Installing Roller Blinds

The Right Way to Install Roller Blinds

With a durable design, a range of aesthetic appearances and very affordable prices, roller blinds are being sought out more and more often to replace heavy curtains, thin nets and other materials that are typically used to cover windows. When buying this type of window accessory, there are two ways to have them positioned to fully cover windows.

The first is with a little DIY, and as long as the right procedures are followed this is a viable option for many home owners. The second, and far more popular option, is to hire the services of local installation providers – especially the types that specialise in installing roller blinds. Unlike curtains that use rails, or netting that will typically require eyelets and a horizontal bar – a good set of blinds will need to be fastened to a wall in a much more secure manner.

This means that unless the right tools and resources are available to a home owner, they may want to invest in the services of a blind installation expert to ensure that everything is properly handled

Secure installation

The first thing to check for is the type of material used in the walls’ construction. If the material isn’t strong enough to be drilled into, then the blind’s bar might not stay in place for long. Cement, brick and other solid resources will offer the best results – but if these aren’t an option, then it may be worth considering alternate options (all of which an expert will be able to advise you on).

The blind won’t just need to stay firm as the months go by – it will also be subjected to plenty of movement, so the more secure the frame is to the wall the more likely it will be to stay in place. Every time the blind is unrolled (or rolled up), pressure will be placed on both the winding mechanism and the frame/ bar itself; so making sure that everything is as secure as possible can make a big difference.