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Our FAQ page is a great place to learn more about window blinds and shades, whether motorized or hand-drawn. It’s easy to make the right decisions when you're well-informed. Take full advantage of the advice shared below to get the most out of your window treatments.
Which rooms are darkening shades and blinds best suited for?
These window coverings are ideal for all parts of the house where you want to block ambient light completely. They allow you to get the highest level of privacy. They are ideal not only for bedrooms but for game and home theatre rooms as well. Room darkening shades make for a great addition to parts of your property where utilizing natural lighting is less important than adding privacy and UV protection.
Can you hand wash fabric shades?
This depends on their design and material. Usually, this isn’t possible. However, some models have removable fabric layers which can be washed individually. They have to be unsnapped from the vanes first. After washing and air drying, they need to be reattached accurately. Otherwise, the shades won't work as usual.
Can people see you from the outside if you have light filtering window coverings?
They should not be able to see you during the day. In the evening, however, when you have the interior lights on, they may be able to see silhouettes, but this depends greatly on the level of filtering. You may want to test samples first before getting new shades. If privacy is a greater concern, consider getting thicker curtains. Room darkening blinds will do a better job maintaining your privacy.
Can insulating window treatments really help you keep energy costs down?
Yes, they certainly can. Around a quarter of the heat lost by the average single-family house goes out the windows, literally. This means that blinds or shades with a high R-value can save you a great deal of money. Cellular shades, in particular, are great at this. Custom made window treatments offer especially effective results. The thicker the material, the higher the thermal efficiency. Large windows will require larger and heavier shades, to make up for their size.
What are the pros and cons of white blinds?
Well, some of these may be obvious. White blinds make the room brighter even if they don’t let any ambient light in and visually bigger too. At the same time, even the smallest imperfections will more easily show on their white background. That is why these window treatments may require cleaning more often. Make sure the pure and bright shading matches the decor before you decide to get it.
How much does a consultation cost?
All consultations given by Pasadena Blinds & Shades are free. Yes, that's right. Free. You can either use this website to set up an appointment online, or you can just give us a call. We’ll send a representative over to your home or business to sit down with you, show you a range of custom made products, and answer any and all question you have.