Sizes for 2 on 1 Headrail Cell Shades
Q:At what window width do you recommend splitting a blind into 2 headrails? I have an opening that's 71 1/2" with 2 windows. Is that too large for one headrail? I am looking at double cell blackout shades.
A:Typically with cellular shades, anything beyond 72" wide would need to be made as a 2 on 1 headrail, but it would also depend on your length. If the shade exceeds 48" in length and a width close to but less than 72" you may want to consider splitting the cell shades into a 2 on 1 headrail. If you do choose to keep the blind as a single headrail then we would suggest using a continuous cord loop mechanism instead of the standard pull. The continuous cord or rollease lift is much stronger and will last longer for larger size honeycomb cell shades.
2 on 1 headrails offers 2 separate cell shades, each with their own lift cords but both shades share a common headrail. The headrail is the top portion of the cell shade that houses the lift mechanisms of the shade. Each of the cell shades may be operated independently of of the other.
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