Which way should the tabs face when installing roller shade brackets? Posted on November 16, 2021 at 3:07 pm by JC The tape will face down on both sides (one X up and one X down). It does not matter which side goes first. Watch the video tutorial for more detail. . Share Post Previous How do I use the included template with Simple Slide Roller Shade brackets? Next Where/What types of surfaces can these brackets be mounted to?