How to Install Vertical Blinds

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Add privacy and protection to oversize windows and sliding glass doors with vertical blinds

How to Install Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are one of the most durable and low-maintenance blind products on the market. They operate on a heavy-duty sliding track system that is built to last for years. This simple track system is designed so that you can install it and the blinds all by yourself. All you need is a screwdriver and a pencil. However, for easier installation, a cordless power screwdriver or a drill with a ¼-inch Hex head bit is recommended. Watch the videos below for step-by-step installation instructions. 
  
Be sure to read the included instructions for specific product 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 Vertical Blinds Installation PDF

This project guide highlights the installation process for an inside mount and outside mount.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

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Installation for an inside mount

• Vertical blinds are easy to install. In this video, you'll 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 1/4-inch hex head 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.
• Your blind may come with a decorative cover called a valance. A valance is used to cover the top mechanism of the blind, and can be installed easily too.
• If your valance comes with a front insert, slide the insert into the edges along the front of your valance. Flip your valance over so that the top is facing down. Set your bracket clips 3 inches in from the left and right side of your valance.
• Use your bracket clips as templates to mark starter holes for the screws. To make it easier to insert the mounting screws through your valance, pre-drill or tap starter holes through the top of your valance where your mounting screws will be inserted.
• Mark where your screws will go by lightly tapping starter holes through the top slot of the bracket. Fasten the supplied screws through the valance and into the mounting surface for each bracket. Hook the front of your head rail into the brackets and rotate back until it snaps into place.
• The portion of the vertical blind that rotates is called a vein. To make it easy to install the veins, begin by spacing the vein stems evenly by pulling the cord. Pull the chain to rotate the openings in the stems so they face you. Attach the first vein by gently sliding it up into the plastic stem until it snaps into place. Repeat until all veins are attached.
• To complete your installation, install the safety bracket to keep the cord fairly tight. Install the bracket near the outside bottom of the window frame where it will not interfere with the operation of your blinds.
• Finish by testing your new blinds. Carefully pull down on the cord to slowly open your blinds, and then pull the cord again to completely close them. Pull the beaded chain to rotate your blinds.
• 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

• Vertical blinds are easy to install. In this video, you'll 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 1/4-inch hex head 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.
• From the point of the bottom of the window where you want your blind to hang, measure up to the top of the window the length of the blinds that you ordered.
• The portion of the vertical blind that rotates is called a vein. To make it easy to install the veins, begin by spacing the vein stems evenly by pulling the cord. Pull the chain to rotate the openings in the stems so they face you. Attach the first vein by gently sliding it up into the plastic stem until it snaps into place. Repeat until all veins are attached.
• Install the safety bracket to keep your cord fairly tight. Install the bracket near the outside bottom of your window frame where it will not interfere with the operation of your blind.
• Your blind may come with a decorative cover called a valance. A valance is used to cover the top mechanism of the blind, and can be installed easily too.
• If your valance comes with inserts for each section, slide the inserts into the edges along the front of each one. Insert the valance ends into the corners and attach the front. Attach the included valance clips onto the head rail and slide the valance onto the clips.
• Finish by testing your new blinds. Carefully pull down on the cord to slowly open your blinds, and then pull the cord again to completely close them. Pull the beaded chain to rotate your blinds.
• And that's it. If you still have any questions about the installation of your blinds, just give us a call. It's that easy.