Outside mount blinds are excellent for windows that have no window depth or has a little of it.
Because of this, less flat space is needed for mounting blinds outside window frame.
Repairing outside mount blinds with window trim sounds a complex task to some, but if you know the steps in mounting such blinds, the task will be simple. Basically, the mount blinds are fixed on the window’s outer opening which is connected to the window’s frame.
For a detailed guide in mounting your outside window blinds, follow the steps bellow.
Step 1: Measure the Window’s Exterior Border
Using a tape measure and a pencil, measure the width of the exterior edges of the window beginning from the top frame, to the middle then down the bottom. Take note of each measurement on a piece of paper.
Fit the blinds into the window’s frame then measure again the frame’s size from side to side. For uniformity, round off your measurements to the nearest 1/8 inch.
Step 2: Measure Height and the Dimensions of your Window
Measure the height of your window’s outside border along the middle and then to the left and right sides. Note all measurements and find out which part needs more length of the blinds.
Then finally, on the window frame’s top portion, place your blinds. Measure the outside mount dimension which is intended for the window blinds. For most types of window blinds, about one and one half overlap along each side is needed, therefore about three inches should be added to the recorded measurement.
Step 3: Install your Outside Mount Blinds
Mounting the blind brackets into the window is usually the most complex step in fixing the blinds up. Make sure to lengthen the mount blinds.
Measure the dimensions of your window blinds and check if it will perfectly fit your window. Two inches or the exact measurement of the window frame to which the brackets are attached should be added to the recorded measurements.
Always remember, when placing outside mount window blinds, there is a need to add up a little extra height and width to your window blinds. Doing this will provide you with a well-covered window.
Another thing to remember regarding outside mount blinds is to only buy window blinds which can sit close enough to the surface of your wall so that less amount of light will enter a given area.
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