Bistro blinds are always the first choice for closing outdoor spaces to provide protection against sunlight and dust while maintaining natural airflows. They are made of high-quality material like PVC that’s require minimum maintenance. They also enhance the ambiance of the area and easier to be installed as compared to walls or windows.
Due to its easy functionality and durability, it’s now part of every household. It is easy to install bistro blinds and it can be done at home by possessing a household tool kit. Bistro blinds are now easily buyable due to wide online availability. There are many websites offering different kind of bistro blinds online. In this article, we will be describing the installation process of bistro blinds.
First of all, installation of blinds will require the following things:
• Wall Anchors
• Electric Drill
• Drill Bits
• Spirit Level
• Measuring Tape
• Screw Pack
When installing bistro blinds, it is important to install into the solid structure which can bear blinds weight. Then measure the center of the open space and mark it with pencil, then measure the center of your blind and line the two center points up. Secure the center on blind with baton screw and check its level with a spirit level. When it is level then insert two baton screws, each at either end of the blind.
Now the blind is mounted, the next step is to attach the wall anchors. Before attaching wall anchors, pre-drill the wall anchors with a uniform gap of approximately 500 Millimeters. The wall anchors usually come in standard sizes, so in many cases these wall anchors need to be cut with a hacksaw, to shorten it to the required size. Then insert the edge on the blind in the wall anchor and zipped the blinds with them. After this, the wall anchor will be fixed to structure or wall by using appropriate screws.
To strengthen the blinds, base plates can also be installed on a structure that can add extra strength to bear the weight of the blind and allows it swift movement while opening or closing. After base plates, straps will be inserted in these base plates and tighten to hold the structure more firmly. This will avoid any damage to the blind and movement due to the wind.
In the end, install and screw cleat (Cleat is usually T-shaped metal/wood, to which ropes of blind will be tied). The cleat should installed on the post or structure at a comfortable height and keeping the length of ropes in mind. They should be screwed firmly because they should have a stronghold to carry the load of ropes. It should be ensured that it must be out of children’s reach.
To cover the large area, another blind can also be installed using the same procedure. Both blind can be connected to each other by using a zipper line instead of a wall anchor in the center.
So we can see that installing a blind is easy. It can be managed on our own with the help of household tools and excitement to perform this task