Measuring Instructions

Inside Mount

Inside Mount Window treatments are installed inside the window casing.

  1. Measure Depth: See chart below to determine if window casing has enough depth for an inside-mount window treatment.
  2. Measure Width: Measure the inside width of window casing in three places. Record narrowest measurement.
  3. Measure Height: Measure the inside height from the top of window casing to top of sill in three places. Record shortest measurement for Vertical Blinds. Record longest measurement for other blinds and shades.

Note: Do not take any deductions for clearance. We will take the deduction off the overall width for a perfect fit.

Outside Mount

Outside Mount Window treatments are installed outside the window casing. Mount directly to wall or molding.

  1. Measure Width: Measure width to be covered. We recommend at least 1 1/2" overlap on each side of the window (3" total) for optimum light control and privacy. Record measurement.
  2. Determine Headrail Location: Determine if headrail will be on molding or above molding and mark spot.
  3. Measure Height: Measure height to be covered from top of headrail location to top of sill or lower if overlap is desired for additional light control and privacy. Record measurement.

Note: For outside mount installations we make the product to the exact size and width specified with NO deductions.

Inside Mount Minimum Depth Requirements

  • Partially Recessed: A partially recessed window treatment is when the depth of the window casing is less than the space necessary for a flush mount.
  • Flush Mount: If the window casing is deep enough to mount the entire headrail inside of it, this is called a flush mount.
Product Options Depth needed for Partially Recessed Depth needed for Flush Mount
Aluminum Mini Blinds 3/4" 1 7/8"
Bamboo & Woven Wood Shades Standard Cord 1/2" 2"
Cordless Lift 1/2" 3"
Continuous Loop 1"
Cellular Shades

Cordless Lift

Continuous Loop

1/2" 2 1/8"
Cellular Shade 3/8" Double Cell Standard Cord 5/8" 1 7/8"
Cellular Shade 3/4" Double Cell 1 1/8" 2 1/8"
Pleated Shades

Cordless Lift

Continuous Loop

1/2" 2 1/8"
Pleated Shades 1" Standard Control 5/8" 1 7/8"
Pleated Shades 2" 1 1/8" 2 1/8"
Roller/Solar Shades

Continuous Loop and Small Cassette

Continuous Loop and Square Corner Valance

Cordless Lift and Square Corner Valance

1 3/8"

Continuous Loop and Medium Cassette

Continuous Loop and Large Cassette

Cordless Lift and Medium Cassette

1 3/4"

Continuous Loop, 4" Fascia, and Side Mount

Cordless Lift and Small Cassette

1 1/2"

Continuous Loop, No Valance, and Side Mount

Continuous Loop, 3" Fascia, and Side Mount

3/4"
Continuous Loop, No Valance, and Top Mount 4 1/8"
Continuous Loop, 3" Fascia, and Top Mount 2 3/4"
Continuous Loop, 4" Fascia, and Top Mount 3 3/4"
Cordless Lift and No Valance 2"
Roman Shades Standard Cord 1/2" 2"
Cordless Lift 3/4" 3"
Continuous Loop 1"
Vertical Blinds No Valance 2 3/8" 3"
Valance 3 3/4"
Wood/Faux Wood Blinds Corded, Corded Tilt, and No Valance 3/4" 2 5/8"

Corded, Wand Tilt, and No Valance

Corded, Cord Tilt, and 3" Majestic Valance

3 3/8"

Cordless and No Valance

2 3/4"

Corded, Cord Tilt, and 2 1/2" Classic Valance

Corded, Cord Tilt, and 3" Classic Valance

Corded, Cord Tilt, and 3 1/8"" Beaded Valance

3 1/4"

Corded, Wand Tilt, and No Valance

Corded, Wand Tilt, 3" Classic Valance

Cordless and 3" Majestic Valance

Corded, Wand Tilt, and 3 1/8" Beaded Valance

3 7/8"

Cordless and No Valance

Cordless and 3" Classic Valance

Cordless and 3 1/8" Beaded Valance

3 3/4"
Corded, Cord Tilt, and 3 1/2" Legacy Valance 3 1/3
Cordless and 3 1/2" Legacy Valance 3 13/16"
Corded, Cord Tilt, and 4 1/2" Symphony Valance 3 5/8"
Corded, Wand Tilt, and 3 1/2" Legacy Valance 4"
Cordless and 4 1/2" Symphony Valance 4 1/8"
Corded, Wand Tilt, 3" Majestic Valance 4 1/16"
Corded, Wand Tilt, 4 1/2" Symphony Valance 4 5/16"