The term custom Roman shades refer to a type of Roman window covering made specifically for a given window that is exactly the same size. This is to distinguish it from other general types of blinds commonly referred to as ready-made.
When purchasing custom roman shades, the first thing to consider, of course, is the size of the window where the shade will be placed. This may involve an initial window classification, which should be one with or without spaces.
For the former, it is best to measure with a metal tape measure, as this usually produces more accurate results. The measurement should be made from three different points, especially one at each end and an additional one in the middle.
The measurement with the smallest number should be used as a guide for the width. However, if Roman shades are to be used, the general recommendation is to reduce the chosen width by at least one centimeter. The reason is to have a hassle-free extension in case it is needed.
Additionally, when looking for custom Roman shades, many manufacturers require the original or original width measurement. Indeed, in many cases, these manufacturers automatically perform the required centimeter reduction.
The same procedure should be followed to measure the length of the shade. However, this time try to identify the narrowest measurement, as it will serve as a guide for the length.
In contrast, for windows that have no space, the width should be an additional 10 centimeters so that an overlap of two centimeters can be created on both sides of the window. For custom roller shades, it may be necessary to add an additional two inches to the total width. The purpose of this is to allow the rolling mechanism to have enough space in which it can operate efficiently.
For the length of the blind, it is best to initially determine the exact lower area of the window covering. From the identified point, measure to the roof of the window or where the blind will be placed.
Another thing to consider when it comes to custom Roman blinds is the shape of the window. In some cases, some windows may appear to have unusual or non-traditional shapes. To do this, it is better to seek help from professional blind manufacturers.