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Elegant, lightweight vanes lay between sheer fabric that allows them to open and close easily.

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Lantex Window Fashions SHEERVIEW Colors


Measuring guidelines
measuring/Operating Information

Schematic depicting positioning for inside mounted shades.
Schematic depicting the position for an outside mounted shade.

*Headrail will measure ordered width minus: 1/8”

(IB) Fabric will measure ordered width minus: 15/16”

(OB) Fabric will measure ordered width minus: 13/16”

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Measurement Guidelines
Note On Specifications
Inside Mount (IB)
Outside Mount (OB)
  • Precise width and height measurements are critical. Fabric width cannot be altered after the shading is fabricated.

  • Please use a metal tape measure to ensure accuracy from home to factory.

  • The headrail must be installed perfectly level and evenly to ensure smooth operation. On an inside mount, it is recommended that you check to see that the mounting surface is level and consistent. If your soffit needs to be leveled, this should be done before measuring.

  • Due to variations in fabric weave and environmental conditions, the finished dimensions for both width and height may vary, plus or minus 1/8”, from your order measurements.

*Headrail measurements include end caps

  • Measure across the width of your window opening in three different places: top, middle, and bottom. Measurements should be taken within the window jamb. Provide the smallest of the three measurements to your fabricator. Be exact. Your fabricator will make the necessary deductions to fit the window opening.

  • Measure the height of the window opening from the underside of the soffit to the surface of the window sill in two places: use the smallest of the two measurements.

  • Measure the exact width and height of the area to be covered. For the width, allow at least 1 1/2” of an overlap on each side. An overlap of 3” on each side is recommended.

  • Be sure to take into consideration any obstructions such as window trim, molding, locks, and window cranks.

Finished Dimensions
  • Once ordered and manufactured, the width of the fabric cannot be altered. Your fabricator makes deductions to the width of Window Shadings depending on the type of mounting indicated. For all mounting types, fabric will measure exactly the length ordered when the vanes are in the open or “view-through” position. When the vanes are rotated to the closed position, the shading will become 3/8” longer.

*Headrail will measure ordered width minus: 1/8”

Fabric will measure ordered width minus: 15/16”

*Headrail will measure ordered width minus: 0

Fabric will measure ordered width minus: 13/16”

  • When closed on an inside mount, a slight crease may occur on the lowermost sheer section because of contact with the sill. To compensate, slightly raise the shading until the rail begins to lift off the window sill. 

  • If preferred, the shading can be ordered 3/8” less than the measured height of the window opening. In this case, the bottom rail will be positioned 3/8” above the sill when the vanes are in the open position. Rotating the vanes closed will cause the bottom rail to touch the window sill and thus closing any unwanted space.

  • The Sheerview Horizontal Sheer Shades come with a standard headrail wrapped in a *color coordinated fabric with an option of color coordinated aluminum. 

*Unless otherwise specified.

Inside Mount

  • Minimum depth for Inside Mount: 2” 

  • Minimum depth for Flush Inside Mount including  installation brackets: 3 1/4”

Length Consideration 
Headrail Consideration
Cord Information
Schematic depicting quick releasing shade mounts.

Outside Mount

  • Minimum surface area required for mounting: 3/4”

Shading Operation
  • The Sheerview Horizontal Sheer Shades feature the Continuous Cord System. This system provides the ability to manipulate the shading into various viewing positions. From the closed and retracted position (fabric inside the headrail), lower the fabric by pulling down on the rear of the loop cord until you reach the desired shading position. Once lowered completely to the window sill, continuing to pull the cord in the same direction will open the horizontal fabric vanes, offering varied views to the outside. Continuing to pull the cord in the same direction will also lift the shading in the view-through mode. To retract the shading, simply pull down on the front of the cord until the shading reaches the desired viewing mode or fabric position.

  • Installation Headrail Brackets

Multi-faceted bracket system includes breakaway shims to assist in leveling.  Bracket also includes easy release lever.

  • Extension Brackets

Extension or “L” brackets are available which can be used to project the back of the shading 4 1/4” from the mounting surface.

  • Spacer Blocks

Spacer blocks project the shading 3/8” from the mounting surface. Use spacer blocks to obtain clearance when obstructions, such as window cranks or door handles, obstruct the movement of shading. 

  • Hold Down Brackets

Hold down brackets are made of clear plastic that fit into holes on the end-cap of the bottom rail. Hold downs are generally used to secure the bottom of the window shading in order to prevent swaying.

  • Cord Tensioner

The cord tensioner keeps the cord taut to prevent children and pets from entangling and subsequently injuring themselves. Cord tensioner must be used for this product to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Child Safety Guidelines.

Skew Adjusting Bottom Rail
  • The Sheerview Horizontal Sheer Shades are leveled and weighed in the factory. When installed level, the fabric will not skew when raised. If the headrail is not installed level, skewing can occur that can damage the edge of the fabric. Be sure to follow the instructions below carefully to ensure correct and balanced operation.

Simply turn over the bottom rail and twist with a flat head screw driver both stoppers on the left and right side of the counterweight slide. 

Slide the bar to where the counterweight is needed to combat the shifting of the shades. Twist down with a flat head screw driver on both stoppers in order to once again lock the counterweights.

Schematic depicting the positioning of counter weight slides.
Schematic depicting a repositioned counter weight slide.
  • Braided Nylon cord styles will measure the height indicated below unless otherwise specified.

Shade Height

  • 12”     - 36”

  • 36”     - 48”

  • 48”     - 72”

  • 72”     - 96”

  • 96”     - 120”

  • 120”   - 132”

Standard Loop

  • 2’ (24”)

  • 3’ (36”)

  • 4’ (48”)

  • 5’ (60”)

  • 6’ (72”)

  • 7’ (84”)

  • Maximum Cord Heights: Polyester Cord - 15 ft.

  • A cord can be ordered in custom lengths in one-foot increments only.


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