I was hoping you could help me out with a question I have. I would like to mount Ikea shades I bought (Trippevals, https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/trippevals-black-out-cellular-blind-light-gray-80381487/) inside my window frame. I am renting in an apartment building in NYC that is about a century old. I am not sure exactly what type of screw/bolt I should use to mount the shades, or even whether it's a good idea at all.
I drilled a hole today to test the window frame material and depth. From what I can tell, the frame is made of some kind of metal. From what I've read online, it is probably aluminum. Once I hit about 1/2" depth with my drill bit, it broke through and it was hollow after that.
From what I understand reading online, I would need some kind of anchor or bolt to mount the shades, since there is no wood behind the aluminum. Each shade is three pounds.
So here's my question: Should I try installing this, or is a 1/2"-thick aluminum frame not enough to hold a three-pound shade? And if you do think I could install it, what kind of anchor or bolt would you recommend using?
Thank you, and please let me know if you need additional information to answer my question.