Step 7: Clip the shade into the brackets

installing the shade
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Loosen the small screws, called brace screws, on the bottom side of the mounting brackets.

Next, lift the shade up to the head jamb and hook the front edge of the shade's head rail onto the protruding lip of the two brackets.

Swing the rear of the head rail back toward the window and tighten the brace screws to lock the shade into the brackets.

TIP: When tightening the brace screws, be careful not to catch the fabric in the bracket.

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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