What’s that ol’ saying?

“All Good Things Must Come to End?”


Well, that time is now, our shady friends. We’ve NEVER offered this kinda discount before. EVER!  Our 50% sale was a temporary response to the global pandemic, and it’s not something we can sustain under “normal” operating conditions.

Alas, the sale must come to an end on Sunday 5/31.

The good news? We’re back in full production mode, which is VERY exciting! It was our great pleasure to do what we could to help, and to honor your patience and loyalty to our small Vermont business. Truly!

Thank YOU, our amazing CellularWindowShades.com family! It might sound trite, but we ARE all in this together.

Wait, what was that? You say you need more time?

If you know us at all, you know we want you to be thrilled with your purchase. We want it to be perfect for you. Do you need to order samples, so you can choose your ideal fabric color? Are you worried about rushing your window measurements? Pffft… relax!

Take your time and get things just right!

Simply shoot us an email and we’ll happily extend the 50% discount for you!

(OK, maybe not for months – but for any reasonable period. 🙂 )

Making Progress!

In our continuing effort to keep you updated on new developments, here’s the latest…

Our state is still on a promising trajectory, and some industries are slowly opening up more and more. One of those is manufacturing, including our cellular shade production facility!

We’re still limited as to the number of people allowed in the building at any one time, and of course, we’re carefully following all CDC safety guidelines. As a result – and also due to the phenomenal response to our 50% OFF SALE (thank you!!!) – it remains somewhat difficult to determine precise production times for new orders. Our best guess? Orders placed today will ship in approximately 4 weeks. However, as restrictions continue to be relaxed, this could certainly change for the better!

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, install snafus, cute photos of your kiddos and pets, a new recipe you have to share..and again, thank you so very much for your patience and for the tremendous support we’ve received!

Great news!

We’re building shades again! Our beautiful state of Vermont seems to be past the worst of the pandemic, and some businesses are being allowed to resume operations while still following CDC guidelines for safety.

What that means for us is, we can have a limited number of people in the building at any one time producing and shipping new shades.

Yay! We’re going to make the most of this, with multiple shifts and smart planning, and it should allow us to catch up on orders within a matter of weeks.

As we adjust to this new way of doing things, we should quickly get a feel for more specific time frames for each order, and we’ll provide additional updates as this occurs.

Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the amazing support we’ve received throughout this unusual period. We’re thrilled to be one step closer to delivering beautiful new shades to our faithful ‘shady’ friends!

Update from CWS President!

Hi Valued CellularWindowShades.com Family!

As promised in my last note, I am reaching out because there has been a new development in our situation. On Friday, we received the GREAT news that Vermont’s numbers for Covid-19 cases are tracking better than predicted in the best case scenario! This is largely credited to our state’s “Stay Home – Stay Safe” policies. In order to continue the trend and beat this thing completely, our Governor has decided to extend the order through 5/15, at which time we expect to be running full speed getting shades built and out the door to you!

I understand that this extension can be frustrating for some of you. And believe me, all I want is to get my team back to work just as quickly as it’s safe to do so! I truly appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from clients like you.

The fact that you show such caring for this small Vermont manufacturer and are willing to work with us through this uncertainty makes me confident that all of us will make it through this… together!

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Warmly,

Kelly

A Mississippi Ministry’s Movie Nights needed Maximum Shading!

When you purchase shades from cellularwindowshades.com, you become a part of our ‘shady’ family. We’ll check in on ya, see how the shades are performing, ask about the weather and perhaps share our favorite seasonally-appropriate recipe.

When we did our friendly outreach, we got a surprise.

Check out this response!

CWS,

Thanks so much for checking in. The shades are perfect! Everyone that has visited comments on the shades. My mother is looking to purchase your shades for their church fellowship hall. She is working to get the approval of the building committee. I would love to get some color samples for her. She is looking for cream/beige in blackout. They often show films in the fellowship hall.

Thank you again. Keep up the good work! We are proud to have shades made in the USA!

Robyn

Well, if that doesn’t just warm your heart.

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So colors/fabrics were selected, samples were sent.

THANK goodness! Because we found out how much the church truly needed our shades!

“Great, thank you kindly! They literally have feed sacks and cardboard taped to the 2 windows.”  -Robyn

EEK! TALL naked windows! Now just imagine, duct tape, feed sacks and cardboard.

WHAT?! FEED SACKS AND CARDBOARD TAPED TO THE WINDOWS!!?? So, in a couple days, samples were received. The color “Almond” in our double cell blackout fabric was selected. A nice warm, neutral that worked with the church’s interior. And shades were sent to our craftsmen.

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The windows are TALL! And they needed our shades ASAP!

YAY! Our shades compact so nicely when not in use, so your view isn’t obstructed or lost.
Let the movie nights COMMENCE!

