Window shade installation is best left to a professional. See our suggestions on window measuring under the “Window Treatment” heading.
Special notes on window shades, swags and valances
- Use a metal measuring tape, not a ruler or cloth measuring tape. Write your measurements on the form provided and double-check them!
- Measure all windows, even if they appear to be the same size. The differences may surprise you. Note the location of each window, using multiple forms as needed
- Inside mounting allows the window treatment to hang inside the frame of your window. Check the depth so that you can be sure the mounting board will fit. A slight overhang may be acceptable. Too large an overhang may indicate an insufficient mounting area.