How to Measure Smooth PVC Vertical Blinds

Inside Mount

  • Mounted within the window / door frame / wall-to-wall
  • Provides a clean, built-in look
  • Great way to leave attractive woodwork exposed
  • Minimum of 2 1/2" of space required behind track to allow for each vertical slat to open
  • Depth required for flush inside mount: 3"
  • Minimum depth required for inside mount: 2"
  • If window frame isn't deep enough, please select outside mount

Outside Mount

  • Great option when there is not enough depth for an inside mount
  • Mounted to the wall, ceiling or molding surface surrounding the window
  • Creates an illusion of extra height to a room
  • No minimum depth requirement
  • Minimum flat surface (on wall, ceiling or frame) required for secure mount: 1 7/8”. Be sure to take into account the flat mounting surface area when measuring the area you want to cover with your blind. The factory will make your blind (including the headrail) to the exact width and height ordered.

Measuring for Inside Mount

STEP 1: Measure the inside width at 3 locations - the top, middle and bottom. Record the smallest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering width. We will make the necessary deductions (approx. 1/2").

STEP 2: Measure the height at 3 locations - the left side, middle and right side. Record the smallest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering height.

Please note: we recommend the verticals to hang 1" off floor/sill.

Measuring for Outside Mount

STEP 1: Measure the width of the area you wish to cover. If space allows we recommend adding 6-12" inches total (3-6" on each side) to overlap the window and avoid light gaps.

STEP 2: Measure the height of the area you wish to cover. This is your ordering height (from the top of your blind to the bottom of the vertical vanes). Remember to allow for the 1 7/8" of flat space needed for your mounting brackets. Generally 3" - 4" added to the height of your opening (including molding or framework you wish to cover) will allow you room to mount above the window frame.

Please note: we recommend the verticals to hang 1" off floor/sill.

How to Install Smooth PVC Vertical Blinds

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