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Window Blinds Measuring Instructions

Measure Window Blinds Top View You can mount your window blinds or window shades inside the window frame/casing or outside mounted to the wall above the window. If you are mounting the blinds with an enclosed area such as between two cabinets, follow the inside mount instructions.

In order to mount the window blinds or window shades inside a window casing, make sure you have enough depth to allow room for the window blinds(See figure to the right). Specifications for window blinds or window shades are given on the minimum depths to mount them.

Note: If your window frame depth is not deep enough for a "flush mount" and you need returns on your valance to cover the visible portion of the headrail, please call us and speak to one of our customer service agents prior to ordering.

Need a professional to Measure for you? We have professionals waiting to help you with measuring and install if you need it. Click below or call us at (888) 633-7840 for more information.



Inside Mount Window Blinds and Window Shades

When mounting blinds inside the window casing or frame.
Inside Mount Window Blinds Measure
  1. Simply measure the width and height in three different places as shown in the inside mount picture. i.e. inside drywall to drywall or frame to frame.
  2. It is only necessary to give the smallest width and largest height to an 1/8 of an inch. If your width varies by more than 1/4 of an inch please call for special instructions on measuring.
  3. Enter exactly what your window frame measures. Take NO deductions.
  4. Ensure you have enough window depth. See individual products for details.

The factory will take proper deductions to fit the size window you specify.

Outside Mount Window Blinds and Shades

When mounting blinds outside the window casing.
Outside Mount Window Blinds Measure
  1. Simply measure the width and height of the window in three places
  2. Remember it is only necessary to give the measurement to an 1/8 of an inch.
  3. Horizontal Blinds Add 3 inches to the width and height measurement.
    Vertical Blinds Add 4 inches to the width and 3" height measurement. You may also want to add to the width to compensate for vane stack when opened.
The factory will take NO deductions on outside mount blinds or shades. Please take into account any walls or obstructions that may get in the way of the window blinds.

You MUST add for overlaps.


NOTE: Measuring instructions in the above video do not apply to roller shades and sheer shades.


Special Blinds Measuring Instructions

Blinds & Shades


Shutters


Draperies


Special Applications



If you have any window blinds measuring questions please call our customer service department((888) 633-7840) M-F 6am to 5pm PDT
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  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
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What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage

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This plan does not cover measuring errors. Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Fit
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Love
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the window coverings and wish to return, please notify us within 30 days of receiving the order. Our customer care department will provide a Return Authorization Number (RGA) and shipping address to return the product. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer, refunds will be processed 2-3 business days after receiving the items.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.