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Sheer Shade Repair Guides

Sheer Shades go by the names Silhouette, Quartette, Nantucket, Shangri-la, soft shades, horizontal sheer shades, Sheer Elements, Overtones Sheers, Soft Tone Sheers, Overture Sheers, sheer shadings, and window shadings. They are easy to repair. Common repairs include replacing broken clutch mechanisms, replacing broken chain loops and installing tension devices.

Sheer Shade Repair Guides

Sheer Shades go by the names Silhouette, Quartette, Nantucket, Shangri-la, soft shades, horizontal sheer shades, Sheer Elements, Overtones Sheers, Soft Tone Sheers, Overture Sheers, sheer shadings, and window shadings. They are easy to repair. Common repairs include replacing broken clutch mechanisms, replacing broken chain loops and installing tension devices.

Sheer Shade Repair Guides

Sheer Shades go by the names Silhouette, Quartette, Nantucket, Shangri-la, soft shades, horizontal sheer shades, Sheer Elements, Overtones Sheers, Soft Tone Sheers, Overture Sheers, sheer shadings, and window shadings. They are easy to repair. Common repairs include replacing broken clutch mechanisms, replacing broken chain loops and installing tension devices.

How-To & DIY Tips

Troubleshoot

NOT SURE WHAT’S BROKEN?

Identify the source of the problem.

NOT SURE WHAT’S BROKEN?

Identify the source of the problem.

Troubleshoot

Troubleshoot

NOT SURE WHAT’S BROKEN?

Identify the source of the problem.

Sheer Shade Parts

  • Universal Tension Device for Bead Chain and Cord Loops

    Universal Tension Device for Bead Chain and Cord Loops

    Product ID: 6936
    SKU: TENSION-11

    Secures cord or chain to the wall or window frame to keep it taut. Improper installation makes shade partially inoperable.

    Our Price: $4.99

  • Limit Assembly for Silhouette Shades

    Limit Assembly for Silhouette Shades

    Product ID: 5335
    SKU: SILHOUETTE-LIMIT-01

    Prevents shade from over-rolling.

    Our Price: $5.00

  • Silhouette Clutch 16

    Silhouette Clutch 16

    Product ID: 4628
    SKU: CLUTCH-16

    Clutch that fits some Silhouette shades.

    Our Price: $39.99

Identification and Background

Sheer shades are made from horizontal fabric vanes that float between two layers of sheer fabric. The fabric slats tilt open and closed, and the shade can raise and lower. These shades can operate with a continuous cord loop, a retractable pull cord, a cordless mechanism or be motorized. The vanes can be 2”, 2 ½”, 3” or 4” in width. When open, these coverings bring soft-filtered light into the room. Sheer shades also go by the names Silhouette, Quartette, Nantucket, Shangri-la, soft shades, horizontal sheer shades, Sheer Elements, Overtones Sheers, Soft Tone Sheers, Overture Sheers, sheer shadings and window shadings.

Hunter Douglas introduced their sheer shade, the Silhouette, in 1991. Many manufacturers followed suit, introducing their own version of sheer shades. Sheer shades are a favorite choice because of the wide variety of available fabrics and daytime privacy their offer.

Background and Identification

Sheer shades are made from horizontal fabric vanes that float between two layers of sheer fabric. The fabric slats tilt open and closed, and the shade can raise and lower. These shades can operate with a continuous cord loop, a retractable pull cord, cordless mechanism or be motorized. The vanes can be 2”, 2 ½”, 3” or 4” in width. When open, these coverings bring soft-filtered light into the room. Sheer shades also go by the names Silhouette, Quartette, Nantucket, Shangri-la, soft shades, horizontal sheer shades, Sheer Elements, Overtones Sheers, Soft Tone Sheers, Overture Sheers, sheer shadings and window shadings.

Hunter Douglas introduced their sheer shade, the Silhouette, in 1991. Many manufacturers followed suit, introducing their own version of sheer shades. Sheer shades are a favorite choice because of the wide variety of available fabrics and daytime privacy their offer.

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