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How solar screen shades work

December 06, 2017

Window treatments are a quick and affordable method of improving the quality of a room. Solar screen shades are a type of window treatment that filter light from outside yet still provide a great view. They give a somewhat obscured version of sunshine, but can still light up a room. Solar screens also limit the heat entering a room thus providing adequate temperature regulation. They are useful for either glare reduction, heat control, view or a ... Continue Reading


The dilemma of choice: Interior or exterior window shutters?

November 29, 2017

A window shutter is a window covering that consists of a frame of vertically placed stiles and horizontal rails. In the frame there can be louvers, fabric, glass and solid panels. Shutters are used to control the light that gets in a room, enhance privacy, prevent unwanted entrance into the room through the window and make a building look more appealing. Window shutters can either be placed on the inside or outside. Exterior shutters They are ... Continue Reading


Getting to grips with privacy mini blinds

November 20, 2017

Traditional mini blinds are made from aluminium or vinyl. They have routing holes at the center of two individual points in the slats to hold the string ladders. These ladders or cords are threaded through each of the routed holes to give way for tilt control. This subsequently raises or lowers the blinds when the cords are pulled. They also tip the slats up or down when the mini-blinds wand is turned clockwise or anti-clockwise. However, these r... Continue Reading


Fixed and retractable awnings: What is the better option for you?

November 05, 2017

An awning provides shade from the sun, protection from rain and on top of that makes your premises look more beautiful. It provides additional sitting space outside for a business such as a restaurant and makes your signs more visible in a bid to capture the attention of clients. If you are a new homeowner or just in need of an awning, you are probably wondering what kind to go for. Retractable awnings can be removed and re-placed with ease eith... Continue Reading


Choosing the right window treatments

November 01, 2017

Windows are, more often than not, ignored when it comes to housing- yet they add a lot of value and beauty to a house. Window treatments are articles applied in, on or over a window. Professionally applied window treatments boost the attractiveness of the window and the entire room. There is a wide variety of window treatments to choose from, ranging from blinds and shutters to all forms of drapery. The choice of an appropriate window treatment m... Continue Reading


Selecting Window Shades by Comparing View-Through, Light-Blocking or Light-Diffusing Options

July 20, 2017

For more than 25 years, Silhouette® window shadings have been the leader in light diffusion by transforming harsh sunlight into beautiful natural daylight. While there are many benefits to light diffusing, homeowners often also want the ability to block light at times. That is why is it important to find a solution that can offer both diffusing (or view-through options) as well as privacy when desired. Working with a professional can help... Continue Reading


Selecting Window Treatments for New Construction

July 01, 2017

Building a new home can be an exciting time. As your new residence nears completion, there are many details to consider to make the transition smoother. One important project not to overlook - choosing window treatments. It is likely you may have some rooms covered, especially if you are moving draperies from an existing home that match your current decor. At the same time, unless your windows are the exact same size as your current place,... Continue Reading


Solar Shades Can Take on Summer's Intense Sun Rays

June 06, 2017

Summer’s here. While you may be thinking about barbecues and pool side relaxation, this can also be a good time to re-evaluate your home’s window treatments. Especially, if you had areas in your home where the sun was intense last summer, explore if solar shades are the right window treatment solution for your space. Three benefits of solar shades include: Addressing energy efficiency concerns Solar shades help block UV r... Continue Reading


Rustic meets modern convenience with these Natural Shades

April 25, 2017

If you have been searching for new window treatments, but have yet to find the right product, you may be pleasantly surprised on May 8. Graber has announced a new line of natural shades available from their authorized dealers in several styles. Graber Tradewinds® Natural Shades earned their name from showcasing renewable resources—bamboo, jute, and grasses. The use of these materials provides a soothing, organic aesthetic which ... Continue Reading


Including your Window Treatments in your Spring Cleaning List

April 10, 2017

Whether your spring cleaning checklist is a long detailed project or just some touch ups throughout your home, window treatments are one area not to overlook. When you invest in custom window treatment solutions for your home, they manufacturer often provides great details on how to increase the longevity of the product. The specific product will also vary greatly in the upkeep and ability to clean. While it is always best to refer to the... Continue Reading

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How solar screen shades work

Window treatments are a quick and affordable method of improving the quality of a room. Solar screen shades are a type of window treatment that filter...

The dilemma of choice: Interior or exterior window shutters?

A window shutter is a window covering that consists of a frame of vertically placed stiles and horizontal rails. In the frame there can be louvers, fa...

Getting to grips with privacy mini blinds

Traditional mini blinds are made from aluminium or vinyl. They have routing holes at the center of two individual points in the slats to hold the stri...

Fixed and retractable awnings: What is the better option for you?

An awning provides shade from the sun, protection from rain and on top of that makes your premises look more beautiful. It provides additional sitting...

Choosing the right window treatments

Windows are, more often than not, ignored when it comes to housing- yet they add a lot of value and beauty to a house. Window treatments are articles ...

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