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How to Measure for 2" Faux Wood Blinds

Tools and Tips
  • Steel tape measure -
    Do not use cloth tape
  • Pencil
  • Measurement Worksheet
  • Measure each window
    and identify window locations - size variances are common
  • Round measurements
    to the nearest 1/8 "
  • Clearly record measurements -
    width x height
Measure for Faux Wood Blinds
 
Choose a Mount Type : Inside Mount or Outside Mount
( See bottom of page if you need help deciding which mount is best for your windows.)
Inside Mount
Window treatments are installed inside the window casing.
Inside Mount Faux Wood Blinds
Inside Mount Blind
Faux Wood Mounting Depth
Depth
Measure Faux Wood Blind Width
Width
Measure Faux Wood Blind height
Height
  • Measure Depth : A minimum depth of 1" is required to mount your 2" faux wood blind inside the window casing.
  • Measure Width : Measure the inside width of window casing in three places. Record narrowest measurement.
  • Measure Height : Measure the inside height from the top of window casing to top of sill in three places. Record longest measurement.
Note : Do not take any deductions from the measurement you provide to us. Provide us with your exact window opening width. The manufacturer will take a 1/2" deduction to allow for a perfect fit.
Outside Mount
Window treatments are installed outside the window casing. Mount directly to wall or molding.
Outside Mount Faux Wood Blinds
Outside Mount Blind
Outside Mount Width
Width
Outside Mount Headrail Location
Headrail Location
Outside Mount Height
Height
  • Measure width : Measure width to be covered. We recommend 1 1/2" overlap on each side of the window (3" total) for optimum light control and privacy. Record measurement.
  • Determine Headrail Location : Determine if headrail will be on molding or above molding and mark spot.
  • Measure Height : Measure height to be covered from top of headrail location to top sill or lower if overlap is desired for additional light control and privacy. Record measurement.
Note: The manufacturer makes No deductions on outside-mount installations.
Mounting Considerations
Reason for Choosing Inside Mount
Clean Look
  • Inside-mount treatments are installed inside the window casing, showcasing attractive window trim.
  • The window opening frames the treatment for a finished, clean appearance.
Allows Sill Space on Deep Windows
  • In Some deep-set windows, the window treatment can be installed to allow plants or other items to be placed in front of the window treatment on the sill.
Limitations of Inside Mount
Light Gaps
  • A 1/2" deduction in the width only is taken at the manufacturer to allow for proper operating clearance, and this causes a small gap on each side of the treatment, affecting the treatment's ability to darken a room.
The amount of stack varies by product
  • The stack (compressed portion of the window treatment when fully raised) will obstruct part of the view from the window.
  • The amount of stack varies by product.
Architectural Obstacles
  • Obstacles such as handles and cranks can interfere with the operation of inside-mount treatments.
Reason for choosing Outside Mount
Improve Privacy and Light Control
  • Light gaps on the side of the window treatment can be substantially diminished or eliminated.
Fewer Installation Limitations
  • Outside-mount window treatments are ideal for covering non-square windows.
  • Outside-mount window treatments are installed higher than the window opening for an unobstructed view when fully raised.
Architectural Obstacles
  • Outside-mount window treatments can clear obstacles like handles and cranks.
Enlarge the look of a Small Window
  • Increase overlap above and below or to each side of the window.
Hide Window Trim
  • Outside-mount treatments can easily hide unattractive window trim.
Limitations of Outside Mount
Required Surface Above Window Frame
  • Outside-mount brackets require at least2" of flat surface above window or on window frame for mounting brackets; Projection brackets or shims can be ordered if needed to clear frame or molding.