July 19, 2016

A Huge Selection of Modern Shades & Blinds

Check out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about window blinds and shades. Our FAQ page will give you plenty of useful information and advice. Scroll down to start reading.

What can I expect from custom blinds?

Custom blinds will be made to match your windows precisely given their size and design. Our Mission Viejo Blinds & Shades experts explain that you can select the style, design, color and pattern, according to your individual preferences.

How important is the number of cells in cellular shades?

You can typically select from single, double and triple cell models. The more cells there are the higher the level of insulation is. This is a major factor to pay attention to when making a choice.

What are roller blinds/shades?

Roller blinds/shades are blinds and shades on roller mechanisms that can be adjusted to different heights. There are typically three different types of roller blinds/shades: screen fabrics, light filtering and blockout.

What is the difference between zebra blinds and honeycomb blinds?

While they may look somewhat similar, zebra blinds and honeycomb blinds are rather different. Zebra blinds have a strip-colored backing that creates a street-level uniformed appearance. When raised, they stack compactly, giving you a crystal clear, unobstructed view of the outside. Honeycomb blinds, also known as cellular shades, are window coverings made from a pleated fabric that form honeycomb-shaped compartments. These compartments come in multiple layers and trap air to provide insulation.

What kinds of blinds are suitable for smaller windows?

A model with larger vanes can actually make them appear optically bigger. If you want, you can use the coverings for decorative purposes and choose ones which are full of color.

How often should I clean my fabric shades?

Ideally, you should clean them with a feather duster or vacuum them using the upholstery attachment once every week or every other week. If you want to keep them in good condition, that should do it.

How can I stop the cord on my blind from jamming?

If you have a lower quality blind, the jamming occurs because the tilter system holding your cord is not strong or compact and is allowing the cord to come out of place when forced. Stop pulling it so harshly, or upgrade your blind.

Which material is better, wooden panels or plastic ones?

Both materials have pros and cons. Wood is great for a natural and warm aesthetic. Plastic is light and flexible which means the blind as a whole will be under less strain over time. Wooden blinds are heavier and offer no flexibility, this can make them more of a threat around children.