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Arch Top Shades
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General Installation Instructions

Basic Tools Needed (Others May Be Required)

• battery operated screwdriver
• screwdriver bits (Phillips and standard)
• hex head driver
• steel measuring tape
• utility knife
• scissors

Unpacking Your Window Treatment

• Carefully remove your window treatment from the boxes in which it was shipped. DO NOT use a razor blade or knife to open the boxes. It is very easy to cut a string or the blinds by doing this.
• Once you have removed all of the packing material, place the treatment and all mounting hardware at the window where it will be installed. This will help you avoid confusion if there are treatments for different windows.
• Lastly, make sure that you have the proper tools for the job, as screws and hardware will vary.

Horizontal Blinds

1. Install the brackets using the proper bracket for the proper side (some have left and right brackets and some do not).
2. After installing the brackets, open the brackets by lifting the bracket doors. Put the blind in the brackets and close the bracket doors, making sure both sides are securely closed. If the blind has a valance, place valance clips on the head rail before putting the blind in the brackets.
3. Attach the valance to the blind headrail.
4. Lower the blind using the lift cord and then rotate the blind in both directions to check that it operates correctly.
Note for outside mount blinds: If you are installing the blind over a French door, you must add the proper amount of blind for the size you want.


1. Install the shade brackets.
2. Snap the shade into place. (Because shades and brackets vary, refer to the installation instructions that came with your shades.)
3. Lower the shade by pulling on the shade lift cord. This is usually done by pulling the shade lift cord to the left to release it and to the right to lock it.

Inside Mount Vertical Blinds

1. Mount the valance. (Please note that some valances may be a slightly longer than desired. If this is the case, trim the valance before mounting.)
2. Mount the brackets under the valance. The brackets must be positioned properly so that the blinds slats will be able to move without interfering with the valance.
3. Snap the track into place.
4. Hang the slats and make sure they all snap securely in place.
5. Attach the cord tension pulley to the wall. Adjust the tension so that it is secure but not tight.

Outside Mount Vertical Blinds

1. Once you have measured where the bracket will be installed, use a pencil to lightly mark through the top screw hole. Align the bracket's top screw hole to your mark and fasten a screw in the top hole. Place another screw in bottom hole.
2. Center the track over the window and snap it into place securely.
3. Install the slats, making sure that each one is properly attached.
4. Snap the valance brackets onto the head rail if it is not built into the brackets.
5. Center the valance over the vertical track and place it into valance holder. (Some valances may require a tap with the butt of your palm to secure).
6. Mount the tension pulley to the wall and adjust the tension so it is secure but not tight.
7. Draw blinds back and forth and rotate them to ensure that they are functioning properly.

IMPORTANT: If you have never installed shutters or specialty treatments such as arch top shades, we recommend that you hire a professional. Shutters and specialty treatments can be very complicated and should not be attempted by a novice. Click here to locate a professional installer.

Care and Maintenance

Please refer to the care and maintenance card that came with your treatments for instructions on how to properly care for and maintain your new treatment.