Discover the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about custom-made window blinds and shades for homes and offices by taking a look at the questions below. Our experts are always happy to provide useful advice.
I’ve heard that there are some blinds and shades that are energy efficient. Is this true?
Yes, this is absolutely true. Cellular blinds, for example, are available in single or double cell designs, and they are especially effective in this regard. They can help keep a room warm during the cold winter months and cool during the peak of summer.
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 placing them where there is a lot of humidity. That means probably not in a bathroom or even in the kitchen because they can be damaged by the moisture. Perhaps you could consider faux wood in these rooms, which will still allow you to achieve the same beautiful look.
What kind of care do window shades require?
Vacuuming is the best way to clean them, so long as you take care not to accidentally damage the fabric. 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.
What are the benefits of room darkening shades?
These shades do a great job blocking light, which makes them ideal for rooms that require to at least have the option of a blackout or near-blackout. Many models provide sound insulation too. This is yet another advantage which makes them ideal for master bedrooms and game rooms. They can be ideal for conference rooms too, especially if you're looking for optimal privacy.
What should I do about stains on my window shades?
You can start by removing as much of the stains as possible. Use a white paper towel and press it gently, to avoid damaging the blinds. Dissolve a little bit of mild detergent in lukewarm water and use a sponge to scrub the stain carefully. Be sure to dry the area out thoroughly afterward.
Do all cellular shades offer the same level of insulation?
No, this is not the case. The level of thermal efficiency, measured with an R-value, is different for each model depending on its design and material. Generally, the higher the R-value the greater the energy saving potential of the shade in question. Of course, it will need to be custom made for the size of the window in order to be as effective as possible.
Are white window blinds suitable for any room?
They have a universal appeal and make almost any room appear bigger and brighter. However, this doesn’t mean that they will go well with each and every interior decor style. Consider the main color or colors of your furniture and walls. This will help you choose a shade color that will complement them.
Do I need blinds for French doors?
These are certainly easier to use and to manage compared to drapes and curtains. They can give you the privacy that you are looking for. What’s more, with window blinds, you can decide exactly how much light will be coming in during the day. Another plus - you can always adjust their setting with very little effort.