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Composite Shutters Saved My Skin!

May 23 2011

Composite shutters are one of the best investments that I have made thus far in my home improvement life.

Last year my wife and I moved into a beautiful new home in Mesa, Arizona, where the summers get to insane temps.  I spent a little more on the house than I had anticipated, but if it made her happy, I would be happy.  There was furniture to buy, appliances to upgrade, light fixtures to modify, etc.  At the time, composite shutters were the last thing on my mind.  The whole adventure dug deeply into my retirement account, but as I said, I needed to keep the one I loved happy.  And as I have very little taste when it comes to decor, my wife has a flair for decorating homes and offices, and knows how to make a home look good.

Once I thought we had everything taken care of along the “spending line,” I settled down to enjoy my new, but not so humble, abode.  Just as I was dismissing the concerns of what I had just spent over the last two weeks, my wife came into the room and asked if I wanted to shop around for window treatments.  I wasn’t sure I was hearing her right, because we already had the original blinds that came with the house in the windows.  She matter-of-factly told me that we would be needing new window coverings in our house to match all of our furnishings … as though I should have known that!  I thought that the blinds that came with the house were perfectly sufficient, but she had other plans, which included plantation shutters for the entire home!  I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night … I knew just how expensive this would be for me.  Instantly the dollar signs started passing my field of vision, and I was filled with trepidation about shopping for anything that would put the final coup de gras to my wallet.  Admittedly, if it were up to me, we would have used sheets or blankets covering our windows!

We started our last (hopefully) shopping adventure on the Internet, when we came across the Blinds Chalet website … I’m so glad we did.  After a count of our windows, and a call to Blinds Chalet, we had a service representative scheduled to come out.  When he gave us the final quote, it was less than I had anticipated by about 50%, and I was actually very relieved.
 
I did a little research, and these facts convinced me that composite shutters were the way to go, and that Blinds Chalet was the company to go with:

•    Composite plantation shutters (rather than all wood) are made of American hardwood and durable polymers.  They were the best for our purposes, as they don’t warp, they are easy to clean and they retain their original color

•    Blinds Chalet can fabricate the shutters we order within fifteen days, rather than the six to eight weeks the other companies would require to make them

•    The plantation shutters that Blinds Chalet make come with no “mouse hole” which lends to a more accurate fit, with much less gap.  They are also spring loaded to minimize light gaps and increases privacy

Once the blinds were installed by a very professional technician, I could see that my wife knew exactly what she was talking about.  Our home looked amazing, and gave it that touch of elegance that I didn’t even know I was missing!
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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.