Measuring for your Outdoor Blinds & Awnings couldn't be easier. It won't take long, just follow these simple instructions: If your still not sure on how to measure you can email us a picture of the opening you want to cover and we can illustrate where to measure to for you.
We work with your overall opening sizes and work it all out to fit within this.
What you will need:
1. Tape Measure (metal ones are best)
2. Paper & Pen ( to write down your measurements)
Face Fit, Reveal Fit or Ceiling Mount?
Outdoor Blinds & Awnings can be either fitted onto the face (Face Fit) of your wall or post, On to the of the inside of a recess or between posts (Reveal Fit) or On the underside of a Ceiling or Beam (Ceiling Mount).
Face Fit (On Face):
This is when you want your outdoor blind to hang outside the window recess covering the total window area including the frame from top to bottom and side to side
Step 1: Measure from outside edge of post to outside edge of post (see above image). If 2 blinds required to be side by side measure from the centre of one post to centre of the other post or if being mounted on wall measure your opening size and add 150mm either side. This is your width. Note This Measurement.
Step 2: Measure from the highest possible point on your face (where brackets will be) to the floor or handrail. This is your Drop. Note this Measurement.
Remember we require a width of outside to outside of brackets. Please provide measurements to nearest 1mm to ensure a perfect fit.
Reveal Fit (In Reveal):
This is when you want your outdoor blind to fit inside the opening.
Step 1: If measuring between posts take measurement from the inside of one post to the inside of the other, If measuring inside a window recess measure the opening from one side to another (see above image). This is your width. Note this measurement.
Step: 2: Measure from the top of your opening to either the floor or handrail (depending on where you want your blind to drop to). This is your drop. Note this measurement.
Remember we require a width of outside to outside brackets. Please provide inside measurement to the nearest 1mm to ensure a perfect fit.
This is when you want to mount your outdoor blind to the underside of a top beam or from the ceiling, this is ideal when there are no side posts or walls.
Step 1: With a pencil make a couple of small marks on your beam or ceiling to the width that you want your blind, Measure in between these 2 marks. This is your width. Note this measurement.
Step 2: Measure from your ceiling or top beam to the hand rail or floor (depending on where you want your blind to drop to), this is your drop. Note this measurement.
Some Handy Hints:
- Take your measurements in millimetres (mm) to the nearest 1mm to ensure a perfect fit.
- When measuring always look for objects like air conditioners or down pipes, and take their position into account if necessary, ensure you have a clear span.
- If your not still not sure how to measure, you can send us a photo of your openings and we can illustrate where to measure to.