Troubleshooting Your Window Treatments – Q&A

Are you having a little trouble with your window coverings? Sometimes they can become crooked or don’t close all the way, but don’t worry. There are easy ways to fix those minor problems. Browse through our Q&As to find information about how to shorten your window coverings, how to replace lift cords, and more. These frequently asked questions will give you everything you need to know about troubleshooting or fixing your window treatments.

How do I make sure the cord lock mechanism is working properly?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/troubleshoot-lift-problems.html

How do I fix an uneven cellular shade?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/cell-shade-troubleshooting.html

How do I fix uneven horizontal blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/troubleshoot-blind-tilters.html

My sheer shades are uneven OR the vanes aren’t opening all the way. How do I fix it?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/troubleshooting-sheer-shades.html

How do I install cord cleats?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/installing-cord-cleats.html

How do I install a cord tensioner for my continuous cord loop lift system?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/installing-cord-tensioners.html

How do I measure my windows correctly for new blinds or shades?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/how-to-measure.html

How do I replace the lift cord on my blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/replacing-lift-cords.html

How do I replace the cord locks on my blinds or shades?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/replacing-cord-locks.html

How do I adjust the string ladders on my window blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/adjusting-string-ladders.html

My window blinds are too long for my window. How do I shorten them?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/shortening-blinds.html

How do I tilt or lift my blinds or shades?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/tilting-window-blinds.html

How do I replace the stem on my vertical blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/repairing-blind-tracks.html

How do I change a wand tilt to a cord tilt on my blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/upgrading-to-cord-tilt.html

How do I change a cord tilt to a wand tilt on my blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/upgrading-to-wand-tilt.html

How do I install vane savers on my vertical blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/installing-vane-savers.html

How do I replace the slats on my horizontal blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/replacing-blind-slats.html

How do I replace the blind tilter on my window coverings?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/replacing-blind-tilters.html

My blinds are too wide for my window. Can I cut them down to fit?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/shortening-wide-blinds.html

How do I mount blinds that are too narrow for my window?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/installing-narrow-blinds.html

How do I clean my sheerweave roller shades?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/cleaning-sheerweave-shades.html

How do I raise and lower my cordless top down/bottom up shades?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/using-tdbu-shades.html

What is the stacking height for roman shades?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/roman-stacking-chart.html

How do I lower blinds that are stuck?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/lowering-stuck-blinds.html

How do I adjust the spring tension on my roller shades?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/adjusting-spring-tension.html

My vertical blinds aren’t closing all the way. How do I align the louvers?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/aligning-vertical-louvers.html

My roller shades aren’t rolling up evenly. How do I fix them?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/uneven-roller-shades.html

How do I measure my window so I can order 2 or 3 blinds on one headrail?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/2-on-1-headrail-measuring.html

How do I measure route holes for my replacement blind slats?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/measuring-route-holes.html

Which window coverings are best for my French doors?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/french-door-options.html

Does Select Blinds sell individual parts for blinds and shades?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/window-covering-parts.html

Should I choose an inside or outside mount for my window coverings?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/mount-type-benefits.html

I’m a little nervous to order window coverings online. Can I get a free product sample first?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/ordering-free-samples.html

What are some fun window coverings for my child’s room?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/carrianns-kids-collection.html

I need new window coverings, but I don’t know where to start. Can you help?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/buying-window-coverings.html

Should I choose a wand or cord tilt for my blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/blinds-control-options.html

Do you have window coverings for odd-shaped windows?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/cover-odd-shaped-windows.html

How can I make sure to keep my children safe from corded window coverings?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/child-safety-tips.html

How do I clean my window coverings?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/cleaning-window-coverings.html

What is the stacking height of vertical blinds?
https://www.selectblinds.com/tech-tips/vertical-stacking-chart.html

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