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DIY Porch Enclosure

DIY-Porch-EnclosuresStep Nine – Measuring for a Vertical Design  

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9. Choose the Vertical Design Form with the appropriate number of center posts.

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  • Measure from the side you will install the curtains.(Inside or Outside)
  • Label Curtains on the forms.
  • Your curtains will come with the same label for ease of finding curtain locations while installing.

Example and instructions of a typical layout for a Vertical Design.

1. Measure total width of curtain.

2. Measure total height from where you will mount the top of the headrod clamp to the floor or where you want the curtain to stop on knee wall etc.

3. Measure width and height of openings. Subtract 1″ off heights and widths. Enter these numbers on the form.

  •  Tip- Subtracting 1/2″ off perimeter of opening will insure the clear vinyl will not land on posts/walls.

4. Measure all center posts. Add 1″ to the width and enter on form.

  • Tip- Adding 1″ to the widths, keeps the clear vinyl centered over the openings and adds back in the deduction in opening sizes in #3.

5.  On your form, subtract all openings and center post from the Total Width. Divide by 2- This will be the size of your side strips.

  • Tip- You can make the side strips larger if preferred. If choosing to make the sides larger,  you must subtract from the clear vinyl on left and right sides.

6. The sides, posts and clear vinyl widths must equal the Total Width.

7. On your form, subtract the Clear Vinyl Height  from the Total Height. Divide by 2 – This will be the size of the top and bottom fabric.

  • Tips –
  • Check the minimums below and adjust the top, bottom and clear vinyl height if needed.
  • Make the heights large enough to come over the top and bottom of the openings for full coverage.

8. The total heights on the center of the form must equal the Total Height.

9. Choose Side Fasteners.

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Minimums –

Top Fabric Height 5”

* Tip- If you make the top height 10” or more the clear vinyl will be encased when you roll up the curtain. This will look better and protect the clear when rolled up.

Bottom Fabric 8”

Vertical Center Strips 3″

Side Fabric – 3″

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