Measuring Instructions for Roller Shades Menu

Roller shades are a classic design choice, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Modern roller shades offer a variety of stylish and trendy designs and patterns, so you can be sure to get the look you want, no matter your style.

Instructions for Inside Mounted Roller Shades

Depth Requirements

  • Your window needs to be deep enough for an inside mount. Go to the product’s information page and click on the “Product Info” tab to find out more about your product’s requirements.

Measuring the width

Measure the width
  • The width measurement is taken from the inside edge of the window frame at the top.
  • If you are getting 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 will be the width you order.

Measuring the height

Measure the height
  • The height measurement is taken from the window frame in three places (top left, center, and top right down to the window sill).
  • Record the largest height out of the 3 measurements up to the nearest 1/8”.
  • If you are getting 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 will be the height you order.

We will make all the necessary deductions based on the measurements you provide during checkout. Do not make your own deductions. Don’t add to the width to make up for any deductions that we will take. For more light coverage, choose an outside mount. See the chart below for the deductions per collection:

Roller Shades Depth required for secure inside mount Depth needed for flush inside mount Flat surface for outside mount Total Deduction
Classic

2 1/4" Exposed Roll

2 5/8" Cassette

3" Exposed Roll

3 1/4" Cassette

1" 1/8" off roller (1/4" off roller with cassette) & 1 1/2" off fabric
Select

2 1/4" Exposed Roll

2 5/8" Cassette 

3" Exposed Roll

3 3/4" Cassette

1" Fabric deduction with cassette 1 1/2", without cassette 1 1/4".
Sheerweave

2 1/4" Exposed Roll

2 5/8" Cassette

3" Exposed Roll

3 1/4" Cassette

1" 1/8" off roller (1/4" off roller with cassette) & 1 1/2" off fabric
Designer  Elements 1" 3 3/4" 3/4" 3/16" off cassette/headrail & 1 1/16" off fabric on exposed roll, 1" off fabric for cassette
Designer Woven/Series

1 3/4" Exposed Roll

1" Cassette

2 3/4" Exposed Roll

3 3/4" Cassette

1" 1/8" off roller & 1/4" off cassette.
See Product Info for details on fabric deduction.
Fashion Color Collection

1" Exposed Roll

2 1/4" Cassette

3 3/4" All Lift Styles

1" All Lift Styles 3/16" off cassette/headrail & 1 1/16" off fabric on exposed roll, 1" off fabric for cassette
Premium Deluxe

2 1/2" All lift styles

4 1/4" Cassette with Fabric Insert

2 3/4" All Lift Styles

1 5/8" off inside mount & 1 1/2" off outside mount
Lifestyle 

1 5/8" All Lift Styles

2 3/8" CCL/Cordless/Motorized Wand

2 3/4" Motorization w/Remote

2 7/8" CCL/Cordless/Motorized Wand with Fascia

3 1/4"" Motorization w/Remote with Fascia

2 3/8" CCL/Cordless/Motorized Wand

2 3/4" Motorization w/Remote

4" CCL/Cordless/Motorized Wand with Fascia

4" Motorization w/Remote with Fascia

1/8" off roller & 1 1/4" off fabric for Cordless, CCL and Motorized Wand. 1-3/8" off fabric on Motorization w.Remote.

Instructions for Outside Mounted Roller Shades

Since outside mounted window coverings cover the entire window opening and the window frame, there are some additions you will need to make to order the proper size. We will only make your product to the dimensions you specify, with no additions made.

Flat surface requirements

  • First find where exactly you want to mount the shades. Make sure you have a minimum of 3/4” of flat space. To find the product’s specific mounting requirements, read the information contained in the “Product Info” tab on whatever product you’re ordering.

Measuring the width

Measure the width
  • When measuring the window’s width, take the measurement at the top of the window frame.
  • You’ll use that measurement and add at minimum of four inches, which is 2” for each side. This will ensure the window is properly covered.
  • Now you have the perfect width and you’re ready to order.

Measuring the height

Measure the height
  • When measuring the window’s height, take it from three locations: the top, middle, and the bottom.
  • You’ll use the largest of the three measurements and add a minimum of four inches, which is two for the top and two for the bottom. This ensures the window will be properly covered.
  • Now you have the perfect height and you’re ready to order.
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