Q. What are Wood Blinds?
Wooden blinds are generally known as Venetian blinds. A number of horizontal wooden slats are joined together by corded pulleys which can either gather all the slats at the top of the window to reveal the view or simply angle the slats while allowing some light to travel through the blind yet retaining some level of privacy. Wooden blinds come in a number of finishes (determined by the type of wood used, which ranges from painted to most types of solid oak varieties) and sizes (determined by the width of each slat which is usually available in one of three widths—1.5,2,2.5 inches).
Q. Why Choose Made-to-Measure Custom Window Blinds?
Our Wood blinds are custom made to your window measurements and specifications so they will fit properly and function as desired. All our window treatments are constructed with quality materials and come in a wide range of colors, styles and options. Premium materials and quality production ensure years of service from our blinds and shades. Cheap store bought blinds are made with plastic guts, wont last long, thin cords tht will fray and cheap valances.
Q. The difference between inside and outside mount?
Simply stated these terms refer to whether you will be installing your window coverings inside or outside the window opening. Inside mount means the blind will be installed within the recessed area of your window opening. Outside mount means the blinds will be installed on the wall surface outside the window opening, or directly on the trim or molding that surrounds the perimeter of the window opening, or on a door.
Q. The minimum depth requirement to do an inside mount?
You will need 3/4 inch for inside mount, but blind will not be flush when slats are closed. In order to have the blind completey recessed you will need 2.5 inch depth.
Q. What are the Disadvantages in Fauxwoods?
disadvantages to consider: (1) most people still prefer the warmth of real wood, (2) there are limited color choices (3) there are size constraints and size limitations, (4) they are flimsier yet heavier than wood, and (5) they may yellow (6) faux wood blinds, however, require more ladders than wood blinds. The sturdier the blind, the farther apart the ladders can be placed and therefore will require fewer ladders - and that's better because with fewer ladders the blinds have a cleaner, sleeker, more shutter-like appearance. The ladders run through holes in the slats, so when the blinds are closed, you'll see all those holes due to the light piercing through them. Further, if you want cloth tapes (like the older venetian blinds had) instead of the string ladders, then there will probably be too many tapes for your taste, and they obstruct your view.
Q. What material should buyer beware of?
the very cheap "foam" blinds that some companies sell. They are especially flimsy, can sag, and require many more support strings (called "ladders") not only because of their flimsiness, but also because they are heavy. Since most are made with inferior headrails and components, the weight puts a burden on the mechanism, accelerating its demise. We strongly suggest you stay away from these foam products. They are sold in Home Improvement centers, in some retail locations, and many websites. See more on Vinyl and MDF tht we dont recommend.
Q.Why do you recommend that some larger sized products be made as 2 or 3 blinds on 1 headrail?
There are some size limitations on certain products; this may be due to weight, stress on the working parts of the product, or ease of operation. We recommend that faux wood blinds over 72” wide and wood blinds over 84” wide be split into 2 or 3 blinds on one headrail depending on the configuration of the windows or ordered as separate blinds with a common valance. If you want to have a larger blind made as a single unit, you may be able to do so but it would void the warranty.
Q.What is the “routeless” option?
A routeless blind does not have holes punched in the slats for the ladder cords to run through; instead the slats have small notches on the back of the slat to hold the ladder cords in place. This option provides additional light control and privacy.