Pleated Shades are offered inDay,Day/NightandNightfabric options. Pleated Day Shadesare manufactured with a sheer or see-through type of fabric, which provides light and shade at the same time. Day Only shades would be used in applications where total privacy is not the primary function i.e., sun rooms, vans, etc. Depending on the fabric, there are varying degrees of transparency with this type of shade.
Pleated Day/Night Shadesoffer the best of both worlds, actually two shades in one. A night fabric will pull all the way down for privacy, or, it can be moved all the way to the top, exposing a full length day shade. Either one can be set in any position for maximum flexibility. Day/Night shades are very popular in a variety of applications including residential, RV, commercial and marine. They also allow for various decor opportunities, as the two different fabrics can be different colors and hues if desired.
Determine if the shade or blind will mount outside the window frame onto the wall (Outside Mount) or if the shade or blind will be mounted inside the window frame (Inside Mount). Note: Most RV windows are Outside Mount.
Outside Mount— Measure the width (across) of the area to be covered. Example: End of frame to end of frame plus 2” added for additional coverage.Inside Mount:Measure the exact opening size. The factory will make any necessary adjustments from your exact measurements to allow for inside clearance and ease of operation.
Measure the length (drop) of area to be covered. Example: Top of frame to bottom of frame with an additional 2” for mounting above and below window.
United Shade will manufacture exactly the size you order. Take precautions with your measurements so entire window area is covered and allowances are made to assure a custom fit. If draperies or valances are already installed be sure your measurement for width allows the shade or blind to fit under the current window treatment.
Inside Mount Measuring Instructions
Inside mount shades and blinds are installedinsidethe window casing.
Measure the exact inside width of the window casing from left to right inside edge.
Measure the exact inside height of the window casing form top to bottom inside edge.
Do NOT take any deductions. Allowances are made at the factory to ensure fit.
BLINDS ARE ALL CUSTOM AND NON-RETURNABLE
Outside Mount Measuring Instructions
Outside mount shades and blinds are installedoutsidethe window casing. The shade or blind will cover an area larger than the window itself.
Measure the exact width to be covered. Allow enough extra coverage to ensure proper light control and privacy
Measure the exact height to be covered. Allow for proper coverage.