Thank you and your team for helping with our church window shades! They are perfect for the fellowship hall. They look great pulled up for an event or down for movie night. We appreciate your product and being able to count on quality, looks and timing!! Wonderful job!!

Thank you,
Robyn

Our shades will not only help with movie night, but they will reduce the church’s energy usage, lower their bills and provide privacy! YIPPIE!

See how well our fabric coordinates with the church’s interior? It’s like they were MADE for each other. Oh wait, they were. *wink* Each shade is handmade in our facility here in Vermont.

Does your local community event space need our amazing shades?

Give us a call: 877.966.3678

Email us: service@cellularwindowshades.com

Outdated windows? Big surprise for YOU!

Let’s talk money savings. Oh and ENERGY savings. And environmental conservation!

Outdated windows are costing you SERIOUS mon-ahhhhhy! And replacing those bad-money-energy-sucking vacuums is EXPENSIVE!

Replacing windows in an average 3 bedroom home with 10 windows can cost from $3,500 to $7,500.

The cost of window replacement for 10 vinyl windows is an average of $15,955.
The cost of 10 replacement wood windows would be around $19,39.

UGH! I dunno about you, but I need to sit down for a minute…pheeeewww….

THIS is what cellular shades will do for you and your home:

    • Cut utility costs
    • Put $100s every year back in your wallet
    • (That’s not all, but we’ll talk about all the other bennies in another blog)

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Our shades will actually pay you back (unlike your teenager). HOW? You ask? They are SO energy efficient!!

Ok, talking averages here, it costs about $1,300 to heat an American home each year. Personally, my monthly propane bill was $220….add that up! $2640 a YEAR!! Whhhhhhhhhhaaaa? Insanity.

That dough is going out THE window!giphy

Every cellular shade that leaves our facility is laden with insulating cells that insulate the window to reduce energy consumption during Summer, Winter, and every month in between.

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Our shades have a payback period of roughly 5 yrs –they pay YOU BACK! <–read that again, and out loud!

Do you know who is working WAY TOO HARD? Our air conditioners and heating systems.

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Soooo…let’s give them and us a break. Reduce your energy usage, increase your money savings, make your home an insulating powerhouse and become more eco-friendly with cellular window shades

Truth.

You win more money in your pocket. Your house reduces it’s energy usage. The world wins.

Now let’s CONSERVE SOME ENERGY!

Ode to Cellular Shades – A Love Ballad

There Was a Time My Windows Were Bare

There was a time my windows were bare,
Glass eyes on the walls, with a cold, blank stare.
I could view my lawn, my neighborhood too,
But it was clear there was something I needed to do.

Through the panes my heat so quickly did seep.
As winter drew on, I shivered in my sleep.
My wallet ran dry, my savings were killed –
Poor insulation claimed my utility bills.
(more…)

Meet the team behind Cellular Window Shades!

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President – Kelly

CellularWindowShades.com isn’t a super sized industrial building where people don’t know each other. Many of our team members are native Vermonters or have lived in this state for years. We are a family-owned company, which started with a man named Gordon, and with the help of his family, he developed great shade designs and has served others locally and internationally for years!

His daughter Kelly is the president and she is backed by a bunch of great team members. Let’s meet a few of them:

Brian is the Vice president and he works on production efficiency and making the company run smoother! Whether it’s big orders for a school, or helping train new staff, he jumps in where he can help, which is a lot of places!

Erin and Emily work on the Web Team, helping assist you with your calls, emails and orders! They love to reach out and be of genuine assistance. Erin is from Connecticut and Emily is from Vermont! There are several other members working on the team in production, but they are busy, hard at work! As always, have a great day and thank you for your business!

 

 

Child Safety With Cellular Shades

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Child Safety is important to anyone who lives with or cares for a small child. Too many reports show children getting caught up in strings and cords, with unfortunate consequences. Our Standard shades come with equalizer boxes, or cord connectors: different names – same purpose! These handy little boxes, which look more like maracas, connect cord ends and come apart with slight pressure.
Maybe you have a rascal of a cat who loves to jump around and get hung up in the cords? Well her fun will soon be over because it doesn’t take a ton of pressure to detach. We also offer cord cleats which allow you to wrap your cords in a figure 8 pattern, to help keep them secure on the wall. Even if cords aren’t your worry, or even what you fancy, we have plenty of other options to choose from. Smoothy Cord loops have a rope-look and Cordless shades have no cords!

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Another advantage of our cellular shades is the design of the actual shade. It is a solid finish, with no gaps and spaces. Blinds for instance, open up to let the light in, through horizontal panels, but those gaps are another hazard for a child. Not to mention, blinds are often hard to the touch made of aluminum which can cause more pain to anyone or any animal getting caught between the panels.
Our cellular shades are some of the safest shades by our standards. If secured properly, and using the best cord feature for your needs, you can be sure to have a pleasant experience for everyone in the family.