Tips for Finding the Right Replacement Parts for Your Somfy Blinds

There are a variety of reasons that may have lead you to choose automatic or remote controlled blinds for your home. They have their benefits and can make a very nice upgrade, especially if you want a model that is cordless for the safety of young babies in the house. With that in mind, you also may know that this type of blind may require motor parts or other parts and pieces overtime. You can buy replacement parts as needed, but there are a few things to know first. Here are some tips on finding the right replacement parts for your Somfy motorized blinds.

Standard Parts

The first tip is to know which parts are considered standard replacement parts. These are the parts that you can find easily, virtually anywhere, and know they will be what you need. These parts and replacement pieces are generally things like the remote control transmitter or plug in transformers. If you know it is a common piece you will have an easier time finding it and can likely avoiding keeping a backup on hand since you can order one and have it to your home in a matter of days. You also may not need a part number for these replacement parts since they are common and work with virtually any of the blind motors or models.

List the Parts

When you have the time, take a notebook and list the parts of your blinds that can be replaced. Next to the name of the part, list the part number. Once this list is complete, take some time and start looking for the parts. This will give you an idea of how difficult the part is to find, where you can find the part, and what the general price may be. Keep this list so you can reference it later when you do need a replacement part. This will save yourself the time and hassle of doing it when you are already tense over needing the part to begin with. This will also tell you if parts are discontinued and give you an idea of if it is time to upgrade.

Purchase Hard-to-Find Parts

If you are sold on your blinds, love them, and don't want to get rid of them then you may want to find the parts that you need that may be harder to locate. By doing this, you can have the harder-to-find parts in storage if there is an issue. This allows you to make sure you have what you need, and you can expand later to having a back up to all the parts you need for each set of blinds. Though this may seem like overkill, it is the ideal way to ensure that you don't have to make a costly upgrade to the blinds later if the part becomes discontinued.

By using these three tips, you can ensure that you have limited issues finding parts for your Somfy automatic blinds. If you aren't sure what parts you may need, consult a Somfy dealer for part numbers and a parts catalog.