When you are mounting your window shades, you have two options. The shade can sit outside of the window casement; this is called a shallow mount. When the shade sits fully inside of the window casing, it is known as a flush mount.
It depends on the shade life type you select and if you have enough room inside your window casing. The minimum amount of space our window treatments require is 2” for a full flush mount, while some products require 2 ¼” in window casement space.
In some people's opinion, flush mounts give out a cleaner look when both the bottom and the top bar are squarely inside of the window's casing. There is no difference in the energy efficiency application of the shade if the unit is flush mounted or shallow mounted.
While a flush mount is preferred, it isn't the end of the world if you shade protrudes out of the casing slightly. Every home is built in its own unique way and should be treated as such. If you are still having issues about deciding what to do with window treatments and what mounting type works best for you, contact the team at CellularWindowShades.com today and one of our designers can help guide you to the solution that looks perfect in your home!