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When hanging a mini blind on a metal door there are a few different options such as magnetic mini blinds. Magnetic blinds for steel doors attach to the metal door with the use of magnetic brackets. This is a good option for a temporary window blind. The best method and most permanent is to attach the blind using metal screws. Magnetic mini blinds can move over time, while screws will keep the blinds fixed in place.

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Virtually any window blind can be attached to a steel door. Whether you want to mount 1 inch aluminum mini blinds to 2 inch real wood blinds. When ordering the magnetic mini blinds for steel doors, order them as an outside mount blind. For wood and faux wood blinds, they will come with a matching valance to cover the brackets and sides of the headrail. On outside mount blinds they will come the size you order. Make sure you order them wider than your window on the steel door. View our complete instructions on measuring for french door blinds.

Step
1
Mark where you want the mounting brackets to be placed on the metal door using a pencil and a tape measure. You may want to hold the mini blinds in place to ensure proper coverage and they will not interfere with the door operation.

Step
2
Using self-tapping screws and a hand drill, attach the mounting brackets to the steel door where you marked. Self-tapping screws are designed to drill their own hole. You may need to drill a slightly smaller pilot hole using a drill bit but most self-tapping screws do not need a pilot hole. self-tapping screws do not come standard with our mini blinds. You can buy them at any hardware store. Just take your brackets with you to make sure you get the proper size.

Step
3
Place the mini blinds into the mounting brackets and attach the valance to the mini blinds.

Mounting mini blinds on metal or steel doors is not too difficult. We highly recommend using self-tapping metal screws to mount blinds over magnetic blinds. Magnetic mini blinds are easy to mount but not a permanent solution to door mount blinds.

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Who is covered:
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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.
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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
  • 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.