Technical Tips Overview Menu

Need help deciding which window coverings are right for you? Want to replace a part on a broken blind or window shade? Questions about how to care for and clean your custom window treatments? Get advice from the experts here at Select! Compiled with the do-it-yourselfer like you in mind, we've put together this handy collection of Buying Guides, How-To Guides and Technical Tips to make it easy to take care of these and other common quandaries. Click on the Tech Tip navigation menu to get started.


Have your window coverings malfunctioned? No need to buy replacements just yet. Use the Tech Tips here to troubleshoot common problems and fix most of them yourself. 

How-To Guides

Need to shorten your window blinds, install cord cleats, or replace a lift cord? Our How-To Guides will lead you through the process step-by-step. Instructions are accompanied with pictures to make them even easier to follow.

Measuring Tips

In addition to the measuring instructions for every product available on each product page on, check the Measuring tips here to make it easy to measure for multiple blinds or shades on the same headrail, as well as how to measure route holes for replacement slats for your blinds. Use these tips to help get it right the first time, so you save time, money and your sanity!

Buying Guides

Overwhelmed by all the options for window coverings? Don’t worry. Use our helpful Buying Guides to find out why ordering free samples is important to finding the right product for your windows; which mount type you should choose to achieve your design vision; tips on products for French doors; and more.

General Tips

Taking care of your window coverings, blinds, or shades ensures they’ll last longer, ultimately giving you more for your money and increasing the value of your home. Want to learn how to clean your blinds and shades the right way? You’ll find that information and more in the General Tips section.  

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