Remove a Venetian blind

Venetian blinds are a slightly less complex alternative to roller shutters. Depending on the model, the installation is much easier. But where blinds are installed, they must eventually be removed again. Below you will find out how to remove a Venetian blind.

Various types of blinds

Again and again blinds are equated with shutters. That is wrong. It makes a big difference whether you want a venetian blind or a roller shutter on your window. This allows you to differentiate between different types of blinds:

  • Venetian blinds
  • exterior shutters
  • Venetian blinds, which are mounted between the two window panes
  • Zugbandjalousien
  • Turn string blinds
  • Blinds with crank
  • Venetian blinds where the slats are adjusted by means of continuous threaded rods Electric blinds

Removing a reversing cord blind

Depending on which venetian blind you want to expand, the procedure is completely different. The reversible loop blind is probably the most popular especially for rental properties. Retrofitting the blind is simple and straightforward. Usually only the upper small cassette on the wall or in the soffit, rarely attached to the window frame and can be easily removed accordingly.

Remove external blinds with drawstring

It can be a bit more complicated with drawstring-blinds. Similar to electric blinds, they can also run in a side guide. Especially with external blinds, this is important in order to withstand the wind loads. You must first disassemble the side guides and then you can remove the tensioner box.

Remove the external blind with threaded rod for the slats

Venetian blinds with a continuous threaded rod are mostly external blinds. At shutters they are often seen. This blind can not be pulled up or down. Only the slats can be adjusted in their position. The expansion is usually more expensive, since they are just a part of shutters. Rarely do you find them in kitchens or bathrooms made of satin or semitransparent plastic. For these fixed blinds you must unscrew the lateral guide rails.

Remove an electric blind

Electric blinds mean the most effort when removing. Before you can remove the blinds yourself, you must disconnect the electrical system. If you are not a specialist, we strongly advise you to consult an electrician, as working on live components can cause a danger to your life!

Construction of electric blinds

The electric blinds may have the following components:

  • Awning
  • Actuator (control unit)
  • control unit
  • Junction box (flush-mounted)

First, the electricity is disconnected after the appropriate home fuse has been removed. The disconnected cables must be expertly secured and locked. Then you can extend the blind yourself. As a rule, these are also blinds with a lateral guide, which must first be removed. Then follows the cassette with motor and Zugbandrolle.

Tips & Tricks

If you want to remove it because the blind is jammed, you can try our troubleshooter to try to fix the problem. We also offer similar aids if the blind is no longer high.

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