A Step-by-step Guide to Outdoor Blind Installation
Blinds help control the temperature inside a house and your privacy. Blinds keep homes cooler leading to lower energy bills depending on the season and the covering. However, if you bought a house recently and it doesn’t have outdoor blinds, they are broken down, or outdated, it’s important that you know how to install new ones to reap the benefits of privacy and sustainability. Installing outdoor window blinds is a DIY exercise you can do for a few hours’ even if you are a novice DIYer.
Follow the following steps to install your outdoor blinds without many efforts:
Mount brackets: Mounting blinds outdoors is easy and flexible. You can choose any covering, and it fits easily. After mounting brackets onto the walls from outside the window, a space that you know will cover your entire window, now choose the kind of blinds you want that will best fit your space. There are several different kinds of blinds to pick from, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. The common types of blinds you can find in stores include; Roman shades, Venetian blinds, wood blinds, roller shades, faux wood blinds, and pleated wood blinds.
Your windows need to be measured before shopping for your blinds: Before going out to shop for your window blinds, take the measurements first so that you buy the blinds that will fit the frame. It should not be narrower to allow lights in or oversized. Remember, windows tend to have strange measurements, and it may require you to custom design your blinds to fit in properly.
When you are ready to install your blinds, arm yourself with these tools:
- Power drill or screwdriver, and
Mark the mounting positions for the brackets using your pencil, and if you are installing indoor blinds, mark where to install brackets from inside. The level will assist you in ensuring the brackets remain straight. Read the manufacturer’s manual for specific details on how to install outdoor blinds. Screw the brackets in place and attach the blinds. After that, attach the blind’s headrail to the brackets and finally the wand that controls the amount of light the blind lets in.
Installing cordless blinds
The process is similar but without the wand to control the amount of light coming in. if you think you are not a good DIYer, don’t hesitate to call for professional assistance. Manual is handy but could become too technical for novices. You can call and book an appointment with a professional blind installer near you and let them do their job.
Benefits of installing outdoor blinds
Your home is a sacred place you return to after hassles, and it needs to be calm and peaceful. Your indoor ambience is equally important to ensure your house looks good. Using outdoor blinds helps keep your windows and doors from harsh weather elements such as heavy downpour, extreme sunlight, or blowing wind. With quality outdoor blinds, your windows are safe. Another significant benefit of installing outdoor blinds is to protect the privacy of your home. If your neighbours often peep through the window to infringe your privacy, outdoor window and door blinds will keep them at bay so that you can enjoy your privacy and secrecy. And lastly, aesthetics. Dolomite Awnings outdoor blinds add an aesthetic to your home, and they can fit in with your exterior décor to increase the curb appeal of your house.