FAQs About Window Treatments
Not sure what you want for window treatments? Here are some common questions.
Having a lot of questions about custom window dressings? There are many different types of window shades, blinds, and shutters in different styles and varieties.
When you’re planning to find window coverings for your home, it can be confusing at times. It can be intimidating to navigate the window treatment world without the right people’s guidance.
That’s where we come in. At ZebraBlinds, we can help you choose from different types of window blinds and shades that perfectly fit your home interiors. If you have no idea what you want, you can contact our customer service team for more clarity and information. If you’ve got any questions regarding window treatments, we are always there to help you.
Here are top 10 most frequently asked questions about Window Treatments:
#1. What is the difference between blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies?
Window Blinds comes in a variety of styles and sizes with vertical or horizontal slats that tilt back and forth to control light and privacy. A blind can be lowered entirely, yet still, allow light to come through.
The most popular and top-rated blinds are Vertical Window Blinds, Aluminum Blinds, and Faux Wood Blinds.
A shade is one piece of material that raises and lowers but does not have moveable slats. Window dressings come in different colors, patterns, and even textures to complement and accentuate the decor of any room, and they are the preferred insulators.
Some of our bestseller shades include Solar / Roller Shades, Roman Shades, and Cellular Shades.
In addition to durability and privacy, shutters come in a myriad of styles. The slats of shutters can also be adjusted to let in a desired amount of light. Indoor shutters block light and provide ultimate privacy. Window shutters come in wood, wood composite, and vinyl. The louvers can be operated with ease into open and closed position as per your requirement and the amount of light you want.
If you wish to have the gentle illumination of your home with the natural light from outside, then just keep the louvers in an open position and if you do not want the light and heat to enter your home, then just place the louvers in a closed position.
They enhance the look of the windows of your home and can give a boost to the overall decor of your home. To get the elegant look install the drapery hardware on a curtain rod.
You can have these draperies in a variety of colors and operate them in style by drawing them on one side or both the sides.
#2. What’s the most common mistake people make with their window coverings?
There are several common blunders people can make while installing their window dressings or treatments. If you buy short draperies, then that could be a big problem. Draperies should be long enough to touch the ground at least. In general, inaccurate measuring of the windows and the window frame is a common problem while installing window treatments. If you’re not completely sure, follow the measuring guidelines on our site or give us a call and let us walk you through it.
#3. Are your window coverings child-safe?
If your window treatments have cords, then they can be strangulation hazards to kids and pets. But most of our products come with cordless and motorized options that ensure these window coverings are safe for your home.
How do cordless blinds work?
Cordless lifts have a special mechanism that allows you to operate the shade by hand, lifting or lowering it with a push or pull on the shade itself. Motorized options allow you to control the shades with a remote control, operating from anywhere in the room or even when you aren’t home through a web app or smartphone.
#4. How do I measure my windows?
It’s effortless to measure your window frame. Window treatments can even be made for arched, triangular, and even circular windows. Visit our How to Install Blinds and Shades page for more information. If you face any difficulty while measuring, call our designer experts. They will help you in a proper manner.
#5. What is the difference between inside and outside mount?
An inside mount is when your window coverings fit inside of the window frame. Inside mounted blinds and shades will give you the cleanest look.
In outside mount, you just mount the brackets outside of the window frame and hang your blinds or shades, so they extend beyond the frame. Outside mounted blinds and shades give the flexibility of choosing almost any window dressings in any situation.
#6. Which window treatment is right for me & what are the benefits of using them?
There are several questions you should ask yourself when picking a window treatment. How much privacy and light do you want? Or do you want something that is energy efficient? Do you want motorization to save your time? Window treatments are very flexible. It depends on your needs, priorities, and what kind of feel and look you want to give to your room.
When deciding between blinds or shades, focus on choosing an attractive option that has appropriate window clearance for your needs.
After installing the window coverings, you will get the below benefits –
• You can control the amount of light that filters into your rooms.
• You have the option of partial room darkening or total blackout window treatments.
• Window shades enhance privacy, reduce solar heating, and protect your carpeting from damage from harmful UV rays.
• Energy efficient window coverings can save on your energy bills by regulating the temperature from the outside.
#7. How to Install Window Blinds?
Using the blinds installation instructions on our website, (or included with your order), and a few simple hand tools, you should easily be able to install all of the products we carry. Most installation requires screwing in a few brackets, and then the shade or blind itself will just clip on.
If you have any problems installing any of our products, our customer service experts will help you.
#8. What is the best way to clean and maintain your window coverings?
Choosing window treatments can be a daunting task for any homeowner. But cleaning them is not that hard. The easiest ways to clean blinds are dusting or vacuuming. However, as each window covering is different, we are happy to give you detailed instructions on blinds installation and care, so you can be sure you are taking care of your products correctly.
#9. What is the difference between wood blinds and faux wood blinds?
Real wood blinds are made of wood, but faux wood blinds are made of PVC and can have the appearance of real wood. Wood blinds are better for large windows because they are lighter in weight than faux wood. Faux wood blinds are perfect for high humidity areas like a bathroom or a kitchen, but wood blinds are not recommended for those areas as they can warp or crack.
#10. What are the energy efficient window coverings that will reduce my energy bills?
Nowadays, an increasing energy bill is the biggest problem for many homeowners. We offer various energy efficient window coverings that will help you to reduce costs on your energy bills. The most popular product Insulating Cellular Honeycomb Shades to keep the heat out in summer and inside in winter. You can also choose Blackout Roller Shades or Solar Shades for your room.
Once we understand how your window coverings need to perform and how you want them to look, we can guide you in the right direction for your home. We will work to help you balance between the immediate need for privacy and the long-term need to love your selection. Order now to get free samples and free shipping at ZebraBlinds.
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