge and mild detergent. For problem stains, the shade can be removed from the installation brackets and soaked in warm water. When damp, raise the shade tightly to re-crisp pleats. Before using anything stronger than mild detergent and lukewarm water, test an unobtrusive corner of the shade.


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