My Heat Problems Flew the Coop!
Jun 30 2011

Blinds and Shades in Tucson, Arizona are a must. I had no intention of writing this letter, but my husband said you should hear about our experience.

We live on a farm, just south of Tucson, where we raise several head of livestock. We mostly have cattle, but we also have goats, pigs, three bison and about five hundred chickens. We sell the eggs (along with several other items) at the farmer’s market each week.

Recently it started getting hot here in the Tucson area, and it was really taking a toll on our livestock, but not nearly as bad as what it was doing to our chickens. Each evening I would go out to feed and water them, and gather the eggs. Lately, when I’d go into the coop, I would find two or three of them dead. We did not know what they were dying from. They didn’t appear to have been attacked by anything, and we knew that we had no sickness going around in the chicken coop, yet every evening I would find the same number of dead chickens. After about five days of this, it started to dawn on us that the expired chickens were all in the same places each time I found them. My husband finally realized that the chickens that were dying were the ones that were roosting in the sun’s rays, which were coming through the windows in the coop. The chickens would actually sit there and literally roast to death, and didn’t have the sense to move out of the sun’s rays. We have a swamp cooler on the roof of the chicken coop so the birds don’t get too hot, but there are three roosts that lie directly in the path of the sun’s rays that beat their way into the coop through the windows.

My husband suggested we get blinds to place in those windows. I thought it would be expensive, but we couldn’t afford to lose any more chickens, so we went to your web site (you also sold us the shades and blinds for our house). We ordered some vinyl mini blinds for the windows in the coop. Not only were the blinds very inexpensive, but they got to us within three days! It only took my husband about twenty minutes to install all three blinds, and our problem was instantly remedied!  I haven’t found any dead chickens since we installed the blinds.

Next time any of you are in Tucson, I owe you dinner. I hope you like roasted chicken!

With Gratitude,

Gracie Tolliver




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Blinds Chalet Introduces Way to Beat the Summer Heat With Pull Down Window Shades
May 20 2011




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Blinds Chalet Announces Window Treatments for Greenhouses
Apr 30 2011

Blinds Chalet announces window treatments for greenhouses. Greenhouses are incredible sources of light and warmth in the winter. However, winter nights, even with double paned windows can suck the warmth right out of the house. In the summertime without appropriate window treatments, greenhouse windows can literally cook a house, spiking the need for air conditioning and fans that drain precious energy resources.


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Blinds and Shades Frequently Asked Questions
Apr 26 2011

Window treatments are a reflection of personal style. There are thousands of different colored shades and blinds. There are hundreds of fabrics, a plethora of styles. Once you’ve decided on what you like, then you have to figure out how to measure your windows, which types of coverings work best for which windows and more.


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Blinds Chalet Announces Top Five Window Treatments for Spring
Mar 22 2011

Blinds Chalet announces top five window treatments for spring. Spring Window Treatment. Spring is literally right around the corner and with spring comes warming temperatures. The days are longer, meaning more hours of sunlight. Being prepared with appropriate window treatments can mean a reduction in eyestrain from the sun’s glare as well as reflections on surfaces like computers and televisions. Using solar shades or roller shades can help prevent fading of irreplaceable art, furniture, carpets, oriental rugs and more.


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Blinds Chalet Announces Top Five Ways to Turn Window Treatments Into Art
Mar 15 2011

Blinds Chalet announces the Top Five Ways To Turn Window Treatments Into Art. “Window treatments are much more than objects that meet an end goal of energy conservation, sun glare reduction or more. Window treatments should be considered as part of the overall design of a room, especially with rooms where bay windows or floor to ceiling windows are already the focal point of the room,” says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet.


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Blinds Chalet Announces Window Treatment Solutions for Seniors
Feb 27 2011

Blinds Chalet announces window treatment solutions for seniors that provide ease of use. As people age, some may suffer from arthritis and other age related conditions. Opening and closing blinds shouldn’t be difficult for anyone of any age. As such, Blinds Chalet has compiled a list of window treatments that are easy to operate, lightweight and still stylish.


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Selecting Shades for Seniors
Feb 22 2011

Aging comes with little quirks of the body. Some days hands and knees are stiff, other days the whole body can feel just tired. Those who have heavy window shades may find it becomes harder to open them and close them while trying to prop the middle section for support. If you feel that way, you aren’t alone. However, there is a solution: purchasing window treatments that are lightweight and easy to operate. No one needs to waste time fussing with a window treatment just to let a little light in.


