Vertical Blinds
How to Install Vertical Blinds
Congratulations on your purchase of a vertical window blinds. Your shade has been custom made to your specifications and is one of the finest window treatments available. Before you un wrap your shades, please take a few moments to read these instructions. When using tools, make sure you have proper eye protection. With careful installation and periodic cleaning, your blinds will provide you with many years of trouble free service. Unpack your new shade and check the packaging carefully to assure all parts have been removed before discarding the shipping containers.
Tools Needed
  1. Tape Measure (metal or wood)
  2. Pencil
  3. Screwdrivers (flat)
  4. Hammer and Finishing nails
  5. Drill and 1/4" Hex head bit
  6. Level (optional)
  7. Scissors
  8. 1/16'' or 3/32'' drill bits
All parts listed are not included with every shade
  1. Wall Bracket
  2. Nuts
  3. Mounting Clips
  4. Bolts
  5. Mounting Screws
  6. Head rail
  7. Louvers or Vanes
  8. Chain and Clip
  9. Cord Weight or Cord Clip
Fastening the anchors into various materials:
Anchors (not supplied)
Plastic or lead anchor insert.
Plastic anchor insert for lightweight blinds only, in drywall, paneling, etc.
Hollow Wall Anchors (not supplied)
Hollow wall anchor for heavy blinds.
Hollow wall toggle bolt for heavy blinds.
Step 1. Determining Mounting Method
Your vertical window blind is custom made using the finest materials available. Each blind includes all necessary installation hardware and has been checked for operation and alignment. The following instructions are for the two most common installation types.
Inside Mount
Outside or Ceiling Mount
Inside Mount Mounted on Horizontal Surface (Ceiling or Upper inside Door/Window Frame)
Mounting clips may come to you attached to the mounting brackets. The brackets are not used with this way of mounting. Loosen and remove the screw on the bottom of the bracket. If your bracket has two screws, remove both of them. Do this on all brackets. Discard brackets and adjusting screws and keep just the clips.
You will need to make marks on two things. One is your door/window frame or ceiling and the other is the valance. For marks on your door/window frame or ceiling, hold your valance up, centered over door or window and mark the width of your valance (Width Mark). At the valance width marks you just made, measure out 1" from wall and make pencil marks (Depth Marks)
Center and clip over the third groove and about 4" or less from each end. For blinds over 62", evenly space all additional clips and mark all hole locations.
Hold valance up. Line back of dust cover (on valance) up with Depth Marks. Drill holes through valance at the mounting hole marks. If mounting into dry wall, use wall anchors (not included) and push into drilled holes. Hold valance and clips up to the holes and drive screws through clip and valance and into your ceiling or sill.
Snap head rail in pace by inserting front edge in mounting clips and rotating back. (note: Pull cord on right for right draw and left for left draw). To remove blind, release head rail by inserting a screwdriver between head rail and release tab.
Outside Mount Mounted on a Vertical Surface (Wall, Window or Door Frame)
Mark "Height" on wall at Louver Length + 2". Center head rail over window at "Height" mark. Make about a 2" long mark on wall about 4" in from each end. For blinds over 62" wide, make marks on wall for every bracket. Spaced evenly
Wide Brackets
0 - 62" 2
62" - 98" 3
98" - 134" 4
134" - 170" 5
170" - 192" 6
Hold brackets up to 2" marks and mark mounting holes on wall. You may find it easier to mark wall and mount wall brackets, if the clip is twisted out of the way. For brackets with two screws, remove one screw and loosen the other then twist clip 1/4 turn.
Droll holes at these marks. if mounting into drywall, use wall anchors (not included) and push into drilled holes. Screw brackets into place. Use 2 screws per bracket.
Twisted all clips back to original position and tighten all screws. Snap head rail in place by inserting front edge in mounting clips and rotating back. (Note: Put cord on right for right draw and on left for left draw). To remove blind, release head rail by inserting a screwdriver between head rail and release tab.
Step 2. Attaching the Louver or Vanes
Install the Louvers
Rotate stems so that you can see through the stem slots. Push louvers up into stem. Gently pull down on louver to insure it catches on stem hook. For cloth louvers all hems should face the same direction. If louvers will not rotate, check to see if all louvers are overlapped the same. If not, remove louvers and carefully reinstall them. Remove louver by inserting credit card.
