Top 5 Tips for Window Blinds Installation
Window coverings are the kind of thing that has a massive effect on a place’s mood and decor, but they aren’t always the first thing you notice when you enter a room. When it comes to selecting window coverings, there are many things to consider. We often want our blinds to offer privacy from the outside, but still, let in a ton of natural light.
So before you buy window blinds you should consider the following:
- Light and privacy
- Decorating style
- How much time and effort you are willing to spend in cleaning
After buying new window treatments, it’s time for window blinds installation. Measuring and installation services are very well worth the money you pay, especially if you have lot of windows. But do you know without investing any money, you can do this job by yourself? Want to know how?
Below are the 5 steps you should consider before you install new window treatments:
Have the Proper Tools and Hardware Ready-
When your blinds and shades arrive, be sure to open and check the package to confirm that everything is there or not. Make sure no hardware is missing. To install new window treatments, you need all of the following things – a drill, screwdriver, anchors, level, measuring tape, and a ladder or step stool. If you don’t want to get distracted in the middle of the installation process, have all the tools.
Read the Instructions-
Open the instruction guidelines and read through all of the installation instructions. If you still have any doubts, go to our website or consult our design experts.
Measure the Windows Properly-
Before you purchase or install your window coverings, you should measure your windows correctly. Before you install, first choose whether you want an inside mount or an outside mount for your window. Inside mounts are great for highlighting attractive moldings or giving your window a clean, simple look. Outside mounts offer more privacy and can hide unattractive windows.
For Inside Mount Windows:
Mounting Depth –
First, measure the depth of your window frame from the wall to the glass. Keep this measurement aside. If your windows are too shallow for all the products you’re interested in, just choose an outside mount.
Measure Width –
Measure the exact window opening at three places: top, center, and bottom. Record the narrowest measurement of the three.
Measure Height –
Measure the exact window opening at three places – left, right and center.
For Outside Mount Windows:
To allow more light control and privacy, measure the width of the window opening and add to the width to account for light gap and overlap. Measure the height of the window opening down to the window sill, and add to your measurements to account for the headrail and overlap.
Measuring instructions will have slight variations based on the product you’re ordering, but this will be enough to get you started measuring for the majority of blinds and shades.
Use Proper Anchors-
If you are not drilling into a stud, then get the appropriate type of anchor for your wall type. You may be drawing and pulling on these treatments several times, so you want to make sure the fasteners can handle the stress.
Ask For Help-
Confused about what to do? That is the reason we are here to help you with all your questions. Our customer service executives can help you if you have any questions. Do not hesitate to reach out for any queries.
How to Install Window Blinds?
It takes just five steps to install your window blinds, though steps may differ depending on your product. If you have any doubts, learn from our how to install guidelines or contact us for any help.
- Hold your blinds up in your window and mark where the brackets should go using a pencil.
- Mount the brackets over the pencil marks and use screws to hold them in place.
- Attach valance clips to the top rail of your blinds.
- Slide the blinds rail into the brackets and snap them shut.
- Snap the valance cover into the clips to cover up the brackets.
Blinds Installation Cost
There is no better idea to spruce up your room than to install new window coverings. Installing new window treatments can help make a place lighter, darker, cozier, more traditional, or even more modern. Some circumstances contribute to the final cost of window treatment installation. Such as-
- Number and size of windows
- Window style
- Location of the window
The thought of having an expert come to measure, order, and install window treatments make our wallets run for cover.
So when you are on a budget, with the help of instruction guidelines you can easily install your window coverings on your own. Contact us for help and DIY to save money.
Having Doubts? Consult A Pro
When in doubt, take it up with a professional. Because buying window treatments is no small decision, so why not do it right?
By taking the time to ask yourself a few simple questions, learn the proper measurements, and blinds installation procedure, you are guaranteed to end up with window treatments that will make your home shine.
Order from us and get the attractive deals on our selected products along with free samples and free shipping to your home doorstep.