Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds

Installation

Operation

Care

Cadence

®

Soft Vertical Blinds with the Paramount

®

Contoured Headrail System

CONTENTS

Getting Started:

Mounting Types And Window Terminology ....................... 1

Installation Components Needed .................................... 1

Tools And Fasteners Needed .......................................... 3

Product View — Side Draw .......................................... 4

Product View — Center Draw ....................................... 5

Product View — DualFold

Valance ............................... 6

Installation:

DualFold ™ Valance Assembly (Double-Tiered).................. 7

Inside Or Ceiling Mount Installation ................................ 9

Mount The Installation Brackets — Outside Mount ........ 11

Attach Louvers ............................................................ 13

Cord Tensioner And Cord Length (Cord And Chain Only) . 13

Wand Adjustment (PermaTilt

®

Only) ............................. 14

Cord Adjustment ......................................................... 15

Valance Installation (Outside Mount Installations Only) ... 16

Operation:

PermaTilt

®

Wand Control Center Draw Blinds .............. 17

Cord And Chain Operated Center Draw Blinds .............. 17

PermAssure ® Safety Wand Control Center Draw Blinds . 18

PermAssure Safety Wand Side-Draw Blinds .................. 18

PermaTilt Wand Control Side-Draw Blinds .................... 19

Cord And Chain Operated Side-Draw Blinds ................. 19

Care:

Headrail Removal ........................................................ 20

Cleaning Procedures ................................................... 20

Child Safety:

Warning ..................................................................... 21

Cord Loop Shades ....................................................... 21

Questions?

Call the Hunter Douglas Customer Information Center at

1-888-501-8364.

© 2009 Hunter Douglas

® Registered trademark of Hunter Douglas ™ Trademark of Hunter Douglas

GETTING STARTED

Thank you for purchasing this Hunter Douglas Cadence ® Soft Vertical Blinds. With proper installation, operation, and care, your new blind will provide years of beauty and performance.

Please thoroughly review this instruction booklet before beginning the installation.

This instruction booklet covers the cord and chain control system, PermaTilt ® wand system, and the PermAssure

®

safety wand system.

Remove headrail, louvers, and DualFold ™ valance from the package. Do not discard any of the packaging material until the blind operates to your satisfaction.

Contents of your hardware package may vary depending upon whether the headrail is mounted inside or outside the window frame.

Mounting Types And Window Terminology

If the installation brackets are mounted correctly, the rest of the installation process follows very easily. To prepare for this important fi rst step, review the mounting types and basic window terminology illustrated below.

Molding

Top Sill

Jamb Jamb

Collectively, the sills and jambs are called the

“window casement.”

Bottom Sill

Inside Mount

The blind fits within window opening.

Outside Mount

The blind mounts outside window opening.

Installation Components Needed

Check the packaging to be sure you have all the components needed to install your blind.

IMPORTANT: For outside mount valance installations, the short valance hanger, see Optional Components on page 2, count will be the same as the headrail installation brackets.

Blind Width

10" – 24"

24 1 /

8

" – 48"

48

1

/

8

" – 72"

72 1 /

8

" – 96"

96

1

/

8

" – 120"

120 1 /

8

" – 144"

144 1 /

8

" – 168"

168

1

/

8

" – 192"

Brackets

Required

2

3

6

7

4

5

8

9

1

GETTING STARTED

Required Components

Installation Brackets:

EZ-On Installation Bracket. These installation brackets are used for inside and ceiling mountings. They are also found on the other two installation brackets shown below.

3

1

/

2

" L-Bracket With EZ-On Installation Bracket. These are used as standard outside mount brackets.

Adjustable Bracket Assembly With EZ-On Installation

Bracket. These are used when the headrail needs to be further from the wall than the distance the 3 1 /

2

" L-Bracket can achieve.

Short Valance Hanger. These are used with blinds that have a valance and are in addition to the above mounting brackets.

Optional Components

Outside Mount Deluxe L-Bracket Without EZ-On Installation

Bracket. These are used with the 4

1

/

2

" slider extension plate listed below. This is a heavier bracket than the adjustable bracket assembly with the EZ-On installation bracket and will allow you to move the headrail even further from the wall.

