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How to Measure Real Wood and Faux Wood Blinds


 
Measure For Inside Mounting

Measuring For Inside Mount Wood Blinds

Find Width:

Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8" between inside surfaces of window frame at the top, middle, and bottom, and use the narrowest width. Do not make any width deductions. Factory will make the appropriate deductions.

Find Height:

Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8" from inside surface at top of window to sill at the left, middle and right and use the longest height. If you prefer blind not to touch sill, deduct 1/4". If there is no sill, measure height to point where blind is to reach.

 
Standard Factory Adjustments From Ordered Width
  Custom Order CustomSizeNow™
Headrail 1/2" 1/2"
Blind Width 1/2" 1/2"
Valance 1/8" 1/2"

Measure For Outside Mounting

Measuring For Outside Mount Wood Blinds

Find Width:

Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8" between the outermost points where the blind is to be placed. For optimum light control, this measurement should extend 3/4" beyond the window opening on each side (or 1-1/2" for the entire width).

Find Height:

Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8" from where top of blind will be located to top of sill. If there is no sill or if blind is to overlap window frame, measure to point blind is to reach.

 
Allow Some Overlap

For outside mount applications allow the blind to overlap 1-1/2" to 3" on the sides, top and bottom of the window.

You must add the overlap to your measurement; LEVOLOR does not add width or height for overlap on Outside Mounted blinds.

 
Standard Factory Adjustments From Ordered Width
  Custom Order Stock
Headrail 1/4" No adjustment
Blind Width No adjustment No adjustment
Valance 1" added No adjustment

Critical Dimensions

NOTE: Whether you have a protruding or flush mount application is entirely dependent on the available depth of your window.

 

Minimum Mounting Surface

  Headrail Dimensions
(Height x Depth)
 
"X" Measurement
Headrail Protrudes
(Side, Back or Top Mount)
"Y" Measurement
Headrail Flush Mount
 
"Y" Measurement
Valance Flush Mount
 
1" Slat Size 1" x 1-1/2" 1/2" 1-3/4" 2-5/8"
2" Slat Size 1-1/2" x 2 1/4" 3/4" 2-1/2" 3-1/2"
2-1/2" Slat Size 1-1/2" x 2 1/4" 1-1/4" 3" 3-1/2"