Install Bottom Hardware (optional)
For Fabric Louvers With Sewn In Weights: Chains may be installed to the front or rear of the louvers. Slide clip onto fabric louver at the location shown to left. For Fabric Louvers With Standard Weights: If weights are not sewn into pockets, insert weights in pockets at bottom of louvers. Attach clips to front holes of weights starting with louver at the stationary end of the blind. At the leading louver, drape chain across face louver and attach clips to back holes of weights. Thread loose end of chain through one loop on the tie down clip. Join chain ends using chain connector. Attach clip to window casing or floor with screw.
For PVC Louvers With Keyholes Located At The Center Of The Louver: Keep spacing with spacer card. Attach tie down clip to end of bead chain. Screw clip to floor.
Step 3. Attaching the Tension Pulley
Tension Pulley (Standard)
To Avoid Strangulation, A cord Weight or Cord Tension Pulley should be attached to the cord and then secured to the wall. Two pull tassels should be attached to the chain.

Install Cord Tension Pulley, Note: Do Not Pre-Drill Holes.For inside mounts, pulley should be positioned toward back of sill so that it will not interfere with the louver rotation.
Cord Weight and Cord Clip With EZ Open Option (Optional) Install Cord Clip, Position cord clip on wall above the cord weight and screw into position.
Shorten Cord
If the cord is too long you may adjust it. Traverse louver holders to stacked position. Grasp knot located along the inside of the track and pull out excess cord. Re-knot and cut-off excess.
Remove Cord Twist
After you mount your blind, your cords may be twisted together. Follow these instructions to untwist them. Open blind all the way. Pull out the knot that is farthest away from the end with the cords and chain. Use needle nose pliers, if you have one, to get at the knot. Hold the cord near the knot and the cord near the drive end and twist both of them in the same direction. Try twisting one way and then the other until you find the right way to untwist the cord. Pull the cords on the end of the blind to get the knot back inside the blind.
Step 4. Valance Cover (optional)
  1. Valance
  2. Valance Corners
  3. Valance Returns
  4. Valance Clips
For Round Corner Valance
Unfold fabric from valance ends. Push the side of the corner onto the valance ends. It should fit snug behind the trim.Wrap fabric around the corners and slide valance returns over fabric and onto corner.
Valance Corner Assembly
For standard corner valance insert valance ends into valance corners and attach to valance.
Attach Dust Cover Valance
for outside mounting snap one clip onto head rail about 2" from each end. Space remaining clips evenly on head rail. Slip valance into clips.
Single Valance: Outside Mount
Snap valance clips (1) on to head rail (2) about 2" from each end. Space remaining clips evenly onto head rail. Slide valance onto clips. Note: For clip with notches on its tab, break the tab along notch so that the valance will fit better on window.
Double Valance: Outside Mount
Clip valance hangers (1) to the back of the double valance so that the "T" (3) section of the hangers fit into the trim groove (4).Install the lower edge of the hanger into the lower slot as shown.
Flex the upper edge of the valance hanger (1) to snap it into the top back edge of the upper valance (3). Repeat for returns, one hanger per return.Mount finished double valance onto head rail same as single valance.
Step 5. Vertical Blind Operation
Rotate the vanes by pulling the chain until the vanes are in the desired position. Always rotate the vanes with the chain to the open position before you open the blind with the traverse cord. To align the vanes, rotate them from front to back by pulling the chain once in each direction. Pull the traverse cord to open and close the blind. open the blind before traversing the vanes will jam if you traverse them while the blind is closed.
Step 6. Child Safety
  1. Clamp or Clothes Pins
  2. Cleat
  3. Tie the cord to itself
  4. Tie-down device

Young children can become entangled and strangle in cords. Keep all cords out of the reach of children. To avoid strangulation, use these devices.
Step 7. Cleaning and Care
Fabric Vanes: Periodic vacuuming will keep the fabric fresh. Although fabric vanes are treated with a soil repellant, spot clean any stains by applying a mild soap and warm water solution with a sponge or cloth. General rules when cleaning any vanes are to clean one vane at a time. Detach one vane and place it on a flat surface. Clean as specified. Attach the vane back on the head rail. Soaking vanes may cause them to lose their seizing, fire retardant, and soil repellant additives. Never use hot water to clean vanes. Never machine wash or dry clean the vanes. Never use a solvent cleaner. Never use a dryer, or hang or fold vanes over a clothes line. Never wring crush vanes to dry them.
PVC Vanes: Apply a mild soap and cold or warm water solution with a soft cloth or sponge. Abrasive or strong cleansers may scratch or mar the vanes surface. Dry with a cloth towel to avoid water marks.
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