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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.

Blinds Chalet Announces Tips for Buying Door Blinds:

1.    Choose a company that custom makes blinds to exact specifications. This is critical. One-size-fits-all blinds will most likely need to be trimmed or adjusted, making the blinds look cheap or awkward. Be sure to consult the company, as some measurements need to account for an extra space over the doorway for the valance to sit.

2.    Decide what functionality you need in the window treatment. Are you looking for insulating blinds, UV blocking blinds, room darkening blinds or light filtering blinds? Does the room generally run cool, or does it heat up in the afternoon? Find a company that will help you choose the appropriate window treatments for your room.

3.    Consider the current design of the room and look for a product that will best match it. As for doorway window treatments, there are several options to choose from.
  a.    EcoGreen Solar Screen Window Shades and EcoGreen Roller Shades. These are the best fit for the environmentalist or for those interested in conserving the earth’s resources. These window treatments work well in warmer climates or for rooms with a lot of south-facing windows. They cut glare, cut UV rays and help insulate the home. EcoGreen Shades are PVC free and have no volatile organic compounds. They are 100% Recyclable and are LEED Certification-friendly.
  b.    Roller Shades and Solar Shades. These window treatments help keep a room cool. In an office environment, they provide a professional look. In a home, they help finish a room. As well, most can be installed inside or outside, however, pricing may vary when exterior components are added in.
  c.    Light Filtering Insulating Blinds. These cell shades are perfect for those who live in winter climates that involve a lot of below freezing days. Installed over a door, they help block drafts from entering a home, while filtering light, so the room remains bright.
  d.    Room Darkening Insulating blinds. These cell shades offer the same insulating properties as the Light Filtering Insulating Blinds, however, they help block light, making these a great match for bedrooms and home theater rooms, dens, offices and more.
  e.    Wood blinds. Wood blinds can help pick up wood accents in a room, creating a finished look that flows throughout the room. Wood blinds help insulate as well as offering light control.
  f.    Vertical blinds. These window treatments are the most standard for rooms with large sliding glass doors. They are generally available in faux wood and vinyl.

4.    If you are ordering on-line, be sure there a customer service department in case you need help with installation or ordering information.

5.    Shop around. Blinds may be discounted at one on-line store but not another. If you find a blind you like, do some comparison shopping to make sure you are getting the best deal. When looking at prices, be sure to factor in additional costs such as shipping, or whether or not you’ll get free shipping. How long will they take to manufacture? Is there any type of guarantee if you aren’t satisfied?

“Most people shopping for window treatments know what’s available and what they want,” says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet. “With doors, it’s different. Generally, consumers don’t even know what their options are. Hopefully these tips will help answer some of those questions.”

Blinds Chalet has been a leader in the window treatment industry for over 25 years. They specialize in cellular shades, window blinds, drapery, drapery hardware, shutters and more.
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  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
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  • Normal wear and tear
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Who is covered:
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What is covered:
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  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. Limit is 1 remake per blind/shade. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

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