These blinds have been specially made for use with windows with a compressible rubber seal, such as uPVC and aluminium windows and doors. We'll take you through the steps and give you a few things to consider. You'll have your new Clic Fit blinds measured for in no time!
Check window/door suitability
An easy way to check if your windows are suitable is by using a gauge, or blunt butter knife. Measure how far the blade slips under the beading to see if it's above the 17mm required. Please take care when using a knife.
To ensure that your window is suitable, slide the knife under the rubber beading, also known as the gasket. Insert it as far as it will go behind the window frame. If you need to, you can also use washing up liquid or silicone polish to help slide the knife in.
However, don't force it if it doesn't feel it doesn't want to budge — You may have an older window where the seal is not compressible. If this is the case, then you'll need to consider other options.
Measuring your glass, and the width and drop
To ensure you get the best possible fit, you'll need to measure accurately for the width and the drop.
We'll need your visible glass size, the distance between the beading/gasket seal.
Things to note when measuring:
The blind will project 32mm out from the glass, to the front of the blind where the adjustable handle folds. This is important if you're measuring up for Bi-Fold doors. Ensure you have enough room to shut and open the door, accounting for this projection.
Measuring your visible glass size, taking care to measure in at least two places at the top and bottom of the window.
If there is any variation always use the shortest width to order your blinds.
Note we also ask you measure the middle area as well to ensure there is not more than a 4mm difference between each measurement. If this is the case, please get in touch with us to talk through your measurements, as we want to ensure the best possible fit for your new blind!
This part is easy — Measure up like you did for the width, taking three measurements.
Again if there are any variations, then this time use the longest measurement. You must measure accurately and to the nearest millimetre to ensure a good fit.
Note that though windows may look similar sizes, there are no two windows the same. The smallest mm could mean your blinds won't fit right, so ensure you carefully measure each pane.