Window Treatments Are Easier to Repair Than You Think

8:25 PM, Feb 19, 2019
8:54 AM, Jun 12, 2019

Window treatments are a great way to add value and beauty to your home. But did you know that most window treatments are also fairly easy to repair if something goes wrong? We’ve all had the frustrating moment when a set of blinds either won’t go up or down properly, but with a little bit of DIY knowledge, it’s an easy fix.

Here are four of the most popular window treatments for homes that are also simple to repair with a toolbox and a little bit of patience.

Interior Shades

Interior shades come in a variety of colors and designs, so you’re sure to find one that complements your taste. Is your interior shade acting up? A few easy steps will probably do the trick to get it rolling up and down properly again. If your shade stops rolling up or down with ease, you can normally fix the uncoiled spring with a pair of pliers.

Venetian Blinds

For a cozy look to a room, there’s nothing like venetian blinds, which can open to let the perfect amount of light in. Mini blinds, a type of Venetian blind, are popular thanks to their affordability, practicality and ease of cleaning.

Blinds have both a tilt cord (to open) and lift cord (to lift up so the window shows). Best of all, you can easily repair a set of blinds if they are not closing or opening properly. If the matter pertains to a cord – a common problem – you can replace or retie the cords on your own most of the time. Likewise, you can replace an individual “blind” or slat.


Outdoor shutters can add a great deal of curb appeal to a house, not to mention protection to your windows in the event of inclement weather. Outdoor shutters, like indoor blinds and shades, can also be simple to repair yourself. In the case of a mildly damaged wooden louver, you can sand down the damaged spot and patch it with wood filler. If the louver has rotted, you can use automotive body filler to patch it up and paint over it.


Awnings can protect your home or business and can make an outdoor space more appealing. Though most awnings are fairly durable, they can still become damaged or cracked. When this happens, it’s possible to repair the awning yourself. Simply patch the damaged spot with fresh aluminum or canvas, depending on the material the awning is made of, then seal it off with caulk.

Not confident in your DIY skills? Learn more about window treatments from Academy Window Coverings at

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4303 S Padre Island Dr

Corpus Christi, Texas 78411


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The original Academy Venetial Blinds was established in 1946. Richard and Ernestine Valadez purchased it in 1959 and the name became Academy Window Coverings, Inc. The Valadez family has dedicated their time and effort into establishing and maintaining a successful family-owned business for 57 years.

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