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Window Treatments FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Window Treatments


What are the different window treatments? The industry has 2 ways to classify the types of window treatments; hard and soft window treatments. Basically, soft window treatments are fabric related such as drapes, curtains, swags, etc. The hard window treatments are typically composed of wood, metal, and polyethylene (plastic). Horizontal blinds, verticals, cellulars, plantation shutters would fall in this category.


Are blinds considered window treatments? Yes, the term “blinds” is used commonly used with the general public. However, the correct terminology is “window treatments”


How much does it cost to get window treatments? The cost of window treatments varies anywhere from $100 to $1000 per window depending on the dimensions and product. In some cases, it may very well exceed $1000 per window with motorization.


What is the best window treatment? The best window treatment is one that meets each consumer’s need independently with respect to style and versatility. It really is a personal preference based on the application.


What window treatments are easiest to clean? Typically, anything that lays vertically, like a vertical blind, will not collect dust and is considered low maintenance. It gets even easier if it’s composed from PVC.


Do curtains stay when you sell a house? It all depends if it’s included in your contract. Since curtains and window treatments are custom made, they may not fit in any other opening.


Do window treatments stay with the house? It all depends if it’s included in your contract. Since curtains and window treatments are custom made, they may not fit in any other opening.


Why are they called window treatments? The proper terminology that covers all types “blinds” is called window treatments.


How do I choose window treatments? It’s best to consult a window treatment professional to help you choose the correct window treatment for each application. Some may need “blackout” while others need a “light filtering” treatment.


What type of blinds is best? There is no true answer to what is best. Best is what works for your budget and needs in terms of light exposure.


How far below window should curtains hang? In most applications, drapes and curtains should be half an inch off the floor to prevent dirt and use of the functionality.


Should curtains touch the floor or window sill? There is no set rule where your curtains should start or end. Some like it puddled on the floor while others will have it to the sill for budget purposes. Typically, drapes and curtains are half an inch off the floor to keep it clean as it lays in it’s sewn shape.


What are the different types of window shades? There are a variety of window shades in the industry. The common window shades are the horizontal wood blinds, vertical blinds, cellulars, roman shades, horizontal sheer shades, vertical sheer shades, banded / zebra shades, screen, and roller shades.


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