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Blinds Chalet’s Top Tips for Layering Window Treatments
Jan 16 2011

Blinds Chalet offers their Top Tips for layering window treatments for added insulation as well as creating blinds and shades that function year-round. “It’s not practical for people to change out their window treatments with every season,” says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet, “which is why we compiled tips for how to layer window treatments for effective blinds and shades that can work in any season.


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All-Season Window Decorating
Jan 11 2011

Most window treatments work well for a season or two, but don’t function effectively in the alternate seasons. When you live in climates that have four seasons, window treatments don’t usually work for all four seasons, which is why layering blinds brings both a decorative quality to windows as well as a functional quality. With one installation, you can have blinds and shades that not only filter light and UV rays, but that provide excellent insulation for the cold winter months. Below are a few suggestions for layering window blinds and shades.


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Blinds Chalet Announces ‘How To’ Videos for Window Treatments Now Available
Dec 6 2010

Blinds Chalet announces their line of ‘How To’ videos to aid window treatment buyers and owners is now available on Youtube. The series of videos is intended to reach an audience that wants visual information in a format that is easy to access and won’t waste their time.


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Looking For Window Treatment Answers On-line
Dec 1 2010

It wasn’t so long ago that when we had a question we had to make a trip to find the answer. The trip might have been to a neighbor’s house, to the library or to a hardware store. We were more social back in the day. Today, consumers want information right away. It takes time from a busy schedule to stop by a neighbor’s house when the same information can be found in a few minutes by a Google search.


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Blinds Chalet Announces Advantages and Disadvantages of Top Selling Blinds
Nov 16 2010

For those unsure of what to look for in new window treatments, Blinds Chalet breaks down the advantages and disadvantages of top selling blinds:


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Blinds Chalet Announces Holiday Discount Savings on Blinds and Shades
Nov 12 2010

Blinds Chalet announces holiday discount savings on blinds and shades. Blinds Chalet is now offering new incentives on a weekly basis through Christmas in order to help consumers finish or upgrade their homes for the holidays.


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Blinds Chalet Announces Tips for Buying Door Blinds
Nov 1 2010

Blinds Chalet announces tips for buying door blinds. Doors can sometimes be tricky to buy window treatments for because of their unusual size and shape. Not only that, door blinds shouldn’t interfere with your ability to easily open and close the door. Some window treatments ‘fly away,’ meaning they swing out the door when it opens and get caught in it when it closes, often damaging blinds or window treatments.


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Blinds Chalet Ramps Up Content on Their YouTube Channel
Oct 9 2010

Blinds Chalet ramps up content on their YouTube Channel. Blinds Chalet’s YouTube channel is a service to help consumers understand the benefits of various window treatments. Topics deal with costs, recycling, how to choose the best window coverings for individuals and more.


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Blinds Chalet Introduces Light Filtering Insulating Blinds
Aug 9 2010

Blinds Chalet introduces light filtering insulating blinds. These blinds combine the beauty and style of a Roman Shade with the insulating qualities of a Cellular Shade and the light filtering abilities of a Venetian Blind. They really are the all-in-one shades that provide style and more importantly energy efficiency.


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Blinds Chalet Announces Memorial Day Sale
May 29 2010

The long weekend has just begun, but Blinds Chalet is already celebrating Memorial Day with a special promotional sale and a $25.00 Home Depot Gift Card on purchases over $400.00. With the Home Depot incentive, buying window treatments becomes the perfect way for everyone to start or finish home improvements.


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Blinds Chalet Announces Top Five Reasons to Buy From Custom Blinds Manufacturers
May 23 2010

Mega stores move into town. They offer lower prices and wider selections than mom and pop stores and suddenly the mom and pop stores close down, taking money out of the local economy and sending it to multi-billion dollar corporations. Now Blinds Chalet fights back and defends why consumers should re-think going to mega-stores and return to custom window blinds stores.


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Everyone Can Afford These Discount Mini-Blinds
May 20 2010

People are losing their jobs and homes every day across the US. When the 2007 Census was taken by the US Census Bureau, 37 million people were recorded as existing in poverty. From the turn of the century until 2007, 6 million more Americans were added to the list of those living below acceptable levels. Even though the United States is considered one of the wealthiest nations on earth, there are so many people here that are struggling to simply stay alive.


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Blinds Chalet Pampers Mothers During Mother’s Day Sale.
May 13 2010

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Blinds Chalet is offering discount prices on all window blinds and shades. In addition to savings on products like window pull down shades, wood and faux wood blinds, draperies and more, Blinds Chalet is also including a $25.00 Bath & Body Works gift card for orders of $475.00 or more.


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