How to Fit Blinds to UPVC Windows

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UPVC, also known as vinyl replacement windows, mount into existing window frames to replace old single-pane windows. Fortunately, when you want to mount a window blind over a UPVC window, you can easily do so by mounting the brackets into the wooden window frame that lines the top of the window. In most cases, you can install a blind over the window in a matter of 15 minutes or less.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Drill bit set
  • Screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the first mounting bracket in the upper left corner of the window frame and mark each mounting hole with a pencil. Place the bracket off to the side for now.

  2. 2

    Place the second mounting bracket in the upper right corner of the window frame and mark each mounting hole with a pencil. Place the bracket off to the side for now.

  3. 3

    Drill pilot holes approximately 1 ½-inches deep into the window frame with a drill bit that measures approximately half the diameter of the wood screws supplied with the blind.

  4. 4

    Place the first mounting bracket into the upper left and corner of the window frame and line up the holes. Secure the mounting bracket with the supplied screws and a screwdriver. Be cautious, as the screws supplied with blinds strip easily because the wood used for window frame is hardwood.

  5. 5

    Place the second mounting bracket into the upper right and corner of the window frame and line up the holes. Secure the mounting bracket with the supplied screws and a screwdriver. Again, be cautious as you drive the screws into the frame.

  6. 6

    Secure the window blind to the brackets. This process differs slightly depending on the type of blind you install. For venetian style blinds or horizontal slat blinds, in most cases, you simply rest the blind's headrail inside the brackets and then slide bracket covers into the end of each bracket.

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