Are You Operating Your Roller Shades Incorrectly?

Commercial roller shades offer flexibility and make it extremely easy to control the amount of sunlight entering the room. They are ideal for apartments, offices, and other commercial spaces, especially for windows that are sun-facing. Although commercial roller shades are generally easy to use, operating them incorrectly could cause them to become damaged or shorten their life span. If you decide to install roller shades in San Jose in your rental units or at your business, follow these operating tips to prevent damage. roller - shades

Lowering and Raising Roller Shades

To lower a roller shade, use the chain on the back side, closest to the window. Pull the chain until the shade is your desired height. Make sure the bead of the chain clicks into the bracket before you release it, so that the shade stays in place. To raise the shade, use the chain on the front of the shade and pull it until the shade reaches the height you want. Again, it is important to make sure the chain bead clicks into place before releasing the chain.

Reducing the Risk of Chain Breakage

To reduce the chance of damaging the chain on your roller shades, use two hands any time you operate the chain. Avoid pulling the chain at an angle and instead pull it straight down. Don’t tug the chain and let go, which can cause the shade to fall and may damage or break the chain. Instead, hold the chain securely with two hands until the shade is at your desired height and the bead has clicked into place.

Using a Chain Safety Clip

All roller shades should have an installed safety clip. The clip should be placed on the wall or window mullion. The safety clip helps to ensure that the chain moves securely and smoothly, so that it is less likely to become damaged. Typically, failing to use the safety clip will void the warranty of the roller shades.

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