Vertical Blinds Hardware
Vertical window blind repair basically target the middle income range of people who are over 21 years of age and live in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
It is not that uncommon to repair vertical window blinds. It is like anything else you have in your home. If something is broken, the chances are that it can be fixed. If you happen to have pets or small children running around your home, then you are going to have to fix things more frequently. If you have vertical blinds, then you are going to have to live with the fact that they are going to need to be repaired.
Unless the problem is really serious, you are likely to do the vertical blind repair yourself. I would not necessarily say that you have to be a handyman, but it would be good if you were a little bit of a ‘jack of all trades’. If you give the job some time and patience on your part, you will be able to have your vertical window blinds up and functioning in no time. On some of the more serious cases, you may need to purchase some repair parts from either your window blind manufacturer, or you can probably find a similar part somewhere else. If you have Internet access, that would be a good place to start to look for repair parts for your vertical blinds at the best price. You must keep in mind that it will probably be much cheaper to do a repair job than to replace the whole window blind.
One job that is pretty easy to do is to replace a vane in your vertical blinds. Basically you will need the following things: cardboard, replacement vanes, utility knife or scissors and a screwdriver.
The first step in removing the vane is to open the blind and lift the vane off of the hook on the carrier or holder, bend the vane out and down in order to pull it out. If you have a spacer chain, take out the screw that is securing the end of the chain. Then you must feed the chain out of the vane you are removing. You must do this as many times as necessary in order to the vane that needs to be replaced.
To install the vane, you must orient the vane’s curve in the same direction that the other vanes are in. Grasp the vane near its top and push it up gently into the holder and then down in order to lock it into place
There are several different parts for repairing vertical blinds. One of the first ones is a vertical blind control mechanism. They come for both notched and unnotched head rails. Another repair part is a vertical fabric insert button. It is a clear plastic button that secures the fabric onto the groover or channel slats. The vertical vane fabric hanger is used for replacing broken plastic inserts that you will find sewn into the top of the vanes for fabric vertical blinds. The vertical vane fabric weight is used along with vertical vane chain and clips. This keeps the vanes from curling up. There are many types and styles of vertical vane chains and clips that are available. It just depends upon how many vanes you have in your vertical blind. Last but not least there are cord weights and tensioners.
Remember that when it comes to repairing your vertical blinds practice makes perfect. In the end you may save yourself a lot of money!