How to Fix Sagging Blinds: Follow Easy Steps to Repair Blinds
Blinds & Operational Issues
Blinds are multi-functioning window treatments in your homes. They perform a myriad of functions to help you get a good living experience. They help to insulate your homes, they help to prevent energy loss in the house, helps to protect your home from prying eyes of outsiders, and they diffuse natural light and blocks out the harmful UV rays from damaging your health and interiors of the house. If they are doing so much from your homes, you too have to take good care of these blinds. You need to maintain them well and keep them clean and dust-free at all times.
Sometimes blinds encounter mishaps which may affect their functionality, but if you know the way to deal with these mishaps you can have the blinds back in action in no time. Sometimes lift cords refuse to work or they may get entangled and twisted. Sometimes the blind slats break or come off and they need to be replaced. Similarly, there are times when you find your blinds sagging.
Repair Horizontal Blinds from Sagging
Before you purchase any new window blinds, you should consider repairing your damaged blinds. However please note that sometimes you might need several new parts that could make fixing blinds more costly than replacing the blind in some cases.
Usually blinds more than 48 inches wide, like Horizontal Blinds are prone to sagging over an extended period of time. So how to fix blinds from sagging or being damaged?
Most manufacturers will supply an additional slat at the bottom of the window blinds that can be utilized to repair these horizontal blinds. Follow these easy steps of window blind repair and fix those damaged blinds:
- The buttons which are located on the rail at the bottom of the blinds, remove them first. Then gently use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the plugs.
- Once the plugs are removed, pull the cords out and untie any knots.
- Remove each blind slat one by one, working your way up the blind until you have removed the wrong or damaged slat.
- Replace the broken slat with the spare and one by one insert the slats back into the tilt ladders, threading the lift cord back through the routed holes.
- Insert the bottom rail and rerun the cords through the holes.
- Re-tie the cords and include them back into the bottom rail of the window blinds.
- Again insert the buttons back into the blind’s bottom rail and you are done.
Sometimes, the manufacturer will send a center support bracket with the product, so you may need to use it. Before you start, read the packaging on larger blinds carefully.
Replacing Damaged Slats
If sagging has caused any of the slats to break then you will need to replace the slats by following the steps given below.
1. Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the plugs from the bottom rail of the blinds.
2. Once the plugs are out, pull the cord out and untie any knots that maybe there.
3. Remove all the slats till you reach the one that is damaged or broken. Slide-out the broken or damaged slat and replace it with an extra slat by placing the slat into the tilt ladders. Thread the lift cord back through the small holes in the slats.
4. Re-tie the cords and place them back into the bottom rail of the blinds.
5. Put the plugs back and your blinds are now repaired.