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Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters & Window Blinds

Before making choices about the window treatments you want for your home, it's important to get the information you need.

Q. How To Clean Blinds

The best way to clean blinds is to dust them off first. Sometimes this is enough or works well between more intensive cleanings. Once most of the dirt and dust has been swept off, use warm water or warm water with just a drop or two of dish soap to clean them better. A microfiber cloth is the best thing to use with sudsy water. Better yet, call Greene Designs Inc. for professional window treatment cleaning.

Q. How To Measure Blinds For The Perfect Fit

Leave it to the pros. There's no reason to take chances and attempt to measure your windows yourself unless you're settling for pre-fabricated, mass produced window blinds. You owe it to yourself and your home to get custom window treatments. Any reputable professional you work with will be willing to take care of measurements for you.

Q. How Often Should I Change Blinds?

The main reason homeowners change their blinds is either style or damage. If you're changing the interior design aesthetics or know your current blinds are outdated, that's a good enough reason. Or if you've had significant damage, don't live with unsightly window treatments. Damage is usually broken slats, blinds that won't raise or lower, or the cords are a threat to children or pets and you want to transition to motorization.

Q. How Motorization Helps

More homeowners are making the switch to motorization for window treatments, and for plenty of good reasons. Above all else, it makes things safer for kids and pets because there's no cords. It also makes things more user-friendly. Not only does that mean easier, it means you're more likely to use them. Your home is more secure when you can easily change your blinds because it gives the appearance that someone is home. And, it's more energy-efficient so that saves you money on your monthly bills and makes your household more Eco-friendly.

Q. Custom-made versus ready-made window treatments

Big box retailers sell mass produced window blinds, shutters, and shades. They're inferior in quality, and meant to fit a generic window size. Plus, the material and color choices are limited. We provide you with custom quality that's unsurpassed. In fact, custom window treatments increase the property value of your home, that's not something your pre-fab blinds, shutters, or shades can claim.

If your question hasn't been answered here, give us a call today to find out more. Give us a call and schedule your consultation so Greene Designs Inc. can help you today.


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