Question about vertical blinds

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Peano
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Question about vertical blinds

Post by Peano » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:33 pm

I currently have thin vertical blinds on the bedroom sliders. By "thin" I mean that they are thin enough to bend and also to be "lit up" by sunlight when they're closed. I'm thinking about getting room-darkening slats, which are considerably thicker and heavier. They will not bend.

My question: Will the thicker slats work in the clips that now hold the thin slats? Or will I need a different headrail for the thick slats?

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Re: Question about vertical blinds

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:10 pm

As far as I know, you can't change the slats themselves you have to change the entire unit. Also, as you change brands and styles within a brand, the mounting hardware also tends to change. It is not a big deal to change mounting hardware, so don't sweat it if this is necessary.
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Re: Question about vertical blinds

Post by Peano » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:30 pm

As far as I know, you can't change the slats themselves
Thanks, but that doesn't really help. How far do you know?

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Re: Question about vertical blinds

Post by Shannon » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 am

If you can buy the slats separate from the rail then purchase them and try .Just be sure they are returnable if they do not. Those clips are pretty standard I think but I never look that close at them. I have never seen the slats available separately here.
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Re: Question about vertical blinds

Post by Peano » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:20 am

Thank you. Home Depot and Lowes both sell slats separately. I'll ask them about the clips.

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