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Stock Aluminum Blinds

Starting at:  $15.97
• Mini blinds are a durable and easy-to-clean window covering solution
• Built-in valance gives rooms a sleek, modern look, and hidden route holes help control light
• Width can be trimmed for free while you shop, exclusively at Lowe's
• Available in 1 finish; fits windows 18"-72" wide and up to 72" tall
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Stock Aluminum Blinds

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Cut to Width In Store For Free

LEVOLOR stock blinds and shades can be custom cut in store by an associate, so you can get a better fit, light control and privacy.

The Original

Aluminum Blinds, also called mini-blinds, have a century old legacy at LEVOLOR. As the original mini blind manufacturer, LEVOLOR offers a durable product with easy to clean slats. Hidden route holes makes this product a great choice for light control.


Hidden Route Holes


Standard Route Holes


Additional Features:

  • Cut to width while you shop
  • Built-in valance provides sleek, contemporary appearance
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Available Sizes:

  • Width: 17 in. to 72 in.
  • Height: up to 72 in.
  • Can be shortened at home

How to Measure

Measure For Inside Mounting

Measuring For Inside Mount Aluminum Blinds

Find Width

Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8" between inside surfaces of window frame at the top, middle, and bottom, and use the narrowest width. Do not make any width deductions. For custom blinds, the factory will automatically make appropriate deductions; for Stock blinds, a 1/2" deduction will be taken on the entire blind.

Find Height

Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8" from inside surface at top of window to sill at the left, middle and right and use the longest height. If you prefer blind not to touch sill, deduct 1/4". If there is no sill, measure height to the point where the shade reaches.


Measure For Outside Mounting

Measuring For Outside Mount Aluminum Blinds

Find Width:

Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8" between the outermost points where the blind is to be placed. For optimal light control, this measurement should extend 3/4" beyond the window opening on each side (or 1-1/2" for the entire width).

Find Height

Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8" from where top of the blind will be located to the top of sill. If there is no sill or if blind is to overlap window frame, measure to the point the shade reaches.

Allow Some Overlap
For outside mount applications allow the blind to overlap 1-1/2" to 3" on the sides, top and bottom of the window.

You must add the overlap to your measurement; LEVOLOR does not add width or height for overlap on Outside Mounted blinds.

How to Install Stock Aluminum Blinds


Before you begin your installation:

Read all installation instructions!

IMPORTANT: If bound, do not remove binding until the blinds are installed in the window.

  • Make sure that you have all tools and hardware needed for installation.
  • Check the installation surface (wall, ceiling, or window frame) to ensure that you have suitable fasteners and tools for the material.
  • Double check the headrail and blinds for proper width and length. If you are installing several sets of blinds, be sure to match them with the appropriate window.
  • Check the parts list shipped with the product to confirm that you have the correct number of brackets.

Inside Mount Installation Video

Outside Mount Installation Video


Parts List

Width Up to 37 in. 37 in. to 72 in.
A. Mounting Bracket 2 3
B. Bottomrail Endcap 2 2
C. Headrail Endcap 2 2
D. Hold-down Bracket 2 2
E. #5 Screw x 3/4 in. 4 4
F. #6 Screw x 1-1/4 in. 5 7

1. Tools You May Need (not included):

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Flat-blade or Philips Head Screwdriver
  • Drill with 1/16 Bit

2. Unpacking the Parts

Remove these parts packed in the headrail. Quantity varies with blind size.


3. Bracket Placement

Pre-drill wood frame if necessary

Inside Mount

Outside Mount



4. Endcaps and Wand

Snap together where applicable.


5. Finishing Up

Tilt slats downward for maximum closure.

IF APPLICABLE: Hold-down brackets

Inside Mount

Outside Mount

LEVOLOR Aluminum Blinds Shortening Instructions


Read all installation instructions!

The following are instructions to shorten LEVOLOR Stock aluminum blinds.


Necessary Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Tweezers or Pliers

Step 1

Install and lower the blind fully.

Step 2

Select the slat that is even with the window sill or slightly below it, this will become the new bottom slat of the blind.

Step 3

Pry all the plugs from the underside of the bottom rail

Step 4

Pull the excess lift cords through the bottom of the rail.

Cut the lift cord to remove the plugs; save the plugs for later.

Step 5

Slide the bottom rail out of the cords.

Cut all cords approx. 6 in. below your new bottom slat.

Step 6

Pull the lift cords free of the slats below.

Remove all the excess slats from below the new bottom slat.

Step 7

Insert the bottom rail between the ladder cords just below the new bottom slat.

Insert the lift cords back through the hole from the top of the rail.

Remove the pieces of lift cord from the plugs.

Insert the lift cords through the top of the plugs.

Slide the plugs to the bottom rail and tie a knot below them (for the moment, do not insert the plugs into the holes).

Step 8

Trim the excess ladder cords approximately 2 in. below the bottom rail.

Cut the connector cords on the ladder cords.

Trim away excess lift cord below the knot.

