How to Install Window Shades: A Comprehensive Guide


Installing window blinds and shades can seem daunting, but with a little guidance, you can transform your living space effortlessly. At Made in the Shade Yorkton, we provide free in-home consultations. During these consultations, we bring the showroom to you. This helps you select the perfect window treatments.

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Our professional measuring and installation services ensure a flawless fit every time. Let’s dive into the process of installing window shades for windows.

Tools and Materials You’ll Need

Before you start, gather the following tools and materials:

  • Window shades
  • Mounting brackets
  • Screws
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Level

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

  1. Measure Your Windows Measure the width and height of your window to ensure your shades fit perfectly. It’s crucial to measure accurately, as even a slight deviation can affect the installation.
  2. Mark the Bracket Locations Using a pencil, mark where the brackets will be mounted. For inside mounts, ensure the brackets are positioned inside the window frame. For outside mounts, mark the wall or window molding where you want the shades to hang.
  3. Drill Pilot Holes Drill pilot holes at the marked locations. This step is vital for securing the screws without damaging the wall or window frame.
  4. Install the Mounting Brackets Attach the brackets using screws. Ensure they are level to avoid crooked shades. Use a level to check their alignment before tightening the screws completely.
  5. Attach the Shades Once the brackets are securely mounted, attach the shades according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This usually involves snapping the shades into the brackets until they click into place.
  6. Test the Shades Lower and raise the shades to ensure they operate smoothly. If they don’t, check the alignment and make necessary adjustments.
  7. Secure Loose Cords For safety, especially in homes with children, secure any loose cords. Many modern shades come with cordless options or motorization that connects to home automation systems for added convenience and safety.

Benefits of Professional Installation

While DIY installation is doable, professional installation offers numerous benefits. At Made in the Shade Yorkton, our experts handle everything from precise measurements to final installation, ensuring your window treatments are perfect. We offer a wide range of products, including roller shades, cellular shades, and motorized options from top brands like Graber, Norman Shutters, and Alta Window Fashions.

Request a Free In-Home Consultation

Ready to upgrade your window treatments? We’ll bring the showroom to you! Our free in-home consultation service allows you to explore various options in the comfort of your home. Contact us today at Made in the Shade Yorkton or call 306-621-2202 to schedule your consultation.


Installing roller window shades can enhance the beauty and functionality of your home. With the right tools and a bit of patience, you can achieve professional-looking results. However, for a stress-free experience and perfect installation, consider professional services. At Made in the Shade Yorkton, we provide expert advice, professional measuring, and installation, ensuring your window treatments look and function flawlessly.

Don’t wait – request a free in-home consultation today and see how we can transform your space with beautiful, custom window shades.

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