How to Measure for EcoSmart Shades

  • Use a metal tape measure and measure to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.
  • Print out the Easy Measuring Guide form to write down your measurements. (Alternately use Skylight Measuring Guide or Energy Side Track Measuring Guide).
  • Width: Measure the exact inside measurement of the window at three different places. Write the measurements down on the Easy Measuring Guide. Circle and use the narrowest measurement.
  • Length: Measure the exact inside distance from top of window to the sill at three different places. (See diagram below.) Write the measurement down on the Easy Measuring Guide. Circle the longest measurement. (Except for Skylight shades – which require the shortest.)
  • Always double check your measurements!
  • Window shades come with universal brackets which can be used for either inside or outside mounts.

Measuring Measurementfor Inside Mounted Shades

Whenever possible, we recommend an inside (recessed) mount for a more finished appearance. An inside mount requires at least 1/2″ of flat surface depth to screw the bracket onto for Standard or Duofold Hardware. Continuous Cord or Cordless hardware requires 3/4″.

To allow for clearance, we make inside mount shades approximately 3/8″ narrower than the width you specify. The length is as you specify.

  • Width: Measure the exact inside measurement of the window at the Top, Middle and Bottom. (See diagram below.) Write the measurements down on the Easy Measuring Guide. Circle the narrowest measurement
  • Length: Measure the exact inside distance from top of window to the sill at the Left, Middle and Right. Write the measurement down on the Easy Measuring Guide. Circle the longest measurement.

For Inside Mounts, use the “inside lines to measure. For Outside Mounts, use the outside lines to measure.

On Outside Mounts:
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If there is no sill, measure at least 1 1/2″ longer than the bottom of the window (from point A to point B).

 

Inside Mount Window Shades with Energy Saving Sidetracks & Skylight Shades:

If you plan to have Energy Saving Sidetracks make sure you measure the diagonal measurements (top right corner to bottom left corner and top left corner to bottom right corner). If those measurements differ by more than ¼” you will need to shim your window to accommodate the Sidetrack System. Be sure to use the Sidetrack or Skylight Measuring Guides!

    • Width: Measure the exact inside measurement of the window at the Top, Middle and Bottom. (See diagram above.) Write the measurements down on the Easy Measuring Guide. Circle the narrowest width measurement
    • Length: Measure the exact inside distance from top of window to the sill at theLeft, Middle and Right. Write the measurement down on the Easy Measuring Guide. Circle the shortest length measurement.

Outside Mount Window Shades:

With outside mounts, the shade will hang outside the actual window frame; over lapping the window frame enough to cover for maximum privacy and light blockage. We make Outside Mount shades exactly the length and width you specify.

    • Width: Measure the exact outside measurement of the window at three different places. Write the measurements down on the Easy Measuring Guide. Plan on overlapping the window. We recommend about 1 1/2″ on each side.
    • Length: Measure the exact outside distance from top to sill at three different places. Write the measurement down on the Easy Measuring Guide. Circle thelongest measurement. If there is no sill, allow the shade to overlap the bottom of the window casing by at least 1 1/2″.(from A to B in the diagram above)

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Mounting:

Standard

Top Down/ Bottom Up

Continuous Cord

Cordless

Minimum Shallow Mounting Surface:

1/2″

1/2″

3/4″

3/4″

Minimum Flush Inside Mounting Surface:

2″

2″

2″

2″

Minimum Flush Outside Mounting Surface Height:

3/4″

3/4″

1/2″

3/4″

Minimum Shallow Inside Mounting surface for Energy Saving Sidetracks: 1 1/2″ 1 1/2″ 1 1/2″ 1 1/2″
Minimum Flush Inside Mounting surface for Energy Saving Sidetracks: 2″ 2″ 2″ 2″

A note on our Return Policy:

We custom manufacture each shade to your exact measurements. Since each shade is individually crafted, they are not returnable for any reason except warranty repair. Because of the quick turn around time we offer, there are no cancellations. To avoid problems please follow the above instructions and measure carefully.