The use of blinds on plastic windows in apartments and houses has recently become topical.
Due to the convenient mounting method, they limit the sun's rays, and there is no problem with the opening of the window.
Types of blinds
Blinds have the following variations!
Horizontal layout. They are horizontal and fastened with lamellae. Rotation is carried out around its axis.
If you open them, they will rise up. And make it easy using the chain.
Vertical layout. They work in the same way as horizontal ones, they only gather either towards the left or right side, or from the center to the edges.
Curtains rolled. This view closes the window completely, they have the appearance of a solid strip, and it rolls up into a roll.
Pleated blinds have a peculiar texture. They are processed using embossed and composition, which gives them strength. The windows are attached and assembled like an accordion. You can arrange them both horizontally and vertically.
Slats can be made from the following raw materials:
- from plastic;
- from metal;
- from fabric;
- from a tree;
- from bamboo.
What blinds are suitable for a balcony?
With the arrival of heat and stable sunny days, the opening of windows occurs daily, and at this moment the question arises, is there a need for blinds on the balcony?
With full confidence we can say - yes, it is better to purchase blinds for plastic windows on the balcony.
When choosing this element of decor, you need to decide on the fastener with which the blinds are attached to the window. The range and variety of colors blinds are so wide that it fits any stylistic direction. Read here! A box on the balcony - why is it needed? How to do it yourself? Instruction + photo + video!
But you should follow a few rules:
- Choose practical blinds, because the windows close and open, and they should not interfere;
- Reliability and functionality of the mount;
- It is better to choose fabric and plastic blinds, they are less noisy in comparison with wood and metal;
How to find out what size blinds need?
When deciding to install blinds, you need to know that when measuring the window data to take the most accurate. To measure it is best to take a steel tape.
Before proceeding with the measurements, it is necessary to choose the method of attachment, it can be:
- Mounting in the opening;
- On the wall;
- Fastening on the leaf.
There are certain measurement conditions for these methods, and they are as follows.
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When mounted on the opening, it is necessary to measure its length and width. The height of the glass is equal to the length plus one centimeter and also to the gum of the seal. And the width will be equal to the width of the glass and plus the size of one rubber seal.
The chain must be no more than two-thirds the height of the window. It is located where the hinges are. It is necessary to make the calculation, so that the window could be opened without difficulty.
Blinds attached to the wall, the height can be either completely closing the window, or be above the window sill. Here the choice is yours. Width to take ten centimeters wider than the window.
If the choice fell on the attachment of curtains to the bar, then the length between the two bars is measured. The length of the window is exactly the required length.
If the plans do not include leaving a crack in the side, then thirty millimeters should be added to the width.
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Mounts mounting methods
First, before fixing the blinds, you need to think about whether something will be placed on the windowsill, for example, pots with flowers or something else.
There are two methods of fastening: by drilling holes or without drilling.
In each blind there is a cornice. It is attached to the desired surface. The brackets are the mount for this.
Installation by drilling is as follows, in the event that the blinds are hung on each of the window wings, then the cut itself must be used for fastening.
The upper bar, you need to attach to the place of attachment and with a hundred percent accuracy mark the places where the holes will be drilled.
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Then attach the bracket to the marked points and attach itself with cuts, and attach the blinds. How it looks can be seen in the photo blinds on the plastic windows.
Installation method without drilling is convenient because if there is a need to remove or remove the blinds, then at the place of their attachment there will be no holes that will spoil the window.
In this case, use brackets for fixing. You can attach it using double-sided tape or at the top of the profile. This method does not harm and saves plastic frames from damage.
Feature fixing different types of curtains
For each of the types of blinds has its own nuances during installation. Next, we consider how to attach blinds to plastic windows.
Rolled blinds on plastic windows are attached to the leaves. This will allow you to open and close the window without any problems.
Horizontal blinds differ in that they can be installed in places where others do not fit, for some reason.
Vertical blinds can be attached to any surface and upper slope. Here you need to use the drilling method.
How to make dismantling blinds?
Sooner or later there comes a time when it becomes necessary to remove the blinds. And then the question is how to do it? And you can do this as follows:
Vertical blinds can be removed so first open the plates and assemble them together. Remove weights by removing the chain from them. Remove each lamella separately.
Blinds horizontal are removed so. First remove the cornice from the brackets. Raising the lamellae to detect the retainer. Move the latch towards you and to the right. Pull the curtains forward and down. And completely remove the design.
Roller blinds can be removed by picking up a screwdriver and bending the tab on the bracket. And remove the shaft by moving it towards yourself or down.
As you can see, there are different types of blinds, as well as their mounting. They fit almost any stylistic direction, as they can be of any color, and made of any materials.
And their installation is quite simple, which makes them practical and easy to use.
Photo blinds on plastic windows