Inside Mount Light/Sight Gaps
When windows can accommodate an inside mount installation, homeowners prefer this installation method as it allows window treatments to be hung inside the window casing, creating a clean look that highlights the trim around the windows.
However, it is important to know that there are some limitations to this type of install that you should be aware of like “Light Gaps” along the edges of the treatments that allow enough space for them to work properly.
Below is an approximate measurement of the light/sight gap you can expect to see with each type of window treatment:
- Wood / Faux Wood: ½” on each side
- Cell Shades: ½” on each side except with continuous loop cord
- Cell Shade w/Continuous Loop Cord: 1 on the control side and ½” on the non-control side
- Silhouette, Vignette and anything with Side Control (except Roller Shades): 1” on the control side and ¾” on the non-control side
- Roller / Solar Shades: 1” to 1 ¼” on the control side and ¾” to 1” on the non-control side
- Luminette and Vertical Blinds: Large gaps on the sides
(recommendation is to use an outside mount installation method)
Room Darkening Treatments
Unfortunately, nothing is totally black out! Whether you chose an inside mounted or outside mounted method of installation—light gaps will exist. However, there is typically less when treatments are outside mounted.
Battery Powered Shades
Nothing is better than having control of your window treatments at your fingertips! Just as any remote, the batteries will need to be replaced eventually. Please note that sufficient battery changes are the responsibility of the owner and not covered under the 5-year manufacturer warranty on power shades.
Faux Wood / Wood Blind Valances over 96”
If you are getting custom window treatments, for large feature window custom window treatments, please note that the valance that covers the operating system will be in two pieces with a center splice.
Outside Mount Treatments with Cassette Head Rails
(Applies to Roller Shades, Silhouettes, Vignettes, etc)
When utilizing the outside mount installation method with your window treatments, the fabric will be ½” shorter than cassette head rail on each side. If you prefer to have the fabric cover all of the trim, the head rail will have to extend wider than the trim.
Cordless Window Treatments
Cordless Window Treatments can and often are not level when being raised; this means they may need to be dressed by homeowner for proper leveling.