Step 9

Twist together the ladder cords and slide them into the hole in the bottom rail.

Insert the plugs, securing the ladder cords; make sure to secure the ladder cords in the plug notches.

Finally, install the bottom rail end caps onto the bottom rail.


Now enjoy your PERFECTLY sized blinds from LEVOLOR!




LEVOLOR® is proud to extend a limited lifetime warranty (with life of product defined as 5 years) on the enclosed product.

Warranty covers the original purchaser in the case of manufacturing defects (i.e. a flaw in the product design, materials, or workmanship) providing the product has remained in its original window.


Normal wear and tear

Any product that fails due to:

  • abuse
  • accident
  • alterations
  • damage from pets/insects
  • exposure to salt air
  • extraordinary use
  • improper cleaning
  • improper handling
  • improper installation
  • improper operation
  • misapplication
  • misuse

Any product that, with the passage of time, exhibits:

  • loss of color intensity (including, but not limited to fabric, plastic parts, and wood finishes)
  • loss of pleating if product is not held in raised position a portion of the time
  • yellowing or cracking of plastic parts or faux wood product
  • creeping, sagging, or billowing of cordless product that is not properly raised and lowered daily

Natural material (including, but not limited to wood, grass, jute, reeds) products that have:

  • variation in color, grain, or texture
  • warping or cracking of wood slats in high-humidity and/or in high-heat areas

Costs associated with:

  • product removal
  • product remeasure
  • product reinstallation
  • transportation to and from the retailer
  • incidental or consequential damages
  • shipping
  • brand label removal

In the event there are multiple blinds/shades in the same room, only the defective blind/shade will be replaced.


For online product-specific trouble shooting information, refer to If you suspect this LEVOLOR® product has a manufacturing defect in materials or workmanship:

  1. 1. If it is within 90 days of purchase, return product (along with sales receipt) to the original LEVOLOR® retailer from which it was purchased.
  2. 2. After 90 days, please contact LEVOLOR® customer service directly, Call 1-800-538-6567

Any unauthorized returns will not be accepted.



If this LEVOLOR® product is found to have a manufacturing defect in materials or workmanship, we will (at our discretion) do one of the following:

  • repair the product
  • replace the product
  • refund the cost of the product

Colors vary from lot to lot and may not exactly match sample swatch or previous purchases

Discontinued items or color selections will be replaced with the closest equivalent current product


This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long a warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. No agent representative, dealer or unauthorized employee has the authority to increase or alter the obligation of this warranty. This limited warranty supersedes any previous versions.

Stock Aluminum Blinds is rated 1.3 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay away from the stock aluminum from levelor Like the woman above said, they standard version they sell at Lowes is very poorly made. The wands are made from two pieces that snap off and break when you turn them too far. Also the blinds do not close all they way. Lowes advertises them as "room darkening" but that is absolutely untrue. When tilted, these blind slats don't ever touch each other. When they are "fully closed" there is still 1/8" gap slot open between each slat. They cannot be room darkening when that size gap. I purchased and installed five of these "standard" aluminum blinds from Lowes and they are all going back to the store
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from cheapest quality ever 10 yrs ago we purchased levelor stock minis from lowes for our new home. LOVED them. Great quality! Had a fire in our home and will have to replace 20 blinds. Starting with the mancave. Bought 2 sets that had to be custom cut - so we OWN them. NO returns..They are the poorest cheapest quality. The slats are like tinfoil, no washing these for sure. Each blind cost $40.00 for our windows. I will NOT replace the rest with levelor.. Sorry for the poor review but they are awful.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mini blinds don't close completely Just installed the first of two custom-cut Levolor aluminum mini blinds. While they were cut to the precise width by the woman at Lowe's in Burbank, and they look OK, they don't do what blinds are supposed to do: close completely and block out light. See the photo. I've emailed support. We'll see what happens.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorer quality every year We had 80’s era levolor 1” aluminum blinds in our house. In 2014 we bought these blinds from Lowe’s and I was disappointed in the quality but dealt with it. In 2016, we bought the same blinds from Lowe’s again for our kitchen and they are even thinner metal! I have always been able to vacuum the blinds but now they get sucked into the brush head so I just use a duster. Poorer quality every time. They pull up weird also. Kind of drag. We ended up using inexpensive store brand vinyl in the other bedroom because of the poor quality of the levolor metal blinds. Can’t afford custom which I assume are better quality.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disapointment I have Levolor blinds throughout my house. Early this year I bought a new one to replace one that had broken. The new one has an extra row or thread in it . When I raise or lower the blinds it is never even. It wants to pull too ine side and do nothing... Just not the quality the other ones were..
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No privacy I bought these shades from Lowes. Description was room darkening and Exclusive Lightmaster design for increased privacy. You can see right through the closed blinds. No privacy at all.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor quality Bought mine at Lowe's six years ago. I live alone and these seldom get raised or lowered. This morning, I turned the rod on the left side and this is what happened.
Date published: 2018-04-17
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