Installation Instructions for Vertical Blinds - Comonh Blinds

Installation Instructions for Vertical Blinds



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 Vertical Blinds, 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 Blinds

Inside the headrail of your Great Windows Vertical Blinds, there is a sorting label. This appears as seen at right.

On this label, you will recognize:

  • Order size of the blind
  • Room location (If not present, info not given at time of order)
  • Whether the blind was ordered for inside mount (IB) or Outside mount (OB)

D. Bracket Installation – Mounting Clips

Blinds Width Number of Mounting Clips
TO 100MM 2
100MM TO 1600MM 3
1600MM TO 2800MM 4
2800MM TO 4000MM 5

Inside Mount With No Valance

If you are inside mounting your blinds with valance proceed to the “Inside Mount With Valance” portion of these instructions.

  1. Install mounting clips to the underside, top of the window frame.
  2. Secure with one mounting screw through top of each clip.

Inside Mount With Valance

  1. Place valance to the underside, top of the window frame or ceiling. Position one mounting clip over the first groove on underside of valance’s dust cover as shown below. (Figure 1).
  2. Secure mounting clip and valance to window frame or ceiling with one mounting screw, per clip.

To install your vertical track please proceed to Section E.

Outside Mount With No Valance

  1. Install two mounting brackets to the flat surface above the window frame (Figure 1).
  2. Secure two mounting screws through back of each bracket.

To install your vertical track please proceed to Section E.

Outside Mount With Valance

  1. Slide valance clips’ front notches into headrail’s front lip (Figure 1).
  2. Push down and snap the back of the valance clips to fit into the headrail’s back lip (Figure 2).

To install your vertical track please proceed to Section E.

E. Installing Vertical Track Into Mounting Clips

  1. Tilt and slip the front lip of the headrail into the front side of the mounting clips (Figure 1).
  2. Raise and snap the back of the headrail into the rear of the mounting clips so that it fits securely (Figure 2).

F. Installing Vanes Into Carriers

  1. With headrail traversed closed, pull beaded chain to rotate carriers to the opened position (Figure 1).
  2. To install vanes push vanes up and snap into carriers (one vane at a time) (Figure 2).

G. Shortening Cord Height

With headrail traversed closed, to adjust cord height on a split draw vertical blind:

  1. Locate knots on end of cords in lead carrier.
  2. Select one of the 2 cord ends and pull on the knot.
  3. Observe the carriers to be sure that they do not traverse when you pull the cord. If they do then select the other cord end. (Caution – cutting wrong cord will damage beyond repair).
  4. Pull this cord until the cord loop reaches the desired height. Refer to Section H for an illustrated view of cord loop.
  5. Tie new knot in cord and cut off excess. To adjust cord height on a one way draw blind, locate knot on end of cord in lead carrier (Figure 1). Pull knot until cord loop reaches desired position (Figure 2). Refer to Section H for an illustrated view of cord loop. Tie new knot in cord and cut off excess (Figure 3).

H. Installing Pulley and Cord Tensioner

  1. With headrail traversed closed, to adjust cord height on a split draw vertical blind:
  2. Wrap blinds’ cord loop around pulley then insert pulley and cord loop into tensioner.
  3. Push pulley into tensioner. Pulley is in position when you hear a snap (Figure 1).
  4. Use two screws to secure cord tensioner to wall (Figure 2). For hollow walls use screws in conjunction with anchors, provided.

Child Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission requires the use of a cord tie down (cord tensioner) on all continuous loop cord systems. The use of such a device is intended to significantly reduce the occurrence of infant or small child strangulation injuries or deaths resulting from the looped pull cords on various window treatment products.

The Cord Tensioner is installed on the Lift Cord before packaging. The Tensioning device should be mounted in the proper position to pull the cord taut in order to reduce the possibility of injury.

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.