How to Install Double Roller Blinds

Welcome to Blinds on Demand! We’re a leading name in Australia for everything blinds-related, including the stylish and practical double roller blinds. In this post, we’ll guide you step-by-step on how to install double roller blinds in your home or office. For the uninitiated, double roller blinds combine two types of blinds in one setup, offering increased functionality and flexibility.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics states that 90% of Australian households are opting for window treatments like blinds for privacy and temperature control. Let’s be part of that statistic!

The Tools You’ll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Drill

Step by Step Guide

  1. Measure Your Window: First and foremost, measure the width and height of your window accurately. You can refer to our Measurement Guide for more details.
  2. Mark the Spot: Using your pencil and spirit level, mark the spots where the brackets will go.
  3. Fix the Brackets: Using the drill, affix the brackets on the marked spots.
  4. Install the Blinds: Clip the double roller blinds onto the brackets.
  5. Check the Level: Ensure that the blinds are levelled properly.
  6. Test the Blinds: Finally, test the functionality of the blinds.

The Benefits of Double Roller Blinds

Double roller blinds offer versatility like no other window treatment. These blinds provide you with the luxury of two different kinds of window coverage in one sleek installation. You can utilise a sunscreen or sheer roller during the day to allow light in while maintaining privacy. Then, when night falls or when privacy is paramount, you can utilise the blockout roller to provide full coverage.

In Australia, where sunlight can be very intense, the double roller blinds have become a popular choice among households. They not only provide the right balance of light and privacy but also contribute to energy efficiency by controlling heat transfer.

A Deeper Dive into the Installation Process

For those who like to understand the mechanics of things, let’s delve a bit deeper into the installation process.

Positioning the Brackets

Your brackets can either be face mounted (outside the window frame), or top mounted (inside the window frame). The position depends on your personal preference and the window’s design. Always remember to use a level to ensure your brackets are straight.

Attaching the Double Roller Blinds

When it comes to hanging your double roller blinds, start with the back blind first. This is typically the blockout blind. After this is securely in place, you can proceed with the front blind (sunscreen or sheer).

Fitting the Chain Drive

The chain drive mechanism is what you’ll use to raise and lower your blinds. There are child safety regulations around this component, which you can read about on the Product Safety Australia website. The chain drive is easy to install, but make sure it’s the right length to follow safety guidelines.

Testing the Blinds

Post-installation, it’s critical to test your blinds. If they are not operating correctly, make sure to check all components. This can save you unnecessary troubleshooting or even a call to a professional.

Customisation Options

At Blinds on Demand, we understand that every space is unique.

Remember, you don’t have to compromise aesthetics for functionality. With our double roller blinds, you can enjoy both!

Professional Assistance

While our guide aims to make the installation process as straightforward as possible, we understand that some may still find it challenging. Don’t fret! At Blinds on Demand, we offer professional installation services across Australia. Learn more about this service on our Professional Installation page.

Enjoying Your New Blinds

Once installed, it’s time to enjoy the practical and aesthetic benefits of your new double roller blinds. Whether it’s providing a comfortable level of light in your home office during the day, ensuring privacy in your living room in the evenings, or creating a total blackout environment in your bedroom for a good night’s sleep, double roller blinds have you covered.

Care and Maintenance

Proper care extends the lifespan of your blinds. Regular dusting using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment or a simple feather duster should keep your blinds looking fresh and new. For more stubborn stains, spot cleaning with a damp cloth and mild detergent is advised. Refrain from using harsh cleaning chemicals as they may damage the fabric.

 A Wise Investment

Installing double roller blinds is a wise investment in your property. Their versatility, ease of use, and elegance are unmatched. They add a dash of style and a layer of functionality to your home. Plus, the satisfaction of installing these beautiful window accessories yourself is simply priceless.

Take on the Challenge

Are you ready to install your double roller blinds? Remember, it’s not just about enhancing your home’s appearance—it’s about taking on a DIY challenge and mastering it. Best of luck on your home improvement journey!

Final Words

Installing double roller blinds might seem intimidating initially, but with this guide and a little patience, it’s an achievable DIY task. But always remember, our team at Blinds on Demand is just a call away if you need any assistance. Happy installing!

With this easy guide, you can now install double roller blinds like a pro. However, if you encounter any difficulties or have doubts, feel free to get in touch with us at Blinds on Demand. We’d be more than happy to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are double roller blinds?

Double roller blinds are a type of blind that combine two different styles in one installation. You can find more information here.

2. How do I measure my window for blinds?

For detailed instructions, you can visit our Measurement Guide.

3. How often should I clean my blinds?

The Australian government’s Department of Health recommends cleaning regularly to reduce allergens. However, the frequency can depend on the type of blinds and your local environment.

4. Can I install the blinds myself?

Absolutely! Our guide aims to help you through this process. However, if you need assistance, feel free to contact us.

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