Fixing Roller Window Blinds
Advice On Making Your Roller Blinds Brand New
Fixing roller blinds can be a very important task due to the fact that they are ultimately there to protect your window, your privacy and fulfill your interior space. You are perfectly aware that having blinds that do not function properly equals to having none at all. Dysfunctional blinds could prevent you from controlling the amount of light within the room, enjoying a beautiful, sunny day outside, letting some fresh air in or otherwise limit all the benefices this type of window treatment has. This is why it is very important to have a functional blind and be able to fix your roller blind whenever needed.
A word or two on roller blinds
Firstly, a word or two on this type of window covering. A roller blind consists of an aluminum tube attached at the window top via brackets and with some kind of fabric rolled up around it. When you pull the tube down, the rolled fabric unfolds and covers the whole or just a part of the window, depending on the level the blind is set and locked on. It is usually operated by a chain or a remote used for motorized roller blinds which have a motor installed inside the tube. These blinds are made from different kinds of materials like linen, cotton or polyester and usually come in more or less transparent options, including blackout blinds which are not see-through in any way to translucent and sheer ones. These window treatments will protect your privacy, allow you to control the amount of light and contribute to your window’s and thus your home thermal insulation and not to mention their timeless and stylish look.
Prepare to repair!
Now, if you have purchased this type of blinds being aware of all the previously mentioned characteristics and advantages, you probably want them to function properly. If that is not the case, you will need to know how to fix your roller blinds. Firstly, know that there are a few things that usually go wrong with these blinds, like the blind folding and rolling up to fast, being too loose or having a damaged and slipped chain. Do not despair, since repairing your roller blind could be quite a simple task with proper guidance.
If your blind rolls up too fast can be repaired by slackening the tension of the spring. And the other way around. If the blind is too loose, you will have to increase the spring tension. The first thing you could do is roll up the blind and take it down. When removed from the brackets, roll it up and down manually a few times. This could easily be the only thing you will have to do. Simply reattach the blind and test if the spring tension is adequate. If this has not loosened or tightened the spring, you will need to try something else.