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How to Measure for Vertical Blinds

Tips to getting started

  • Use a steel tape measure for accuracy, and provide all measurements to the nearest 1/8"
  • Determine if your window has sufficient depth to install as an Inside Mount
  • Always measure width (left to right) first and height (top to bottom) second

Determine Inside or Outside Mount

  • Inside mount vertical blinds will fit inside the window opening
    • Cleaner look
    • Most energy efficient
  • Outside mount vertical blinds will cover beyond your window opening in width and height (Most Common)
    • Minimizes light gaps for more privacy and light control
    • Recommended for patio doors and sliding doors

Measure for Inside Mount

  • Start measurement at the depth where your brackets will be installed
  • Measure width at the top of opening edge to edge
  • Record narrowest measurement to the nearest 1/8"
  • Record shortest measurement of the 3 to the nearest 1/8"
  • Record shortest measurement of the 3 to the nearest 1/8"

**Inside Mount Verticals will have a small deduction taken by the factory to fit inside the opening**

Measure for Outside Mount

  • Measure the width of the area you want to cover (6" overlap on each side recommended)
  • Record measurement
  • Determine where you want the top of your vertical to be positioned and mark the spot
  • Measure height to be covered from the top of marked position to top of sill. If no sill exist, measure the entire area you want covered
  • Record measurement

**Outside Mount Verticals will be made to your exact measurement**