How To Measure Custom Fixed Guide Awnings Blinds Guide

At Blinds Downunder we have put together a written guide on how to measure Outdoor Custom Fixed Guide Awning Blinds. With our Outdoor Blinds we highly recommend an experience Tradesman/handyman tackle the install. Due to complexities of working at height, installing tracks and fixing into different external substrates.Some Outdoor applications are easier than others, however significantly more difficult than fitting our internal blind range.

Measuring Instructions

 Items you will need

1)Steel Tape measure (All measurements to be documented in millimetres)

2)Print Measurement form or populate Measurement form online

3)Pen and Paper  



 Important notes;

1) Always document the window,door, pergola or sturcture your blind will be installed. You may wish to sketch a plan of blind locations as reference. Hang onto both your Measurement form/sketch and file for future reference.

2)Always measure every window/pergolas/porches individually, check measurements in a minimum of three different locations.Window, pergola , porches can sometimes be out of square. Refer to measurement diagrams for specific measurement details forms,Which can be found at bottom of this page or at the bottom resources bar. 

3)Always measure the width measurement and then the drop measurement in that order. Make sure you write measurements to the exact millimetre.

4) Always document the side you wish your motor to be installed or cord control to be positioned, at time of measurement.

5) Always look for any obstructions, which may interfere with your blind’s functionality.

6) Never take measurement directly from your house plans or window schedules as this will most likely not be accurate.

7) Always Triple check your measurements and blind details you have documented.

8) It is important to input your measurements to the exact size. It is always recommended if you are finding it difficult to differentiate between one millimetre, you write down the lesser measurement.

9) If you are measuring with someone else, make sure everyone is reading the tape measure the same way, before you start measuring the entire house lot of blinds. Make sure to read all measurements out aloud and confirm measurements by repeating your assistant’s measurement, especially before writing the finalised measurements on your measurement form.

10) Once you have completed the Measurement form, transfer details to selections page. Triple check the information you are entering relates to your Measurement form, as you go. Always check your information is correct prior to proceeding with purchase that is in your cart.

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