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Do It Yourself Window Treatment

You can find Do It Yourself Window Treatment in home improvement stores and online. This can be a great project for adding Energy Efficiency to your home and you have all sorts of window treatment options: curtains, blinds, shades, shutters, screens, window tinting and more. No matter which type you choose, you have the option of hiring someone to help you or doing it yourself.

When you do it yourself, you are responsible for the accuracy of your measurements and the quality of your installation. Even do it yourself can mean custom made since windows come in so many different shapes and sizes. Once a window treatment has been custom made, you can’t take it back if it doesn’t fit. With this in mind, take care when taking your measurements to avoid unpleasant surprises while you are installing.

Measuring For Window Treatment

Check, double check and triple check your measurements. You want them accurate to 1/8 inch or 3 millimeters. Your measurements will depend on whether you are putting the treatment inside or outside of the frame.

Hint: Fabric tape measures can be difficult to keep in place. Metal measuring tapes and yard sticks are more accurate because they won’t move around.

Luckily, many websites have measuring instructions that help guide you through the measuring process. Have a look at some of the measuring advice Blinds.com offers. 

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Installing Window Treatment

When you buy do it yourself window treatment, you usually get installationinstructions. Read them through carefully at least once before getting started. Make sure you understand them and have everything you need. Does the company have a customer support phone number or e-mail for installation questions? Don’t be shy to use them. It’s better to ask than to do it wrong.

If you’re not sure you want to do it yourself after all have a look at what a professional can offer. Because it will save you a lot of time to use someone else’s experience, it may be worth the cost.

Updated: January 31, 2013 — 12:53 am

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