By The Dallas Shutter CoMPANY
For many homeowners all over the country, the finishing touches to their home’s decor usually come in the form of their window treatments. Despite what you might be thinking to the contrary, your home’s window treatments actually play a remarkably important role in both the function and beauty of your home, but with so many different options out there to choose from, it can feel somewhat difficult at times to find the option that is going to provide you with the right look and the most value for your home. When it comes to popular window treatment options, blinds and shutters are easily two of the most popular choices among homeowners all over the country, but even in narrowing down your selection to just these two, you still have your work cut out for you in deciding which option is going to be the right one for your home. In an effort to assist you with that, our team of skilled shutter professionals have taken the time to put together this short list highlighting some of the key differences between the two options and what you need to know to find the one that is going to be the right fit for your home.
Energy efficiency is a hot topic for all homeowners. Honestly, there’s a lot you can do to increase the overall energy performance of a house. One way is to choose insulating window treatments.
If you’re asking which types and styles insulate the best, our shutter company in Allen, TX can tell you. We help homeowners in the Dallas area to find the right shutters, window blinds, and window shades.
So, if increasing your home’s energy efficiency is on your mind, let’s first look at what heat resistance is and then figure out your options in insulating window treatments.
Taking good care of your window blinds helps them to last a lifetime. Cleaning and maintenance is a part of owning your blinds and helps them to look nice too.
There are certain things you should and shouldn’t do to clean your mini-blinds, wood blinds, or faux wood blinds. You do have to be careful not to damage them.
Here are a few tips from The Dallas Shutter Company on how to (and not to) care for and clean your blinds.
Don’t Clean Your Window Blinds By…
Our Dallas shutter company would never recommend using window cleaner, soap, or any other chemical on your beautiful wood blinds will damage them and may void the warranty.
This is also a no-no for faux wood blinds. Equally, washing them with a garden hose will damage the hardware and control mechanisms.