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You've picked the perfect window covering.  Now it's time to think about measuring for it.  Letting your retailer take care of it will save you a lot of hassle.  Plus, you get a guarantee that your window coverings will fit properly.  But if you want to do it alone, here are a few important tips:    

Always use a steel tape measure, preferably 3/4" to 1" wide.  
Measure width first, then height.    
Measure each window separately, even if they appear to be the same size. 
Survey the window area for trouble spots.  Are there any obstructions?  If so, your measurements will have to be adjusted to accommodate them.   

For inside mount shades, measure the window opening at the top, middle, and bottom, and use the narrowest measurement.  Also measure the window opening on the diagonal.  If the two diagonal dimensions are not exactly the same, it may be more appropriate to specify outside mount shades for optimal light control and privacy.                                                                                 
For outside mount shades, overlap the window opening by a minimum of 3" on each side to prevent light gaps.  Add at least 2 1/4" overlap at the top to accommodate the headrail.

Be meticulous.  Take exact measurements. 
Don't forget to specify which side you want the controls on.  If necessary, request extension brackets, spacer blocks to clear obstructions, or hold-down brackets for door applications.  
Remember, if your window is an unusual size or shape, you'll need to include an actual-size template with your order.  We highly recommend you let your designer handle it. 

Professional measuring guarantees a perfect fit,... Call David Today! 
Now what do I do? 
Bayside Blind and Shade & - Hunter Douglas Window Fashions - the nation’s leading window covering manufacturer - understands that a custom window covering is only as good as its installation. With that in mind, the company has made a significant effort to provide ongoing installer training programs to properly educate professional installers on the most effective and up-to-date methods of measurement & installing its innovative products, including new Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Silhouette® window shadings and Duette® honeycomb shades. 
David Monsees has attended the company’s Certified Professional Installer Training Program SM and is now a Certified Hunter Douglas Professional Installer. David took part in a three-day intensive workshop, the only one of its kind in the industry, giving installers the tools they need to measure & install window coverings more efficiently and meet many of the challenges encountered at the window. 

“Our certified installers are the best in the industry,” said Andy Irwin, Hunter Douglas Manager of Installer Training. “They are exceptionally well trained and are committed to providing consumers with the highest quality measuring and installation services.” 

David is also a Hunter Douglas Heritance Hardwood Shutter Certified Journeyman Installer.


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