Broken Blinds – Quick Fixes for Handling Broken Blinds

Blinds are one of the most versatile window treatments, fulfilling several needs like light and privacy control apart from allowing us to adjust the outside views as per our preference. The best part about blinds is that they can be adjusted for sufficient privacy while simultaneously allowing in some amount of light during the day. At bedtime, they can be closed for complete privacy and to block all incoming light so you can enjoy a night of deep and restful sleep.

Blinds made from certain materials like real wood even offer insulation which results in considerable energy efficiency and cost savings. And they look great too, instantly elevating any space!

But their charm is easily reversed even if functionality is off. These window treatments typically function well but at times they pose problems like broken slats, slats tilting to one side or being stuck in the up or down position. Thankfully there are easy fixes for all these problems, so there’s no reason to worry! And of course, if you would like help in resolving any challenge posed by your blinds, Budget Blinds is just a phone call away.

Budget Blinds has compiled a guide of some helpful tips for resolving some of the most commonly faced challenges with blinds. Are you ready for some quick fixes? Let’s get started then!

Guide to Fixing Broken Blinds

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Some of the most commonly faced issues with blinds are: broken blinds, blinds that hang unevenly, blinds that won’t roll up, and many others. Regardless of the type of challenge your blinds are posing, here are some easy-breezy solutions:

Broken Slats

Fixing broken blind slats is comparatively easy as one can easily replace the individual slat instead of having to replace the entire window treatment. Follow the steps listed below to replace a slat:

  1. First remove the plugs located at the bottom of the rail. After removing the plugs, you’ll be able to see the knotted lift cord.
  2. Undo the knot of the lift cord and pull the cord from the front of the blind.
  3. Replace the broken slat and restring the lift cord through each slat in the new blind.

Slats Won’t Lower

Blinds can be easily pulled up to allow more light into the room. However, at times, they get stuck, making it difficult to lower them. This happens especially if the blinds are left in the rolled up position for an extended period. But there’s no reason to worry. This problem can be easily fixed by following the procedure listed below:

  1. Hold the lift cords level and gently pull it. This action should release the blinds’ locking mechanism.
  2. If step 1 doesn’t help release the lock, locate the pin and try to release it. You can release the pin by pushing it to disengage the locking mechanism on the cord, which is located in the headrail where the cord runs. Releasing the pin will release the blinds, lowering them immediately.

Blinds Won’t Lift

For maximum privacy and room darkening, blinds are often pulled down completely. But at times they get stuck and it gets difficult to lift them up. This problem especially occurs when the blinds have been left in the down position for a long duration. But fret not. It can be easily resolved by following a couple of simple steps enlisted below:

  1. Pull down on the bottom rail to reactivate the spring.
  2. The above action should help reset the spring which helps release the stuck up blinds and they can be lifted up easily.

Slats Won’t Tilt

Sometimes there’s a problem with the slats’ tilting mechanism. This happens when the tilt rod becomes disconnected from the tilt mechanism in the headrail due to handling in transit. Follow the following steps to resolve this issue:

  1. First remove the blind from the window.
  2. Then examine the headrail and try to locate the metal rod that runs the length of the headrail. At this point, you should also be able to locate the tilt mechanism. Gently push the end of the tilt rod back into the space where the tilt mechanism is housed. For a more secure tilt positioning, it’s best to push the tilt rod through.
  3. Finally you should be able to replace the blind.

Bottom of the Blinds Won’t Hang Evenly

At times the bottom of the blinds doesn’t hang evenly. This is caused by cords being caught in the headrail. This challenge can be easily tackled by performing the following step:

  1. Simply raise and lower the shades repeatedly until the bottom hangs evenly.

If you would like help in resolving any challenge posed by your blinds, all you have to do is you’re your local Budget Blinds. We would love to assist you!

Or if your blinds are beyond repair, consider replacing them with brand new window treatments from Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo, including motorized window coverings that are easier to operate. Schedule a complimentary in-home design consultation today to explore our latest offerings in shades, blinds, shutters, and draperies. We bring the showroom to you so you can browse in the comfort of your home and as per your convenience!

