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Repair Blinds or Replace Them? What to Do When Your Blinds Break

April 04, 2022 2 min read

Hunter Douglas Luminette® Blinds by JC Licht, repair blinds, blind repair near Chicago, Illinois

At the end of a long day, the last thing you want is the inconvenience of broken blinds. Whether it’s just the cord or a more significant problem, broken blinds can affect your home's privacy, energy efficiency, and light control. Getting them fixed can be annoying, so we’re here to help you out every step of the way.

Repair Blinds or Replace Them?

The first decision of blind repair is whether or not you want them repaired. Depending on the severity of the break, it might be better to buy a new set. The crucial factor in this decision is cost. If this appears to be a one-time break, it makes sense to repair rather than replace them. On the other hand, if it is a chronic problem, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to replace them - especially if you can buy the exact model and style you already know and love. If you’ve outgrown the current look of your blinds and want to upgrade to a more modern finish, you just found a perfect reason to do so!

Hunter Douglas Everwood® Blinds by JC Licht, repair blinds, blind repair near Chicago, Illinois

Replacing Blinds

Much like new glasses, replacing old and worn-out blinds is a small change that can reimagine the tone of a room. Where some drastic breaks require immediate attention, it is far more common for blinds to fall into disrepair from years of constant use and sun exposure. This can leave your blinds warped, unbalanced, or simply wilting.

In these cases, replacing blinds is far and away the better choice. If it has been many years since your last window treatment, there’s a good chance that styles and options have changed. Even if you love your old blinds, it could be an excellent opportunity to get the same type in an energy-saving or cordless edition.

Hunter Douglas Designer Banded Roller Shades and Blinds by JC Licht, repair blinds, blind repair near Chicago, Illinois

Where to Get Blinds Repaired

If you ultimately decide to have your shades repaired rather than replaced, take the time to find a trustworthy vendor. Blinds are a large investment, so you want someone to treat them with the utmost care. Be sure to communicate with the technician to communicate the full extent of the issue. Let them know if this is a repeat problem or if there is an outside stimulus that caused this break. Having an open line of communication will ensure that you get the most thorough repair job possible.

Beyond repair, JC Licht offers consultations to help you determine what decision is best for the future of your home. We’re more than a simple dealer/repair center; we aid you in creating the house you’ve always dreamed of.

Our technicians regularly repair blinds and will be sure to have yours in the best shape you have ever seen. With our many storefronts across Chicago and the surrounding areas, there is sure to be a convenient location for you, so you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products and repairs for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!

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