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Blinds and Shutters: DIY vs. Professional Installation

Blinds and shutters can add both functionality and style to your home. While a DIY project may be tempting, there are instances where precision and expertise are critical. In this article, we'll explore the nuances of blind and shutter installation, helping you decide whether to roll up your sleeves or call in a professional.

Assessing The Project

Consider the scale of your project. If you're fitting blinds to just one window and have a knack for DIY tasks, tackling the installation yourself might be feasible. However, if you’re considering window blinds across several rooms, the job becomes more time-consuming and the potential for errors increases. In such cases, enlisting the help of a professional ensures efficiency and peace of mind.

Installation Difficulty

Some blinds are easier than others to install so before deciding whether to go ahead with a DIY installation, look at the difficulty of the type of blind or shutter you want in your home.

Here's a breakdown:


Pleated blinds and Roman blinds are fairly quick and simple to install at home, each blind should take around 10 minutes and only requires a few screws and a screwdriver!


Roller blinds or solar-powered blind installation is a little more tricky. Accurate measurements are crucial to prevent unsightly gaps. While manageable for DIY enthusiasts, professional assistance may ensure precision.


Vertical blinds and shutters are some of the more difficult installations to attempt by yourself. From attaching brackets to aligning slats, the margin for error is greater. To avoid headaches and ensure a flawless finish, seeking professional installation is recommended.

Expertise and Skill

When it comes to achieving a flawless finish, expertise matters. Blind installers have a wealth of experience and knowledge. Their meticulous attention to detail minimises the risk of damage to both blinds and your window frames or walls. By entrusting the task to professionals, you can rest assured that your blinds will be installed correctly and securely.

Warranty Protection

Another compelling reason to opt for professional installation is warranty protection. Manufacturers often stipulate that warranties remain valid only if blinds are installed by certified professionals. This ensures that any issues can be promptly addressed by the installer, giving you peace of mind.

Hire A Professional

At the Blind Guy & Shutters, we offer an extensive range of blinds and shutters with hassle-free blind installations in Glasgow.


For our made-to-measure blinds and shutters, we will visit your home to take precise window measurements which will be used to create bespoke blinds and shutters that fit your windows perfectly.


For a free consultation and quote on our shutter blinds, call 0141 261 8482 or get in touch online today.


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