Custom 2" and 1" Wood Blinds

SECTION 12492

PART I - GENERAL

1.01 Scope

A. Furnish and install Levolor blinds provided by Levolor Home Fashions, 4110 Premier Drive, High Point, NC 27265, in accordance with specifications, drawings, and contract documents.

B. Related work specified elsewhere.

1.02 Quality Assurance

A. Installer's qualifications:

  1. The installer shall be a firm approved by Levolor Home Fashions.
  2. The installer shall be qualified to install the product specified, as demonstrated by prior experience.

B. Job mock-up: (Describe)

1.03 Submittals

A. Product information: Submit Levolor product literature and installation instructions.

B. Shop drawings: Indicate field-measured dimensions of opening which are to receive blinds, details on mounting surface and sill conditions, and details of corners and conditions between adjacent blinds.

C. Color samples: Submit a sample of each type and color of material specified.

1.04 Delivery, Storage, and Handling

A. Packing and Shipping:

  1. Materials shall be delivered to the Project in Levolor's original unopened packaging with labels intact.

B. Storage:

  1. Materials shall be stored in a clean area, which is free of corrosive fumes, dust, and away from construction activities.
  2. Materials shall be stacked horizontally using plastic or wood shims such that drainage and ventilation are provided for, and such that water cannot accumulate in, about or upon the containers.
  3. Stacks shall be covered with tarpaulins or plastic such that ventilation is provided for, and such that contaminants are prevented from contacting surfaces.

1.05 Project/Site Conditions (Before Product Installation Begins)

A. Roof must be tight, windows and frames installed and glazed, and interior doors hung.

B. Wet work including concrete, masonry, plaster, stucco, terrazzo, Sheetrock, spackling, and taping (including sanding) shall be complete and dry.

C. Ceilings, window pockets, electrical, and mechanical work above the product shall be complete.

D. Electrical power (110 volt AC) shall be available for installer's tools within 500 ft. of product installation areas.

1.06 Warranty

A. One year warranty: Levolor Home Fashions shall repair or replace for one year, at its option, without charge, any part found defective in workmanship or material as long as the blind remains in the same window for which it was purchased.

PART II - PRODUCTS - Custom 2" Wood Blinds

2.01 Manufacturer and Product Description

A. Acceptable product: Custom 2" Wood Blind manufactured by Levolor Home Fashions.

B. Materials:

  1. Headrail: .019" thick Tomized steel, "U" shaped, 2" high x 2 1/4" wide. All hardware enclosed in the metal headrail.
  2. Tilt Wand: North American Hardwood, with a .38" diameter.
  3. Cord Lock: .031" thick Tomized steel and shall be crash-proof.
  4. Drum and Cradle: Provided for each ladder.
    a. Drums are injection molded engineering thermoplastic.
    b. Cradles are injection molded engineering thermoplastic.
  5. Installation Brackets: .040" thick Tomized steel with a rivet-hinged safety locking front cover to permit removal of headrail without lateral movement.
  6. Ladders (slat supports): Distance between 2" slats does not exceed 44mm (nominally 6.9 slats per vertical foot).
  7. Slats: North American Hardwood finished with a wood stain or solid coating selected from Levolor Custom colors, sealed, and lacquered. Maximum slat length is 96". Standard 2" slats are nominally 2" wide x 1/8" high.
  8. Bottomrail: Nominally 2" wide x 5/8" high and finished to coordinate with slats.
  9. Options:
    a. Cutouts
    b. Cord Tilter
    c. Radius Corners
    d. Twill Tapes
    e. Extension Brackets
    f. Hold Down Brackets
    g. Multiple blinds on One Headrail
    h. Telescopic or Non-Telescopic Tilter Pole
    i. Ring Pull
    j. Universal Ring Tilter

PART II - PRODUCTS - Custom 1" Wood Blinds

2.01 Manufacturer and Product Description

A. Acceptable product: Custom 1" Wood Blind manufactured by Levolor Home Fashions

B. Materials:

  1. Headrail: .025" thick Tomized steel, "U" shaped, 1" high x 1-9/16" wide. All hardware shall be enclosed in the metal headrail.
  2. Guardian Tilter: .042" thick Tomized steel housing with a self-lubricating nylon, automatically disengaging worm and gear mechanism to eliminate overdrive.
  3. Tilt Wand: North American Hardwood, with a .38" diameter.
  4. Cord Lock: .042" thick Tomized steel and shall be crash proof.
  5. Drum and Cradle: Provided for each ladder.
    a. Drums are .031" thick Tomized steel.
    b. Cradles are .042" thick Tomized steel.
  6. Installation Brackets: .048" thick Tomized steel with a rivet-hinged safety locking front cover to permit removal of headrail without lateral movement.
  7. Ladders (slat supports): Distance between 1" slats does not exceed 21.5mm (nominally 13.8 slats per vertical foot).
  8. Slats: North American Hardwood finished with a wood stain or solid coating selected from Levolor Custom colors, sealed, and lacquered. Maximum slat length is 96". Standard 1" slats are nominally 1" wide x 1/8" high.
  9. Bottomrail: Nominally 1" wide x 5/8" high and finished to coordinate with slats.
  10. Options:
    a. Top-Lok cord Lock
    b. Cord Tilter
    c. Radius Corners
    d. Restrictive Cam Tilter
    e. Extension Brackets
    f. Hold Down Brackets

PART III - EXECUTION

3.01 INSPECTION

A. Window treatment subcontractor shall be responsible for inspection of site, field measurements, and approval of mounting surfaces and installation conditions.

B. Subcontractor shall verify that site is free of conditions that interfere with blind installation and operation, and shall begin installation only when any unsatisfactory conditions have been rectified.

3.02 INSTALLATION

A. Installation shall comply with Levolor specifications, standards, and procedures.

B. Provide support brackets per Levolor's installation instructions.

C. See installation instructions packaged with blinds for more installation details.

D. Provide adequate clearance to permit unencumbered operation of blind and hardware.

E. Demonstrate blinds to be in uniform and smooth working order.

3.03 CLEANING

A. Clean soiled blinds with a mild soap solution only. Do not use cleaning methods involving heat, bleach, abrasives, or solvents. Do not use window cleaner or cloths with paper content.

B. Ensure proper drying following cleaning by providing adequate ventilation.

LEVOLOR CONTRACT
4110 Premier Drive
High Point, NC 27265
1-800-221-6803
Contract Customer Service
1-800-826-8021
1-800-624-0029 FAX

Copyright 1999, Levolor Home Fashions. All rights reserved. US and non-US patents and patents pending. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.