What’s In a Name?
Importance of a Trusted Brand Name When Buying Window Treatments.
“Everything comes at a price. Everything in your life. The question you have to ask yourself is, what price are you willing to pay?” ― Paullina Simons
Window treatments are important components of your home or office. Ever wonder what harmful effects low-quality window treatments can have on your health? Allergies due to toxins in the indoor environment, inefficiency of shading and their short life are just a few of the problems you may come across when you purchase window treatments from unknown brands.
A Healthy Relationship with Consumers.
Renowned brands always have their reputation at stake; hence they follow strict safety protocols with their products which are in best interest of their customer. They cannot lure their customers with low price tags or flashy, short-lived products. It is easy for anyone to attract someone with a quality they proclaim to have, but it takes much effort to retain customers by creating loyalty and trust in their brands. Though every company looks for profit and growth, renowned brands usually put customer satisfaction high on their agenda. Unfortunately, the price tag for such products could be slightly greater than similar products in the market.
Different Qualities of Wood Blinds.
Many consumers think a wood blind is a wood blind, what difference will the name make to the product Isn’t it is true that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet/ What people typically tend to overlook is the quality of the product and the manufacturing process.
When it comes to wood blinds, there is a world of difference between cheap wood that is not durable and blinds manufactured by top brands like Graber, Norman or Crown. Take, for example, the wood blinds from Graber Blinds. The slats are made from real, American hardwood, bought from Foresters who practice “sustained yield forest management”, thus making sure your blinds are as environmentally friendly as can be. The blinds are not only an asset to your home, but also keeps our planet safe. The Normandy Real Wood SmartPrivacy Blinds are made from premium quality solid hardwoods which make them robust and durable for any window. In addition, the texture and grain finish showcases the natural grain pattern of the wood, increasing the visual appeal of any decor. Crown Real Wood Blinds are made of beautiful hardwood with a low-rise steel headrail, which provides added strength to the wide slats.
When you opt for cheap wood blinds, they may be so heavy that the slats may give way under their own weight, or they may get damaged by termites or other wood infestations which are harmful to home dwellers as well.
The Cellular Fabric.
When you purchase drapes or shades, it is critical to take into account the fabric of the product. Cheap cellular shades can soon become an ugly sight when with a little wear and tear they split and slit, spoiling the overall appearance of your windows. It requires great craftsmanship and technology to create the perfect honeycomb structure in fabrics, a design that provides the ultimate level of window protection from the weather. Without the perfection in the fabric structure, the cellular shades will not provide you complete protection from the sun’s heat, the noise, cold, dust or the UV rays. Brands like Graber, Crown, and Norman have carved a niche for themselves in the production of cellular shades with products like Crystal Pleat, Simple, and Portrait shades.
Instead of opting for cheaper versions of cellular shades, you can always wait for the top brands to offer you discounts to save some bucks. Compromising on quality will eventually cost you more than you would have spent on high-quality cellular shades.
There is a lot of risk involved when you buy vinyl products, especially if they do not carry safety certificates. Though vinyl blinds look gorgeous when they are new, most of them will bend easily even with regular usage. When you do not have quality assurance, the vinyl blinds will deteriorate from exposure to sunlight and heat. There is a possibility of lead contamination, which can prove to be hazardous to the health of home dwellers. Young children may put their hands on these blinds and then put them in their mouths, ingesting the lead dust.
When a brand like Graber manufactures vinyl blinds, they take care to protect their customers from typical hazards that come with the use of vinyl. The 2 inch Vinyl Blinds from Graber are sturdy and durable with great looks since they are created with great panache and craftsmanship. These Vinyl Blinds are safe to be installed in your home as they do not have the use of any harmful material like lead. You do not have to worry about their durability since Graber give you Limited Lifetime Warranty on the head rails and three-year warranty on the slats.
It doesn’t matter what type of window treatments you choose, quality assurance and safety is critical for all. The experience of the top brands brings you the window treatments with the material you desire which will fit perfectly on your windows right out of the box without much hassle. The companies stand by their warranty so that you can approach them in case you have a problem with their product. The GreenGuard, Microban, and other safety certificates assure you that your home is safe for your loved ones.
Window treatments are going to be a part of your home for years to come. You will need the customer support and replacements in future which can only be provided by companies that have been and intend to be in the market for a long time. Without proper replacements, you may have to discard the whole window treatment for a new one.
It is better to play safe and opt for a trusted name when you purchase window treatments. No one can state it better than John Ruskin who said, ‘It’s unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”