Posts by Rick DuJardin

  • How to Shorten Window Blinds

    Posted on August 31 2019


    Window Blinds are a commodity that most people own or have owned. You move to a new house and your old windows were longer than the new ones. You bought new blinds and mistakenly got them too long. If you notice that your blinds are bunched up at window sill, you bought blinds that are too long for your window. Most people ignore this. To create a more aesthetically pleasing look with your blinds takes very little time. Wooden, vinyl or plastic horizontal window blinds can be shortened to fit your window frames. The only tools that will be required are a sharp pair of scissors, a marker and possibly a small rubber mallet.

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  • How to Clean Horizontal Blinds

    Posted on August 15 2019


    Cleaning the window blinds around your home is an important task often overlooked. Horizontal blinds quickly collect dust, pet hair, and other kinds of dander which can ruin your view out the window and continue to float in the air around your home. Keeping your blinds clean is simple and it will only take a few minutes to see great results.

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  • How Do Top Down Bottom Up Blinds Work

    Posted on July 30 2019


    Top Down Bottom Up Blinds are a somewhat newer form than the usual and were created to fulfill some of the benefits that other types of window coverings do not possess. For example, consider the following:

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  • Solar Shades Offer Versatile Lighting and Privacy Options

    Posted on July 14 2019


    While there are numerous options to choose from when it comes to window coverings, solar shades possess a number of features that curtains, blinds and other types of window coverings are unable to provide. From superior privacy and the ability to block light from outside the home more effectively to unique and eye-catching designs able to compliment a wider range of surroundings, a solar shade can often be the best option for window treatments. Learning more about what makes these shades unique can allow home and property owners to more easily find and select window coverings that may be better suited to their needs.

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  • How To Choose The Right Window Treatments

    Posted on April 20 2019


    Window treatments are essential when redesigning indoor spaces. When considering window treatments, we need to think about a lot of factors to arrive at what works perfectly. Unfortunately, these add-ons come as an afterthought for most homeowners. You will need to ask yourself a few critical questions to ensure you choose the right window treatment. What is your goal? Are you considering window treatment to increase privacy? Do you need more light in your room? Here is everything you need to know.

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  • What are Plantation Shutters

    Posted on April 10 2019


    Different parts of your home may require different window treatment considerations. North-facing windows may be colder and experience more wind. West-facing windows can be hotter with later direct sunlight. Cafe style shutters are a workable solution to the evening sun. The louvers in the bottom half of the shutter close independently from the top half. The bright sun is blocked at eye level, and the top louver allows ample light to stream in. Windows closest to the street may be noisier. Your window installation advisor can answer all your questions.v

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  • Overtones Review

    Posted on July 20 2017


    We have been selling Comfortex Window Treatments for over 20 years, they’re a great company.  A few months ago they re-launched one of the prettiest and most versatile shades we’ve ever sold.  It’s called the Comfortex Overtone.  It has been redesigned, has more fabric options, and has really been refined over the first generation.  It has become one of our most popular shades and for good reason. The shade’s fabric vanes can be opened at any height allowing you to see through a sheer.  They are double sided roller shades that bypass each other while raising or lowering the shade.  They have a nicely finished fabric wrapped headrail and the bottom rail is also fabric wrapped.  I think the bottom rail is a very nice touch and a definite improvement over the last generation.

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  • Everything you wanted to know about Window Treatments.

    Posted on August 09 2014


    2 inch Horizontal Blind: Pros: affordable, versatile, practical, provide a high level of light blockage and control, several different manufacturers to choose from. Cons: Not a blind designed to be raised and lowered a lot. Best suited to turning the louvers, due to weight at larger sizes. Dust collector.

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  • Hunter Douglas 16 foot center stack vertiglide

    Posted on May 17 2014


    We just installed this Vertiglide this week, it's a bit unusual because it's so large. It's a Hunter Douglas, Applause, Lifescape fabric, and I think it turned out great, have a look for yourself.This guy, all 16 feet of it, is as big as we can go on one headrail. Let's say you have a 20 foot slider, in that case we'd have to do two individual 10 footers, one going left one right. The Hunter Douglas Vertiglide is now the most popular treatment for the sliders. #1 in energy efficiency and it's the only product that the stack when open practically disappears. It has replace my beloved vertical blinds, but we still sell a lot of the verticals, just not as many. Thanks for reading.

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  • New Vertical Blinds & Window Coverings in our Showroom

    Posted on March 20 2014


    Sometimes we get so busy installing and repairing other peoples window treatments we forget to take care of and upgrade ours in the showroom.  I’ve got a couple of blinds that I’ve made fun of for years that I’m not going to miss one bit.  We were joking the other day that one reason why folks are so happy with their new blinds is that after seeing the showroom sample their expectations were blown away.  We had this ugly black and yellow honeycomb with cord locks on it that drove me crazy.  First off, we won’t even sell a blind with a cord lock, and second, nobody orders black or yellow honeycombs.

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