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One of the disadvantages of aluminum mini blinds is the slats easily bend. Whether you have children, pets, or just accidentally bend them through operation of cleaning them we have all seen bent aluminum blinds. Because aluminum retains its shape after it has been bent, it is impossible to make restore its original shape perfectly. Here are a few simple steps to repair the bent slats to its original shape.

Flat Slat Mini Blinds
The flat slat mini blinds are easier to repair so we will start there.

Step
1
Remove your blinds from the window. You can repair the slat with the blinds in the window frame but it is much easier with them removed.

Step
2
Put on light weight gloves for protection. The edges of the aluminum mini blinds can be sharp and you wouldn't want to cut your hands.

Step
3
Place the damaged slat on a flat surface. If you are trying to do this without removing the window blinds from the window frame you will need to use a flat 1" piece of wood about the length of the slat.

Step
4
Using your hand, smooth the damaged slat working the crease out of the blind slat applying heavy pressure. On tip is to use a hard smooth ball and roll it over the damaged slat. You can also flip the blind slat over and work the opposite side. Continue to work the damaged mini blind slat until it has reached you desired appearance.

Curved Slat Mini Blinds
Curved slat mini blinds are a little more difficult than flat slat blinds. You will need a 3/4 inch dowel for this repair about the length of the blind slat.

Step
1
Once again, remove the mini blinds from the window frame for easier repair. Although this can be done in the window frame it is easier to apply heavy pressure if the dowel is on a flat surface rather than holding it up to the blinds.

Step
2
Put on light weight gloves to protect your hands from getting cut on the aluminum blind edges.

Step
3
Place the dowel on a flat surface and then place the underside of damaged curved slat on the dowel.

Step
4
With your hands, apply heavy pressure, working out the crease or bend in the mini blind slat. Continue until the mini blind slat is fixed or you reached the desired appearance.

Note: on curved mini blinds, resist using a small dowel than 3/4 inch or one shorter than the blind slat. The size of the dowel will help keep the mini blind shape in the slat as you work out the damage.

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This plan does not cover measuring errors. Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit.

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Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Love
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the window coverings and wish to return, please notify us within 30 days of receiving the order. Our customer care department will provide a Return Authorization Number (RGA) and shipping address to return the product. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer, refunds will be processed 2-3 business days after receiving the items.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.