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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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Who is covered:
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  • 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

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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).

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