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Spring Cleaning for Your Blinds

The gloom of winter is finally lifting away for the brightness of summer. Now is the perfect time to open up windows for fresh air and clear away the last stronghold of winter dreariness: dingy window coverings.  Your shades have been down all winter, keeping the cold out of your home, and they too may need a little TLC. Here’s a breakdown of the “how-tos” for the most common dirty-blind culprits. Vinyl Vertical Blinds and Faux Woods: Because these are usually made of PVC or a PVC-Wood Composite, the size of faux wood and vinyl vertical blinds needn’t stop you from cleaning them up. A rag and some warm water will easily clean up lingering dust. If you’re wiping them down and notice a thick layer of grunge that resists your efforts and just sticks to the blind, constantly being pushed forward by your rag, don’t despair! This is usually the result of oils from fingers, hair, and airborne skin…

Walkin’ in a One Day Wonderland

When it comes to windows, there’s nothing worse than having to drape a sheet over a window for holiday guests. But what do you do when the holidays sneak up on you and that window is still embarrassingly bare? The answer is simple and affordable: One Day Production Blinds and Shades from BlindSaver. One Day Production products are just that: production is completed in one day (typically the day after you place your order and ships within 24 hours). This means that instead of ordering your shades, hoping everything goes off without a hitch, and forking out the hefty fees for next day air, most customers simply place their order and receive it in less than a week and a half. One Day Production wood blinds, faux wood blinds, and cellular shades are available in a variety of colors to make it easy to coordinate with any room. So make your holidays less hectic this year, and put that sheet on the…

3 Reasons to Keep Warm With Wood

Looking for a way to add classic warmth and style to any room in your house? Wood blinds are a perfect window covering for almost every room in your home, adding a sense of warmth and style at a lower price than shutters. With so many beautiful stains and paints to choose from and a wide variety of available options, wood blinds offer a timeless elegance to any home. 1. Energy Efficiency While cellulars get all the credit for this key point, wood blinds are remarkably green in this regard. Wood blinds have an average R Value (the amount the reduce heat loss) of 3.5-4, which is comparable to many single cell and sheer cellulars.  More notably, wood blinds have a U Value (the amount of heat they prevent from entering your home) of .26- meaning they reduce heat gain by up to 74% when closed. 2. High Quality at a Great Price Ask anyone in the industry who makes…

How to Remove Old Blinds Without Damages

You’re excited to finally get rid of those dirty, bent, tacky blinds from 1988. Put down the pry bar for a minute and read this article before you accidentally damage your wall or window frame. Removing mini blinds, roman blinds, and wooden blinds without damage can all be accomplished by taking your time and using the right tools. Before starting the removal process, you will need a few tools: a screwdriver, pliers, joint compound, a small putty knife, a sponge, paint that matches the wall’s current color, a paint brush, and wall primer if you think you need it. The wall primer is optional. Step 1: Raise up the blinds all the way before doing anything. This makes them easier to handle. Step 2: Some products use a valance or cornice to cover the top rail and brackets.  Next you will want to remove this valance.  Be very gentle for this step. Grab the bottom of the valance and push…

Featured Brand: Levolor

Levolor blinds are one of the most trusted and desired window shade brands on the market. Levolor continues to be a top choice in window treatments with their wide variety of high end cellular, roman and woven wood shades as well as vertical, aluminum, faux and wood blinds, and panel track window treatments.. Levolor provides excellent value, superior quality, and lots of style. Since the early 1900’s, Levolor shades have been the go-to source for window shades. Today, Levolor maintains this loyal dedication to quality, value, and innovative style in the world of window shades. Levolor is a division of the Newell-Rubbermaid Company, a global marketer of consumer and commercial products. After starting up in 1914, Levolor quickly became synonymous with aluminum horizontal blinds or the 1” mini-blind that continue to be featured in just about everyone’s home in the US. Levolor is also well known for their contemporary Levolor Accordia cellular shades and their continued excellence in creating stylish…

What Window Treatments Would Santa and Mrs. Claus Choose?

Ho, ho, ho, if you traveled up to Santa’s North Pole workshop and home, what window blinds do you think you would see? Every room at the Claus homestead has a need for light control, privacy and a splash of color or warm wood tones to keep that good cheer going year round. Mrs. C knows beauty and function and keeps Santa happy with blinds that can take the heat and cold like the faux wood blinds she had installed in Santa’s Workshop. Plus, the faux wood blinds keep the Top Secret work that goes on there safe from prying eyes. To solve the problem of 20 hours of sunlight a day during the summer, the clever Mrs. Claus has decorated their bedroom windows with pleated blackout shades. Santa needs his sleep all year long to keep the toy factory going. Adding blackout shades in the elves’ rooms helped keep them focused on their work too. In Santa’s Study, you…

Wood Blinds vs. Faux Wood Blinds: To Faux or Not to Faux?

Not all rooms are created equal especially when it comes to window treatments. Throughout recent years, wood blinds have been very popular because of their elegance. Wood blinds have a higher investment level, so manufacturers started making faux wood blinds to get the same look for less. With both of these blinds available in the market today, consumers might find it hard to choose between the two. Today we’ll help you make the decision somewhat easier by pointing out different things to factor in when choosing between wood, faux wood and composite faux wood blinds. Price When it comes to price, faux wood blinds take the plum. Wood blinds are more expensive because wood is more expensive than PVC (vinyl), which is what faux wood blinds are made of. There is also a product in between wood and PVC – composite faux wood – which is made of both wood and PVC. Composite offers superior slat stability and looks more…

Using the Natural Beauty of Bamboo in Your Window Coverings

There are so many different types of window coverings out there today; trying to decide what direction to go can be difficult. There are a host of types, styles, materials and different brands to choose from. If you are just in the beginning stages of looking for new window blinds, feel free to visit our website www.blindsaver.com to get an idea of what is available. Have you ever thought about going with a “green” approach in your window coverings? One of the most popular selections today is blinds made with eco-friendly bamboo because they look great and are made from sustainable materials. Sustainable materials include products made from renewable resources like bamboo and wood harvested through “sustainable yield forest management”. There are three types of blinds made with bamboo. Horizontal wood blinds made with bamboo wood slats are inexpensive, stylish and available in several stain colors. They present a highly efficient way to direct light in a room while providing…