Blind Repairs FAQ’s - Lovitt Blinds & Drapery
We offer 3 different options...
#1...Drop off your broken blinds or broken window shades to our store!
#2...Schedule a Pick-Up & Delivery appointment, for us to take down your blinds for you!
#3...Ship us your blinds! (it's easy! Just make sure to include your contact info & a pre-paid return shipping label inside)
Do you service my area?
YES! We service ALL of the Chicagoland areas!
Do you repair blinds? (Hunter Douglas brand)
YES! We can repair about 99% of ALL Hunter Douglas blinds and window shades! Hunter Douglas blinds are the best window treatment on the market and we can get parts for 99% of their blinds & window shades. We service ALL of the Chicagoland areas! We can even repair most older blinds.
What blinds can you NOT repair?
We do NOT repair "cordless" blinds that are NOT Hunter Douglas.
We do NOT repair "power/remote control" blinds that are NOT Hunter Douglas.
We do NOT repair "vertical tracks/headrails" vertical blinds that are NOT Hunter Douglas.
Do you repair blinds? (NOT-Hunter Douglas brand)
YES! We can repair about 95% of the blinds ever sold. We are a FULL time "Blinds Repair Center" and we service ALL of the Chicagoland areas! We can even repair most older blinds.
Do you repair window shades? (Hunter Douglas brand)
YES! We can repair about 99% of ALL Hunter Douglas blinds and window shades! Hunter Douglas window shades are the best window treatment on the market and we can get parts for 99% of their blinds & window shades. We service ALL of the Chicagoland areas! We can even repair most older window shades.
Do you repair window shades? (NOT-Hunter Douglas brand)
YES! We can repair about 95% of the window shades ever sold. We are a FULL time "Window Shade Repair Center" and we service ALL of the Chicagoland areas! We can even repair most older window Shades.
Do you repair vertical blinds? (Hunter Douglas brand)
YES! We can repair about 95% of ALL Hunter Douglas blinds and window shades! Hunter Douglas blinds are the best window treatment on the market and we can get parts for 99% of their blinds & window shades.
Do you repair vertical blinds? (NOT-Hunter Douglas brand)
NO. Because 99% of the time, your vertical blind is too old to be saved. However, we do sell NEW vertical (headrail) tracks. MOST vertical tracks that we sell only cost between $139-$189 brand new! (buy new & save the headache) Our new vertical tracks do come with new valance clips as well.
How long is the turn-a-round to repair blinds?
It all depends on the problem & brand of the blind. We will provide you with an estimate after we know what's wrong.
Do you repair broken cords inside blinds?
YES! We can repair ALL types of cords! When we repair your blinds or window shades, we FULLY repair everything we see wrong with the blinds. We repair ALL of the cords, not just the broken one.
What can you repair on the blinds?
We can repair MOST problems on ALL blinds! If we can NOT repair your blinds, it's probably time for NEW blinds. We repair the following problems; cords, cord locks, tilt controls, wands, tassels, and any replacement part needed.
Do you offer in-home (on-site) repairs?
It depends! MOST blinds that break, need new parts & 2-4 hours to fully repair each blind. With that said, MOST of our customers do NOT know what part they will need. (too many parts on the market) So it depends, however MOST of the time, it is easier if the blinds are repaired off-site & repaired correctly! Let us FULLY repair your blinds the right way...and you'll NEVER need the blinds fixed again!
Does your blind repairs come with a guarantee or warranty?
YES! We give you a FREE "guarantee/warranty" with EVERY repair! However, we are so good at repairing blinds, you don't even need to worry about a warranty! In case you haven't used us before and you're worried, you will receive a minimum of 30 days - 1 year on each repair! (Most blinds get a 1 year warranty) IF the blinds do NOT break within 1 year, they probably won't break for at least 7-10 years!
My blinds fell off of my wall, can you fix it?
It depends on the problem. IF you also need blind cleaning, blinds repaired, and/or drapery cleaning then YES, we can help! However, IF you ONLY need the blinds to be re-hung and NOTHING else, other than new installation brackets, then NO...Call an installer. (We can recommend one to you)
Do you fix ripped fabric OR holes in the fabric window shades?
NO. If your window shades are falling apart, you need NEW window treatments. We have the best prices on NEW blinds and window shades, schedule a FREE Estimate today! If you have a rip or hole in the fabric, NO one can help fix the holes or ripped fabric, NOT even the company who made it. If you buy NEW blinds from Lovitt Blinds, we will see if you qualify for extra discounts on NEW blinds. (maybe a re-make credit on NEW blinds)
Can you repair drapery rods? Or drapery?
NO. We do NOT offer any repairs on any drapery and/or drapery hardware. When drapery rods/hardware break, most of the time they are NOT able to be saved or the parts are NO longer made. (Call the manufacturer.)
Do you repair broken slats? (i.e. wood slats or metal slats on blinds)
YES! Most of the time we can! However, IF more than 3 or more slats are broken, you probably need NEW blinds & a trained dog! It also depends on if it is a vertical blind wood blind or many other types. Call us first & we can problem solve your issues over the phone.
Are my blinds worth fixing / repairing?
YES! Well MOST of the time the answer is YES! It's depends on a few things... Are the blinds Hunter Douglas? (If so, than YES!) Were the blinds more than $49 each? (If so, then YES!) Do you have a room filled with these blinds? (If so, then YES! Because it will cost you a lot more money to replace all of them) Are the blinds in good condition still? (If so, then YES!) However, if the blinds are in poor condition & too old...maybe it's time to buy NEW blinds. We have the best prices on NEW blinds and window shades, schedule a FREE Estimate today!
Does the repair cost include cleaning too?
NO. The repair cost & the cleaning cost are 2 different charges. However, the good news is that BOTH charges are very low cost & affordable!
Can you re-use parts from one blind & put the parts on another blind?
NO. Because it's a waste of time. BOTH blinds are the same age most likely, so they BOTH have old parts. (old parts break) If one blind is newer than the other blind, well then the parts will NOT match. NEW parts are always included in our repair cost, we charge a flat rate, weather or not we use your parts OR our parts.
How much does it cost to repair blinds? (For Hunter Douglas Blinds)
Since we are a Hunter Douglas Repair Service Center, Hunter Douglas blinds & shades are the lowest priced repairs we offer! Most Hunter Douglas blinds range from AS LOW AS $49 to as high as $89. (The average out-of-warranty Hunter Douglas repair is around $49 to repair. Most larger sized Hunter Douglas blinds are around $89 OR LESS to repair) It ALL depends on the problem & age of the blinds & how many parts are needed.
How much does it cost to repair blinds? (For NON-Hunter Douglas Blinds)
Since we are a FULL-TIME Blinds Repair Service Center, Most blinds & window shades range from AS LOW AS $69 to as high as $99. (The average repair cost between $69-$99 to repair. Most larger sized blinds are around $89-$119 OR LESS to repair) It ALL depends on the problem, size of the blinds, age of the blinds & how many parts are needed.