Not sure how to remove blinds from your windows? The process is very easy, and you can do it yourself with the help of this article.
If you have no experience in removing blinds and don’t want to spend too much money on hiring professional services, don't worry!
You can always do it yourself with a push in the right direction. It's probably a lot easier than you think, but it can be a daunting task.
If you have some blinds that you need to remove, stick around! In this article, we will show you how to remove blinds. We will also tell you what tools you might need for the job.
What Are Blinds, And Why Do We Need Them?
Blinds are used as both decorations and practice additions to many homes.
They look like curtains or drapes, but they can be made out of different materials such as cloth, vinyl, wood, plastic, etc. Most commonly, people use them to block sunlight while allowing light into their room.
They can make rooms seem more spacious by blocking off walls, which makes them perfect for small spaces.
The blinds are one of the most common types of window additions that we use in our homes.
Besides being a great way to enhance the beauty of your home, they also offer protection against unwanted UV rays, which helps reduce fading on furniture and other interior items.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your house cool during summer, then you should know about blinds because they will protect your eyes from harsh sunlight.
In addition, blinds also allow us to block out any harmful light for the surroundings, including direct sunlight, to prevent glare and heat damage.
They come in various styles and designs, so you can choose what best fits your needs and preferences.
Types Of Blinds
There are two primary types of blinds that you can find in homes. These are Venetian blinds or Roller blinds.
Both types work similarly, but there are slight differences between them. If you are not familiar with these kinds of blinds, here are details:
Venetian blinds are blinds that have horizontal slats. They are often made out of thin wooden strips.
When you open them up, the strips go down to create a certain amount of space.
This allows you to control the amount of light entering the room. Venetian blind slats can be altered to allow more or less light into a room, even when rolled down and covering the window.
Vertical blinds are usually found in bedrooms and offices. They are similar to Venetian blinds except instead of the slats being horizontal, they're vertical.
There are several types of vertical blinds, depending on the size and style you prefer. Unlike Venetian blinds, these move sideways to open completely.
The blinds will move to the sides of the windows to open. Alternatively, the slats can be positioned at varying degrees to let in light.
How To Remove Blinds
To remove blinds from your windows, you will need a few basic tools.
These tools will vary depending on the types of blinds you have, but are likely to include a screwdriver, hammer, pliers, and a ladder.
We'll go through how you can remove vertical and Venetian blinds from your home below.
How To Remove Venetian / Horizontal Blinds from Your Window
To remove Venetian blinds from your window, you will first need to familiarize yourself with the blinds and how they work.
It's better to spend a few minutes looking at the blinds and figuring out what makes them work, that way you're less likely to break anything.
- Lift the horizontal blind up all the way, as far as they will go. Do this using the pull-up cord on the side of the window.
- Lift the bottom of the valance, and carefully pull it away from the rest of the blind. Doing this should remove it. The valance is the piece that hangs off the very top of the blind. You may have to take some extra time to do this step.
- Next, you will need to carefully open the box bracket latches. When you do this, the blinds should get released. To do this, you will need to get your flat-head screwdriver under the bracket's latch. Carefully rotate the screwdriver and latch up until the bracket opens. You will need to do this for every bracket holding the blinds up.
- Once the latches on the brackets have carefully been opened on each side, you can gently pull the head rail out of the brackets.
- Your horizontal blinds have not been removed from the window. To reattach them, all you need to do is carefully slide the blind's head rail back into the open brackets. Close the bracket latches on either side, then reattach the valance you took down. That's all there is to it!
How To Remove Vertical Blinds from Your Window
To remove vertical blinds from your windows, you should do the same as you would with the horizontal blinds initially.
Familiarize yourself with them before getting started to avoid doing any damage. When you understand how they actually work, you can get to work removing them.
- The first thing you will need to do with vertical blinds is remove the slats. You can remove these slats by using a flat head screwdriver to carefully pry the opening clips open a little. These clips hold the slats in place, so be careful.
- Once the clips have carefully been opened, remove the slats one by one from where they are fastened.
- When the slats have been removed, all you need to do is remove the blinds. You can do this either by opening the securing brackets, or removing the head rails completely. This is the same as you would do for horizontal blinds.
- Pick your method and carry it out. You can unscrew the head rail from the ceiling or wall using a screwdriver, or work via the brackets.
Removing Other Types Of Blinds
There are a few other types of blinds you could be dealing with. These include roller blinds or pleated blinds.
Both have different methods of removal. Let's go through them.
Pleated / Cellular Blinds
These blinds are different to the two mentioned above, and so require different methods for removal. If you want to remove these blinds from your window, you will need to:
- Figure out if the blinds are cordless or not.
- If the blinds are cordless, you will need to unscrew or press in the tabs that are on the back of the head rail. Doing this allows the structure to get released from the brackets.
- If the blinds have cords, you will need to tilt and push the head rail back. Doing this should remove it from the brackets.
Despite these blinds looking intimidating, they're pretty easy to deal with. These types of blinds typically don't have valances, or even complicated brackets.
However, the brackets they do have are a little different. For these brackets, there will be one side that has a lever that will clamp down on the roller end, and the other side has a post that will secure the roller.
- Retract the blinds completely. Doing this will keep them out of the way and allow you to do what you need to do.
- Open the lever bracket.
- Carefully lift the roller from the bracket. Do this gently to avoid any damage from occurring.
- Remove the roller from the securing post.
- Unscrew the mounting brackets. You will need to do this by unscrewing them from where they are attached.
Blinds appear to be very complicated, but when you take a moment to figure them out, they really aren't.
It might take some time to fully acquaint yourself with blinds, but when you get the hang of it, it's easy.
Just make sure you do research first! Always make sure to work safely, and use a ladder when needed. Don't balance on objects that are not secure or strong enough – nothing is worth injuring yourself.