Window blinds are an integral part of our daily living. Their amazing contribution makes our life elegant, comfortable, and more valuable. Their capability in controlling the direct daylight, ability to retain heat, preventing other unwanted rays, and providing your space with the ultimate protection make them a designer worthy yet versatile choice to go for. There are numerous blinds available and each of them comes in different lift mechanisms and mesmerizing design options to boost up the aesthetics of your decor. You can select the one as per your requirements that will suit your windows and doors the best. While choosing window dressing, most people look for a quality and durable one to ensure longevity and practicality. Opting for superior window blinds add a finishing touch while still being extremely functional and reliable.
While stylish and sturdy blinds look amazing on windows/doors, if they become old or damaged they can completely ruin the visuals of a room. What’s more, if the slats are broken, discolored, or spoiled somehow, then your blind won’t perform as well, and you are likely to scuffle with controlling sunlight, high energy bills, and you will confront privacy issues as well. The slats can get damaged due to various reasons. When some slats are damaged or broken, you are left with no other option than to invest in a new one. But interior designers have some cost-effective solutions too.
Bent or broken window blind slats can be a real pain, luckily, this problem can be easily resolved without putting in too much effort. You can opt for replacing slats instead of replacing the blind completely. This will save a lot of money while giving your windows a brand new look. If the other features of your blind are working fine, it’s quite easy to replace a few slats without taking them out of the window. Check out the below steps to make your task simple and convenient!
How to Fix Blind Slats
Disclaimer – It’s always recommended to check with the professionals once before you get started because there are several blinds available and each of them may require different slat replacement methods. ZebraBlinds is not liable for any damage or loss that occurs during the task.
- First, detach the plug which is placed at the base of the bottom rail. The plugs are mainly used to hold and cover the lift strings. Removing plugs will release the lift cords which are going through the slat holes on both sides of the blind. For this task, you can use a flat-head screwdriver.
- After eliminating the bottom plugs, you will notice knotted ends of the lift strings. Untie the knots and at the broken slat, pull up the cord until you reach the top broken slat.
- Now, remove the broken slats and replace them with the new slats one by one. Make sure to always start from the top and then go down.
- Once you are done with the replacement process, re-thread the lift cord back through each slat holes.
- When you reach the end, slide the lift cord through the bottom rail route holes and then tie the knot. Always ensure that the lift cords are even and the slats hang straight.
- Put the plug back into the position and use a hammer to ensure a secure fit. This will give the blind a finished appeal.
- In the final step, raise/lower down the blind and tilt the slats to check whether it is working seamlessly or not.
Following the above steps is not that difficult as it sounds. Even you don’t have to wait for experts to come and do the process for you. Go through the guideline once, keep all the required tools handy, and you are ready to replace the broken slats. If you face any further issues, feel free to consult with the designers!