Install Venetian Blinds
Tools and materials needed:
A spirit level
Anchors and screws adapted
To simplify the task, it is advisable to buy blinds corresponding to the measurements of your windows or to have them cut directly in the store. Know that it is impossible to cut wooden Venetian blinds.
Step 1: determine the measurements of the blinds (before the purchase)
The measurements of your blinds are to be determined according to the arrangement of your window and the place where you wish to fix it.
If the window is located in a recess, you can choose to place the awning inside or outside the recess.
If you place the awning inside the frame, the width of the awning should be slightly less than that of the doorway, count 2cm less on each side. The height of the blind will have to be 2cm less than that of the doorway. Do not forget to provide enough height so that once the awning is installed and reassembled, it is possible to open the window.
If you want to install the awning outside the frame, count 5cm more than the width of the embrasure on each side of the blind. Also provide enough height to be able to open the window once the blind is put in place.
If you want to install the awning directly on the windows of the window, the width of the blind must be greater than that of the window by adding 1.5 cm on each side. If your doors are PVC or aluminum, it is advisable to use suitable brackets that are fixed without drilling or prefer a wall or ceiling installation.
To place the awning in line with the window, the width of the awning must be greater than that of the 10cm window on each side, as for the height, it must also be 10cm higher than the recess.
Step 2: Take the right benchmarks
It is possible to install your supports in three different locations:
On the wall
Between two walls
Once the location of the brackets has been decided, position the awning to check that it is straight with the help of the spirit level.
Then place the pencils in the pencils, especially the screws on the wall, and check their alignment and straightness with a mason's ruler and a spirit level.
Step 3: Installing the brackets
Drill the holes for the dowels, then the screws that will hold the support to the wall.
Then screw the brackets into the wall (or ceiling). If your awning is particularly wide, we recommend screwing intermediate supports, located at an equal distance from the base supports.
Step 4: Installing the blind
Lift the hinged covers off the brackets and slide the blind housing into them. This step may vary from one store to another, so we advise you to read the manufacturer's instructions carefully before starting.
Then close the hinged covers of the awning securely.
Finally, open and close your blind several times to check that it is working properly.