How to Measure for Blinds and Shades....It's Easy!

How to Measure for Outside Mount and Patio Door
 


To find width: Measure the width of the area to be covered at the place where the headrail will be installed to the nearest 1/8". Blind should overlap opening of window at least 3" on each side to ensure privacy.

To find height: Measure the height of the area to be covered and round down to the nearest 1/8". If there are no obstructions, add at least 2" above and 3" below window opening. For  Patio Doors and  ceiling-to-floor measuring, simply measure from the floor to the top of the window and add at least 2".

How to Measure for Inside Mount 


Note: When you specify an inside mount, provide us the EXACT window opening size. DO NOT TAKE A DEDUCTION. The factory will make all necessary adjustments to that your blinds fit properly in window opening.

To find width: Measure the opening across the top where the headrail is to be installed from inside of jamb on left to inside of jamb on right. Round the measurement down to the nearest 1/8".

To find height: Measure from the inside top of the opening on the left, at the center, and on the right to the sill; round the measurement down to the nearest 1/8" and note the smallest dimension.

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Sill Depth Requirements for INSIDE MOUNT

Product For Installation For Flush Mount
1" Aluminum Mini Blind 3/4 inch 1-1/2 inch
2" Wood Blinds, Faux, Aluminum 1-1/2 inch 3-1/2 inch
3/8" Pleated or Cellular Shades 1 inch 1-1/2 inch
3/4" Pleated or Cellular Shades 1 inch 2-1/4 inch
Verticals 2 inch 4-3/4 inch