Call Pamela Today! 651-351-7620 or visit www.budgetblinds.com/stillwater

 

Tell Us What You Love, We’ll Make it Happen

Ready to go custom? Make your window coverings one of a kind? At Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo, you’ll find exactly what you want in custom blinds, shades, shutters, drapes and accessories. We can also custom color match window coverings to coordinate with your walls, furniture, and décor. 

Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo does custom at a price that fits you. That’s why we say we have style and service for every budget. See for yourself — let us bring the showroom to your home!
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To stay up to date on design trends, schedule your free consultation or to request a design guide, reach out at pbrown@budgetblinds.com or visit my web page budgetblinds.com/Stillwater

-Pamela Brown

New Year, New Beautiful Window Treatments

It’s a New Year, why not start it off right with beautiful new custom window coverings from Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo? I’m your local neighborhood expert and when I say I have style and service for every budget, I really mean it! I make the design process both simple and enjoyable to provide the best solution possible that matches your unique needs and style.


To stay up to date on design trends, schedule your free consultation or to request a design guide, reach out at pbrown@budgetblinds.com or visit my web page budgetblinds.com/Stillwater

-Pamela Brown

Go custom. Get happy.

Tell me what you love, I’ll make it happen. I am your local neighborhood window covering experts who truly understand your needs. My highly customized consultative process is specifically designed to get to know you so that we deliver the perfect solution for your home.

We do it all for you — design, measure and install — so you can sit back, enjoy your window treatments, and have total peace of mind.

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Make Your Guest Room Cozy for Holiday Visitors

The holiday season brings family and friends together for fun and quality time — but with that comes a need for a place to stay while they visit. Create a space that is unique and comfortable for your visitors. It’s the little touches that make guests feel welcomed and right at “home.” At Budget Blinds, we have a few simple ways to make your guests cozy this holiday season.

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Dining Room Window Treatments for the Holiday Season

As the holiday season quickly approaches, so does the arrival of holiday guests. Whether it’s a family brunch or hosting a special occasion, the dining room is a focal point. Luckily, Budget Blinds has an impressive selection of window coverings in various styles, fabrics and colors to inspire the designer in you — just in time for the holidays!

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Prepare Your Kitchen for the Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching and with all the entertaining and visitors that this wonderful time of year brings, it’s time to start thinking about beautifying your space. Your kitchen is the heart of your holiday home, where traditions and memories are shared and made with family and friends. In celebration of the season, make sure your kitchen is in tip-top shape for the upcoming festivities.

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At Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo, I do it all for you — design, measure and install — so you can sit back and relax. Reach out today, so I can help you make your kitchen ‘holiday ready’ this season.

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-Pamela Brown

Get Both Style and Safety with Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo

With Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo, your family’s safety is Pamela’s top priority.
Budget Blinds adheres to industry child safety standards and offer automated, motorized, and cordless window covering solutions to keep potentially dangerous dangling cords out of your home.
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Cordless shades offer added safety for children while making window operation a breeze.

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Automated shades are an excellent option because of their cordless operation and ability to be programmed to open and close at your preferred time of day. 

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Shutters ensure optimal privacy and child safety due to their cordless nature.

Call Pamela Brown at Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo today at 651-351-7620 or visit her website budgetblinds.com/stillwater

 

Keep Your Family Safe with Cordless Window Coverings

October is child safety month and at Budget Blinds your family’s safety is our
top priority. From cordless blinds and shades, to motorized shades, we have the safe solutions that minimize the risk of accidents or injury.
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Automated shades are easy to operate and eliminate the dangers of dangling cords, reducing hazards for kids and pets
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Shutters can be used in your home to ensure optimal privacy and child safety due to their cordless nature.
Schedule your design consultation with Pamela Brown at Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo, today!

Falling for Fall Window Fashions

With the fall season upon us, it’s time to begin thinking about refreshing the look inside your home with new fall window fashions. At Budget Blinds, we’re here to help work with you during the entire design process to pick out the perfect custom window covering solution for your home.

 

With Budget Blinds of Stillwater/Lake Elmo, you don’t lift a finger.  I bring the showroom to you and take care of it all – design, measure and install.  I believe that everyone at every budget deserves both style and service.  And that’s a beautiful place to be.

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