If you are unsure of when to repair and replace your blinds, here are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that they are still under the manufacturer’s warranty. If not, you should contact the manufacturer or retailer to get the repair cord or string. If the blinds are not still under warranty, you can try to find a replacement part from the original manufacturer. Lastly, be sure to keep a spare set of strings or cords in case of damage to the blinds.
The average window covering will last between 7 and 8 years. That means that if you can’t remember when you last replaced your blinds, it’s probably time for an upgrade. In this article, we’ll explore some of the warning signs that it’s time for a replacement. These can also be used to prolong the life of your blinds. So what are the warning signs?
First of all, if the slats of your window blinds are damaged, you may want to consider replacing them. Broken slats are usually within reach of children and pets. You can easily replace a single slat, but several of them may be incompatible with normal use. In this case, it might be better to purchase a new blind with a sturdy construction and a longer lifespan.
The cost of repairs and replacements varies greatly, depending on the type of blinds and the amount of damage involved. Generally, repairs for common blinds and shades cost around £60 to £80, while repairs for more complicated models may cost up to £100. Below are some guidelines for costing repairs. To find the most affordable repair service, compare the prices listed by different companies and blinds. However, remember that these prices are indicative and do not reflect the actual going rate.
Damaged blinds can be unsightly or functional. If you can get a replacement part, you can save yourself a bundle. However, you may find it tedious to identify the problem parts, which is a waste of time. Fortunately, the cost of repairs is much less than that of purchasing new window treatments. Depending on the type of blind, repairs may not be necessary. For example, easy-rise blinds feature a continuous loop cord, while ultra-glide systems have cords running from top to bottom.
Warped or broken slats are an eyesore. Broken or warped slats can be a result of water, UV exposure, or accidents. Sometimes, they can become tangled in other slats, causing them to not close properly. To repair broken slats, you can unscrew the blind from its mounting. Remove the damaged slat and replace it with a new one. Wood blinds often offer a tighter fit and are suitable for larger windows.
In the case of wooden blinds, warped slats can be caused by humidity or heat damage. When the slats are bent, you will be unable to raise the blinds properly and they will stick out like a sore thumb. You can attempt repairing the warped slats by wrapping them in damp paper towels and placing a heavy object on them. Although this might not work, it can be a quick solution. Once the salt is replaced, the blind will be functional again and will look good too. More
Pull cords on blinds can break for many reasons. The constant pulling up and down on the cords creates friction, which results in heat and can break small objects. Repairing the damaged cord is simple and doesn’t involve dismantling the blind. Here are a few tips to follow. Check the cords for wear and tear. Also, ensure that the cords are permanently anchored. You can measure the width of a cord by wrapping it around a pencil ten times.
Long, accessible cords are dangerous. Young children can easily access them while climbing the head rail of a partially raised window covering. Moreover, most incidents of operating pull cords occurred in fully raised window coverings. However, this default length of forty percent of the height of the window covering reduces its benefits. It should be no longer than eight inches. If a child gets tangled, the cords can act like a noose.