Q:How do I remove the existing horizontal window blinds that are mounted in my windows?
A:Removing window blinds or shades will vary depending on the product. Each type of window covering has its own type of mounting hardware and therefore removing them will be different.
Horizontal blinds can range from wood and faux wood blinds or a aluminum mini blinds. Most horizontal blinds have similar mounting brackets. Follow these simple steps to removing the blinds.
- First, remove the valance if there is one on the blinds. Most valances are mounted with a clip that will attach at the top of the headrail. The valance usually can be removed by simply lifting if off the blinds.
- Next, open the brackets. After the valance is removed you should have access to the headrail of the blinds and the mounting brackets. There will be a bracket at each end of the headrail. The brackets are opened by lifting the door or hinged side of the bracket. Most brackets have a tab that keeps the hinged side closed. You may need to use a screwdriver to gently lift the hinged side off the tab.
- Once the brackets are open, simply remove the window blinds from the brackets.
- Next, remove the brackets from the window frame by removing the screws that hold them in place.
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