How to Measure Outdoor Automatic Awning


Important steps to follow when measuring Automatic Awnings.

Print Blinds Downunder measuring form or download Blinds Downunder measuring form for computer or device, from our website, to document blind measurements and details. Ignore the Front Roll option for this blind.



Automatic Awnings work well as face fit blinds, document in notes if you are looking to recess fit. Note; the headbox and guide rails require solid fixings, Guide rails are generally around 35mm in from edge of hood. Which makes face fit generally a better option.


Measuring Instructions

 Items you will need

Use a metal tape measure. Make sure the tape measure is taught when taking measurements.

Always write down the width measurement first and then the drop measurement second on all blinds.

Only write measurements down in millimetres.

With Automatic Awning Pull Down Ring is placed in middle. The only pull down method is manual.

For Face Fit Automatic Awnings document the actual window measurement. check three spots measurements for width and drop. You will need to add minimum 250mm on the horizontal measurement (line a) for weatherboard construction and around 350mm for Brick Veneer construction.You will need to add 200mm minimum, to the vertical measurement (line b) for hood box and any allowance you would like blind to go past the window.If you choose to have a valance, the 100mm Valance will add around 60mm extra to the bottom.Each individual scenario will need to be accessed prior to placing order.

For Recess Fit document the Smallest measurement of three spot measurements for width and drop for recess fit. Our manufacture will allow for all appropriate deductions, please note blind is a recess fit.Ensure the head box/awning does not obstruct with awning window.Allow an additional 200mm minimum to allow for headbox size. Each individual scenario will need to be accessed prior to placing you order.Ensure the head box/awning does not obstruct with awning window

Always double check measurements with the measurements you have written down.

Watch for protruding objects that might interfere with blind operation. The Automatic Awning Arms can be selected in 150mm,300mm,450mm. The 300mm Auto Arm is the one we prefer to use with most awning windows and 150mm Auto Arm for sliding windows. Take into consideration driveways, paths, downpipes when ordering your preferred arm length.

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