How to Install Roller Blinds
Michael shows you just how simple and easy it is to install your Roller blinds. Michael takes you through the key points to help you understand the components, know your bracket options and ensure you always have a 1.5 mm float when your blind is installed for the perfect installation.
Roller Blinds - How to remove your blind
Michael demonstrates the simple step to easily remove your roller blind from its bracket. To remove your blind, turn the large clear wheel at the neutral end (opposite end to the chain drive) of your roller blind anti clockwise.
This action will retract the male pin inward and the blind will slide out of the bracket.
Why did my Chain break?
Michael explains the 5 key reasons why a roller blind chain would break.
How to replace a broken Chain
Michael takes you through the 5 simple steps to replace a broken chain
How to fix a 'tight' Roller Blind
It's all about the 'Float' of 1.5 mm. When installing, your roller blind should simply click easily into the bracket. If you are having to use any force whatsoever your blind has been fitted too tight and this will lead to issues such as a broken chain. Before you order new blinds, Michael shares some tips and tricks on how to fix your blinds if you have accidentally mismeasured.
How to retro fit a Spring Assist
iseekblinds recommends a Spring Assist for all blinds greater than 1800 mm in width. A Spring Assist helps the blind glide smoothly up and down and takes about 50% off the weight of the blind. If you get your blinds home and realise you should have ordered a Spring Assist, Michael explains how you can purchase one and retro fit it yourself.
Each iseekblinds Roller Blind comes complete with the following supplied items:
Installation Tool Kit - What you will need to install your blinds
How to Install - Chain Drive
Follow these steps for an easy installation:
- Hold the brackets to the place on your window frame where they are to be fixed and with a grey pencil mark where the screws will go.
- Pre drill the bracket holes if required. This will avoid splitting your timber, particularly if you have an older style house.
- Now using your cordless screwdriver and the 4 screws, fix the brackets into the window recess or architraves
- Install your blind into the male bracket first which is also the chain end.
- Before inserting the blind into the bracket – make sure the chain is hanging evenly from both sides and the flat surface is facing towards the top.
- Hold the chain end in position and move to the other end of the blind. Guide the spring-loaded pin into the track of the female bracket until it clicks into position.
- Once the blind is installed it should have 1.5 mm - 2mm movement from left to right between the brackets. The 'float' If not – adjust your brackets according for secure fixing.
- Using the chain drive, lower your blind to the bottom of your window frame and then install your stop ball on the chain at the point just before it enters the chain drive. This will ensure that your blind is not over rolled when lowering.
- If install an outside mounted blind, slide your bracket covers over the side of each of your brackets.
- Install your safety cleat out of the reach of children.