If you are looking for a way of installing timber blinds in Brisbane, you most probably have given thought to the privacy and security of your home or office. Well, to help you out, here are the essentials of installing timber blinds for protection against peeping eyes while ensuring utmost comfort.
1. Get Everything Ready
Before beginning your installation, you should first ensure that you have everything ready. Remember that you may have to postpone your installation if you don’t have the necessary tools and materials. Check whether you have the right kind of timber blinds and accompanying hardware, an electric screw driver, a tape measure, a level and a pencil.
2. Decide on the Kind of Mount
There are two main ways of mounting timber blinds. You can either install them inside or outside the window or door frame. If you choose to mount the blinds inside the frame, make sure that it has a depth of at least two and a half inches. Measure one inch each for the top, middle, and bottom. Outside mounts require you to leave a space of about four to six inches in order to have utmost privacy.
3. Measure the Coverage Area
When measuring the area you will be covering, ensure that you add a few inches on the width as well as the height. The idea behind this is to enable blocking of light that might infiltrate through the space on the four sides of the blinds. To be on the safe side, give the blinds an allowance of between four to six inches on the width and height.
4. Hang Brackets and Attach Blinds
A level will come in handy when drawing lines either on the inside or top of the window. Keep in mind that the top lines are for outside mounting while the inside lines are for mounting the blinds inside the frame. Use a pencil to trace the points in which the screws will go. Using an electric drill, create holes for the screws, ensuring that they are smaller than the screws to achieve stability, and attach the brackets into the holes. Read the manufacturers guide on attaching blinds onto the brackets.
5. Install your Blinds
To complete the job, find the hole in every vane. The head rail is important in this since it houses the clips which go through the vane holes. Make sure that the blinds face the same way. Remember that pull cords will help in opening and closing the blinds. If they are available, the mount should be attached — through the use of stand — at the lower part of the wall.
If your home or office has sliding doors or large windows, you definitely need to install blinds to keep out prying eyes. Doing it yourself is not exactly easy but you can still manage it expertly. Maybe a guide is all you need but you may have to look for a professional experienced in timber blinds Brisbane installation.