How do you attach blinds to window frames?

Asked By: Cataisa Reulein | Last Updated: 15th June, 2020
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Here are our simple steps on how to fit blinds to UPVC:
  1. Mark the place where you will fix your brackets.
  2. Perfectly align your brackets for a level blind.
  3. Drill screws into your UPVC window frame to secure the brackets.
  4. Clip your headrail into the brackets to complete your fit.

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Keeping this in view, can you screw into vinyl window frames?

If you have vinyl windows, you won't be able to screw the brackets directly into the vinyl channel that holds the window. The vinyl is not strong enough to hold the weight of the blinds. Fix the brackets to the top or sides of the inside opening or install them outside the opening.

Subsequently, question is, should blinds be inside the window frame? Let me change that right now. Inside mounted blinds and shades will give you the cleanest look. That is because they fit inside the window frame, and can be mounted as deep or as shallow as you like. You just mount the brackets outside of the window frame and hang your blinds or shades so they extend past the frame.

Additionally, can I drill into UPVC window frames?

The idea of drilling into your UPVC frames might sound terrifying but if you take care in doing so there's nothing to worry about. The main thing to avoid is the glass itself as if you can imagine. Using a 3mm drill bit, drill directly into the mark you have created on the frame.

How far should Window blinds be from window?

Use a tape measure and a pencil to mark 1 1/4 inches away from the window to keep the blinds from touching the glass when hung.

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Are blinds supposed to touch the window sill?

In most cases blinds look and work the best when they rest on the window sill. No one is ever going to notice extra 1/2" of length and this keeps them from blowing in a slight breeze. If you prefer for the blinds not to touch the windowsill, you should deduct 1/4".

Where do you put blinds on a deep window sill?

For outside mount, the brackets should be placed on the face of the window outline on the two sides of the window. And for inside mount, the brackets should be put up against the inside top corner of each side window.

How do you install blinds without brackets?

How to Hang Wood Blinds Without Brackets
  1. Drill two holes through the face of the head rail approximately 1 inch inward from each end.
  2. Place the head rail over the top window trim and center it over the window.
  3. Drill pilot holes into the top window trim with the drill and a drill bit approximately half the size of your screws.

How do I measure for inside mount blinds?

Inside-Mounted Horizontal Blinds
  1. Measure exact window width at top, middle, and bottom.
  2. Use the narrowest width. Do not make any deductions - provide the exact measurements of the narrowest width.
  3. Measure exact window height at left, middle, and right side.
  4. Use longest height.

Can you drill into vinyl?

Fit a cordless drill with a standard wood bit about 1/16 inch larger than the screw if you're drilling through vinyl or steel siding. Hold the drill so the bit enters the siding straight and horizontally. Do not tilt the drill up, down or to either side. Drill only through the exterior siding.

How do you drill a hole in a window frame?

Use light pressure on the drill to avoid it sliding away from a mark, and begin drilling the first hole. Continue using light pressure until the drill bit begins to penetrate the surface of the metal. Apply a few more drops of oil, and use moderate pressure on the drill until the hole begins to take shape.

How do you attach blinds to UPVC windows?

Here are our simple steps on how to fit blinds to UPVC:
  1. Mark the place where you will fix your brackets.
  2. Perfectly align your brackets for a level blind.
  3. Drill screws into your UPVC window frame to secure the brackets.
  4. Clip your headrail into the brackets to complete your fit.

Can you mount blinds on trim?

You can mount your blinds to the trim as long as it is flat and meets the minimum requirements for an outside mount. Mounting on the trim of the window is the easiest route because all you need to collect is the size of the trim dimensions.

Will blinds fit after new Windows?

Remember, it is best to shop for window treatments after the new windows are installed, so that your new blinds or curtains can fit perfectly.

How do you hang blinds on an aluminum window?

How to Install Blinds Inside a Metal Frame Window
  1. Place the brackets over the ends of the blind and then hold the blind inside the window frame in the location where you want to install it.
  2. Measure the top of the grease pencil markings inside the window frame.
  3. Hold a bracket inside the window frame, lining it up with the grease pencil markings.

How do you hang Roman shades on vinyl windows?

How to Hang Blinds on Vinyl Windows
  1. Choose the most appropriate hanging position for the blind hardware.
  2. Mount the hanging brackets in the correct position (inside mount; outside mount, or ceiling mount).
  3. Attach the valance clips to the head rail before placing the blind in the brackets.
  4. Attach the wand to the louver tilt mechanism.

Can I drill into window frame?

Short answer yes. But the wood frame around a window is usually thin, about ¼″, so there's not a lot of material for the screw to 'bite' into. Use your drill with a 3/16″ drill bit to make a pilot hole so the wood frame does not split. Also avoid drilling within 1″ of any of the edges of the wood frame (if possible).

How do you drill holes for blinds?

Using your pencil, mark the spots where you will need to drill your pilot holes (there should be two of them). You should choose two diagonal holes to drill into so that your brackets are sturdier. Take the brackets away and hold up a level to the two holes are even.

Can I screw into UPVC door frame?

Yes is the answer. Drill a small pilot hole for the screw and use a self tapping type of screw. Don't use a screw that is too long or you may cause damage to something inside the door. You may find that the door has some steel re-enforcing under the upvc but you should be OK if you have drilled said hole first.

What screws to use on uPVC door?

These screws are recommended for use with most uPVC products, they have a 3.9mm thread thickness and 38mm in length. They ahve a self tapping tip on them which means they will self drill the hole. These are the screws supplied with our HomeSecure Sash Jammers.

What are INTU blinds?

INTU Blinds are an alternative to Perfect Fit Blinds. All of our Intu Blinds are "bead-fit" which means no drilling or screwing is required to fit them to your windows, doors or conservatory. They simply Snap Fit!

Can you fix curtain rails to plastic windows?

OF SUITABLE LENGTH AND DIAMETER TO GO THROUGH HOLE IN BRACKET AND EXTEND FAR ENOUGH THROUGH SO IT CAN BE SCREWED INTO THE UPVC SECURELY. OF THE RECOMMENDE SIZE FOR THE SCREW. (DRILL SIZE ON SCREW PACKAGING) OR ASK STAFF. BRACKETS ARE FITTED JUST FIX YOUR RAIL TO THEM.