Step 1: Mark bracket positions

marking the screw holes for a window shade
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Remove any existing curtain and drapery hardware that might interfere with installation of the cellular shade.

Check the hardware that comes with the shade to make sure all brackets and mounting screws are included.

Next, measure 2 inches in from each side jamb and make a mark on the head jamb above the window.

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    Tools List

    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Multi-tip screwdriver
    • Awl
      Awl
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • two-foot level
      2-foot level and straight board
    • drill
      Drill/driver with 1/16-inch-diameter bit
    • utility knife
      Utility knife

    Shopping List

    1. WINDOW SHADE

    2. MOUNTING BRACKETS AND SCREWS (COME WITH SHADE)

    3. WOOD SHIM