MEASURING VERTICAL BLINDS – YouTube – Windows and Patio Doors
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This step by step YouTube video guide will show you How to Measure for MADE TO MEASURE VERTICAL BLINDS, so you can ensure that your new blind offers a stylish finishing touch to your room as well as a very versatile and practical window treatment.
Vertical blinds as with other types of blinds such as roller blinds and venetian blinds, they are more streamline than curtains, making them particularly suitable for small windows or for a room with a limited floor area.
Vertical blinds are available in a fabulous range of colours and textures, many of the blinds also being available as roller blinds. This feature is particularly useful in a room with a combination of windows and a patio door, with the windows being fitted with a roller blind and the large door fitted with a matching vertical blind.
Many vertical blinds are made from materials that have special properties making them suitable for different settings. The most popular finishes are –
1. Flame Retardant which enables the blind to be used commercially as hotel or office blinds.
2. Blackout which is ideal for bedroom windows to help with sleep patterns or any room that needs the control of daylight levels, being particularly useful for controlling sunlight on screens.
3. Glare reduction and light reflective which helps with the temperature control particularly in south facing rooms.
4. Easy care such as Teflon Coating or being washable.
Vertical blinds are also a fantastic way of ensuring privacy in the home due the level of control over the angle of the vertical slats of the blind.
The slats of the blind are normally the same colour both sides, making them an attractive feature also on the outside elevations of the house as long as all the blinds in the various rooms are of a uniform colour.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR MADE TO MEASURE VERTICAL BLINDS.
First you will need to decide where you want to fit your blind.
RECESS BLINDS If you are going to fit the blind inside the window or door recess, you will need to check there are not any obstacles such as air vents, protruding handles or any other fixture that could prevent the operation of the blind. Normally you would only fit a blind in a deep window recess so your blind has plenty of space in front of it for ornaments or a floral arrangement.
EXACT BLINDS. For blinds fitted outside the window or door recess, we recommend at least a 5cm overlap either side of the window recess, plus an additional 10cm to the height of the window opening.
MEASURING WINDOWS OR DOORS FOR A RECESS VERTICAL BLIND.
Use a metal tape measure as a fabric tape may stretch over time. It is very important that this type of blind is measured accurately as it fits within the confines of the window recess.
1. Measure the width of the recess at the top, middle and bottom of the opening. Alternatively if there are tiles or anything else that extends into the window recess, this is the point that the width measurement should be taken.
2. When ordering a Made to Measure recess blind please use the width measurement you have taken, we will make all the necessary adjustments to the measurements to allow for the vertical blind brackets and fixings.
3. To measure the drop of the blind, measure from the top of the window opening to the window sill, again measuring the sides and then the middle of the opening. As with measuring the width of the recess, you will need to check that your measurement includes the narrowest point of the window opening.
4. When measuring for vertical blinds, we suggest that you subtract 1cm from your drop measurement to ensure that the blind does not catch on the window sill or floor.
MEASURING WINDOWS OR DOORS FOR AN EXACT VERTICAL BLIND
1. Measure the width of the recess of the window or door and add a minimum of an extra 10cm to allow for a 5 cm overlap either side of the opening.
2. Measure from the height above the window or door that you wish the headrail of the blind to be fitted down to the height above the sill or floor that you want the bottom of your blind to finish.
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