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Directions for Installing Hunter Douglas Blinds – Hunter Douglas is a name synonymous with high-quality, high-end window coverings. Not only does the company carry a wide assortment of standard sizes and widths, but it offers complete customization no matter what the window size. Hunter Douglas horizontal blinds come in three materials: hardwoods, composite materials, or aluminum. While installing Hunter Douglas blinds is not difficult, it does require attention to detail to ensure the blinds hang correctly and maintain their appearance.

Directions for Installing Hunter Douglas Blinds :

Measure

The choice to hang blinds using an inside or outside mount can be one of preference or of space. Take care when measuring to ensure a correct fit. Inside mount blinds hang within the frame, inside the window opening. To measure for blind width, measure the window in three places; at the top, middle, and bottom of the window opening. Write down the measurement of the shortest width to the nearest one-eighth of an inch. To determine blind height, measure inside the window from top to bottom at the left, center, and right, and write down the measurement of the shortest height to the nearest one eighth of an inch. Check measurements against standard sizes to determine if you will need to order custom-size blinds.

For outside mount blinds, measure the desired width and height. Add two inches to each side of the width measurement to ensure no light comes through from the sides of the blinds. Add three inches to the height measurement to allow for the mounting hardware on top and correct hang on the bottom of the blind. Check measurements against standard sizes to determine if you will need to order custom-size blinds.

Mounting Brackets

For inside mount brackets, use a carpenter’s level to align the front edges of the mounting brackets, and attach with two screws through the two holes in the top of the brackets. Drill a pilot hole to start the screw and then screw in tightly.

For outside mount brackets, use a carpenter’s level to align the tops of the mounting brackets, and attach with two screws through the two holes in the back of the mounting brackets. Drill a pilot hole to start the screw and then screw in tightly.

If your installation requires additional clearance to allow for things like crank-type window handles, use either extension brackets or bracket spacers. Extension brackets will add approximately two to four inches of additional clearance. Depending on the mounting type, install extension brackets to the wall or window frame before installing mounting brackets. Bracket spacers can add an additional one inch of clearance. Bracket spacers screw into mounting brackets after installation.

Finish

Attach the open/close wand. The wand will either hook or snap into place. Install the blind by tilting back the head rail and snapping the blind into place. Tighten the bottom locking screw to secure.

Test the blind by tilting the blind slats with the wand. Open and close the blind using the blind cords.

 

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