I have some up-down shades which don't have any instructions. The are made by Allen-Roth, which is just a Lowe's house brand.

For the life of me I can't see how to mount these!

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The metal bracket will slide into the top of the blind but it isn't secure at all and there isn't anyway to move that rotating latch if you do that, so I don't think that that's it.

Any ideas?

  • Which part of the brackets fits well into the shade? The section with the slot, two holes, and bent-down edges, right? Apr 21, 2020 at 1:08
  • Wow, if they can't even include the instructions, how good will the product be?? I'd say "back to the store it goes", but the COVID-19 return policy is "we don't want it back". I suppose you could do the online return thing and get another with instructions... then you'd have two lol. Apr 21, 2020 at 1:09
  • Instructions are often folded up and tucked into the track or in small boxes that look like shipping spacers. Maybe look around a bit more.
    – isherwood
    Apr 21, 2020 at 12:38
  • Hint: You have two options, you mount the brackets to the top of the sash (you are turning the screws upwards) or you mount the brackets to a horizontal surface. That is why there are two sets of holes in the brackets. Apr 21, 2020 at 13:09

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I have some of those brackets. In the picture, the bracket is sitting upside down, pick it up and turn it 180 degrees so the lever that moves is on the top. Mount it to the wall that way.

In the right picture, take the thing that moves and move it to the left so that the longest part is parallel with the left side of the mounting bracket using the right picture as reference.

Take the blind and push it up tight to the bracket and spin that moveable arm 90 degrees. Those 2 slightly raised tabs and that slightly raised tab on the moveable arm fit into the 2 curved pieces at the top of the blind support using the bottom picture as reference.

Once you spin that moveable arm, those raised tabs will now hold the blind in place. They are a pain in butt to use but they are what you have.

Do a "dry run" with the blind sitting where it is and try to fit the bracket into that top channel. Remember to move that moveable arm to the left in the picture before you try to mount that bracket so the tabs (3) are on the same side. Then fit the bracket to the blind and move the movable arm about 90 degrees so it's tab is forced under the opposite lip.

Try it a few times you will understand how it works. When hung correctly, the curved tops of the blind sits on those 3 tabs. (2 tabs in the front and the moveable tab in the back). When you are mounting the blind, that moveable arm will be sticking straight out, stick the blind over those 2 front tabs, push the blind up tight into the bracket and lock it in place with the tab on the moveable arm.

Job done. hope this helps.

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    Paragraphs, please. :)
    – isherwood
    Apr 21, 2020 at 12:35
  • @isherwood, I am almost completely illiterate when it comes to doing stuff on a computer. I am so glad that I know how to spell and use "GOOGLE" to search. If I could find out how to do paragraphs I would be a knew man. thanks
    – d.george
    Apr 21, 2020 at 17:48
  • Press the Enter key twice.
    – isherwood
    Apr 21, 2020 at 18:28
  • I made the paragraphs for d.george, no worries. Once a mod approves them they will be seen. Apr 21, 2020 at 22:17
  • Never knew that . Thanks guys
    – d.george
    Apr 28, 2020 at 9:55

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