Window blinds and shades are a ubiquitous answer for covering windows and patio doors. Assuming that you have a sliding glass patio door, you have to measure precisely and consider the sort of shade or blind you are installing so as to think of the right measurements.
- Confirm the sort of shades or blinds you will be installing. Vertical blinds are a regular answer for sliding glass doors because they could be opened to one side, uncovering the door part while covering whatever is left of the window. You can likewise use creased shades, honeycomb shades or roller shades. Assuming that you choose to get a sort of shade that goes all over, you have to choose assuming that you need one extensive shade or two side-by-side shades that can work independently so you can uncover the door while leaving the other side of the window covered.
- Settle on an inside mount and outside mount. Vertical blinds will be an outside mount, significance the head rail is mounted to the divider above the window opening. Shades are commonly an inside mount, installed inside the top of the window frame so the shade covers the width of the window just and doesn’t cover with the divider whatsoever. Shades can have an outside mount in the event that you have an extraordinary purpose behind completing thus, for example a window frame that doesn’t permit space for an inside mount, or a yearning to conceal the window frame or make the window look bigger than it truly is. Something else to consider with a sliding glass door is if the door handle stands out excessively far to make an inside mount down to earth.
- Measure the width of the window. For an inside mount, measure the precise width from the inside edge of the frame on the left to the inside edge of the frame on the right. Measure at the top and bottom of the window, and again in the center. Record the narrowest width of the three, and use that, adjusting down to the closest 1/8 inch. For an outside mount, measure to where you need the edges of the shade or blind to cover on either side of the window. Ordinarily, vertical blinds augment 4 or 5 inches past the true window, while shades with an outside mount usually cover 1-1/2 to 2inches of the divider on either side of the window. Take the width of the window trim into consideration when measuring for outside mount blinds and shades.
- Measure the tallness of the window. For an inside mount, measure the careful tallness from the inside of the top of the window’s trim at the top to the inside of the trim on the bottom (or the floor). Measure in on the left, on the right and in the middle, and take the tallest measurement, gathering together to the closest 1/8 inch. For outside mount shades, measure from where you need the top of the head rail to go, at the top, down to the floor. Stature is extremely paramount with vertical blinds, and not as particular with shades that go here and there because you can dependably let the shade down essentially the distance and the window will be covered. Any additional won’t be exceptionally discernible.
- Twofold check your measurements. Make certain that you have composed the width to begin with, then afterward the tallness, and not the other path around.
- Indicate where the line will go. You don’t need the line to cling the side of the door where the door opens. Since sliding doors can go either way, you have to define where to put the rope and, for vertical blinds, the wand that is used to rotate the vanes. For vertical blinds, you need to determine left or right stack, implying that the vanes, when open, will all head off to one or the other side (same side as the string, inverse side from where the door opens) as opposed to opening from the center as they generally do with a normal window.
- Give careful consideration assuming that you are tagging two side-by-side shades. Measure every side independently to check whether both sides of the window are the same width. Consider the width of the frame around the portable part of the door to guarantee there is not a crevice in the center where light will demonstrate through.