How To Measure For Cellular Shades
What is the difference between single cell and double cell shades?
The Difference between Single Cell vs. Double Cell Shades. Just based on their names, the immediate difference between single cell shades and double cell shades should be obvious: Single cell shades have one layer of cells or pockets, while double cell shades have two layers of cells.
Should blinds rest on window sill?
Yes, for your blinds to work to greatest effect and to achieve the right visual finish, window blinds should rest on the windowsill. The only exception to this is vertical blinds which require a small amount of clearance to prevent the louvres from dragging on the windowsill when operated.
How do I know what size blinds I need?
Measure both the width of the window and the height of the window. Consider adding an extra 3 inches to the width and height for optimum light control and privacy. Extending the blinds outside the window will also provide the space needed for the mounts and help the window appear larger than it actually is.
What is the difference between single cell and double cell cellular blinds?
Single cell shades have just one layer of cells. Double cell shades have one row closer to the window interconnected with one closer to the room. Because of their two layers, double cell shades give you better insulation from loud noise.
How much smaller should blinds be than the window?
Not Adding Width To Outside Mount Blinds
We recommend going at least 2″ wider than the opening on either side, so 4″ total. For the height, go about 3 inches above the window trim (to allow for the mounting brackets) and measure from that point down to the window sill.