Honeycomb blinds, also known as cellular shades, are versatile window treatments that are incredibly popular on the market. These accordion-like shaped window treatments are known for their high energy efficiency and excellent insulative properties. But, as impressive as they are, these window treatments, like all others, encounter the occasional hiccup or malfunction. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to replace your honeycomb blinds! This merely calls for a DIY honeycomb blinds repair and, on occasion, professional blind repair. If DIY honeycomb blinds repair sounds like something that’d be up your alley, continue reading this article to find out how to repair your honeycomb blinds on your own. But, if you don’t want to risk damaging your blinds or are not confident with your handyman skills, Royal Window Treatments is more than happy to fix them for you.
Common Honeycomb Blind Problems and Solutions
Here are five common issues that you may encounter with honeycomb blinds, as well as several solutions that will help you resolve them.
The Blind Doesn’t Stay up When Locked in Place
This is one of the most common issues that honeycomb blind owners face, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. This can occur as a result of a broken lift cord or failed cord lock. A lift cord can snap if you lock your blinds in the same position every day. To prevent this from happening, try to lock your blinds in a different position by lowering them or raising them slightly. Lift the blind a few centimeters and try locking it in place to see if the problem is with the lift cord or cord lock. If the blind locks in place, the issue probably lies with the lift cord. However, if the blind doesn’t lock in place, the issue is most likely with the cord lock.
Whether you need a new lift cord or cord lock, you should be able to order replacement parts online or through the manufacturer. To ensure that you purchase the right cord lock, check the manufacturer’s website (the manufacturer can be found on the label). Order new cord locks or lift cords and replace the old components once they arrive.
Blind Lowers or Raises Unevenly
If the bottom rail of your blind seems uneven when you lower or raise it, your blind could be malfunctioning due to several reasons. Examine the cord loop or chain loop for signs of damage or fraying. If the loop is damaged, you’ll have to get it replaced. Another possibility is that the lift strings used to raise and lower the blinds have become tangled or damaged and must be replaced. Your honeycomb blinds may have been improperly installed, resulting in unbalanced lowering or raising. If this is the case, give Royal Window Treatments a call so that we can properly install your blinds and ensure that they operate smoothly.
Blind Won’t Lower
Have you ever tugged and tugged at your blinds, but they refuse to go down? This situation can be extremely unpleasant, especially if you’re about to go to bed or want to block out harsh sunlight. This can occur when the strings are not long enough or have become tangled. In these situations, it’s best to get the cords replaced.
Cord Loop Constantly Snaps
Nobody wants to have to replace their honeycomb blind cord loop frequently, but if you find yourself doing so, there are a few issues that might be causing it to snap. Weights on the bottom rail of your shade are most likely putting strain on the cord loop. Fortunately, these weights can be removed to extend the lifespan of the cord loops. It’s also possible that the tension device holding the cord loop taut is too tight, which may have caused it to damage the cord loop. The clutch at the top of the window treatment could also be damaged. When a clutch gets damaged, it can form sharp edges that may cut the cord loop.
Blind Hits Obstacles
Aside from the rather obvious issue that your blind is hitting obstacles such as trim or a window handle, this can also cause your blinds to become damaged or break down quickly, necessitating honeycomb blinds repair. The best solution is to remount your blinds from a position where they will no longer hit any obstacles. In order to do this, you may need to install several extension brackets or plastic bracket spacers. If your honeycomb blinds continue to hit an obstacle, such as a window crank, you may want to replace it with a smaller T-handle crank.
These are only a few of the most common honeycomb blind issues. Fortunately, most of these issues can be resolved on your own and may not require professional honeycomb blinds repair. However, if you can’t seem to resolve it on your own, reach out to a reputable window treatment company that offers honeycomb blind repairs like Royal Window Treatments. If you can’t fix your honeycomb blinds in one attempt, don’t try to repair them again since you may only cause further damage to them.