I have three windows, in sequence (the middle one is fixed, the side windows can be opened/closed). Each window has its own blind.
I noticed my blinds started tilting forward, specially the middle one, and I can see a gap at the top. Looking closely, I see that the window long metal frame, where the blinds were attached to, "disconnected" from the top and is tilting forward. Inside that opening, I can see some insulation material.
It does not seem that this metal frame ripped/cut from the rest, it seems there was just paint over the joint (the 90 degrees between this metal frame and the top wall that goes to the ceiling). Apparently with continuous use of blinds, it started tilting.
I already removed the blinds, as I was afraid it would get worse.
My questions are:
- The metal frame does not seem to be broken/ripped, just bent. It seems this long metal frame is not easily removable (and it is quite long - like 9 feet. How to fix this bending? Is it necessary to replace the metal frame entirely?
- Were the blinds installed in the incorrect way? Instead of being supported by the metal bracket, maybe they should have been supported by the top part (or both)? I can't figure what the top is. It seems the front joint (facing the apartment) is metal because it attracts a magnet, but the narrow material where blinds could be installed I'm not sure.
- How to install the new blinds since this metal frame is not rigid enough? I'm not sure the top would be strong enough to hold the blinds, and they could fall down.