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Measuring Instructions for Roller Shades

Width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside top edge of the window frame.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.

  • Deductions:
    Spring Roller Chain Mechanism
    1" Metal Roller 14" – 71 7/8 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater 1" Metal Roller 12" – 71 7/8 1" Metal Roller 72" and greater
    Inside Mount Inside Mount
    Tip to tip 1/8" 1/8" 1/8" 1/8"
    Barrel/Roller 5/8" 5/8" 1 ¼" 1 3/8"
    Fabric 1 1/8" 1 1/8" 1 ¼" 1 3/8"

    *Do not attempt to account for fabric deductions by changing measurements on inside mount shades.
Height
  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) from the top inside edge down to the window sill in three places.
  • Take the largest of the three measurements.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the second number of the measurement. This is the height you will order.
  • Roller shades will be come w/ extra 12" of fabric to conceal the roller.
*width and length measurements may vary +/- 1/8"


Width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the wooden or metal window frame or how wide you would like the blind or shade to be.
  • Make sure to measure wide enough as to cover the entire window and provide maximum light gap coverage. There is no rule on the width of blinds other than to make sure that it is wide enough to cover the opening.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.

  • Deductions:
    Spring Roller Chain Mechanism
    1" Metal Roller 14" – 71 7/8 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater 1" Metal Roller 12" – 71 7/8 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater
    Outside Mount Outside Mount
    Tip to tip 0 0 0 0
    Barrel/Roller ½" ½" 1 1/8" 1 ¼"
    Fabric 1" 1" 1 1/8" 1 ¼"

Height
  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) from the top inside edge down to the window sill in three places.
  • Take the largest of the three measurements.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the second number of the measurement. This is the height you will order.
  • Roller shades will be come w/ extra 12" of fabric to conceal the roller.
*width and length measurements may vary +/- 1/8"
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