3 Tips for Measuring Window Coverings

When picking out and fitting new blinds for your windows, you must know how to measure your windows properly. You don’t want to spend money on blinds that don’t fit. To ensure a perfect fit, contact a window coverings service and a professional will guarantee the correct size and installation. If you’re more of the do-it-yourself type, then here are a few tips to help you get accurate measurements.

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First and foremost, use a steel measuring tape. Anything else will not only be inaccurate, but it will also be a hassle. Furthermore, make sure you measure to the nearest eighth of an inch. If your measurement falls on a sixteenth, round down to the nearest eighth.

Secondly, always write down your measurements. Buying the incorrect size because you misremembered the numbers is the last thing you want. Writing down your measurements will save you time and money!

This last tip is specifically for inside mounts. For an inside mount, you will need to measure the depth of your window. Be sure to compare that number to the minimum depth requirement listed on the cover you are purchasing. Also, ensure there are no obstructions inside the window frame that could impede an inside mount.