Remove & Replace a Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shade


The Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shade was first introduced to market in 1991, and was, perhaps, the biggest innovation in the window coverings industry since the Honeycomb Shade a decade hunter douglas silhouette shade fabricearlier.  Its unique construction with fabric vanes suspended between two sheers offer many light filtering options.

Although the standard Silhouette still looks pretty much the same, it has undergone some upgrades.  Most notably for installers and blind repair people are the 3 mounting bracket upgrades.  The good news is that the latest version is very durable and easy to use, which cannot be said of the previous 2.  Here’s the pictures of the 3 generations in order:

old obsolete hunter douglas silhouette shade bracketold obsolete hunter douglas silhouette shade brackethunter douglas silhouette shade bracket

Here’s a video that shows how to remove your Silhouette with each of these brackets:

 

14 Comments

    1. Mike – If the shade was made for a window that is only 6 ft in length, there won’t be enough fabric for it to cover an 8 ft opening. There isn’t that much extra fabric to the shade. You’ll have to purchase a new window covering.

  1. hi, i have an old hunter douglas honeycomb blind with the old metal brackets and have not found any info on removing the blinds. the usual methods are not working for me

      1. hi,
        the mounts are fine, i can’t figure out how to take down the blinds, one of the strings which look like nylon or plastic tape is broken.
        normally i would pull and tilt the header of the blinds to pull out of brackets but that is not working.

  2. Thanks for the video, I had the first generation brackets and this showed me how to get the shade down and reattach it after tightening the mounting screws.

  3. I have hunter Douglas shades from 1995. They are in perfect shape except the strings inside are broke on a couple. I took them to a local blind shop who told me hunter Douglas would no longer restring them. I find this very hard to believe. Will you please advise.

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