How to Measure a Cord Loop

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This guide walks you through how to measure and order the correct replacement cord loop for your blind or shade. Cord loops are factory made and welded together using heat, pressure and glue. Over time, the weld point can break, but replacing a cord loop is an easy repair.

A Note on Safety

Kids can strangle in blind cords. To make your blinds safer for kids, keep cords out of reach and secure cord and bead chain loops. To learn more, please visit our child safety guide.

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Step 1 – Cord loops typically hang down ¾ of the length of the blind, but you may use a shorter or longer one depending on your preference. We sell cord loops in whole-foot increments.

Step 2 – If your cord loop is still in the blind, simply measure how far it hangs down. Round to the nearest foot.

Step 3 – If your cord loop has come out of the blind, lay it on a flat surface in the looped position. Then, measure the length. Round to the nearest foot.

Step 4 – To determine which thickness of cord loop you need, wrap the cord loop around a pen or a pencil ten times. Squeeze the wraps together, and measure the width.