Tips & Advice for Measuring and Installing Window Treatments

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ask The Expert

I have been in the Window Treatment Industry for 25 years. I’ve performed in home consulations, in store sales and installations. I have seen just about every type of treatment out there and installed it in just about every type of window opening. I created “ask the expert” for you. So put me to the test, post your question below, I enjoy helping. And by chance I don’t have an answer, maybe someone else here will.


257 Responses to “Ask The Expert”
  1. Pam says:

    I don’t know what brand they are. But I did take them down and found that the problem with the pulley system. It was missing a pin (I think). I made something up to improvise and now it operates fine…just a little tight traversing. Thanks anyway.

  2. Shay says:

    I have two sliding glass doors with vertical cellular shades on both. On one, the shade won’t stay closed, like the magnet is not engaging. Is there an inexpensive fix?

  3. Robert says:

    Hi Shay

    First check to make sure the magnet is still there? If it is, does it feel loose. It’s possible that the plastic housing that holds the magnet in place broke which will cause it to not engage. You can check with the mfg. to get a new housing. How is the tension, does it seem hard to go back and forth or does it want to spring back when your trying to close it? If there is too much tension it will cause the magnet to disengage. You can decrease the tension easy but I would need to know what brand you have.


  4. Shay says:

    I think Pam is answering my question in error. I can send you photos if that helps. We just bought the home so I don’t know the manufacturer.

  5. Robert says:

    A photo would be good.

  6. Shay says:

    How do I send a photo through this site? Can I email you directly?

  7. Robert says:

    Yes, send it as an attachment to

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