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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.

•    EnviroFusion Textured Linen Roman Shades offer two window treatments in one for the best energy efficiency with style. The cellular shade works as a liner that hides cords and offers superior insulation. In the warmer months, leave the liner raised for light filtering elegance of Roman Shades.

•    Solar Screen Shades and Custom Drapes. Rooms that boast large windows or a series of window panels that face the sun create two problems. First, the glare from the sun can strain eyes and cause UV damage to artwork and furniture. Secondly, on cloudy or cold days, or during the winter, the windows are a huge source of warm air leaking out. To prevent both problems, install solar screen shades as the base layer. These add some insulation to a home, but mainly block the sun’s glare and rays. Then add custom drapery, which can be closed, especially at night to keep the cold out and improve insulation. During the summer, having the drapes elegantly tied off helps finish the look of a room and accentuate color schemes.

•    Woven Wood Shades and Shade Liners. Shade liners offer two services. They can completely block light from a room, but they also improve insular qualities. For consumers who enjoy the look and feel of the South Pacific through light filtering shades, liners can be used at night, and then easily raised in the morning. For those who want a dark room without losing the decorative qualities of woven wood shades, the liners effectively shut out the light.

•    Soft Sheer Shades and Custom Drapes. Soft sheer shades add romance to any room and are a beautiful way to filter light into any room. These are great for series of windows. Hang a soft sheer shade over each individual window, then use custom drapes as a single unit to close over the entire series of windows. Custom drapes offer privacy as well as additional insulation.

There are many ways to layer window treatments, blinds and shades, however, the above are a few of the most popular methods. To discover which combinations will work for a particular room or office, order samples first to compare and contrast colors and textures. If further help is needed, work with a window treatment company that has a customer service hotline to answer any 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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Who is covered:
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What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • 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:
  • 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

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

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Love
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • 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

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the window coverings and wish to return, please notify us within 30 days of receiving the order. Our customer care department will provide a Return Authorization Number (RGA) and shipping address to return the product. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. Refunds will be processed 2-3 business days after receiving the items (Guaranteed to Love fee is not refundable).

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