How to measure for Skylight Blinds
Measuring for roof or skylight blinds can be a tricky task, but it’s essential to get it right to ensure a perfect fit for your window. In this guide, we will provide you with some helpful tips on how to measure the drop and width in cm for your skylight or roof window blinds.
First, let’s discuss what is meant by “drop” and “width.” The drop refers to the length of the blind, from the top to the bottom, and the width refers to the width of the window the blind will cover.
To get started, you will need a tape measure and a pen and paper to record your measurements. We recommend using a metal tape measure for accurate results.
Measuring the Width:
To measure the width, take the width of the window opening and add at least 4cm to each side. This extra width will allow the blind to overlap the window frame and ensure that no light can filter through the sides of the blind. If your skylight or roof window is recessed, measure the width of the recess and add 4cm to each side. This will give you the width of the blind you need to order.
Measuring the Drop:
Measuring the drop is a little more complex, as you will need to take into account the type of blind you are ordering. Different blinds will require different drop measurements, so it’s important to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for your specific blind.
For example, if you are ordering a Velux skylight blind, you will need to measure the distance from the top of the window frame to the bottom of the frame. This measurement will give you the drop of the blind you need to order. However, if you are ordering a blackout roller blind, you will need to measure from the top of the window frame to the point where you want the blind to stop, as the roller blind will not cover the entire window.
When measuring the drop, it’s important to be precise, as even a small error can result in an ill-fitting blind. Make sure to take multiple measurements and double-check your numbers before placing your order.
In conclusion, measuring for skylight or roof window blinds requires careful attention to detail. By following the steps outlined above, you should be able to measure the width and drop accurately, ensuring a perfect fit for your blinds. If you’re still unsure, consult the manufacturer’s guidelines or contact a professional for assistance. And don’t forget to refer to the helpful guide provided by Paul James Blinds for additional tips and information!
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