Pro-Blind Systems

How to measure

Roller Blinds

First a few important points

  • Always use a steel measuring tape or a laser point measuring system.
  • Don’t make allowances for clearance as we will do this job at our end.
  • Measure EVERY window in the project, they may look the same but they almost never are.
  • Measure the width of a window at the top and bottom, then choose the lesser of the two measurements to ensure achievable fit.
  • Get in the habit of measuring windows left to right in any project, so you will know where you are based on your measure sheet.
  • Measure width first, then write it down, and then measure drop and write it down. This reduces the error rate … and there will be one.
  • Don’t talk to people while doing this job, conversation may be cheap but mistakes cost money to fix.
  • Where blinds butt up against each other make sure the gap is central over available window mullions to stop light gaps becoming a problem.
  • What is in the way … door handles, cabinetry, moldings … look and use your eyes, you may need another mounting solution based on this question.
  • When you finish, take out another measure sheet and do it again … compare results … this will save money, time and your reputation in the long run.
  • Know the maximum width of the blind material chosen for the project as this will determine how the blinds are broken up across the windows, what size limitations are you working with?

Reveal Fit

The best solution by far, if possible, is the reveal fix, this being internal fitting between the window frames.

This has the advantages:

  • Blind does not protrude as much into the room environment.
  • Bracket ends are not on display.
  • Blind physically closer to the glazing which improves blind performance.
  • A neater appearance all round.
Reveal Fit

Face Fit

This solution is used when the window system does not allow for internal reveal fixing and requires mounting on the outside face of the window system or surrounding mouldings.

This has the advantages:

  • Clearance of door handles and other obstructions
  • Blind can be wider than glass, reducing sun gaps.
  • Can be measured in conjunction with window mouldings for unified appearance.
  • Measuring tolerances not as critical as reveal fit.
Face Fit