Roller Shades: How to Get Them Up and Rollin'!

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Roller Shades: How to Get Them Up and Rollin'!

Roller window shades are easy to install and do not require any specialized tools, equipment or training. Installing them yourself is a great way to cleave the expense of hiring a professional to install them for you, making them an even better option for those on a budget.

Installing roller shades is a simple task. Before ordering, first decide whether you will give your shades an inside or an outside mount. An inside mount needs to be measured inside the frame at the top of the window. An outside mount needs to account for the area you want the shade to cover. Please note that the shades should overlap the window casing by 1 ½ inches on each side if you are concerned about light control.

Gather a tape measure, pencil (for guide marks), a screwdriver and a level and you have all the necessary tools to complete the task! After installing the window shades, adjustments to the tension spring located in the roller may be necessary. This can be accomplished by rolling or unrolling the shade by hand.

   

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