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General Repair Tips for Window Blinds

Simple Repair Advice for the Most Common Problems  Do you have some blinds that are giving you trouble? Here is some practical advice for DIY blind repair. First, determine what types of blinds you have in order to choose the correct repair techniques. Here are the 3 most common types of blinds and how to repair [...]

General Repair Tips for Window Blinds2018-11-19T16:20:01-06:00

5 Steps to Prevent Injuries from Blind Cords

Child Safety Tips for Window Blind Cords   October is National Window Covering Safety Month, which is a perfect time to prevent accidents caused by faulty or dangerously placed blind cords and keep your children and pets safe while playing. With these tips from Windowcoverings.org you can be at ease when it comes to your window [...]

5 Steps to Prevent Injuries from Blind Cords2020-03-03T11:06:54-06:00

New Windows? Let Us Resize Your Old Blinds!

New Windows Doesn’t Have to Mean New Blinds   You know the saying - if it’s not broken, don’t fix it! Installing new windows in your home doesn’t necessarily mean you need new blinds as well. If you still like the way your current blinds look, you may be able to resize them to fit [...]

New Windows? Let Us Resize Your Old Blinds!2020-02-06T13:55:09-06:00

Don’t Throw Away Those Broken Blinds – Let Us Repair Them!

Tips to Repair Your Damaged Window Blinds   Storms, kids, and other accidents can cause unintentional damage to your window treatment. Although it can be incredibly frustrating, throwing the blinds away is not the only option. We at Blind Installation and repair are Hunter Douglas certified to install and repair your broken or damaged blinds. [...]

Don’t Throw Away Those Broken Blinds – Let Us Repair Them!2016-07-14T12:31:33-05:00

Top 5 Benefits of Motorized Window Blinds

Motorized Window Blinds are a Beautiful Addition to Any Home   Motorized window blinds are a beautiful addition to any home, especially homes with young children. Without cords, there is no worry about twisting, tangling, or choking. But the perks go beyond safety and accessibility. Electronic House explains the top 5 reasons to get motorized window [...]

Top 5 Benefits of Motorized Window Blinds2020-03-03T11:15:28-06:00

How to Properly Measure Your Windows for Window Treatments

Measuring for Window Coverings Blind Installation & Repair recommends using a window covering professional to measure and install your window shades and blinds for proper fit and function. Most authorized dealers will include this service when purchasing a new product. Things to consider that ensure proper fit and function of window coverings: Are your window [...]

How to Properly Measure Your Windows for Window Treatments2016-05-17T16:28:32-05:00

Cleaning and Caring for Your Window Blinds

Prolong the Life of Your Window Blinds Cleaning Instructions Window blinds are designed to require minimal care and cleaning; all that is necessary is regular dusting and periodic vacuuming. Dusting: Regular, light dusting maintains a like-new appearance of most blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and window panels. CAUTION: Do not use magnetic cleaners such as a dusting [...]

Cleaning and Caring for Your Window Blinds2020-07-28T10:25:20-05:00

Care and Cleaning Helpful Hints

Use these helpful hints to keep your window coverings looking like new! Hunter Douglas provides the following tips to extend the life of your window coverings with these care and cleaning helpful hints. ALTERNATIVE WOOD OR VINYL PRODUCTS • To reduce static cling and help repel dust, wipe the product with dryer sheets. • Do [...]

Care and Cleaning Helpful Hints2020-02-06T14:05:00-06:00

Join Us at the Child Safety Fair!

Important Safety Tips to Keep Your Children Safe from Blind Cord Injury Join Blind Installation & Repair at the upcoming University of Minnesota Child Safety Fair, sponsored by M Health and Maple Grove Hospital, for a morning devoted to staying safe, active and healthy. Blind Installation & Repair will be there to talk with you [...]

Join Us at the Child Safety Fair!2020-01-30T15:14:56-06:00

Top 5 Ways Interior Shutters Add Value to Your Home

Choose Shutters for High Style, Low Maintenance With so many choices of window treatments available, you might not be sure which one to choose. Shades and blinds have been a popular window treatment for many years, but the classic look of shutters never goes out of style. And with many styles, finishes and colors to [...]

Top 5 Ways Interior Shutters Add Value to Your Home2020-03-03T11:11:13-06:00