This page contains important information and practical advice on modern window blinds and shades. If the FAQs below aren't enough, our experts will gladly provide any additional information you're looking for.
Which blinds tend to come in the widest variety of styles?
Roller blinds are widely available and usually come in a wide range of colors, design, and styles. They are a very simple option, which tends to make them very easy to apply to all sorts of different rooms. They're also very versatile, and they can come in all kinds of themes and patterns. Custom size motorized roller blinds are also a great option that can be placed on hard to reach windows, as drawing them up will be as simple as pushing a button.
How can I tell the difference between a high quality blind and a lower quality one?
The material a certain blind is made of will be one of the factors that determine its quality and longevity. Aluminum doesn't rust and requires very little maintenance, however, is less durable than other materials, like wood, and is less appealing than fabric. The texture of the material can also help you determine its quality to a certain extent. Even visually inspecting their finish can clue you in sometimes. Length is another issue, as some low-quality models will be shorter than needed which will not be great in terms of privacy. If it's a blind that comes down from a head rail, you should ensure the head rail is made to as high a quality as possible. Steel head rails will be strong, and are likely to contain robust tilters.
Which rooms are sheer shades best suited for?
Sheer shades can work great for any room where you want to get both privacy and the largest possible amount of ambient light during the day. They are popular options for the kitchen and living room.
Do blinds offer UV protection?
Yes, blinds can offer UV protection. They not only protect your family's skin from harmful UV rays but they also prevent the sun's rays from causing damage to your room's interior and furniture, by filtering it and reducing its damaging effects. The type of fabric used with sheer shades, for example, will determine exactly how good they are at this type of job, as some materials have better UV filtering qualities than others. Consult with our experts to find out more.
Do I really need patio door blinds?
It all depends on your preference. They can give you an effective level of privacy and help you maintain optimal room brightness during the day. If you want to watch a movie in the afternoon, for example, you will certainly benefit from being able to darken the room appropriately. If you want to learn more about the different benefits patio door blinds can offer, then give our team a call.
Can I vacuum my Roman shades?
Yes, you can. These shades are often made from strong and durable fabric and vacuuming them produces excellent results. Just remember to use the upholstery attachment for the job, so as not to accidentally damage them. For best results, you should vacuum the shades on both sides, as people tend to neglect the less visible side that can also accumulate dust. Dirty shades can cause respiratory irritants to start circulating through your indoor air, which is definitely something you'll want to avoid.