How to Put Up Bamboo Blinds on a Balcony

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How to Put Up Bamboo Blinds on a Balcony
Bamboo blinds offer protection from the sun. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

If you have a balcony with a roof over it, you can install bamboo blinds around the perimeter to provide privacy and shade from the sun. Installing a bamboo blind on a balcony differs little from installing a blind in a window. Ensure that the blind will fit in the allotted space and that the blind will withstand the elements.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Drill
  • Screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Center the blind between the vertical posts that hold up your balcony's roof and against the bottom of the roof's head rail. If you plan to install multiple blinds side by side, place the first blind about ¼ inch away from one vertical post.

  2. 2

    Mark the mounting holes for the blind's brackets onto the head rail of the roof.

  3. 3

    Drill pilot holes that measure half the diameter of the screws supplied with the bamboo blind.

  4. 4

    Place the mounting brackets against the head rail, line them up with the holes and secure the brackets with a screwdriver.

  5. 5

    Place the bamboo blind into the mounting brackets and secure the blind with the fasteners supplied with the blind.

Tips and warnings

  • If the roof of the balcony is the bottom of the balcony for the apartment above, you it is possible the roof is concrete. Use a drill equipped with a masonry bit to drill the holes. Drill the holes large enough to use masonry wall anchors. Place the anchors in the holes before you insert the screws.

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