4

1

/

2

" Slider Extension Plate. These are used with the outside mount deluxe L-bracket and will allow you to move the headrail even further from the wall. Attach an EZ-On installation bracket to this bracket to attach the headrail.

4" Heavy-Duty Wall Bracket. These are vertical space-saving brackets that will also allow you to extend the headrail beyond the standard distance from the wall. Attach an EZ-On installation bracket to this bracket to attach the headrail.

Mounting Shim. These wedges are used in pairs to level a headrail.

Screw and Nut. These are used to attach the EZ-On installation brackets and the slider extension brackets to other installation brackets.

2

GETTING STARTED

Tools And Fasteners Needed

Flat blade and Phillips screwdriver

Measuring tape and pencil

Level

Power drill and drill bits

( 1 ∕

4

" hex driver also recommended)

In addition, you will need fasteners designed to work with your specifi c mounting surface(s).

#8 Hex Head Screws (Provided).

Two 2" screws are provided per installation bracket.

Longer #8 Hex Head Screws (Not Provided).

Use a #8 mounting screw long enough for a secure attachment.

Wall Anchors (Not Provided).

If mounting into drywall, you will need wall anchors to ensure a secure installation.

Screws and Nuts (Provided).

Extension brackets come with screws and nuts.

#8 x 2"

Hex Head Screw

(Provided)

Longer #8 Hex Head Screw Wall Anchor Or

Expansion Bolt

(Not Provided)

3

GETTING STARTED

Product View — Side Draw

Headrail

Louver Control

Standard

PermaTilt

®

Wand Control

Louvers

4

Optional PermAssure ®

Safety Wand Control

System

Optional Cord And Chain

Control System

Product View — Center Draw

Headrail

Louver Control

Standard

PermaTilt

®

Wand Control

Louvers

GETTING STARTED

Optional PermAssure ®

Safety Wand Control

System

Optional Cord And Chain

Control System

5

GETTING STARTED

Product View — DualFold

Valance

IMPORTANT: DualFold

Valances are not shipped assembled.

Dust Cover

Valance Material

Valance

Assembly

Clip

Cadence Valance

Return

Valance Inserts

Left Cadence Corner

Right Cadence ®

Corner

6

DualFold

Valance Assembly (Double-Tiered)

IMPORTANT: The DualFold

Valance should be assembled upside down.

Slip the curved edge of the top valance louver insert over the round end of the assembly clip.

Valance

Assembly Clip

(Upside Down)

Slide the curved edge of the bottom valance louver insert onto the bottom edge of the assembly clip.

INSTALLATION

Top

Valance

Louver Insert

IMPORTANT: The lower edge of the bottom valance louver insert should be between the top louver insert and the assembly clip.

Bottom

Louver

Insert

Valance

Assemby

Clip

Top Louver

Insert

7

INSTALLATION

Insert and slide the brackets on the back of the assembly clip into the clear grooves on the front of the dust cover.

Side View

Dust Cover

Top Louver Insert

Valance

Assembly Clip

Dust Cover

Install the valance corners and the returns.

IMPORTANT: Angle the corner as it is inserted into the louvers.

Valance

Assembly Clip

Corner

Valance

Assembly Clip

Corner

Dust Cover

Dust Cover

Top

Louver

Insert

Corner

Valance

Return

8

The valance assembly is now complete. Position the valance upright.

Top Louver Insert Locks Into

Valance Assembly Clip Top Tabs

INSTALLATION

Inside Or Ceiling Mount Installation

For outside mount installations, see Mount The Installation Brackets Outside Mount on page 11.

Measure And Mark Installation Bracket Location

Mark installation bracket locations between 2" and 4" from each end of the headrail. Evenly space intermediate installation brackets between end installation brackets at 24" to 30" intervals.

Jam

2"-4"

30" Maximum

Jam

2"-4"

30" Maximum

IMPORTANT: If you do not have a mounting template, measure the depth and add

1 ⁄

2

" clearance between the louver and the window (i.e. 2

1

2

" for 3

5

8

" louvers). Blinds having widths greater than 120" will require additional brackets to support the stacked louvers.

