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Fix stuck or crossed over vertical blinds

Easy hacks to fix stuck vertical blinds.

Vertical blinds will stay at the top when we talk about window coverings. Vertical blinds do a great job to let breezes inside home. This window treatment are very good for light filtering or light control. but when sometimes the sliding glass doors are in open position the winds misalign the vanes. It causes the vanes not properly turn around. It’s very annoying when your lovely blinds vanes are misaligned and stuck. Many of our customer asks why their vertical blind won’t turn. There are easy fixes for that. You don’t even need to remove the blinds. We see this issue many time when customers call us for blinds repair.

some common troubleshooting process to fix stuck vertical blinds

Lets go go over some common troubleshooting process after this we will show you visually how Steve has fixed a same issue by using only fingers within 1 minute..

1. Turn the louvers closed to see which vanes are out of alignment.

2. pull the chain or twist the wand till it stops moving.

3. When it stopped moving ..Give it a firm and steady tug, you may hear unusual loud noise from the cord but no worries. Its normal.

4. Now do the same to the opposite direction till you hear the loud harsh noise.

5. The misaligned vane should be ok by this time. it should now turn easily.

Hope you got a very simple solution to fix a misaligned vane. Now lets see what Steve shows us in one of our customers apartment.

Steve fixes stuck vertical blinds in less than just 1 minute.

This day he was called out to an apartment building in Hollywood, that was originally completed by the company during new construction. Best Custom Screens installed all the blinds here. We found it odd that they would already have a problem with their vertical blinds on the patio doors.

So he went out and discovered that it was a common problem that happens out there. The vanes were crossed over, because the tenant had left the patio sliding door open, when the blinds were closed. That is a big error, as this could of actually of damaged the blinds. Fortunately our team was there to take care of the problem and film this short video to help all of you out there.

The Hollywood Vertical Blind Fix: A Professional’s Insight

It was a typical warm spring afternoon when my colleague, Juan Ramos, and I found ourselves heading to an apartment project in Hollywood. Our task for the day seemed straightforward – to measure a few patio screen shades. This was a building familiar to us; a few months prior, we had meticulously installed vertical blinds on the sliding glass doors and roller shades on the windows, transforming each apartment into a functional yet stylish living space.

However, this visit was slightly different. The building’s manager had called us with a concern: one of the vertical blinds, installed only three months earlier, was reportedly broken. In my years of experience, I’ve learned that vertical blinds are robust and don’t easily succumb to wear and tear. So, this report piqued my curiosity. Was it a case of misuse, perhaps a little too rough handling from the tenant, or something else entirely? I’ve seen instances where residents, either out of habit or carelessness, walk through closed vertical blind vanes, leading to damage. This is something I always advise against.

Determined to uncover the truth behind this ‘broken’ blind, we set out to investigate. What we found was not so much a case of a broken blind but rather a simple, yet common issue – misaligned vanes. It appeared that the tenant might have either left the sliding door open with the blinds closed or, in some way, caused the vanes to overlap and tangle. This kind of misalignment is more common than one might think and can render the headrail inoperable, as was the case here.

Addressing this issue was surprisingly straightforward. A technique I often use, which I like to call the ‘karate chop’, involves giving a slight chop between each pair of crossed vanes to uncross them. This simple maneuver was all it took to get the vertical blind functioning perfectly again. We captured this quick-fix process in a short video, lasting just 1 minute and 30 seconds, demonstrating the ease with which such a common problem can be resolved.

The relief on the manager’s face was evident once she saw the blind working seamlessly again. I took a moment to advise her on the importance of educating the tenants about the proper use and handling of the blinds. Preventative care is always better than repair, and it seemed this lesson was well received. There were no more calls about broken blinds from that building – a sign that the resident had indeed learned their lesson.

This experience in Hollywood was a reminder of how often simple solutions can solve seemingly complex problems. It’s not just about fixing what’s broken; it’s about understanding the how and why behind each issue. That’s my story, one of many in my journey of blind and shade installation and repair, and I am sticking to it.

Take care and God Bless,

Steve Tristan.

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