Wondering if new roller blinds will fit flush inside your window frame?
When measuring up for new roller binds you have two choices on how to install them. You can either mount them outside your window frame, or the most popular option is to mount them inside the window frame. You can learn more about the benefits of an outside versus an inside fit here.
When going for an inside fit one important factor to take into account is the size of your window reveal. The deeper the reveal then the less likelihood that the roller blind will stick out past the window frame. This is not a major problem however if you like your roller blinds to fit flush inside the frame then you need to take note of the reveal size.
Deciding on either single or double roller blinds will also have an impact.
Single Roller Blinds.
- If your reveal is at least 60mm then the blinds will fit flush inside the frame. If the blinds are over 2600mm in width then due to the heavy tubing we use you will need a reveal of at least 65mm.
- If your reveal is between 50mm-60mm then give us a call. Some blind fabrics are thinner than others, and depending on the size of your window and control type the blind may still fit.
- If the reveal is under 50mm then we recommend you measure for a blind to be installed outside the window frame.
Double Roller Blinds
Our double blinds use a modern looking slim-line bracket which reduce the profile and allow you to install two blinds inside the window frame. You can learn more about our slim-line brackets here.
- To install double blinds inside the window frame you will need a reveal of at least 90mm. If your blinds are over 2600mm in length then due to the heavy tubing we use you will need a reveal of at least 95mm.
- If your reveal is between 80mm-90mm then give us a call. Some fabrics are thinner than others and depending on the size of your window and control type the blind may still fit.
- If the reveal is under 80mm then we recommend you measure for a blind to be installed outside the window frame.
Another thing to check for when measuring up for your new roller blinds is anything sticking out such as a window or door handle that may be in the way when the blinds are lowered. Opting for a front roll where the fabric rolls like a waterfall off the roll may provide enough space to allow the blinds to be lowered past the obstruction.
Some older wooden joinery and newer aluminium joinery used for larger windows and doors often have a large mullion or fin running vertically for aesthetics or strengthening. If this is the case you will need to take this into consideration
If you have any doubts or just not sure the best approach then please reach out to the team at Urban Blinds. We are here to help.