Vertical Window Blinds Installation Instructions
To install vertical window blinds, please read completely the instructions below before beginning the installation process....
Honeycomb Cell Shade Installation - Part 2 of 2
Part 2 of 2 of instructions of how to install honeycomb cell shades. Simple instructions to install our standard and soft touch honeycomb cell shades....
Bamboo Blinds, Woven Wood Shades, Bamboo Shades Installation Instructions
This page covers the basic installation for each of the bamboo shades, often referred to as woven wood blinds, that Blinds Chalet
offers (standard, premier, platinum). Part 2 of 2...
When Window Blinds Go Bad
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other organizations have designated October as Window Covering Safety Month, emphasizing the importance of well designed, safe window blinds
Fabric Window Shades – The Decorator’s Candy
Fabric window shades are an amazing addition to any room in your home or office. They are so versatile, and they add a touch of class to any window or door....
Horizontal Blinds - How to Remove Additional SlatsHorizontal blinds
can be shortened in length by removing excess wood slats. Each of our window blinds come custom made to your specifications and do not need any adjustment. This process is simple and takes just a few steps....
How to Change a Cord Lock Lift Mechanism on a Blind
Start out by removing your valance from the window by unclipping it at the bottom first and then at the top if you have clear valance clips or by pushing up on the back of the valance from the bottom if you have the white hidden valance clips. ...
Replacing Cord on Continuous Cord Loop
Occasionally over time cords get damaged or wear out with any window covering
. Follow these easy steps to replace the damaged cord with a new one. Here are some basic steps on how to replace the cord on a damaged continuous cord loop....
Horizontal Blinds - Repair Broken Wood or Faux Wood Blinds - Won't Tilt Open or Closed
If your 2 inch wood blind
or faux wood blind
quits tilting open and close there is often a simple fix for this. First pull the blind all the way up and tight to the headrail.
- Carefully remove your valance form the horizontal blinds.
- Unhinge the box end bracket and remove the blind from the window. Looking down into the top of the blind check the cords running length wise through the headrail.
- Are they tangled? Are any of the cords caught between the hardware and they headrail? If so carefully untangle or unhook the cord that is trapped or tangled.
If that does not work you may need a new tilter mechanism. The tilter mechanism is located on either the far left or right side of the headrail. There will be a metal rod running the entire length of the headrail and through the middle of this mechanism. Slide the rod carefully to the left or right to move it out of the tilter mechanism....
Lowering New Horizontal Blinds for the First Time
Sometimes when horizontal blinds
are manufactured the lift cords are pulled to tight. The result is that when they are lowered the first time they will not release....
Window Shade Repair - How To Change a Blind Wand/Cord Tilter
Occasionally the tilter mechanism on a horizontal window shade
is damage or breaks due to use. Here is the basic instructions for removing and replacing the a window shade cord or wand tilter on horizontal window blinds
Roller Shades - How To Repair Spring Functions
Spring roller shades
are designed with a hollow metal tube at the top usually made of aluminum. The fabric of the roll-up shades wrap around the metal tube. Inside the metal tube of the roller shades on one side is a spring that can be adjusted for proper tension to raise and lower the window shade
. As you pull the roll-up blinds down a ratchet in the tube catches and holds the spring, keeping the shades at the position you lower them. The opposite sides of the window shades just has a pin that rotates on a mounting bracket....
Horizontal Blinds - Repairing and Replacing a Worn Lift CordHorizontal blinds
come with lift cords that raise and lower the blinds. Whether it is aluminum blinds, wood blinds, or faux wood blinds, the basic lift cord mechanisms are the same. Over time lift cords can wear. Here are some easy steps to replacing the broken or damaged cords on horizontal blinds
How to Child Proof Window Blinds
Older window blinds
made before 2001 should be repaired or retrofitted so that they are child safe blinds. Window blinds made before 2001 could be hazardous to small children. We strongly recommend replacing all window coverings
made before 2001 but if you would like to child proof you window blinds here are some basic steps:...
Window Treatments for Greenhouses
Greenhouses are incredible sources of light and warmth in the winter. However, winter nights, even with double paned windows can suck the warmth right out of the house. In the summertime without appropriate window treatments
, greenhouse windows can literally cook a house, spiking the need for air conditioning and fans that drain precious energy resources....
Roller Shades: An Economical Choice
are an economical choice for style and function. In today's tough economy the economical choice is often the only choice. So it's very helpful when it's also the right choice. ...
Custom Roman Shades are a Hot Ticket for Lavish Houses
There's not a room that won't benefit from the lavishness of custom Roman Shades
. No matter your designer tastes, whether you like a room that looks like a room or a room that looks like a museum, custom Roman Shades will add style. Some of the hottest fabrics on the market are linen, satin and suede. Higher end companies will customize a fit to your specific windows to give a finished, elegant appearance....
Window Pull Down Shades for Mother’s Day
Mothers can be hard to buy for. Depending on your budget, window pull down shades might be the perfect gift for your mom. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and many companies are offering discounts on their products. The differentiating factor between window treatments and any other gift is window treatments will last. They will be a daily reminder to mom of how much she’s loved. ...
How to Choose the Right Window Treatments
When choosing a window covering there are several features of each blind style that you should consider. Below are different types of window treatments and their pros and cons....
Cordless Shades and Child Safety
In late 2000, the window covering industry issued a recall to repair all window coverings to prevent the risk of strangulation to young children. The recall involved millions of window blinds that had pull cords that can form a loop and cause strangulation....