A Quick Study of Fixing Roller Blinds with Ease
Having window blinds means you have to confront various problems, both big and small. And fixing them is the only way to reuse them again while ensuring operational smoothness. There are plenty of window solutions available in the market and each of them can create unique issues. If you are reading this article, then chances are more that you have roller blinds installed on the windows and they are not working properly like they used to.
Roller blinds are a popular choice when it comes to blocking sunlight and providing privacy from outside hazards. Design simplicity and modern functionality are the reason these blinds remain a common option for most of the windows. But over time, these shades eventually need some fixes and adjustments to keep the roller mechanism smooth. And that’s when many people start looking for new window coverings. The money you invest in new blinds and professional services will definitely solve your issues, but it is surely not the most frugal path. Thankfully, there are a few easy fixes to common problems that you can do yourself. All you have to do is learn the right steps of fixing and following them accordingly. Go through the step by step instructions to know the simplest and quickest solutions of fixing your roller blinds that have been pulled down too far and won’t roll up properly.
Following the Steps
Bring down the roller blind from the window by detaching it from mounting brackets and lay it on a clean surface. Unroll the blind completely, then use your hand to roll the blind back up, and make sure that the roll is tight and even. Put the blinds back into position and pull the blind closed halfway. Through this process, some tension levels to the springs within the mechanism will restore that will make the cord functional again. Repeat this same process for several times – take down blind, open it, roll it back up, mount it again, and pull the blind. After a few moments, you will see the improvement of your blind and it will start operating fine.
But if this method doesn’t work, then remove the blind again from the window frame and you will find a tension pin on the side of the headrail mechanism, adjust it. Using your hands unroll the blind in such a manner, so that it stays in half-open position. Now, take pliers and twist the tension pin clockwise. Then release the pliers and allow the pin to rotate anticlockwise to bring it into a resting position. Put the blinds back into the position and you will be able to raise and lower the blinds as per your requirements.
Disclaimer – Following the above steps will make your job done easier and simple. But it’s always suggested to check with the professionals before you start fixing them. ZebraBlinds is not liable for any damage caused during this task. Consider consulting with a professional to get it done properly.