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How to Measure your Windows:

(Note: It is absolutely necessary for you to take your time and measure your Windows properly. Failure to do this will mean returned blinds and longer waits to enjoy your new window coverings, not to mention additional costs. Below are some hints and recommendations that will make the process simple and accurate.)

Always:

Use a steel tape measure for accuracy  do NOT use a yard stick or a cloth measuring tape.

   • NEVER take your own deductions. The factory will take necessary deductions and allowances.

   • RECHECK all measurements, twice. << This cannot be stressed enough.

   • Measure to the nearest 1/8 inch. Round up on length and round down on width.


Inside or Recessed Mounted Blinds:

The blind will hang inside the window frame and cover the window pane and not the outside molding. This is the most common method (and preferable) of hanging wooden blinds. It provides a very clean and professional look. Please do NOT make deductions as the factory will take them for you. Measure the window's width in three places (Top - Middle - Bottom) and write down the NARROWEST measurement to the nearest 1/8 of an inch, then measure the window's height in three places (Left - Center - Right) and write down the LONGEST measurement to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. (Please Note: Rarely will you find a Window that is truly square, don't be surprised if your window measurements aren't all the same.) 

Outside Mounted Blinds:


The blind will hang outside the actual window frame, over lapping the window frame or wall enough to cover for maximum privacy and light blockage. Outside mounted blinds are recommended when the window is unsightly, you want to cover up wall or window defects or the recess the window sits in is too narrow to accommodate the blind for a flush mount. For outside Mounted Blinds, the factory will make the blind to your EXACT dimensions. No deductions or additions will be made. It is recommended that you add two to six inches to the actual width of the opening for maximum light blocking and privacy and add three to four inches to the length if the window has a protruding sill. If the window lacks a sill, then add three to six inches.

Door Mounted Blinds:

Like Outside Mounted Blinds, the factory will make the door mounted blind to your EXACT dimensions. No deductions or additions will be made. Basically, there are two different types of doors with windows. Framed windows and Frame-Less windows. 

Framed windowed Doors:

It is recommended that you measure the exact width and height of the frame (outside edge, away from the glass). You may want to add one inch to your width measurement for privacy, but this isn't mandatory. For the height, you should add five inches to the outside measurement of the frame. This will allow the blind header to mount above the door frame and the hold down brackets below the bottom frame. Be sure to order spacers and hold down brackets for door mounted blinds that have a frame, or the blind will not hang properly.

Frame-less windowed Doors:

It is recommended that you measure the exact width and add one to four inches (Enough for privacy, but not too much that it interferes with the door handle and lock). For the height, you should add five inches to the outside measurement of the window. This will allow the blind header to mount above the window and the hold down brackets below the bottom window edge. Be sure to order hold down brackets for door mounted blinds, or the blind will not hang properly.

 

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