9

INSTALLATION

Install Installation Brackets (And Assembled Valance)

IMPORTANT: The inside surface of the valance dust cover has three parallel grooves, use the center groove to position drill holes.

Drill pilot holes through the dust cover valance at the installation bracket locations as marked.

Turn the DualFold

Valance upright. Insert the valance into the window opening with the returns fl ush to the wall.

IMPORTANT: The returns may need to be trimmed to the desired length.

Valance

Center

Groove

Installation

Bracket

Installation

Screw

Hold the valance in position and drill through the valance into ceiling.

Position an installation bracket at each hole and screw into place.

Align and tighten the valance against the ceiling into its fi nished mounting position.

DualFold

Valance

Ceiling/Head

2

1

/

2

"

Louver

3

5

/

8

"

4 1 /

2

"

1

/

2

"

Wall

Installation

Bracket

Side

View

Install The Headrail

Center the headrail underneath the installation brackets.

Tilt the headrail and insert it into the front edge of the installation brackets.

Installation Bracket

Tilt Up And

Pull Into Place

Roll Up

10

INSTALLATION

Pull forward, then roll the headrail back toward the rear of the blind.

Push up and snap into place.

Test The Headrail Operation

For a headrail with the cord and chain control system, unpack the chain and cord.

Check that the chain/wand will rotate the louver hooks.

Check that the cord/wand will traverse the louver hooks.

Mount The Installation Brackets — Outside Mount

Center the headrail over the window opening at the desired height. Use a pencil to lightly mark each end of the headrail.

Mark the installation bracket locations between 2" and 4" from each end of the headrail.

If more than two installation brackets came with your order, space additional bracket(s) evenly on studs, between the two end brackets and mark their location.

Headrail End Marks

2"-4" Space Evenly (30" Maximum) Space Evenly (30"Maximum)

Window Opening

Center each installation bracket on the marks and mark the location for the screw holes (3

1

/

2

" L-bracket shown, all others are mounted in a similar fashion).

A minimum 2" fl at vertical surface is required to mount the brackets.

The top of the installation brackets should be at the desired height. The brackets should be level and aligned.

2"-4"

2"(Min)

End Of

Headrail

2"-4"

Installation Bracket

Location Mark

CAUTION: The rear of the brackets must be fl ush against a fl at mounting surface.

Do not mount brackets on curved molding.

Drill the screw holes using a

3

32

" drill bit.

IMPORTANT: If you are fastening the installation brackets to drywall, be sure to use wall anchors or expansion bolts (not provided) and follow the instructions provided.

Fasten installation brackets to the mounting surface using the hex head screws provided.

11

INSTALLATION

Install Short Valance Clips

IMPORTANT: This is only for outside mount blinds that include a valance.

Space the short valance clips along the headrail near the positions of the headrail installation brackets.

The short valance clips can be on either side of the installation brackets.

The end short valance clips need to be at least 1" in from the end of the headrail.

Set the rear of the short valance clip against the back track of the headrail and twist them into position.

Headrail Back Track

Headrail Installation

Center the headrail underneath the installation brackets.

Tilt the headrail and insert it into the front edge of the installation brackets.

Installation Bracket

Tilt Up And

Pull Into Place

Roll Up

Push back, then roll the headrail back up toward the rear of the blind.

Push up and snap into place.

Test The Headrail Operation

For a headrail with the cord and chain control system, unpack the chain and cord.

Check that the chain/wand will rotate the louver hooks.

Check that the cord/wand will traverse the louver hooks.

12

INSTALLATION

Attach Louvers

Use the safety wand on the wand assembly (or the chains on a cord and chain control system) to rotate the louver hooks so the slot between the long and the short prong of the carriers is facing you.

Push the louver into the hooks until it “snaps” into place.

Louver

Hook

Cord Tensioner And Cord Length (Cord And Chain Only)

WARNING: Strangulation or choking hazard. The cord tensioner must be properly installed to operate the traverse system, rotate the louvers, and to keep the cords taut. Proper installation will help reduce the chance of accidental

strangulation by making the cords less accessible to young children.

