How To Install Roller Shades Clutch System

A. Getting Started
The Parts: Before getting started, please remove and identify the following parts required for the installation of your shades:
B. The Tools
To install your Great Windows Roller Shades, you will need a few basic tools:
  • Phillips head screwdriver* or
  • 1/4" nut Driver*
*Power screwdriver or power drill with a #2 Phillips attachment or 1/4" nut driver attachment may be used.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Screws provided are for installation into wooden frames only. For metal surfaces, use suitable sheet metal screws and pre-drill holes. For concrete, stone, brick, or tile, use a carbide drill and appropriate anchors and screws. For wallboard or plaster, use hollow wall anchors and/or longer screws to reach framing or stud. In all cases, follow the fastener manufacturer's recommendations.
C. Sorting Your Shades
Inside the headrail of your Great Windows Roller Shades, there is a sorting label. This appears as seen at right:

On this label, you will recognize:

  • Order size of the shade
  • Room location (If not present, info not given at time of order)
  • Whether the shade was ordered for inside mount (IB) or Outside mount (OB)
D. Bracket Installation
Inside Mount
  1. For mounting inside of a window frame, place the clutch side bracket (bracket with metal protruding tab) on cord placement side. Drive screws through the side screw holes and into the side of the frame (Figure 7).
  1. Repeat the process with remaining bracket (bracket that requires plastic insert).
  1. Insert plastic insert into bracket (Figure 8).
  1. Insert clutch side metal protruding tab into clutch (Figure 9).
  1. Place round pin of roller into bracket with plastic insert (Figure 9).
Option: Mounting in the ceiling or inside the window opening.

Outside Mount
  1. For mounting on a window frame, place the clutch side bracket (bracket with metal protruding tab) on cord placement side. Drive screws through the front screw holes and into the front of the frame (Figure 10).
  1. Repeat the process with remaining bracket (bracket that requires plastic insert).
  1. Follow steps 3 - 5 from Inside Mount section above.