Installing Vertical Blinds: 2 Fail-safe Ways

Installing Vertical Blinds: 2 Fail-safe Ways

When we have large glass doors or windows, vertical blinds are often used to cover them Vertical blinds give a clean and elegant look to the room with their straight lines and often create an illusion of increased height or width to the room depending upon the way it is mounted. Vertical blinds can be easily mounted in two ways.

  1. Mounting inside the window frame
  2. Mounting outside the window frame

These installation methods are discussed in detail below –

Mounting inside the window frame

Vertical blinds can be mounted inside the window frame. First, the valance is mounted to the upper frame of the window or door. The L shaped valance is mounted in such a way that the front of the valance will hide the headrail. From each end of the valance, 3 inches are left for positioning the brackets.

Here the brackets are installed inside the upper frame of the door or window, leaving around 3 inches from the side of the frame and out from the glass. The brackets are screwed into place and both the valance and brackets are attached to the inside of the frame. After repeating these processes on both sides of the window, the headrail is fitted. After completing the framework, the vanes are attached.

For mounting on the window frame, a window depth of 2.5 inches is absolutely necessary. When measuring, keep in mind about the window area with protruding door handles, which might be pushed into the blinds when they are not installed properly. This is particularly true for large sliding glass doors. Measure the depth of the handle and compare that to the measurement of the depth of the window to ensure the handle will be properly covered when the blinds are shut.

Mounting from outside the window frame

When mounting the vertical blinds outside the window frames, leaving approximately 4 to 6 inches of space around the window. This will offer the best privacy and coverage. The headrail is placed at 4 inches above the window by measuring from the bottom of the window, where you want the bottom of the blinds to reach.

With the aid of a helper, place the headrail directly on the mark, while making sure that it is on a straight level. The brackets are then fixed 4 inches from both ends of the headrail and are attached directly to the wall rather than the wooden frame of the window. Wall anchors help keep the brackets in place. The headrail is hooked into the brackets before attaching the vanes. If your vertical blind comes with a valance, attach it over the headrail and thereby covering it from view.

Mounting the vertical blind in either way requires precise measurements and professional help. This ensures that the vertical blinds are installed properly are fully functional. You can as contact your favourite blinds and curtains company in Dubai for proper installation of vertical blinds.