Measuring Instructions for Roller Shades

Precise width and length measurements are critical as fabric width cannot be altered after the shade is created.

StoreFront Graphic Shades accepts measurements down to 1⁄8 of an inch, so it’s essential to be as exact as possible when noting your specifications. Please always round down to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.

Please use a metal tape measure for increased accuracy.

Inside Mount


You will need to measure your window’s width inside the jamb where the brackets will be placed (width 1) Always round down to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. The fabricator will make the necessary deductions to fit the window opening. You should expect a small light gap at the sides of all inside mount shades.


You should measure the height of the window from the underside of the soffit to the surface of the windowsill on both of the sides and the middle, choosing the smallest measurement.  Please submit the smallest measurement with your order.

Outside Mount

You will need to measure the exact width and length of the area to be covered. Measure the width at the exact point where the brackets will be installed. To eliminate light gaps on the sides, when measuring width, please allow at least 2½ inches or more of an overlap on each side.

Watch out for any obstructions such as window trim, molding, locks and window cranks, noting them in your measurements.