Jupiter Wells

For Good Measure: A Two Step Guide to Getting Your Window Treatments Right

Check out the PDF Version with images & helpful illustrations: For Good Measure

A Few Pointers:

Select Your Type of Mount:

Measure Your Window - Inside Mount

    Cellular Shades Faux Wood Blinds Roller/Solar Shades Roman Shades Sheer Shadings Wood Blinds Natural Woven
Width Where to Measure Top, Center, Bottom Top, Center, Bottom Top Top, Center, Bottom Top, Center, Bottom Top, Center, Bottom Top, Center, Bottom
  Measurement to Use Narrowest Narrowest Top Narrowest Narrowest Narrowest Narrowest
Height Where to Measure Left, Right, Center Left, Right, Center Left, Right, Center Left, Right, Center Left, Right, Center Left, Right, Center Left, Right, Center
  Measurement to Use Longest Longest Longest Longest Longest Longest Longest

Measure Your Window - Outside Mount

Measure the exact width to be covered, making sure the measurement overlaps the window opening by the amounts listed in the table below to ensure light control and privacy. Then measure the exact height to be covered including the overlap listed in the table below to allow enough space on the wall or molding to affix the brackets. You can add to this overlap to make a small window appear larger, hide unattractive window molding, or to have the window treatment stack off of the window (see Stacking Height on the following page) when completely raised.

Please note: The factory will not take any deductions for an outside mount. The window treatment will be made to the exact measurements specified. For roller or solar shades, please be aware that the specified width is the “tip-to-tip” size of the operating Width Height mechanism on the shade. Therefore, the fabric will always be 1” less than the specified width. For example, with a 4” total overlap (per chart below), the fabric will only overlap 3” (1 ½” on each side).

    Cellular Shades Faux Wood Blinds Roller/Solar Shades Roman Shades Sheer Shadings Wood Blinds Natural Woven
Window Casing/Moulding Overlap Width: Total Overlap: 3" 3" 4" 3" 3" 3" 3"
  Each Side 1 1/2"
each side
1 1/2"
each side
1 1/2"
each side
1 1/2"
each side
1 1/2"
each side
1 1/2"
each side
1 1/2"
each side
Window Casing/Moulding Overlap Height: Above Top: 2"
above top
2"
above top
2"
above top
2"
above top
2"
above top
2"
above top
2"
above top
  Below Bottom: 1 1/2"
bottom
1 1/2"
bottom
1 1/2"
bottom
1 1/2"
bottom
1 1/2"
bottom
1 1/2"
bottom
1 1/2"
bottom

Consider Your Stacking Height

To preserve your view, you may choose to have your window treatment stack completely off the window when it’s fully raised. To achieve this, you will need to add to the height measurement. Please refer to the table below for product stacking heights.

Stacking Height 24" 36" 48" 60" 84"
3/8" Single Cell Cellular Shades 2" 2 1/4" 2 1/2" 2 3/4" 3 3/4"
3/8" Single Cell Cellular Shades - Room Darkening 2" 2 1/2" 2 3/4" 3 1/4" 4 1/4"
3/8" Double Cell Cellular Shades 2 3/4" 3" 3 1/2" 3 3/4" 4 1/4"
3/8" Double Cell Cellular Shades - Room Darkening 3 1/4" 3" 3 1/2" 3 3/4" 4 1/4"
Roller & Solar Shades 3" 3" 3" 3" 3"
Roman Shades 8" 9 1/2" 10" 11 1/2" 12 1/2"
Sheer Shadings 3" 3" 3" 3" 3"
2" Faux Wood Blinds 5 1/2" 6 1/2" 7 3/4" 8 3/4" 11 3/4"
2 1/2" Faux Wood Blinds 5 1/2" 6 1/2" 7" 7 3/4" 12 3/4"
1 3/8" Wood Blinds 5 3/8" 6 7/8" 8 1/4" 9 7/8" 12 3/4"
2" Wood Blinds 4 1/2" 5 1/2" 6 1/2" 7 1/2" 9 1/2"
2 3/8" Wood Blinds 4 1/2" 5" 5 3/8" 6 3/8" 7 7/8"
Natural Woven Shades 12" 12" 12" 12" 12"

Special Measuring Situations

Check out the PDF Version with images & helpful illustrations: For Good Measure