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Can You Cut Vertical Blind Rails?

Can You Cut Vertical Blind Rails?

A Detailed Guideline on Cutting Vertical Blind Rails

Decorating windows is like a big adventure for many homeowners as there are plenty of options available in the market. Most of the blinds come with a style factor and multiple functional benefits. However, when it comes to picking up the one that suits both design needs, functional needs, and also work well with both doors and windows, things become a little difficult. Among all the design solutions, there is one blind which is uniquely designed that can successfully blend with different decor types and can create cohesion between the rooms and surroundings, known as vertical blinds.

Vertical blinds are mainly manufactured to cover your large windows and sliding glass doors to protect your interior from the harsh sun rays and extreme heat conditions while enriching the beauty of your decor from both inside and outside of the home. Their sleek design, functional values, practicality, and cost-effectiveness are the main reasons for getting these window solutions, making them the ideal choice in the commercial areas and workplaces. In recent times, their valuable features have helped them to become an important choice for homes. Adjusting the louvers will create perfect harmony inside your home while balancing every decor element.

Though these blinds make a remarkable choice for your home, due to measuring mistakes and manufacturing errors, you may end up with a wrong-sized vertical blind. Now, the question is can vertical blinds be resized? Yes, you can only shorten vertical blinds from the top. Can we cut vertical blind rails? Well, the headrail is the top of the blind that attaches it to the window to hold it in place. If the headrail is too long and won’t fit in your window, then you can cut it to get the exact fit for your window. All you need to do is choose the right method and make sure you have all the required tools handy. Follow the below steps to cut the headrail at home without spending a fortune on the professional installation!

  • Step 1: Take a measuring tape and measure the window frame accurately. Then determine the length of the headrail and mark the location using a pencil where you want to cut.
  • Step 2: Remove the stiffener from the end of the headrail.
  • Step 3: Use a hacksaw and cut on the marked lines.
  • Step 4: Use pliers and bend the plastic on the cut side back into position. Put the stiffener back into the newly cut side of the headrail.

In this way, you can easily cut the vertical blind rails and bring them down as per your window size. Having the perfect fit blinds will give the windows and doors complete coverage while offering all the benefits your indoor deserves. It’s highly recommended to check with the manufacturers or professionals once before you do anything. Because sometimes, due to various factors like window shape or a different type of rail or blind quality, the process may slightly vary. Due to this please note ZebraBlinds does not accept responsibility for any damage this may cause as these are merely tips/guidelines to be used at the user’s discretion.