July 19, 2016

The Best Window Shades & Blinds

Get the answers to various questions about window blinds and shades from our FAQ page. Learn lots of new and valuable things to help you in creating the perfect indoor setting.

Do you offer products for residential homes?

In addition to businesses, Sherman Oaks Blinds & Shades also offers a wide variety of blinds and shades for residential homes, including kitchen blinds and shades, patio blinds and shades, installations, custom window treatments and more.

How much privacy do I get with sheer window treatments?

Usually, people will be able to see blurred silhouettes from the outside and nothing more. Hence, you will still get a good level of privacy. Still, since every window cover is different and so is every interior setting, you should test your options.

Are zebra blinds suitable for offices?

They can be a good choice for working environments as they can be adjusted to let the required amount of ambient light in. They have a clean modern look so they will certainly match the decor. They don’t require any special maintenance.

What fabrics are modern shades typically made from?

Most are made from some kind of polyester fabric blend. This material is predominant because it is extremely strong and has high resistance to the damaging effects of UV light. You can expect shades made from such a fabric to last for a long time.

What kinds of window coverings are most suited for bay windows?

Given the design of these windows, Roman shades are among the most popular options. They are quite exquisite and match the beauty of the windows perfectly. The roller shades are great modern contenders which are extremely convenient and easy to use.

What kind of maintenance do fabric blinds need?

They require only regular dusting and vacuuming. It is best if you dust your window treatments at least once a week and vacuum them monthly or more often. It is also possible to wipe them with slightly damp cloth for perfect looks.

Do you supply well-known window dressing brands?

Yes, we supply popular brands of blinds and shades such as Bali, Levelor, Hunter Douglas, and Hampton Bay, among others. We follow the manufacturer’s standards, so you can be assured of a quality installation. One of our technicians can take you through our branded range during your personal consultation.

Will installing blinds in my home mean that I have to sacrifice some privacy?

Not necessarily. You can choose the level of opaqueness that you would like for your blinds. Or, for maximum privacy, you can go for darkened or blackout shades. Also, options such as zebra blinds offer a combination of sheer and darker fabric that give you the option to make the shades more or less transparent depending on the positioning of the panels, so you can control the light coming in as well as decide on the level of privacy.