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Horizontal Window Shadings Installation Instructions


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Basics:
A few simple tools are required:
  • Measuring Tape
  • Carpenters Level
  • Power Drill or Phillips Head Screw Driver
  • 1/4" Hex Head and/or Phillips driver bit

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

    Bracket Installation:
    End brackets should be located with centerlines 2" in from each end. Depending on the width of the shading, additional brackets may be necessary evenly spaced between the two end brackets.


  • Inside Mount:


    Fully Recessed Inside:



    Low light gap wedges can be used to reduce the top light gap when the shade is mounted fully recessed. The wedge is placed between the mounting surface and the bracket with the tabs on the wedge facing down and the thick end of the wedge toward the back of the bracket.

    Outside Mount:


    Extension Brackets (Optional):
    Optional extension brackets are used to project the back of the shading up to 2 1/2" from the mounting surface. Attach the Standard Mounting Bracket with the nut and bracket provided.


    Side Mount (Optional):
    Measure from the window sill up to desired mounting position on each side of the window frame. Mark position. Mount side mount brackets on each side of window frame as shown (fig 7). Make sure to confirm that headrail will be perfectly level. Once Side Mount Brackets are installed and properly positioned, attach the Standard Mounting Brackets using nuts and bolts provided (fig 8).
    Hanging the Shading:



    To remove the shading, partially lower the shading and insert a flat head screwdriver as shown (fig 11).

    Twist the screwdriver until the headrail disengages from the brackets.

    Child Safety:
    The Consumer Product Safety Comission requires the use of a cord tie down (cord tensioner) on all continuous loop cord systems. The use of such a device is intended to significantly reduce the occurance of infant or small child strangulation injuries or deaths resulting from the looped pull cords on various window treatment products.

    The Cord Tensioner is installed on the Lift Cord before packaging.

    The Tensioning device should be mounted in the proper position to pull the cord taut in order to reduce the possibility of injury.
    Cord Tensioner Installation:
    Lower the shading

    Hold the tension device upright as shown in the illustration. Position the tension device on the window frame of the wall so that the tension device and control cord do not interfere with shade operation.

    The control cord must be taut but still operable. Do not allow for any slack. Do not twist or cross the cord.

    Holding the tension device upright, taut and in position, insert the secure screw.

    Operation:
    Pulling down on the back cord will lower the shading. When the window shading is completely lowered, pulling down on the back cord will open the vanes. Continued pulling in this direction will raise the fabric with the vanes open in this position. The window shading must be raised only a maximum of 24" in this manner to avoid damaging the fabric. There is a stop pre-set on the bead chain to 24" of reverse roll-up (fig 13).

    Pulling down on the front cord will close the vanes and then raise the shadeing.
    Hold Down Installation:
    Use the pin on the hold down bracket to punch out the front hole on the bottom rail end cap.

    Mount the hold down to the side of the back of the window frame so that the pin lines up with the front hole in the bottom rail end cap with the shade fully lowered and fully open.

    Lower the shading and flex the hold down bracket outward so that the pin can be inserted into the hole in the end cap.


    Cleaning and Care:
    The soft and delicate feel of Sheer Horizontal Window Shadings belies the durability of the material. Sheer Horizontal is created from strudy, knitted polyester fabric and may be feather dusted or vacuumed at low suction setting. Spots or stains can be rubbed clean with a damp sponge and mild soap. To avoid discoloration of the material, we recommend against the use of chemical cleaners. If necessary the shading can be professionally ultrasonically cleaned.

    All knitted fabrics experience weave variations due to heat, humidity and other room conditions. These variations can result in slight bowing, puckering and dimpling of the Sheer Horizontal material. The possible variations are minor and have been shown through case study not to detract from the beauty of this product.




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