Custom cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades are the most preferred among homeowners because of their amazing features and incredible functionality. From reducing the incoming direct daylight to providing privacy, the shades are elegant and highly versatile. Mounting these window coverings can offer several values and benefits to your space. The shades are uniquely designed to insulate your windows while keeping them indoor at an ideal temperature. By getting these window solutions you can be assured of having lower energy bills all year round. They can easily complement any home decor style with their range of astonishing styles and textures.
These shades come in both ready-made and custom made versions and can be bought online or in any retail store around the world. If you want your shade to match the exact dimension of the window, then custom made cellular shades are the right choice to go for. All you have to do is measure the windows accurately, customize the cell shade as per your need, and then place the order. But sometimes, due to some measuring mistakes, you may end up receiving the wrong product that may not fit your windows as well. Oversized cellular shades will make your windows look bulky and interior congested. Cutting them is the only way to adjust for the perfect fit. If the shades are cut incorrectly and you want to re-cut them, then it’s always recommended to take help from a professional because further mistakes can ruin your covering completely. But if you are a DIY enthusiast and wish to do it by yourself in order to save a little, then this is not a complicated project to do. Here is a quick summary of the steps to take to get you started:
Following the below steps ensure an easy and efficient cutting of cellular shades that will perfectly fit windows without any hassles, giving windows maximum coverage while offering all the benefits. Consult with the experts to avoid errors if you are unsure. ZebraBlinds is not responsible for any damages caused through DIY methods.
- Step 1: Before you dig into the process of cutting, determine whether your shade needs to be mounted inside or outside of the window frame and then measure the desired length accordingly. If you are planning for outside mounting, then you have to consider adding 2 inches wider than the frame. For inside mounting, measure from the left to the right side of the window frame and subtract ½ inch to allow for a ¼ inch clearance on each side.
- Step 2: Now measure the window shade accurately, deduct the desired length from the actual measurement to determine how much you need to cut off and mark the location using a pencil.
- Step 3: Cover both ends of the shade (marked cutting point) using masking tape. And also don’t forget to double check the measurements.
- Step 4: Take a mitre saw or table saw and cut the shade at a 90-degree angle. Be careful while doing this and make sure to put on safety glasses.
- Step 5: Remove the tape and install the shade to enjoy all the benefits.