The simplicity of pleated shades allows them to remain trouble-free and the need for any major repair is a rare occurrence. Since the shades are only composed of only a few basic materials and most problems are minor and fixed rather quickly, this adds up in the long run making pleated shades- once again- the best value for the money! It is not uncommon for pleated shades to not go all the way down when first installed. Allow the shades to reach their natural length by leaving them as far down as possible for 1-2 days.