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Remove & Replace a Hunter Douglas Silhouette Shade

by on April 15, 2014

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:


  1. Can these be hung on the back instead of the top? Hanging it on a shelf to use as a backdrop for pictures.

    • Marlene – I’m not sure what you mean “hung on the back.” Can you please explain further?

  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. Trev permalink

    Thanks. Very helpful as I had an old style and didn’t know how to get it out.

  4. Ilone permalink

    I couldn’t see the top of the picture so am not sure what the facia is or where the tabs,etc.are

    • Which bracket are you working with?

  5. 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.

    • Hunter Douglas, like most manufacturers, only provide a limited warranty on most products. It sounds like you’ll need to repair it yourself, or hire a blind repair professional.

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