"How To" Video Gallery - Roller Blinds
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 Single 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!
|Troubleshooting - Why did my chain break?|
|TroubleShooting - How to retrofit a spring assist|
|How to install a chain drive roller blind - outside mount|
Michael takes you through the simple process on how to measure your windows for an inside mounted roller blind. He details the dimensions of the single brackets and explains why you require 60 mm minimum depth inside your window recess for a flush inside mount. He shows you the difference between a front and back rolled blind. The measuring process is exactly the same for both chain drive and motorised blinds.
Michael shows you how simple it is to measure your windows for an outside mounted roller blind. Measuring from the outside edge of the architrave to the outside edge of the architrave or down to the floor if you require a longer drop. Michael demonstrates with a back rolling blind, which is the preferred roll direction for outside mounted blinds. Back rolling will ensure the blind fabric stays nice and tight to the architrave, reducing as much light gap as possible and providing greater privacy. A handy hint for bedrooms is to inside mount your sunscreen and outside mount your blockout roller blind to ensure the room is as dark as possible for a great nights sleep. The measuring process is exactly the same for both chain drive and motorised blinds.
Michael takes you through the simple steps on how to measure for a Pelmet 95. He describes 2 positions for consideration in where to place your pelmet, which will determine where your fabric will finish. An important note to remember is that the overall width you provide when ordering a single roller blind with a Pelmet 95 will be the finished size of the pelmet (this measurement represents the outside box edge of the pelmet to the outside box edge of the pelmet). If you mount your pelmet flush with the outside edge of the architrave, your fabric will finish approx 18mm in from the edge of the architrave. If you add 30mm to each side of the overall width - for a total of 60mm, the pelmet will extend over the edge of the architrave and your fabric will finish just over the edge of the architrave for full coverage and blend straight into the wall for greater light control and privacy.
Michael explains the process of how to measure your corner windows for inside mounted single roller blinds. Michael explains 'through blinds' and 'butt blinds' and shows you just how simple corner windows can be for the perfect fit.
Michael demonstrates just how easy it is to measure your corner windows for outside mounted single roller blinds and explains how to work out which blind to be the 'through blind' and which blind to use as the 'butt blind' based on your window location.
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!
One of the easiest installations you'll ever do, Michael shows you just how simple it is to install your Pelmet 95. He demonstrates the spring-loaded brackets that come with your pelmet to mount the pelmet to the architrave. Note that your roller blind brackets have already been installed for your inside the pelmet. Once you have installed your pelmet, you simply click your roller blinds into place inside the pelmet. Easy!
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. You can order replacement chains from our spare parts shop.
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 chain driven 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.