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How to Install a Stock Levolor Cordless Cellular Shade

Video ID: 181015

Introduction

This guide covers how to measure for, unpackage, and install a Levolor brand cordless cellular, honeycomb, or pleated shade purchased from a home improvement store.

Video Overview

Tools Needed

Scissors

Flat-head Screwdriver

Drill with a Phillip Bit

Drill Bit Set

Tape Measure

Pencil

Parts Needed

None

Step 1 – Order and purchase the correct size shade.

  • First measure the width of the window frame in three places: the top, middle, and bottom.
  • Take the smallest of these three measurements and round down to the nearest ⅛”.
  • Then measure for the height of the window frame in three places: the left side, middle, and right side.
  • Take the largest of these three measurements and round up to the nearest ⅛”.

Step 2 – Order and purchase the correct size shade.

Step 3 – Remove the new shade and hardware from the box.

  • First measure the width of the window frame in three places: the top, middle, and bottom.
  • Take the smallest of these three measurements and round down to the nearest ⅛”.
  • Then measure for the height of the window frame in three places: the left side, middle, and right side.
  • Take the largest of these three measurements and round up to the nearest ⅛”.

Step 4 – Install the top and bottom rail end caps on both sides of the shade.

Step 5 – Mark pilot holes for mounting brackets.

  • Brackets are typically installed a few inches from either end and then every two to three feet. If you just have one center bracket, measure to ensure even spacing.
  • With the brackets in their desired positions, mark for pilot holes with a pencil.
  • Drill pilot holes with a bit that is slightly smaller than the screws.

Step 6 – Mount the brackets.

Step 7 – Mount the shade, and test the operation.

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