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How To Measure

How To Measure

  

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

 

  • Always measure with a steel tape. Do not use a cloth tape.
  • Measure sizes to the nearest eighth of an inch (1/8").
  • On your notes clearly indicate which measurement is the width and which is the height.
  • Try to always measure the width first, then height.


INSIDE MOUNT APPLICATION

  • When you specify an inside mount, provide the exact window opening size.
    DO NOT TAKE ANY DEDUCTIONS! 

Cellular Shades Provide the exact window opening size - factory deducts 3/8" off the width only.  No deductions are taken on the height.
High-Lite Shade
Horizontal Blinds
Pleated Shades
Roman Shades
Silhouette-Style
Window Shades
Woven Wood
Panel Track Blinds Provide the exact window opening size - factory deducts 3/8" off the width and 1/2" off the height.
Vertical Blinds

Roller Blinds

Provide the exact window opening size - factory will make necessary deductions.

Shutters

Provide the exact window opening size - factory will make necessary deductions.

  • FOR WIDTH: measure in three places (top, middle, bottom) and use the narrowest width.
  • FOR HEIGHT: measure in three places (left, middle, right) and use the longest measurement for all products EXCEPT for vertical blinds and shutters.  For vertical blinds and shutters, provide the shortest measurement. 

 

OUTSIDE MOUNT APPLICATION

  • Outside mounts hang outside the window opening either on the wood frame or above and beyond the wood frame.
  • Outside Mounts are necesssary whenever your window openings are too shallow to place a window covering inside.
  • To ensure minimum light gaps and maximum privacy:

Vertical Blinds
(standard windows)
add 4 to 5 inches on each of the four sides
Vertical Blinds
(Patio Doors)
measure from outside frame to outside frame and add 4 to 5 inches to the width, measure from the top of the frame to the floor and add 1" to the height
Horizontal Blinds (standard windows) add 1 to 1 1/2" on each side (or do not add anything if you are mounting the blind directly to the frame
Horizontal Blinds (French/Front Doors) measure from outside frame to outside frame and add 2 1/2" to the height, do not add anything to the width
Shutters (ordered with frame) measure the width and height from outside frame to outside frame; do not add anything to either measurement

  • For outside mounts, specify the exact width and exact height you want the product to be.
  • We will make your product the exact size you specify and we will not take any deductions.

 

Updated January 23, 2012


    





 

 
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