Determine the mounting location. If you need to adjust the cord, see Cord Adjustment on page 15.

Sill Mounted Jamb Mounted

Wall Mounted

Use a wall anchor to hold mounting screws in place.

13

INSTALLATION

Fully extend the cord tensioning device, then rotate the body 45 degrees and lock it into this extended position. This releases the tension on the cord.

Position the cord tensioning device at the mounting location.

Hold the cord taut with the cord tensioning device in the extended position and mount the base using the supplied screws.

Activate the cord tension again by rotating the body back 45 degrees.

Extend

Rotate 45°

To Lock

Rotate 45°

To Unlock

Wand Adjustment (PermaTilt

®

Only)

If the wand does not hang straight or the cord is too loose, raise or lower the cord tether to adjust cord tension.

Using a 0.05 hex key, loosen the set screw in the wand lock through the access hole. Raise the tether to decrease tension; lower the tether to increase tension. Tighten the set screw and check the adjustment.

If the cord is still too loose, see Cord Adjustment on the next page.

Access

Hole

Release

0.05

Hex Key

14

INSTALLATION

Cord Adjustment

To Reduce Cord Length On A Side Draw Blind

Release the tension on the cord with the cord tensioner; see

Cord Tensioner and Cord

Length (Cord And Chain Only) starting on page 13.

Place the blind in the open position.

Locate the cord knot in the front of the lead carrier.

Loosen the adjusting screw until the cord moves.

Pull the cord to the desired length.

Tie a double knot.

Tighten the adjusting screw.

Reset the cord tension with the cord tensioner.

Test for proper cord tension.

Cut the excess cord.

Side Draw

Carriers in

Open Position

Screw and

Cord Knot

To Reduce Cord Length On Center Draw Blinds

Release the tension on the cord with the cord tensioner; see

Cord Tensioner and Cord

Length (Cord And Chain Only) starting on page 13.

Place the blind in the closed position.

Locate the cord ends in the front of the lead carrier.

Loosen the adjusting screw.

Select the cord knot that adjusts the cord length only; if carrier movement is observed, select the other cord.

CAUTION: Cutting the wrong cord will cause irreparable damage.

Center Draw

Carriers Closed

Position

Screw

Pull the cord to the desired length.

Tie a double knot.

Tighten the adjusting screw.

Reset the tension with the cord tensioner.

Test for proper cord tension.

Cut the excess cord.

15

INSTALLATION

For more complex problems with the headrail assembly, refer to the Paramount

® Contoured

Headrail System Troubleshooting Guide (PCN 77PTSG0702 3M). This publication is available from your dealer.

Valance Installation (Outside Mount Installations Only)

Make sure that the headrail assembly is pulled out all the way and remains there while installing the valance.

Hold the valance assembly up to the headrail.

Push the edge of the dust cover into the short valance clips.

Push the entire valance assembly all the way back toward the wall.

The returns should meet the wall. If pushing the valance assembly in all the way causes the valance to bow, trim the returns using scissors.

Valance Clip

DualFold

Valance

16

PermaTilt

®

Wand Control Center Draw Blinds

Use the pull cords attached to the wand to open or close the blind

(black arrows).

Using the wand, rotate the louvers open or closed (grey arrows).

OPERATION

Cord And Chain Operated Center Draw Blinds

Use the pull cords attached to the cord tensioner to open and close the blind (black arrows).

Use the tassels and chains to rotate the louvers open or closed

(grey arrows).

17

OPERATION

PermAssure

®

Safety Wand Control Center Draw Blinds

Pushing and pulling on the wand opens and closes the blind (black arrows).

Twist the safety wand to open and close the louvers (grey arrows).

Open And Close Blind

Open And Close Louvers

PermAssure Safety Wand Side-Draw Blinds

Pushing and pulling on the wand opens and closes the blind (black arrows).

Twist the safety wand to open and close the louvers (grey arrows).

Open And Close Blind

Open And Close Louvers

18

PermaTilt

®

Wand Control Side-Draw Blinds

Use the pull cords attached to the wand to open or close the blind (black arrows).

