These are the Top 5 warning signs that tell you when to replace blinds that might fail soon or are unsafe for your family.
1) Your Blinds are Difficult or Impossible To Raise
If your blinds require a lot of force to raise or can’t be lifted at all, two serious issues could be at hand. The lifting mechanisms of your blinds could be damaged and on the brink of breaking, or your blinds may have been made too big that the cords and mechanisms can’t adequately support the load.
Hard-to-lift blinds are a sign of dangerous issues and could fall out of the window with enough force – so be sure to replace them right away to keep your family safe. If you want the same look with more stability, consider ordering 2 separate blinds to cover your window.
2) Frayed Cords
Frayed cords are a sure sign you need to replace your blinds. They either mean that your blinds are so old that the wear and tear has gotten the best of them, or that the internal mechanisms are causing damage to the cord. In either case your blinds are in danger of falling or being unusable, so it’s time to get a new set.
3) Blinds Slats Don’t Close Tightly
If your slats don’t close as tightly as they used to, or if you twist your tilt wand repeatedly and slats barely move – your tilt mechanism has probably damaged. This piece is difficult to replace without re-cording your whole blind, and it’s better to replace the whole unit.
4) Your Blinds Aren’t Safer for Kids
Did you know that blinds with exposed cords are a strangulation hazard for small children and pets? Protect your little ones by upgrading to a safer option like Honeycomb Blinds.
5) Slats are Yellowed or Discolored
All blinds may experience discoloration due to the UV from the sun, although newer materials offer more UV protection. However, if your blinds have dramatically yellowed or discolored, this is most likely a sign of material deterioration. Your blind slats are losing their structural integrity and likely won’t last much longer.
When you replace your blinds you may consider a fabric window solution.
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