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6 step guide to installing PVC Blinds
February 7th, 2017 · Published to Outdoor Blinds by Steve Lewis
Are you thinking of investing in PVC blinds? Great choice! PVC blinds are a wonderful way to shade alfresco areas, verandas and patios. Not only do blinds offer great protection from the sun, but they can also keep your space safe from the rain and winds.
But how exactly do you go about installing PVC blinds? Don’t worry – I’ll help you out. As a supplier of outdoor blinds in Australia, I’ve helped numerous customers with their blind installation process. Today, I’ll do the same for you, so listen up!
1. Find the centre of your crossbeam and PVC blinds
When installing PVC blinds, you’ll need to attach them to a solid structure such as a crossbeam. The first step to installing blinds is to measure your crossbeam horizontally and find its exact centre. This is where you will create the opening for your blinds.
You’ll need to measure your blinds as well to find its centre. Once you’ve found both these centres, mark them with a pencil. You’ll be aligning these centres together, so make sure that your measurements are accurate.
2. Attach your PVC blinds to the crossbeam
After you’ve measured and marked the centres of your crossbeam and PVC blinds, you’re ready to attach them together. Line up the centres properly and use a screw to attach your blinds to the crossbeam. Make sure that your blinds are completely level. You can attach screws at either end to ensure this.
I recommend that you use a baton screw machine. This machine will allow you to get a solid fixing which will not come off with time.
3. Drill your wall anchors to attach the blinds
The PVC blinds that you have purchased will come equipped with wall anchors for attachment. You will need to drill holes into these wall anchors before you can attach your blinds. Simply follow the instructions that have been provided in the user manual with your blinds.
After you’ve drilled all holes into the wall anchors, insert the roped edge of your PVC blinds into them. This will create the channel on which the blinds will slide in to.
4. Screw in the wall anchors to your walls
Next up, you’ll need to screw in the wall anchors to your walls. Make sure to zip up your PVC blinds before doing so, else you might end up damaging them.
You have to ensure that your wall anchors securely hold on to your walls. Make sure to use screws of the right size and length so that your anchors are securely held.
5. Install your base anchor plates
Your PVC blinds will also come equipped with base anchor plates. You will need to install these to the ground, or to the bottom of posts as the case may be.
While installing base anchor plates, you need to ensure that they are tightly anchored. This will prevent your PVC blinds from getting damaged by heavy winds.
6. Install the cleats and you’re done!
You’re almost done now! All you have to do is to install the cleats on the post. Remember to install the cleat at a reasonable height and on the side of the cord of the blinds. Once you’ve done this, you’ll have completed your installation process.
You may find that your PVC blinds have a few wrinkles after installation. But don’t worry – these wrinkles will drop off in a few days.
Installing PVC blinds is a fairly straightforward process and you can do it yourself very easily. First, you need to find the centre of your blinds and attach them to the centre of your crossbeam. Next, drill your wall anchors and attach your blinds to them. Screw in your wall anchors to your walls and install your base anchor plates. After this, simply install the cleats and you’re done! As easy as pie!
To purchase the best quality PVC blinds in Australia, consider Global Shade blinds. We’re a reputed manufacturer of shade solution products and our blinds will offer you all-weather protection. Phone us at 1800 724 407 and we’ll be happy to offer you a quote for our outdoor blinds.