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
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:
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:
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
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.