How to Fix Telescoping Fabric on Roller Shades

Video ID: 261004


These instructions will show you an easy way to correct telescoping on roller shades. Telescoping is when the shade gathers unevenly to one side.

Tools Needed

Painter's/Masking Tape

Parts Needed


Step 1 – Use a level device to confirm that the shade is properly mounted and level.

Step 2 – Unroll the shade to the point where it currently stops.

  • Apply one piece of tape to the side opposite of where the shade is telescoping.

Step 3 – Check to see if the shade is rolling up evenly.

  • Apply additional tape until the shade is rolling up evenly.