July 19, 2016

Custom Window Blinds for Homes & Offices

Discover the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about window blinds and shades. Our FAQ page is designed to give you valuable details and advice which you can use to make your rooms even more comfortable.

Do I need blinds for French doors?

These are certainly easier to use and to manage compared to drapes. They will give you the privacy that you are looking for. What’s more, with them, you can decide how much light will be coming in during the day, depending on your individual preferences.

Are white window blinds suitable for any room?

They have a universal appeal and make the rooms appear bigger and brighter. However, this doesn’t mean that they will go well with each and every interior decor. Consider the main color or colors of your furniture, in order to make the right decision.

Do all honeycomb shades offer the same level of insulation?

No, this is not the case. The level of thermal resistance, measured with R-value, is different for each model depending on its design and make. Generally, the higher the R-value – the greater the energy saving potential of the window cover is.

What should I do about stains on the shades?

Don’t waste time and start by blotting as much of the spill as possible. Use a white paper towel and press gently. Then dissolve a little bit of mild detergent in lukewarm water and use a sponge to scrub the stain carefully.

What are the benefits of darkening shades?

These shades block light completely, so you can enjoy a sound sleep or a movie to the fullest. Many models provide sound insulation too. This is yet another advantage which makes them ideal for master bedrooms, movie rooms and game rooms. They are ideal for conference rooms too.

What kind of care do window blinds require?

Vacuuming is the best way to clean them. You can also use a soft dust brush for more frequent cleaning. When you vacuum your blinds, remember to use the upholstery tool to minimize the risk of damage.

I love wooden blinds! Are they suitable for every room in my house?

We agree with you, wooden blinds are classy. While they work in almost any room, we suggest that you avoid having them where there is a lot of humidity, such as a bathroom, or even the kitchen in some cases, because they can be damaged by the water. Perhaps you could consider faux wood in these rooms, which will still allow you to achieve the look, or think about aluminum blinds which are rust resistant.

I’ve heard that there are some blinds and shades that are energy efficient. Is this true?

Yes, this is absolutely true. Honeycomb blinds, which are available in single or double cell designs, are especially effective in this regard. They can help to keep your rooms warm in cold weather and cool when it’s hot.