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Video: Bali Blinds and Shades - Inside and Outside Mount Considerations

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Bali Blinds and Shades - Inside and Outside Mount Considerations

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Learn how to decide whether Inside or Outside Mount installation type works best for your windows in this short video.

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Learn how to decide whether Inside or Outside Mount installation type works best for your windows in this short video.

Thank you for choosing Bali custom window treatments. This short video will give you all the information you'll need to decide whether to install your new custom window treatments as an inside mount or an outside mount.

Inside mount blinds and shades are installed inside the window casing whereas outside mount are mounted outside the window casing directly on the Windows molding or on the wall above. Your best reason for choosing inside mount is that offers a clean look. Installing inside the window casing helps frame your window treatment. Another reason for choosing an inside mount is to showcase attractive window molding and it also allows sill space on deep windows. For some deep set windows, window treatments can be installed to allow plants or other items to be placed on the sill in front the blind. For inside mount you need another window depth to install your window treatment. Depth requirements vary by type of blind or shade. See Bali measuring guide on Baliblinds.com for more details. There are some limitations to an inside mount. Foremost is that small light gaps can occur on the side each blind or shade affecting its ability to darken the room. This is due to the manufacture taking a small size deduction in width to allow for proper operation of the blind or shade. Also obstructions such as handles or cranks can interfere with the operation of inside mount window treatments. Lastly within inside mount your view to the outside can be obstructed. The stack the compressed portion and the window treatment when fully raised will obstruct part of the view from the window. You can avoid this by mounting the blind or shade as an outside mount and mounting it high enough to provide a clear open view. There are a number of other reasons to choose and outside mount.

If your main goal is to improve privacy and light control then outside mount may be your best option as light gaps on the sides in the shades are significantly reduced or eliminated altogether. If your windows have handles or cranks an outside mount can clear obstacles. Also outside mount providing easy way to hide window molding which in some cases may be beneficial. Just be sure you have clear space around the window to clear the window treatment. Lastly because the overlap is increased above and below the window outside mounted shades can make small windows appear larger. The only limitation to using outside mount is the required surface on or above the window molding. This is because the installation hardware used to mount your window treatment will need at least 2 inches of a flat surface. Now you know the best way to mount your new Bali custom window treatments.

Remember to visit Baliblinds.com for more information on measuring, ordering, and installation. Its quick and easy.