Before You Get Started
Inside mount blinds are installed inside the window frame or casing. Outside mounts are installed above the window molding.
Tools You'll Need
For the most efficient measuring, you'll need a steel measuring tape, pen/pencil, paper, and a step ladder (if necessary)
Download our Measuring Worksheet to easily mark down your window's dimensions correctly
Measuring Video Guide
Measuring For Inside Mount Blinds
1. Measure Window Depth
Measure the depth of the window frame, beginning at the top of the window, where the brackets will be installed. If the depth of your window frame is less than 2.4”, or you have an obstruction (lever, crank), we recommend choosing an outside mount instead.
2. Measure Window Width
You’ll need to record three separate measurements, each from left to right. Measure the top of the window frame, the center, and the bottom. If these measurements differ, use the shortest measurement of the three as your window width. There is no need to deduct any measurements, we will make the appropriate deductions when manufacturing your blinds.
3. Measure Window Height
You’ll need to record three separate measurements, each from top to bottom. Measure the left, center, and right sides of your window frame. If these measurements differ, use the longest measurement of the three as your window height.
Measuring For Outside Mount Blinds
1. Measure Surface Area
Measure the surface area above your window frame or molding, to ensure that you have at least 2” of flat vertical space to install your headrail. Make a mark where you wish your headrail, or top, of your smart blinds to be installed.
2. Measure Window Height
Measure from top to bottom, using the mark you’ve just made as the top. We recommend at least 3” of overlap to ensure the best light gap coverage and privacy.
3. Measure Window Width
Measure the exact width you wish your smart blinds to be, from left to right. We recommend at least 1.5” of overlap for shades or blinds. For vertical blinds, solar shades, and roller shades, we recommend at least 2” of overlap. If you have any obstructions on your wall, you can use extension brackets to ensure your blinds extend far enough away to avoid them.
Outdoor Helpful Hints
If your window's depth is greater than 2.4" (6.10 cm), we recommend you use inside mount blinds instead.
You will need at least 2" of flat space above the window fin order to install outside mount blinds.
Light Gap Coverage
For added light gap coverage, we recommend adding 3-to-6 inches to your height measurement
How to Measure Your Window
How to Measure Multiple Shades in One Window
Width 1 Order Width = A
Width 2 Order Width = B
Width 3 Order Width = C
Width 1 Order Width = A + 2-3"
Width 2 Order Width = B
Width 3 Order Width = C + 2-3"