Repairs For Window Coverings
We get calls for repairs from time to time and we definitely will help out our customers who have purchased their window coverings from us. On occasion, we will help other people who have damaged or broken window coverings. So let me lay out the basics of repairs for window coverings.
In the video below, I’m showing a client how to do a fix on their shades. They want to make one of their cords longer and so I shot this video so that they can review it before doing the work. This is the first type of repair. The type the client can do themselves. Often, with just a little coaching, we can talk our clients through simple repairs. This can include changing batteries in remote controls or something equally simple like adjusting the level of the bottom rail on a honeycomb shade.
Hiring A Professional for Repairs of Window Coverings
When the repair can’t be done by the homeowner or staff of an office, then a professional needs to handle it. One of the things that Kempler Design has is the owner, Paul Kempler. He has spent many years learning how to repair almost everything. He has done specialized training with various manufacturers and can handle almost all repairs on site. By the way, when I talk about him, I’m talking about me. I thought I should clarify that. :)
Sometimes, there are products that CAN be fixed in the field, but we send them back to the manufacturer. Some window coverings are incredibly technical and we have more of a chance of causing more damage than actually fixing the issue. So, we send it back for the factory to either repair it or replace it. One such product is the Hunter Douglas Pirouette. When I was trained to be a Master Installer for Hunter Douglas, they taught us how to completely rebuild that shading system. I remember saying to myself that if I ever needed to repair one, it was getting shipped back. Such a finicky system that I’d rather have people who build them all day than try to do it myself. The good news is that the products we sell are very solid and have few problems.
Should I Repair My Blinds, Or Replace Them?
This is the question that might be most important to you. It depends on a few things. This will be the subject of next weeks blog. So, search for the Subtitled term above and read our take on this.
Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.