- 1 How wide should outside mount blinds be?
- 2 How do you measure for outdoor blind mounts?
- 3 How much space do you need on each side of blinds?
- 4 Is it better to mount blinds inside or outside?
- 5 What is the difference between inside and outside mount blinds?
- 6 What are standard blind sizes?
- 7 Should outside mount blinds cover trim?
- 8 What are hold down brackets for blinds?
- 9 How do you install a metal hold down bracket?
- 10 What are extension brackets for blinds?
- 11 How deep does a window need to be for inside mount blinds?
- 12 How do they measure blinds for inside mount Home Depot?
- 13 How many inches needed for inside mount blinds?
How wide should outside mount blinds be?
Round off your measurements to the nearest 1/8 inch. As a rule, the blinds will look nice if they extend about 3 inches beyond each side of the window opening. So a 42-inch- wide window calls for a 48-inch- wide blind that allows for a 3-inch overlap on each side.
How do you measure for outdoor blind mounts?
Outside – Mounted Horizontal Blinds
- Measure exact width where the blind is to be placed.
- Add at least 3 inches for overlap (1-1/2″ per side) for optimum light control and privacy.
- Measure exact height from the top of the proposed headrail location to the base of the sill.
How much space do you need on each side of blinds?
Blinds.com recommends at least 1.5″ of overlap on each side of the window for blinds and shades, and 2″ of overlap on each side for solar or roller shades and vertical blinds. The extra width provides more privacy and light blockage. As always, record your measurements down to the nearest 1/8 inch.
Is it better to mount blinds inside or outside?
If you’re installing blackout window treatments to block unwanted light, then you should use outside mount blinds. Mounting blinds outside the window frame will give you more light coverage than blinds that hang from the inside.
What is the difference between inside and outside mount blinds?
Inside mounted blinds and shades will give you the cleanest look. That is because they fit inside the window frame, and can be mounted as deep or as shallow as you like. You just mount the brackets outside of the window frame and hang your blinds or shades so they extend past the frame.
What are standard blind sizes?
- 36 inches.
- 48 inches.
- 60 inches.
- 72 inches.
Should outside mount blinds cover trim?
Outside mounts cover the entire window. You want to hide ugly window casings, molding or glass. Blinds are a much cheaper option than replacing window trim. Your window casing is too shallow to house an inside mount or has an obstruction (window crank, lock, etc.)
What are hold down brackets for blinds?
Hold down brackets are used to secure the bottom rail of your blinds to the bottom of a door or a window to prevent them from moving around. They are usually only needed for blinds installed on doors and in RVs.
How do you install a metal hold down bracket?
- Step 1 – Drill a hole on each end of the bottom rail.
- Step 2 – Insert the pins.
- Step 3 – Mark the position the bracket will be mounted.
- Step 4 – Install the bracket.
- Step 5 – Measure the position of the bracket.
- Step 6 – Repeat step 4 to mount the bracket on the other side of the blind.
What are extension brackets for blinds?
Extension brackets are used to push an outside mount further away from the wall. Hold down brackets are mounted to the door or wall and attach to the window covering. They are used to secure the bottom of the covering.
How deep does a window need to be for inside mount blinds?
3⁄4″ is the minimum depth required for inside mount blinds.
How do they measure blinds for inside mount Home Depot?
To measure for inside mount blinds, you’ll need to take six measurements. Measure in three spots for height – one on the far left, then the middle and then the right side. Record the longest height. Then measure three times for the width, the across the top, middle and then bottom of the frame.
How many inches needed for inside mount blinds?
As a general rule: 2″ horizontal blinds such as faux wood blinds and wood blinds need at least 1.5″ inches and 3″ for a flush mount. Honeycomb Shades for instance require less space needing just under 1″ depth and 2″ for a flush mount blind.