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How do you measure for new blinds?

Do you measure from the inside of the window?

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Posted 2013-12-02T20:57:13+0000  by Simeonlocust Simeonlocust

Hello Simeonlocust and thank you for joining The Community!  We are glad that you are here.


First you will need to determine whether the blinds will be installed inside or outside the window casing.  The minimum depth requirement (distance from the front of the window to the glass) for your blinds will vary by product and headrail type. Windows with a small depth may necessitate an outside mount.  Our Window Treatment Measuring Guide has more information about measuring windows. 


Measure the exact inside width of the window casing from one inside edge to the other in three different places.  Record the narrowest measurement. The attached Measurement Guide pdf shows how to measure the windows.  Do not take any deductions when measuring since most manufacturers have standard deductions for the type of window treatment being installed.  


You should measure with a metal tape measure; do not use a wooden, fabric or paper tape measure.  Metal tape measures will give accurate and consistent measurements and the measure will not tear, twist, fade, or bend.


Best wishes on your project.


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Posted 2013-12-03T13:00:55+0000  by Eileen_HD_ATL
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