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How do you measure windows for wooden blinds

Does one measure on the inside of the window for the proper width?

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Posted 2013-11-21T14:56:03+0000  by Edambro05 Edambro05

Hello Edambro05 and thank you for joining The Community!  We are glad that you are here.


Inside mount blinds are installed inside the window casing.  Measure the exact inside width of the window casing from one inside edge to the other in three different places.  Record the narrowest measurement. Our Window Treatment Measuring Guide has more information about measuring windows.  These instructions will help guide you when measuring the height of the window for proper fit.  The minimum depth requirement for your blinds will vary by product and headrail type. Do not take any deduction 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 2013-11-22T16:27:04+0000  by Eileen_HD_ATL
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