Solar shades are perfect for rooms where you want to preserve the view of the outdoors and natural light from your windows while also maintaining your privacy and reducing the effect of the sun's rays.
If you're considering purchasing solar shades from Blindster, it's important that you first know the exact measurements of the window or door where they will be installed. Without precise measurements, you may find that your shades are too long or too short or simply don't fit.
There are two primary ways to install window treatments—inside the window frame or outside the window frame. Because both of these methods require different measurements, it's important that you decide beforehand which installation you will use for your new shades.
To learn the major differences between the two types of installations, check out the table below:
|Inside Mount||Outside Mount|
Weigh the pros and cons of both types of mounts to determine which installation is right for you and your home. When you decide, use the instructions below to get the most accurate measurement possible before you place your order with Blindster.
To get precise measurements that will provide a clean and flush look with your window frame, follow the steps below:
Note that solar shade fabrics differ from other types of shades, as the fabric will be 7/8" to 1 3/8" narrower than the width you provide when placing your order. This deduction is to allow room for the mounting brackets and operating mechanisms.
If your window frame doesn't provide the minimum depth for an inside mount, or if you prefer the appearance of an outside mount, follow the instructions below to get accurate measurements:
Ready to start shopping? Browse through the complete Blindster.com solar shades collection to find the shade that's just right for you.
For specific instructions for each of our products, visit our official How to Measure for Solar Screens instruction page on our main website.