DIY Roof Blinds Fitting Instructions
CONSERVATORY BLINDS DIRECT FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
What to expect when opening your product
Don’t worry about all the cords and nylon, this will all become clear as we progress through these fitting instructions.
Make sure you have a pencil at the ready, before removing any of the elastic bands or paper seal you want to offer the blinds up to the panels they have been measured for, marking where you are going to install the brackets. Most blinds will require 4 or 6 brackets each to be fitted depending on the width. Try to space these brackets out evenly and avoid placing them where the tension adjustment screws are located. This will make it easier when you add tension to the nylon / cord later in the installation.
TIME TO FIT THE BRACKETS
Drill a small pilot hole through the plastic into the aluminum behind the facia (most facia’s will pull away to reveal the aluminum behind) or if your conservatory is wood just screw the self-tapper straight into the wood.
As mentioned above, you are looking to evenly space the brackets across the blinds avoiding the adjustment buttons / screws. Where you position your brackets at the lower end of the conservatory try to mirror this at the top where possible to make for a neater fit. The brackets are a single screw fit, and the long lip of the bracket should be fitted at the top. The lip is used should you ever need to remove the blind from its bracket at a later date.
INSTALLING THE BLIND
Time to remove all those elastic bands from the nylon and cord, please leave the paper seal on as you will find everything a little easier to manage. Once you have removed all the elastic blinds, you will notice the top rail is now free to move from the fabric. Pull this top rail right out so all the nylon wires pull through from the bottom rail making sure none are twisted. The bottom rail can now be snap fixed into the lower brackets making sure none of the nylon wires are trapped behind, then snap fix the top rail into the brackets at the top of the conservatory. You can now remove the paper seal.
ADDING TENSION TO THE NYLON AND CORD
You will find 3 tension screw buttons on your blinds; the screws should already be in a slackened position but it’s always worth a check however be careful not to unscrew them too far out. Pull down towards the lower rail with one hand while pulling out towards yourself with your other hand until the guide wire is nice and tight. Once you’re happy with the tension release your hand holding the top wire and tighten the screw be careful not to overtighten as you might cut through the nylon.
Repeat this procedure for both the nylon wires, now you need to add a little tension to the cord, it’s pretty much the same procedure but you don’t require as much tension as you did with the nylon wire or need to apply as much pressure to gain that tension. When adding tension just slide the blind slightly back and forth till you start to feel a little resistance in its operation. Adding tension to this cord will allow for the blind to be placed in position at any point on your roof.
Once the tension has been completed on the cord and nylon wire, tie a small knot up close to the button where the cord / nylon come out then cut off the excess for a neat finish.
If you are unsure about installing your product or have any questions relating to the installation, please don’t hesitate to call us as we are more than happy to offer support and advise.
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