Step 5: Check the brackets for level

checking the window shade's brackets for level
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Hold a level across the two mounting brackets to see if they're level.

If your level isn't long enough to span from one bracket to the next, cut a straight-edged board to fit the opening.

Hold the board firmly across the two brackets, then place the level against the bottom edge of the board and check the bubble.

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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