What are other mounting options? Can I install some sort of beam and attach them to that? If this is possible, how do I go about it in a way that won’t compromise the structural integrity of my house? Thanks in advance.
Not my house but similar alfresco design.
Cafe blinds from Bunnings.
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Could you post a photo of your house so members can see exactly what you are working with? I suspect it would help you to get more helpful and specific advice.
Hi @Choco. Many thanks for your question, I'd be glad to assist.
In the absence of fascia board to bolt into, an additional bulkhead may be installed on the underside of the ceiling. If you can locate a beam with a stud finder you can secure a 25 x 25 x 1.6mm 3m Galvanised Steel Square Tube inside the roofing edge. This can be fixed in place with M6 x 100mm Hot Dipped Galvanised Coach Screws. For a cleaner look, you may wish to oversize the initial hole in the wall of the tubing, allowing the screw to recess and fix internally. This hole could then be plugged up with round inserts and the beam painted.
Since the blind is now being fixed into a tube instead of a solid beam, it would be advised to bolt the blind to the tube.
If you needed further information or had other questions, please let me know.
Thanks @MitchellMc for the detailed response. This is exactly the sort of information I was after.