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Roller shades have been around for many years. Long ago in history, many people had roller shades installed in their windows. Some of these roller shades still look quite beautiful. However, it should be understood and expected that many of these roller shades in windows have deteriorated and gone by the wayside. Some of the wear and tear may be quite natural, including control systems that break down or ripped and torn fabrics that don’t look right anymore. In any case, most homeowners or business owners want to have attractive window treatments in their spaces.

The most common problem consumers have with roller shades is failures in the control system. Sometimes roller shades "don’t want to roll up anymore." Other times, they are stuck in position. For the first of these situations, you may find that if you can reroll your roller shade, you can tighten the springs and have it roll up better. In the case of a stuck shade, you must be careful not to damage the fabric while trying to fix the dye. Many of these situations are complete losses, meaning you will need to replace the roller shades. This is because the older control systems, those managed by springs, are no longer commonplace or easy to obtain shades. So, in the end, if you have a shade control system that is not working correctly, it is often advisable to get a new roller shade with the latest control system.

Many consumers ask whether they can get a new roller shade control system for their existing fabric. This would seem the most logical way of reusing the same material and saving money by not having to waste that same fabric on a new shade. However, given the updates and new fabrics available on the market, as well as the latest methods of manufacturing roller shades, it is not as cost-effective and easy as many would think. However, it may not be so much of a waste to buy new roller shades. For one thing, the new fabrics are technically more capable. For another, the new control systems are substantially more durable and protect your roller shade fabric so that they will last much longer in your windows.

Another common roller shade problem is ripped, warped, or otherwise damaged roller shade fabric. The heavy use of vinyl-coated materials, typically blackout, was more common in the past. Those fabrics, unfortunately, the lighter-weight ones, were more often susceptible to ripping than modern-day fabrics, particularly those from woven polyester or other threads. The damages to these roller shade fabrics have often created ugly or less than presentable roller shades. Many consumers have wondered if it is possible to repair this fabric by replacing a section of the material. Unfortunately, replacing a unit of cloth is not a possibility. However, some roller shade fabrics can endure a slight repair, like sewing or another restoration. Beware, though, that excessive sewing may lead to an expanded problem. Often, the sewing of roller shade fabric will delay the inevitable- the destruction of their roller shade. In the end, it is usually advisable for consumers to begin thinking about replacing roller shades when this type of deterioration begins.

Some roller shades will cause damage to the surrounding area. Scraping a roller shade bottom rail against a window frame is not uncommon. Sometimes, this bottom rail, also called a hem bar, will run into a wall or otherwise run into a window frame. This damage can usually be corrected by slight changes to the bottom rail, like cutting it with a saw. Sometimes this hitting into a wall is a sign of other problems. A roller shade that is not adequately squared up may have additional damage to the fabric at the controls at the top of the roller shade. It is essential to ensure that the roller shade rolls up correctly and that there are no other damages to the fabric or the control system.

While many consumers would like to try to repair, update, or otherwise renovate their roller shades, it is usually considered advisable to replace that one shade or the several with problems simply. The new control systems will help your shades last longer and look more beautiful for a more extended period.




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