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Hunter Douglass Window Fashion Care
MiniBlinds: Vacuum with a soft brush attachment or dust with a feather duster or lamb’s-wool duster or tool for blinds.
Vertical Blinds: Vacuum carefully with the brush attachment used for draperies, or clean with a lambs-wool duster. If fabric-covered, spot-clean only; don’t use soap and water.
Wood Blinds: Dust with vacuum or lambs-wool duster. For occasional deep cleaning, use a wood cleaner such as oil soap. Do not use soap and water on wood blinds.
Wood Shutters: Dust natural wood shutters. If painted, wash in place. Cover the floor and sill with plastic or a drop cloth. Use a brush dipped in detergent and water. Rinse and dry with a cotton cloth.
They complement most window shapes and add height to any room. The vertical vanes, available in a full range of styles from moderately priced vinyl and aluminum to decorative fabrics, rotate open and closed and draw across the window or sliding glass door like a drapery to provide excellent light control.
Benefits: Contemporary alternative to drapes. Drapery-like textures and patterns. Provides light control. Easy to clean. Gravity does the dusting.
Also a type of horizontal blind that’s similar in construction and operation, wood blinds offer a warm natural look. Wood is a natural insulator providing excellent energy efficiency. Wood blinds are most commonly offered in 1” and 2” slat sizes and in a variety of paints, stains and finishes. The wide slat sizes offer a bolder, traditional, shutter-type appearance. Woven cloth tapes can be added to coordinate with the surrounding décor.
Benefits: Excellent light control. Adds warmth. Offers feel of wood furniture. Blends with traditional or contemporary décor. Extremely energy efficient. Economical alternative to shutters.
Commonly known as mini blinds, horizontal blinds are the most widely used window treatment available. They consist of aluminum or vinyl faux wood slats, ranging in sizes from ½” to 2 1/2”. They can be raised and lowered with the pull of a cord. Their sleek design and wide range of colors and styles makes them suitable for almost any room décor.
Benefits: Excellent light control. Vast selection of colors and styles. Varying slat widths for different size windows. 2” blinds offer traditional feel. Durable.
These shades feature a unique pleated honeycomb construction to provide both fashion and energy efficiency. A pull cord allows you to raise and lower the shade as needed for light control and privacy. The durable, washable polyester fabric is available in a wide range of colors and prints, in small, medium and large pleat sizes and in various densities from sheer to total blackout.
Benefits: Excellent insulation. No visible cord holes. Available in wide widths to cover large windows. White backing provides uniform look from outside. Easy care and maintenance.
Pleated shades feature decorative fabric in permanent accordion-like pleats that are crisp and stylish. Like honeycomb shades, they also lift and lower with the use of a pull cord. Woven fabric brings out the color intensity and material texture. Pleated shades are available in various densities to filter the sunlight or completely block it.
Benefits: Offered in rich fabrics to match all decorating styles. Ideal use with drapery treatments. Various levels of privacy available. Liners offer light control. Easy to operate.
Window shutters offer a classic style and are an ideal solution for windows exposed to high heat, humidity and other extreme climate conditions. Louvered shutters are available in three styles: cafe shutters, plantation shutters, and sliding shutters. Like cafe curtains, cafe shutters cover only the bottom portion of a window. Plantation shutters cover a window from top to bottom. Sliding shutters work like sliding patio doors and operate on a track where one door slides behind the other. Shutters can be made from hardwood or formulated ultraviolet resistant poly-satin compounds that are guaranteed never to warp, fade, chip or peel, regardless of high heat or other extreme climate conditions.
Benefits: Increase energy savings by reducing heating and cooling costs. Protects interior from ultraviolet rays.