The first decision that needs to be made before you measure your windows is whether you want to mount the blind on the inside or outside of the window frame.
Blinds mounted on the inside of the window frame provide a clean look. On an inside mount the headrail will sit back in the window casing so that it will emphasize the actual size of the window and it allows your window molding to be visible. If you want your blind to fit flush with the window molding you need to make sure you have enough depth in your window to accommodate the width of the headrail (each style of blind will need a different amount of depth to fit flush but as a general rule for blinds go horizontally across your window you will need 1" to 4" and for vertical blinds you will need 3" to 4"). Even if you do not have the necessary depth for a flush mount you can still do an inside mount and the blind will just project slightly out from the window molding.
Blinds mounted on the outside of the window frame provide the illusion of a longer and wider window and it can help in hiding an unattractive window. On an outside mount a blind can be mounted either on the window molding itself or above and beyond the window molding. An outside mount always provides for greater privacy and light control. An outside mount may be your only option if the window is not deep enough to contain at least the blind mounting brackets.
Inside mount blinds are installed inside the window casing or door, or wall to wall in a room. The window casing must be at least 2 3/4" deep for flush track mount or 3 3/4" deep for flush vane mount (See diagram above). Window should have a minimum recessed space of 2 3/8" for inside mount.
The factory makes NO allowances on outside mount.
|Vertical Vane Stacking|
|One-Way Draw||Split Draw||One-Way Draw||Split Draw||One-Way Draw||Split Draw|
|10||13 1/4||8 5/8||13 1/4||65 1/8||75||63 3/4||75||120 3/4||137 1/4||119 3/8||137 1/4|
|12 3/4||16 1/4||68||78 1/4||123 3/4||140 1/2|
|15 5/8||19 1/2||19 1/2||14 1/4||70 3/4||81 1/4||69 3/8||81 1/4||126 3/4||143 1/2||125||143 1/2|
|18 3/8||22 1/2||73 5/8||84 1/2||129 1/4||146 3/4|
|21 1/4||25 3/4||19 7/8||25 3/4||76 3/8||87 1/2||75||87 1/2||132||149 3/4||130 1/2||149 3/4|
|23 7/8||28 3/4||79 1/4||90 3/4||134 7/8||153|
|26 5/8||31 3/4||25 1/8||31 3/4||82||93 3/4||80 1/2||93 3/4||137 1/2||156||136 1/8||156|
|29 1/2||35||84 5/8||96 3/4||140 1/2||159 1/4|
|32 1/8||38||30 3/4||38||87 1/2||100||86 1/8||100||143 1/4||162 1/4||141 3/4||162 1/4|
|34 7/8||41||90 1/8||103||145 7/8||165 1/4|
|37 1/2||44||36||44||92 7/8||106||91 1/2||106||148 3/4||168 1/2||147 3/8||168 1/2|
|40 1/2||47 1/4||95 3/4||109 1/4||151 3/8||171 1/2|
|43||50 1/4||41 5/8||50 1/4||98 3/4||112 1/2||97 1/4||112 1/2||154 3/8||174 3/4||152 7/8||174 3/4|
|45 3/4||53 1/2||101 3/8||115 1/2||157 1/4||178|
|48 3/4||56 1/2||47 1/4||56 1/2||104 1/4||118 3/4||102 7/8||118 3/4||160||181 1/2||158 1/2||181|
|51 3/8||59 1/2||107||121 3/4||162 7/8||184 1/4|
|54 1/4||62 3/4||52 7/8||62 3/4||109 7/8||125||108 1/2||125||165 3/4||187 1/2||164||187 1/4|
|57||65 3/4||112 1/2||128||168 1/2||190 1/2|
|59 7/8||69||58 1/2||69||115 1/2||131 1/2||114||131 1/2||169 1/2||191||168||191|
|62 1/2||72||118 1/8||134 1/4|
C.O. = Clear Opening F.B.W. = Finished Blind Width
Inside mount shades are installed inside the window casing. To install the product flush with the window frame, a minimum window depth of 2" is required without a valance and a minimum window depth of 4" is required with a valance.
Outside mount shades are installed outside the window casing, covering an area larger than the window itself.
Based on your lifting system and valance selection, there can be approximately a 11/16th to 1 inch light gap on each side of shade aprroximately 11/16th to 1 inch. For optimal light and glare control, outside mount is recommended, or you may add a secondary soft window treatment (drapery or curtain) to hide the light gap on an inside mount.
Fabric width is 11/8" to 13/8" narrower than finished shade width of the tube and its components on continuous loop & motorized. Fabric width is 1" narrower than the finished shade width of the tube and components (without valance or side covers) on cordless.
If choosing to include divider rails in your shutter design first measure from the bottom of the sill or window opening to the middle of the divider rail location. Note: A divider rail is required for shutter panels 60” or more in height with a maximum of 50” between the middle of the divider rail and either top or bottom rail. Two divider rails are required for panels 90” or more in height.
Make sure that when measuring for your new shutters that your chosen frame and louver size will function properly once installed into the opening. Ensure the chosen application will overcome any possible obstructions such as latches, cranks or windows that open into the room. If ordering for an outside mount, In order to overcome these obstacles, add the necessary frame extensions to the appropriate frame.
Please use these helpful guidelines to help ensure your window shades or blinds are a perfect fit. Measure width first, then length to nearest 1/8". Measure width from left to right and length from top to bottom. Measure carefully: shades are custom items and are not returnable.
INSIDE MOUNT MEASURING:
Inside mount shades and blinds are installed inside the window casing.
OUTSIDE MOUNT MEASURING:
Outside mount shades and blinds are installed outside the window casing. The shade or blind will cover an area larger than the window itself.
CARING FOR YOUR SHADES:
Shades should be kept in the closed or up position when not in use, to maintain pleat retention and minimize dirt and soil build-up. Do not store shades in the down position. This may cause some loss of pleat retention if the shades are not operated on a consistent basis.
Shades can be easily cared for by simply dusting or using a vacuum cleaner attachment. Do not use spot remover, household cleaners or detergents to remove soiled spots, as these may cause damage to fabric or loss of color from fading.
NOTE: If your recreational vehicle must be stored for an extended period of time, store shades in the up position and insert temporary material inside window frame (cutout cardboard).
STEP 3: INSIDE MOUNT OPTION
If you decide on inside mount shades:
STEP 3: OUTSIDE MOUNT OPTION
If you decide on outside mount shades:
NOTE: On Slow Up (manual) roller shades, the fabric width is 1-1/4" less than the overall bracket-to-bracket width due to tension/position devices. on motorized roller shades, the fabric width is 1" less than the overall bracket- to-bracket width due to the motor control.
We will manufacture your window covering to exactly the size you order. Make sure you measure everything correctly, so the entire window area is covered and allowances are made to assure a custom fit.
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We will manufacture your window covering to exactly the size you order. Make sure you measure everything correctly, so the entire window area is covered and allowances are made to assure a custom fit. After measuring your windows, call or log on for pricing. Find more information on how to measure your windows for your new window blinds or window shades. After you have ordered your new custom blinds, they will arrive at your home and you will notice that included are easy to follow installation instructions, along with brackets, and any additional hardware that you will need.