How to Install Vertical Blinds

Important!

Unpack your new blinds and check the packaging carefully to assure all parts have been removed before discarding the shipping containment. Inspect your blinds for any damage that may have occurred during shipping. Contact us promptly if you see any damage to any part of the shipment.

Caution

Use proper screws. The mounting screws included are for wood or sheet metal surfaces. For other surfaces such as dry wall, obtain appropriate fasteners and install them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 1

Mark bracket positions on bottom of headrail. 4" (10.2cm) from each end, and space evenly between ends.

blind installation diagram Headrail Height Formula
  • Floor Clearance: Louver Length + 2 1/4" (5.7cm)
  • Sill Clearance: Louver Length + 1 7/8" (4.8cm)


NOTE: If carpet will be installed later, add allowance for its thickness so that louvers will clear carpet.

Step 2

Hold headrail centered above window just over height marks. Mark bracket positions on wall from Step 1.

blind installation diagram

Step 3

Position brackets on wall and mark screw holes. (Note: Top of bracket to be placed even with height marks.) Use drill to make pilot holes. Mount brackets using included screws or alternative fasteners.

blind installation diagram

Step 4

Attach mounting clips to brackets using nuts and bolts. Tighten bolts so center clip is 2" (5.1cm) from wall. ( 1 1/4" (3.2cm) for 2" (5.1cm) wide louvers ). Add clearance for any window projection (i.e. window molding). Extension brackets are available for order if deeper projection is required.

Step 5

Snap headrail in place by inserting front edge in mounting clips and rotating back. (Note: Headrail can be installed with control cord at left or right.) Release headrail by inserting screwdriver between headrail and release tab.

Step 6

Using screwdriver, pry open cord weight. Loop blind control cord around cord guides and press weight halves back together.

blind installation diagram

Step 7

Rotate stems to open position so that you can see through slots. Push louvers up into stems so front of louver faces short leg of stem. Gently pull down on louver to insure it catches on stem hook. For cloth louvers, all hems should face same direction.

Note: Channel panel Louvers must be installed so that insert material (front of louver) faces the short leg of the stem. Remove louvers by inserting credit card between louver and long leg of stem.

Step 8

Valance (optional). Insert valance ends into valance corner joints, and attach to valance.

Snap one valance clip onto each end of headrail, 2" (5.1cm) from end. Space remaining clips evenly. Slide valance into clips.