How to Install Aluminum Blinds

Under 2 hours

Add privacy and security and complete the look of your windows by installing aluminum blinds

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Aluminum binds are also commonly referred to as mini blinds because of their small slat sizes. They are a great economy option and will withstand many years of wear and tear. Installing your new aluminum blinds is easy, and you can do it with this simple and painless process. Watch the videos below for step-by-step instructions and have your blinds ready to go in minutes. All you need is a screwdriver, though a cordless power screwdriver or a drill with a ¼-inch Hex head bit is recommended for easier installation.

Be sure to read the included instructions with your blinds for specific details pertaining to your custom window treatments. Keep in mind that you will have to choose either an inside mount installation, or an outside mount installation before you measure, order and install your window treatments.

For additional installation instructions, view our aluminum blinds PDF.
This project guide highlights the installation process for an inside mount and outside mount.

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Installation for an inside mount
Installation inside mount - Install Aluminum Blinds

• Horizontal blinds are easy to install. In this short video, you will learn how to install them. A screwdriver is all that is needed to install your blinds, or for an easier installation, you can use a cordless screwdriver, or a drill with a 1/4-inch Hex head drill bit.
• Before starting, carefully unpack your blinds and mounting hardware. To familiarize yourself with the contents of your box, check the printed instructions included with your product.
• Begin your installation by positioning your mounting brackets to the top of the window away from the glass. For easiest installation, we recommend positioning your brackets all the way to the front of your window opening.
• To make it easier to fasten your screws, create starter holes by tapping a screw with a hammer into any two side bracket holes. Fasten two screws to secure the first bracket. Install the right side bracket and any additional support brackets that may be included.
• Next, snap the included valance clips over the front lip of your head rail before mounting the blind. Space your valance clips evenly, avoiding contact with any mechanism inside the top of the blind.
• Slide your head rail into the brackets, they should go in easily. Completely close the covers on your brackets by pressing up on the bottom of your bracket with your thumbs, while lowering the front part of your bracket until the cover snaps into place.
• To complete your installation, snap the valance into your pre-installed clips, top first, and then bottom.
• Finish by lowering and testing your new blinds. To lower your blind, pull the cord towards the center of the blind and slowly raise your hand while holding on to the cord. To raise your blinds, pull the lift cord away from your blind at any angle.
• To tilt your slats, your blind will come with either a tilt cord or a wand. Either pull the tilt cord or rotate the wand to open and close your slats to the desired angle.
• And that's it. If you still have any questions about the installation of your blinds, give us a call. It's that easy.

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Installation for an outside mount
Installation outside mount - Install Aluminum Blinds

• Horizontal blinds are easy to install. In this short video, you will learn how to install them. A screwdriver is all that is needed to install your blinds, or for an easier installation, you can use a cordless screwdriver, or a drill with a 1/4-inch Hex head drill bit.
• Before starting, carefully unpack your blinds and mounting hardware. To familiarize yourself with the contents of your box, check the printed instructions included with your product.
• Begin your installation by positioning your blind on the wall surface where you want your blind to be mounted. Mark the left and right outside edges of your blind along the bottom and sides with a pencil.
• Align the side and bottom of your left bracket along the inside of your pencil line and fasten to the wall with the supplied screws. Repeat on the right.
• If you receive a center-support bracket, mount it slightly off-center above a section of the head rail where it will not interfere with the operation of the blind cord.
• Next, snap the included valance clips over the front lip of your head rail before mounting the blind. Space your valance clips evenly, avoiding contact with any mechanism inside the top of the blind.
• Slide your head rail into the brackets, they should go in easily. Completely close the covers on your brackets by pressing up on the bottom of your bracket with your thumbs, while lowering the front part of your bracket until the cover snaps into place.
• To complete your installation, attach the side returns of your valance using the supplied L-brackets. Snap your valance into the pre-installed clips, top first, and then bottom.
• Finish by lowering and testing your new blinds. To lower your blind, pull the cord towards the center of the blind and slowly raise your hand while holding on to the cord. To raise your blinds, pull the lift cord away from your blind at any angle.
• To tilt your slats, your blind will come with either a tilt cord or a wand. Either pull the tilt cord or rotate the wand to open and close your slats to the desired angle.
• And that's it. If you still have any questions about the installation of your blinds, give us a call. It's that easy.