Measuring Instructions for Pleated Shades Menu

Pleated shades have gorgeous pleats that give your space a great texture. And don’t forget about the color choices and that they can save you money on your energy bills.

Instructions for Inside Mounted Pleated Shades

Depth Requirements

  • With pleated shades, there is a depth requirement if you want an inside mount. Look at the “Product Info” tab to find out more.

Measuring the width

Measure the width
  • To determine the width, measure from left to right on the top, middle, and the bottom. Use the smallest width out of those numbers.
  • If you get a 1/16” or 1/32” increment, round down to the nearest 1/8”. (For example, if the smallest measurement is 24 9/16", round down to 24 1/2". If it's 24 3/8", no need to round down.)
  • This is the width you will use when ordering.

Measuring the height

Measure the height
  • To determine the height, measure from top to bottom on the top left, then the center of the window, and then the top right to the bottom of the window sill. Use the largest height out of those numbers.
  • If you get a 1/16” or 1/32” increment, round up to the nearest 1/8”.  (For Example, If the largest measurement is 24 9/16", round up to 24 5/8". If it's 24 1/2", no need to round up.)
  • This is the height you will use when ordering.

Our factory will make all deductions that need to be made, all based on the numbers you give to us. Do not make your own deductions. Do not add to the width to make up for any deductions that we’re going to make. For more light coverage, use an outside mount instead. Look at this chart below for the deductions per collection:

Pleated Shades Depth required for secure inside mount Depth needed for flush inside mount Flat surface for outside mount Total Deduction
Select
  • CordlessLift & Lock™ Systems - 3/4"
  • Corded - 1/2"
  • Motorization - 1"
  • CordlessLift & Lock™ Systems - 2"
  • Corded - 2"
  • Motorization - 2 1/2"
  • CordlessLift & Lock™ Systems - 1/2"
  • Corded - 3/4"
  • 1/2"
  • Motorization - 3/4"
  • 1/4" off headrail 1/2" off fabric
Premier
  • 1/2"
  • 2 1/8"
  • 2"
  • 3/8"

Instructions for Outside Mounted Pleated Shades

An outside mount covers all of the window opening and frame, so there are some additions you’ll need to make to order the correct size. We will make your product according to your measurements, and we won’t change those measurements in any way.

Flat surface requirements

  • If you want an outside mount, you have to first determine if you have enough space. If not, it won’t work. You’ll need about 2 ½” of flat space. To find the exact specifications, read the information under the “Product Info” tab.

Measuring the width

Measure the width
  • Measure the top, middle, and bottom of the window to determine the width.
  • Look at those three measurements and make note of the largest one. Then add at least 4” to that number to make sure it covers the window completely.
  • You now have the right width to use when ordering.

Measuring the height

Measure the height
  • Measure the top left, center, and the top right to the bottom of the window sill to determine the height.
  • Look at those three measurements and make note of the largest one. Then add at least 4” to that number to make sure it covers the entire window.
  • You now have the right width to use when ordering.
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