Step 2: Mark the screw-hole locations

attaching a mounting bracket for a window shade
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Hold one of the metal mounting brackets up against the head jamb, keeping it aligned with the 2-inch pencil line.

To ensure that the bracket is square, line up its front lip with the front edge of the head jamb.

With the bracket held firmly in place, mark two screw-mounting holes with an awl.

Repeat this procedure for the other bracket(s).

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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