Sliding Window / July 14, 2018 / Tearlach DuLin
To install the track you need a secure surface to mount it too. Make sure your blinds came with all the parts you will need like bracket screw mountings for wood installation. Some paper windows come with a swivel bracket so they can be opened horizontally and pivoted open. You need a minimum distance between the swivel and the walls to allow the doors to open. The number of tracks roughly equates to how solid the window covering will be.
You will then need to install the panels into the rails. This can be hard because they are designed to not fall out. There may be Velcro strips you can install on the inside of the head rail to secure the windows. This should also let you slip in the panels. The valance returns attach to joiners but you may have to trip excess fabric. Woven wooden valances come with an aluminium L joint in the corner that inserts into the panel. The last step is to install the cords which move the panels along the track.
You will have to choose a window with an electrical socket nearby in order to connect the air conditioner unitproperly. Remove any furniture or obstacles near the window which could impede air flow. You must thoroughly check the window sill to see if it will act as a stable base for air conditioner unit. You will have to replace it if it is cracked or corrupt before you proceed with installation of the unit. Now install the metal brackets use to support the AC at a level which is set for it. These brackets need to be nailed at the center.