Glass blinds are blinds specially designed to be installed in the window frame. Their main feature is that they are not placed neither on the wall nor on the ceiling, but are installed on the window itself. This makes them very easy to install and they adapt very well to the size of the window.
The glass blinds have adhesive side guides and two screws at the top that allow the blinds to be installed in just a few minutes.
Glass Blinds: The best solution for casement windows
Glass blinds are perfect for casement windows. The problem with using regular blinds on casement windows is that they prevent the windows from opening. Or it forces us to have to move the blinds every time we want to open the window with all the disadvantages that implies.
However, glass blinds are attached to the windows themselves so we can easily open and close the windows without disturbing the blinds.
Glass blinds for hinged doors
We can also find glass blinds designed for hinged doors. They are practically the same as glass window blinds. They provide us with the same advantage: being able to open and close the folding doors without disturbing the blinds. This provides greater comfort and increases the life of the blinds.
Glass Roller Blinds
We can also find glass roller blinds. These allow us, through a rod or chain, to adjust the height of the blinds. That way, we can decide the amount of light we want to enter the room at any given time.
The glass roller blinds, as well as the common ones can be found with different types of fabrics:
- Translucent glass blinds. They allow more light to enter the room.
- Opaque glass blinds. These models, on the other hand, are perfect if the windows do not have blinds. They have a double fabric specially designed to prevent the entry of light into the room.
- Glass screen blinds. These models allow us to adjust the amount of lighting that can enter the room.
How to install a glass roller blind
Installing glass roller blinds is quite simple. In less than 10 minutes, we can install them completely:
1 We place the blinds.
The first step is to place the blinds on top of the window (or door) frame. Here are the steps:
- We place the glass blind on the window frame. The blind should go on top of the window.
- We point the place where the screws will go. With a pencil we can indicate the place where the screws will go. It is important that we do it well without moving when we are marking.
- We open the holes with a drill. With a special drill bit for wood, we open the holes where the screws will go.
- Position the blinds again in the place we had marked and fix them with the screws. Once we have the holes, we position the blinds again and place the screws with a manual or electric screwdriver.
2 Position the profiles
In the second step, we install the profiles. These profiles come with a special adhesive to stick easily on the windows.
- We remove the protective film from the adhesive. The adhesive comes with a protective layer. Once we peel off the protective layer, we must install it on the window frame on its sides.
- We glue the profiles on each side of the window. It is important that the profiles are aligned with the blinds. In addition, remember to leave a space of at least 3mm between the profiles and the blind in order to install the trims.
3 Install the trims
As the name suggests, the trims give the blinds a better appearance. They should be placed between the blind and the profiles and will fit snugly there.
We adjust until a click sounds, which is an indication that it has been well. The blind will bring us two trims. One common and one with a hole through which we will place the chain or rod to adjust the height of the blind. We introduce it and adjust it.
4 We check that it works properly
The last step is to check that the blind is properly installed. We use the chain to lower and raise the blind, and that’s it! If it has been done, it should work perfectly.