Twist the wand to rotate the louvers open or closed (grey arrows).

OPERATION

Cord And Chain Operated Side-Draw Blinds

Use the pull cords attached to the cord tensioner to open and close the blind (black arrows).

Use the tassels and chains to rotate the louvers open or closed (grey arrows).

19

CARE

Headrail Removal

Remove the louvers.

For cord and chain control units, disconnect the cord tensioner from its mounting place.

Locate the rear tab on the installation bracket.

Firmly holding the headrail, push up on the rear tab with your fi nger to release the headrail.

Roll the headrail down at the rear and then push it toward the window, releasing it from the installation brackets.

CAUTION: Removing long headrails will require more than one person to avoid damaging the headrail.

Rear Tab

Tilt And

Push Back

Push Up

Roll Down

Cleaning Procedures

Dusting

Regular light dusting with a feather duster is all the cleaning that is needed in most circumstances.

Vacuuming

Use a hand-held vacuum with low suction for more thorough dust removal.

Spot-Cleaning

Dust with feather duster or low suction hand-held vacuum.

Use compressed air to blow dust off louvers.

Use hair dryer on cool setting to blow dust off louvers (Cadence

®

Impressions

only).

Spot-clean using a mild detergent solution (Cadence Impressions only).

Compressed Air

You can use compressed air or a hair dryer (cool setting) to blow the dust off your valance.

Ultrasonic And Injection/Extraction

Safe for all fabrics except Cadence Motif

.

Do not use on any other louver type.

20

CHILD SAFETY

Warning

WARNING

For more safety information call 1-888-501-8364 in the U.S. or 1-866-662-0666 in Canada.

Young children can wrap cords around their necks and STRANGLE.

Always keep cords out of the reach of children.

Move cribs, playpens and other furniture away from cords. Children can climb furniture to get to cords.

Cord Loop Shades

Attach the cord tensioner on the cord loop to the wall or window casement. See

Cord Tensioner And Cord Length on page 13. This can prevent children from pulling cord loops around their necks.

Hunter Douglas provides a cord tensioner installation kit with instructions for attaching the cord tensioner. For the shade to operate properly, the cord tensioner must be correctly mounted and secured.

Only Hunter Douglas supplied cord tensioners and hardware should be used.

Replacement parts may be obtained by contacting the Hunter Douglas Customer

Information Center at 1-888-501-8364.

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The Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee is designed to ensure a thoroughly satisfying experience when selecting, purchasing and living with your window fashion products. If you are not thoroughly satisfied, simply contact Hunter Douglas Inc. at 1-888-501-8364 or visit hunterdouglas.com.

COVERED

BY A LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY

NOT COVERED

BY A LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY

• Hunter Douglas window fashion products are

covered for defects in materials, workmanship

or failure to operate

• Operational cords for a full 7 years from the date

• Any conditions caused by normal wear and tear

• Abuse, accidents, misuse or alterations to

of purchase (applies to products sold after

January 1, 2008)

• All internal mechanisms

• Components and brackets

• Exposure to the elements (sun damage, wind,

water/moisture) or discoloration over time (with

the exception of EverWood ® Collection alternative

wood blinds which carry a “Satisfaction Guarantee”

covering fading, yellowing, warping and bowing

• Fabric delamination

• Hunter Douglas PowerRise ® , PowerTilt ™ and

PowerGlide ® 2.0, all with Platinum Technology ™ , and

for the life of the product)

• Failure to follow our instructions with respect

to measurement, proper installation, cleaning

all other Hunter Douglas motorization components

are covered for 5 years from date of purchase

• Repairs and/or replacements will be made with

like or similar parts or products

• Shipping charges, cost of removal and

reinstallation

For further details, see the warranty card included with your order.

TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE

1. Contact your original dealer (place of purchase) for warranty assistance.

2. Visit hunterdouglas.com/customersupport for additional warranty information and

frequently asked questions.

3. Contact Hunter Douglas Inc. at 1-888-501-8364 (9:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST) for technical

support, certain parts free of charge, for assistance in obtaining warranty service or for

further explanation of our warranty.

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