Thinking about the quickest and easiest way to measure outside-mount window blinds? Our team of blinds experts has the right tips and tricks for you! In this article, get to know about the blind measuring guide that is both easy to understand and follow.
Often, homeowners are looking for more affordable options in measuring window blinds. After all, measuring isn’t a difficult task. Although nothing beats having a professional team to measure your blinds for you, you can check out this guide that we have prepared.
Get to know the things you should understand when it comes to measuring for outside mount blinds and other types. Keep in mind that blinds can be tricky to measure, and much harder to install correctly. But don’t worry, with the right information and guidance, the measuring can be like any other home improvement that you can do.
The main difference between inside-mount and outside-mount blind
Window treatments are great for creating a great contemporary look for your home. Yet for all that they can offer, their main benefit lies in the functionality it provides—providing enough light and privacy that you want.
There are two main types to mount blinds, the inside-mount, and the outside-mount. If you want a clean, and a built-in kind of look, the inside mount is the right choice for you. The inside-mount feature allows homeowners to hang blinds, coverings, and draperies. If you want to achieve a much wider and longer window look, you can choose an outside-mount window. This extends the depth and hides imperfections or gaps if you have unattractive windows.
What you will need
You wouldn’t have proper measurements without having the right tools and materials for such. Without the right tools, you might be having a much harder time measuring your window blinds. Here are the tools and materials that you will need:
- Steel measuring tape
- Step ladder
- Pencil and a paper
- Tape measure
- Outside-mount type window blind
Make sure to always note your measurements on the notepad in order to avoid confusion. Quality tools and materials are also essential if you want a smooth measuring process.
Steps to measure outside blinds
Here are the ways on how to measure outside-mount window blinds:
- Measure the width of the window open as well as the case moldings to determine how wide you want your blinds to be. Take note that an outside-mount blind can overlap the window opening. It is typical of most size blinds that they cover most of the case moldings. Round off the measurements to the nearest ⅛ inch.
- In measuring the width, blinds are nice to look at if they extend about 3 inches beyond the size of the window opening. Allow for a 3-inch overlap on each side of the window.
- Next, measure the height of the blind as well as the mourning bracket just above the window opening. In working with the bottom part, measure to a point that is just slightly below the windowsill. Always round off the measurement to the nearest ⅛ inch
- Order the blinds that you want online. Specify the dimensions for the blinds.
- Double-check to ensure that you have included enough extra height and width for the outside-mounting hardware. Take note that you are not listing the size of the opening of the window, but the opening along with the overhang that you want.
Remember that you can get custom-manufactured blinds, and if you somehow got the wrong measurements, you would subject yourself to additional charges and unnecessary costs. If you are not sure about measuring your outside-mounted blinds, contact a blinds and windows specialist that can help you with your concerns. The Wholesale Blind Factory offers a FREE in-home consultation that you can easily access.
The team at Wholesale Blind Factory specializes in providing quality window coverings products for years, including outside-mount window blinds. We make sure that the products that we provide are free from defects, both in material and workmanship.
If you want to achieve better results in measuring your outside-mounted window blinds, don’t hesitate to give us a call today on 📞 (604) 942-4201 to get started. We have the right expertise to help you out and the right equipment to do the measurements for you quickly.