How To Install Remote Lift Honeycomb Shades

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 Remote Lift Honeycomb 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 Remote Lift Honeycomb 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 Spacing
Two installation brackets are positioned on the mounting surface so that their outside edges will be at least 5/8� in from the ends of the shade. If more than two brackets are required follow instructions shown (below).
shade width number of
To 31" 2
31" to 79" 3
79" to 127" 4
127" to 174" 5
Measure and mark all bracket locations.
E. Bracket Installation
Inside Mount Standard
Mount the headrail level for proper shade operation. Use a carpenter�s level to check that the mounting surface is level on an inside mount and that the tops of the installation brackets are level and aligned on an outside mount. If necessary, shim the brackets.
  1. Place both end brackets so that their outside edges abut the marks on the mounting surface.
  1. Check that each bracket is level and aligned. Attach using two screws.
Note: For optimal operation of the infrared eye, the shade should not be recessed past the front of the window opening.
Outside Mount Standard
  1. Center the shade over the window opening and mark the ends of the headrail.
  1. Measure a minimum of 5/8� in from the marks on the wall and mark the bracket locations.
  1. Align both end brackets so that their outside edges abut the marks on the mounting.
  1. Adjust the bracket position to accommodate any obstructions to the bottom rail, such as window cranks or handles.
  1. Check that each bracket is level and their tops are aligned. Attach using two screws.
F. Installing Spacer Blocks (optional)
Each spacer block projects brackets 1/2� away from the mounting surface.
  1. Mount spacer blocks with the solid side facing the mounting surface.
  1. Use two mounting screws. Screws should be long enough to secure the bracket to the mounting surface.
  1. Use a maximum of three spacer blocks per bracket.
Note: Longer screws are required to secure spacer blocks. These are not provided.

G. Extension Brackets (optional)
Extension brackets can project the installation brackets up to 3" away from the mounting surface.
  1. Place the extension brackets on a surface at least 3/4� high.
  1. Check that each bracket is level and aligned. Attach using two screws.
  1. Attach the installation brackets to the extension brackets using the machine screws and nuts provided.
H. Installing Your Shades Into the Brackets
Note: Satellite eye operated shades should have the rubber bands holding the satellite eye to the headrail removed prior to installing the shade. If the satellite eye is not connected to the shade, plug the 4-wire satellite eye connector into the 4-wire slot marked �SAT� on the motor housing.
  1. Tip the headrail forward and fit the bottom edge into the lower lip of each bracket.
  1. Rotate the headrail up until it snaps into the locking tab on the back of each bracket.
Child Safety
At Great Windows child safety is first. All of our products are fitted with the highest quality components that provide the most complete safety measures in the industry. Our Remote Lift Honeycomb Shades, for example, have a cord stop that holds together the multiple cords inside the stop mechanism. This allows for a single nylon cord to protrude from the bottom of the cord stop. This prevents loops from forming which could be hazardous. Cord cleats are also available upon request.
Cleaning and Care
In order to keep your window treatments looking new, follow the recommended methods for care and maintenance. Regular care will result in better appearance and performance from your window coverings.
HONEYCOMB: Light Filtering = X / Light Blocking = Z
Dusting Hand-Held Vacuum Compressed Air Hair Dryer Spot Cleaning Water Immersion Ultrasonic Cleaning
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