Frequently Asked Window Treatments Questions

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Window blinds are an effective way to ensure privacy, control light, and improve energy efficiency, but the many options for blinds, shutters, and shades can be overwhelming. We are the longstanding authority on window blinds in Tucson, and we’re always happy to answer your questions and share our accumulated knowledge on wood, faux wood, metal, and composite window blinds; composite, or wood plantation shutters; roman, roller, honeycomb, sheer, or woven wood shades. See what we mean about “many options”? But don’t fret because Desert Window Wear is here to put out the fire of window covering confusion and help with answers to your burning questions.

When it comes to size, shape, dimensions, and slat sizes, the options are too many to count, so we usually start by narrowing it down to the types of construction materials that best fit a client’s function, fashion, and budget needs. Once you’ve chosen between composite or wood plantation shutters, then we can focus on things like slat size, stain or paint, and how best to custom fit your windows.
While window covering chains, big box stores, and local companies can charge high fees for consultations and estimates, with Desert Window Wear, the answer is FREE! We will meet with you to determine your scope and budget and leave you with a no-obligation, no-cost estimate.
That depends heavily on the type of window coverings you have or want. Blinds and shades are prime candidates for motorization, while plantation shutters are, not yet anyway. Motorization improves almost daily and offers quiet, smooth, effortless control of your window coverings for light control and security. Our professional design consultants will be happy to discuss motorization options to fit your budget and meet your needs.
Window blinds are available in wood, faux wood, composite, or metal versions with various price points, and certain materials work better in specific applications. For instance, it may be advisable to avoid untreated or unpainted real wood blinds in high humidity areas like bathrooms to avoid warping. The design pros at Desert Window Wear are skilled and experienced at advising on which blinds your window will wear best.

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