"How To" Video Gallery - Double Roller Blinds
What you need to know about roller blind fabrics
In this video, Michael explains some facts that you may not be aware of when it comes to fabric selection and the safety of your family. iseekblinds only deals with reputable suppliers whose fabrics are made to international standards and hold environmental certifications. All of our fabrics are free from heavy metals, phthalates, VOC's and formaldehyde. This means that our roller blinds will not 'gas' off when they come into contact with direct sunlight nor emit harmful gases into your family home that can cause skin irritations or asthma. With the rapidly changing landscape of the blinds industry, this is an important video to arm yourself with knowledge wherever you decide to purchase your blinds from.
We have created this video gallery to centralise all the information you need to understand, measure, order & install your Double Roller Blinds.
Start with the important video above to learn about our roller blind fabrics and how the choices you make are so important for your families health and wellbeing . Then learn everything you need with our "How-to" series ... you'll be up and running in no-time! You can also view all our videos on our You Tube channel - watch or subscribe, we hope you find all the information helpful!
Before you start, download our Check Measure worksheet. This is super handy to have on hand to write down your notes and measurements!
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In this video Michael demonstrates how to measure for inside mounted double roller blinds using the top-front slimline double bracket. To inside mount your double roller blinds you will require a window recess depth of 90 mm for a flush inside mount. The measuring process is the same for both single and double blinds. Measure your width from the inside edge of the window recess straight through to the other inside edge of the window recess, ensuring you take your measurements from the top of the window as this is where the brackets will sit. The top front double bracket dimensions measure 85 mm in width and 150 mm in height. The top blind is the front blind. This top blind (or front blind) will always be front rolled whilst the back blind can be either front rolled or back rolled. If the back blind is back rolled, this is known as a 'combination' roll direction. Front rolling your blinds will ensure you clear any obstructions such as a window winder or lock. You can control your blinds with either a chain drive or motors. You also have the option to just motorise the front blind whilst using a chain drive on the rear blind.
In this video, Michael demonstrates the simple process required to measure your window for an outside mounted double roller blind, using the top-back double bracket. Simply measure from the outside edge of the architrave to the outside edge of the architrave. Measure from the top of the architrave to the bottom of the architrave or to the floor if you require a longer drop. Using a top-back double bracket means that both blinds will be back rolled to minimise the light gaps by keeping the fabric as close as possible to architraves as well as providing greater privacy.
Michael shows you just how simple and easy it is to install your chain driven roller blinds for an inside mount where the blind is positioned inside the window recess. Michael takes you through the key points to help you understand the components, demonstrates the flexible options of the pin end, shows you the bracket positionings and ensure you always have a 1.5 mm float when your blind is installed for the perfect installation. He shows you how to position the stop ball and installation tips for your child safety cleat.
Michael demonstrates the simple process on how to install your roller blinds with a chain drive for an outside mount. He takes you through the components that come with your roller blinds and explains the difference between the chain drive end and the pin end of the roller blind. He shows you how to position the stop ball and installation tips for your child safety cleat.
In this video, Mike shows us how to install motorised roller blinds with the Automate Zero 12v battery motor. He explains how to handle motorised blinds for safe installation and how easily they pop into place. We hope you find it helpful!
Before watching this video, Michael recommends you watch the How to install chain drive roller blinds - inside mount video first, as he covers off a lot of information regarding the chain end and pin end of a roller blind, how to apply the stop ball as well as positioning and installing the child safety cleat. In this video, Michael talks specifically about the variations that apply to an inside mounted double roller blind, how to position each blind with the chain when installing, which blinds to install first and demonstrates just how easy it is. Michael is using the top-front double roller blind bracket in a combination roll.
Before watching this video, Michael recommends you watch the How to install chain drive roller blinds - outside mount video first, as he covers off a lot of information regarding the chain end and pin end of a roller blind, how to apply the stop ball as well as positioning and installing the child safety cleat. In this video, Michael points out the subtle differences between a single and double roller blind and shows why it is important to fit the double chain drives in the right position when installing so that the chains hang correctly. Start by installing the rear blind first, this is the sunscreen or light filtering blind. Then install the blockout blind. Michael is using the top-back double bracket, with both blinds ordered in a back roll direction. This combination is the perfect solution for an outside mounted double roller blind as it will keep the fabric as close as possible to the architraves, thereby minimising the light gap, maximising privacy and reducing energy loss.
Michael demonstrates the simple step to easily remove your roller blind from its bracket. He explains the pin end in detail, how it operates from the neutral position, how it retracts and how it can also reach out to a bracket if required. To remove your blind, turn the large clear wheel at the pin end (opposite end to the chain drive) of your roller blind anti-clockwise. This action will retract the male pin inward and the blind will slide out of the bracket. IMPT - Please note - if you turn the pin end in a clockwise direction the pin end will extend, resulting in your blind fitting tighter within the brackets. Always turn the wheel in an anti-clockwise direction to remove your roller blinds.
Michael explains the 5 key reasons why a roller blind chain would break.
Michael takes you through the simple steps to replace a broken chain. He takes you through the RB09 series (current iseekblinds chain drive we have been using for the past 7 years), RB08 series (chain drives iseekblinds used prior to 7 years ago) as well as a double roller blind chain drive.
It's all about the 'float' of 1.5 mm. When installing, your roller blind should simply click easily into the bracket. If you are having to use any force whatsoever your blind has been fitted too tight and this will lead to issues such as a broken chain. Before you order new blinds, Michael shares some tips and tricks on how to fix your blinds if you have accidentally mismeasured.
iseekblinds recommends a spring assist for all blinds greater than 1800 mm in width. A spring assist helps the blind glide smoothly up and down and takes about 50% off the weight of the blind. If you get your blinds home and realise you should have ordered a spring assist, Michael explains how you can purchase one and retrofit it yourself.