handyman vertical blindA typical handyman job is installing vertical blinds. It’s very easy and fast. I had a customer that asked us to replace a blind because a couple of vanes had broken. The vanes were a PVC material and the hole at the top had torn out making then unable to hang from the head rail. So the homeowner figured the entire blind needed to be replaced. There are other options.

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If the vanes are common, you can buy replacement vanes that are sold in small quantities just for this purpose. If they match, it’s a quick and cheap job. If the vanes don’t match the existing ones, you could replace all of the vanes with new ones, so that the head rail is old but the vanes are new.

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Easier yet is to buy repair clips that push onto the top of the damaged vanes. They basically recreate the hole. They are metal clips that simply push onto the top of the vane. Friction holds them in place. Simply line up the clip with the hole and push it down until it is seated. It’s that easy. Once you have the clip on the top of the vane, push it back into position onto the hanger coming out of the head rail.

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