Do you own fiberglass doors and wonder if you can hang blinds without drilling holes? Wonder no more because we have researched this question to provide an answer.
You can use hook and loop strips, command strips, tension rods, and self-adhesive blinds to hang blinds on your fiberglass door as alternatives to drilling holes. Using these methods allows you to enjoy the benefits of blinds without damaging your fiberglass door.
In this post, we will discuss blinds in detail. Please keep reading to learn more about beautifying your doors without damaging the structures.
Installing Blinds Without Drilling Holes On Fiberglass Doors
Most fiberglass door manufacturers do not recommend drilling them. Luckily, there are alternative methods you can use to hang blinds. We discuss them below.
Hook And Loop Strips
A hook and loop strip like Velcro is simply a hook and loop fastener. It has two fabric strips, one with tiny fiber hooks and the other with tiny fiber loops that, when brought together, stick firmly to one another.
Follow these steps for installation:
- Carefully measure the width of the upper part of the door frame. Make sure the size of the strip and the door width match.
- Attach one part of the strip to the wooden part of the shade using adhesives.
- Stick the other part of the strip on the door frame.
- Press firmly so the strip will stay in place.
This method will not damage any parts of your fiberglass door. However, it is not ideal for heavy blinds.
Command Strips And Hooks
Command strips and hooks are suitable for hanging blinds without drilling holes. They work on just about any surface and do not leave any residue when removed. Combining command strips with hooks will let you hang blinds and curtains.
Command strips, especially the heavy-duty ones, are strong enough to hold heavy weights. That's why they are a good option for heavy curtains and blinds.
Here are the steps for their installation:
- Measure the distance from where you want to position the blinds.
- Place the strip on the desired spot and peel off the adhesive.
- Attach the blinds or hooks to the strips and push them firmly for a few seconds to secure them.
- As for curtains, insert the rods into the curtains' hole, place the rods on the hooks, and you're done.
Tension rods are a decorative way to help hang blinds without drilling holes. You can install a tension rod inside your door frame. Alternatively, you can buy blinds with a tension rod built into them. They also come in various types, such as Roman shades, roller shades, mini blinds, and cellular blinds.
Although the tension mechanism can generally support more weight than other no-drill options, the blinds can still come loose if you pull on them too firmly.
To install them:
- Measure the width of the door and the inner edges of the door frame - this will enable you to select the proper size of tension rods and blinds.
- Expand the rod before sliding it through the hole at the shade's top.
- Insert the rod into the door frame. Ensure that the rod is parallel to the ground. There are some models where you need to expand the rod during installation. However, others will require you to turn one side to keep it firm.
This no-drill method is similar to a hook and loop fastener. The blinds are lightweight, making it easier for the adhesive to hold them longer.
They are paper, so you can easily trim them to the precise size needed for your door. You only need a straight-edge kitchen knife to cut.
When you're ready to install the rail, follow these steps:
- Wipe the dust and grease on the surface where you will stick the blind to free it of dust and dirt. Dry it thoroughly so the adhesive will stick.
- Peel off the paper covering on the sturdy adhesive.
- Stick the adhesive on the surface of the door. Make sure the blinds are balanced.
- Press firmly against the frame to keep the blinds in place.
Are No-Drill Blinds Worth It?
No-drill blinds are ideal for renters who are not allowed to drill holes in windows and doors. Although they work similarly to regular blinds in providing privacy and shade, these blinds are a temporary solution. They can easily come off when pulled firmly, making them unsuitable for homes with pets.
Benefits Of No-Drill Blinds
No drill blinds benefit renters and homeowners who don't want to drill holes in their doors and walls, enabling them to change or install window coverings without damaging frames. These blinds are easier to replace when you want to change their looks and color.
They are easy to install and will therefore not consume most of your time. You can adjust the blinds easily if you put them in the wrong position. Furthermore, you don't need any hardware to install these blinds.
What Are The Best Blinds For Fiberglass Doors?
Installing blinds on fiberglass doors is one way to have privacy and light control. However, the big question is, what blinds should you use? Here are some blinds that you can install on your fiberglass doors.
This blind system comprises mini blinds installed between two tempered glasses. Enclosed door blinds give homeowners light control and greater privacy without the inconveniences caused by standard window blind installation on an entry door, such as banging, swinging, and slamming.
Since the blinds are enclosed between glasses, dusting is not a problem. You only need to wipe the outer portion of the glass.
The blinds are available in modern and minimalistic designs. They are easy to install and need little maintenance to stay in tip-top condition.
Add On Blinds
Many homeowners don't want to spend more money or don't have enough money to replace their doors for them to add blinds. Thankfully, there is an alternative solution.
You can mount add-on blinds without replacing the glass on the door. The blinds are cordless and have a frame designed to install on the existing glass of your entry door. When installed, they will give the same result as the enclosed blinds.
Whether you're a renter or not, drilling holes can damage the house surface, including the door. Furthermore, the electrical wirings in most houses are hidden. So, if you're not careful when drilling, you can cause incidents.
Luckily, alternative no-drilling methods are available to enable you to install blinds. These methods allow you to beautify your home and install blinds without damaging the walls and doors. Also, these methods don't require a professional to perform.
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