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Custom Made Shutters
With the experienced team at a North Bay company like Sonoma County Shade Company is the first step to finding the blinds that you’ve always wanted.
San Francisco homeowners purchase new blinds to improve privacy in their homes, reduce energy usage, replace damaged window blinds, and replace old blinds. If you can relate with these common reasons to buy new blinds, Sonoma County Shade Company, a trusted window blind company, would love to work with you to design custom-made window treatments for your home.
Window blinds are such common features in homes that many homeowners may not put much thought into their window treatment decisions. Our skilled team at Sonoma County Shade Company can make shopping for new window coverings less tedious so that your purchase includes new blinds that are functional and clean.
Blinds are considered to be hard window coverings because they are constructed with rigid materials. They consist of thin slats that can be adjusted to allow a certain amount of light into your home. Blinds are made with numerous materials, including wood, faux wood, aluminum, and vinyl.
If your interior design style is rustic and earthy or contemporary and clean, then purchasing wood blinds should be at the top of your shopping list for their durability and economical value. Sonoma County Shade Company has a variety of wood blinds to choose from for your Sonoma or Napa County home. Wood blinds require more care than window blinds made from other materials, but the extra maintenance is worth it if you desire blinds with a natural finish, you can choose from a range of colors and stains to match your home’s woodwork. We offer wood stains and paints in an extensive color palette in a variety of brushed and distressed slats or sophisticated low gloss paint. Wood blinds are offered in a variety of operating systems including cordless and motorization. Distinct gain patterns and markings are characteristics of natural wood. Each wood blind reveals special beauty associated with natural materials.
Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds are an affordable alternative to wood blinds, and many Sonoma County homeowners enjoy their minimal maintenance, durability, and resistance to warping. Like wood blinds, faux wood blinds absorb sunlight, although they aren’t quite as effective as wood blinds. A specialist from our window treatment company may recommend faux wood blinds if you prefer the natural look of wood blinds but don’t want to deal with their required upkeep. Our faux wood blinds are created with quality materials for a classic look that stands the test of time. They’re often placed in rooms with high humidity levels like bathrooms and kitchens because they absorb moisture. Homeowners who are environmentally conscious enjoy faux wood blinds because they’re entirely recyclable.
When selecting new window blinds for your home, consider purchasing aluminum blinds if you value durability, simple repairs, energy efficiency, and a reasonable cost. Aluminum blinds are available in many colors, including black, white, tan, blue, metallic bronze, and forest green. You can customize the slat size, and slat sizes usually range from 1 to 2 inches.
Aluminum blinds reflect sunlight well, resulting in lower energy bills and cooler homes during warmer months of the year. These window blinds are often chosen when homeowners expect them to get a lot of wear and tear from frequent use.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters & Window Blinds
When updating your window treatments, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about the best blinds, shades, and shutters for your Sonoma County home. As window treatment experts, the team at Sonoma County Shade Company strive to make homeowners aware of the ins and outs of the blinds, shades, and shutters covering the windows in their homes.
How Often Should I Change My Blinds?
Window treatment experts agree that Santa Rosa homeowners should replace their blinds if they notice discoloration and warped or bent slats. Additionally, new blinds should be purchased if the old blinds have a design that is outdated or if they’re hard to operate. Homeowners should also be on the lookout for broken cord clips, low-hanging cords, snapped chains, and frayed pulleys because these complications present safety hazards, particularly for pets and young children.
How Do I Clean My Blinds?
Cleaning your blinds may not be your favorite chore, but it’s still an essential part of window treatment maintenance. If you want your blinds to last the entire duration of their useful life, then regular cleaning should be a priority. In order to clean the dust, pet fur, and dirt off of your blinds, you’ll need a few tools, including a vacuum with a brush attachment and a microfiber cloth.
Avoid using water or other cleaning solutions initially. Instead, begin cleaning your blinds by removing the dust from the slats with a vacuum or microfiber cloth. Clean both sides of the blinds, and dust them from top to bottom. Make sure to clean up the dust that falls on the window sill and floor as well. If your blinds need a little more elbow grease than a vacuum or cloth can provide, consider using a gentle cleaning solution appropriate for the material of your blinds.
How Do I Measure Blinds for a Perfect Fit?
The method you’ll use to measure your window to install new blinds depends on if you’re mounting blinds to the inside or outside of the window frame. Inside mounts emphasize your window’s size and molding. Horizontal blinds typically require a depth of 1 to 4 inches to accommodate the headrail of the blinds. Measure the width of the window frame at the top, middle, and bottom, and order blinds according to the narrowest measurement. Similarly, measure the height of the window from the window sill to the top at the left, center, and right, and select the tallest of these measurements for your custom blinds.
Outside mounts can be done on the window molding or above it. Outside mounts are preferred by homeowners who want increased privacy and light control, and they create an illusion of an elongated and broad window. If you’re mounting blinds to the window trim, measure the width of the trim at the top, and if you’re mounting them to the wall above the window, you can select a measurement for the width according to your preferences. Window treatment experts recommend adding 2 or 3 inches to the width of the window opening. If your window sill protrudes, start measuring the height of the window at the sill and continue up to 3.5 inches above the top of the window to allow for the mounting hardware. If the window sill doesn’t protrude, begin measuring the height of the window 2 or 3 inches beneath the window opening, and add 3.5 inches to the top. Overall, you’ll end up with an additional 6.5 inches to the height of the window opening. Regardless of your choice of an inside or outside mount, you should round to the nearest 1/8″ when measuring your windows.
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