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

How easy is to install CWS shades?

People ask us ALL the time: How easy is it to install our shades?

Well, we CAN tell you that it couldn’t be much simpler.

We could EXPLAIN that with a couple of simple tools and our first-rate instructions, you’ll have your shades up and operating perfectly in no time.

But wouldn’t you rather SEE how easy it is for somebody JUST LIKE YOU to install brand new CWS shades from beginning to end?

We thought so, too! Without further ado, let’s let Greg in SUNNY Florida take it from here…

Greg and his wife just moved into a home that came with 15+ year old mini-blinds. Not energy efficient! Their master bedroom faces East…and they both said it’s like an oven at 9 am!  YUCK!

With our guidance, they ordered 5 Double-Cell BlackOut, Smoothy Shades and documented the whole installation process for us.

How AWESOME are they!

First they took down their blinds, and opened their shipment, so everyone can see how well they are packed.
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“You guys even packed them according to size. I didn’t expect that, but much appreciated.”
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Being in the industry, we know shade lingo like the back of our hand. That being said, it might not be so clear to the ‘average’ Gregs out there. But he reassured us “Your instructions are clear. Made sense to me.”

His wife even shot short videos for us!
(Jo told us that the AC runs all-year round, actually. “It’s Florida, it’s always HOT!” )


Greg chose to mount his blackout shades on the outside of his window sills.


WOO HOO! Greg likes our screws.

They are nice and long, and super durable, if we do say so ourselves.

GOOD tip, Greg!

You don’t want to tighten the screws TOO much.

Second bracket is in place, now to install the shade!

It’s a*SNAP*


“Hey it even looks like a ‘P’. I bet that’s how it got it’s name.


If you’re wondering, yes, Greg is in sales. I think we should hire him!



Tah DAH!

Great job, Greg!


Another awesome tip, Greg!

Our blackout fabric, in particular does have a “GREAT” fabric memory. So, as he shows in this clip, just give it a little tug.


His eyebrows say it all, don’t they?! HAHA!

He saved the largest shade for last, in their bay window.


We cannot thank our awesome customers enough for taking the time to show others how our shades are installed. You ROCK!!!

“We can already FEEL the difference with the shades lowered. We’re not baking!”, said Jo.

So… are you ready to be the next Greg (well, except for the whole being filmed part)? Great! All you need to do to get started is hop on over to CWS and order yourself some new shades!

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.

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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.
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Honeycomb Shades for Doors

This time of year, folks notice the drafts seeping in from their sliding doors, French doors, or any other sort of door largely comprised of glass. Most double pane glass has an R-Value of 1.8 – compare to cardboard with an R-value of 3.

The solution? Insulating cellular shades! They look great, and they make an enormous difference in room temperature as well as energy saved. There are just two things to consider: mounting location and any obstructions, like handles or door frames.

Mounting Options For Each Type of Door

French Doors are rather versatile when it comes to choosing where you’d like to hang your shades. For a tidy look, hang a shade on each door, a couple inches above the glass. This way, you can open and close the door even if the shade is lowered. Or use one big shade to cover the whole opening, if that floats your boat!Cellular shades for french doors
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What is “R-Value”?

Lots of people call in and ask about what the R-Value is of our shades. R-Value is defined as: “the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.”

Our shades have different R-Values depending on the type of shade and how many panes of glass the window has. Sidetracks increase the insulating power as well.   Below is a list of our shades and how they compare to each other:

Compare R-Value by Fabric Type Shade Only Single Pane (+1) Double Pane (+1.8) Triple Pane (+3.5)
Double Cell Light Filtering 2.8 3.8 4.6 6.3
Double Cell Light Filtering With Tracks 3.3 4.3 5.1 6.8
Double Cell Black Out 4.0 5.0 5.8 7.5
Double Cell Black Out With Tracks 4.7 5.7 6.5 8.2
Single Cell Light Filtering 1.6 2.6 3.4 5.1
Single Cell Black Out 2.5 3.5 4.3 6

 

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Harness Solar Energy this Winter with just Your Shades!

We had our first bought of snowfall this past weekend! Granted, it was mixed with rain and didn’t last all that long, but it was a reminder that the cold months are just a few short weeks ahead. It also leaves some of us scratching our heads and wondering how another year snuck by before we had a chance to escape to Florida…

Just kidding! Winter is beautiful and special just like all the other seasons! Just colder and darker, that’s all!

If this is your first winter season with cellular shades, you’ll get to experience the thrill of feeling the cold air disappear from the inside of your window the moment you close your shade. Woohoo! But even if this is your second, third, or even 15th year with honeycomb shades, you might benefit from this little cheat sheet we’ve prepared so you can use your insulating shades to their full potential.

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Beat Summer Heat with the Right Window Treatments

Oh man, it’s HOT outside! Here at the CellularWindowShades.com headquarters in Vermont, summer has arrived in full force. Over the weekend temperatures were in the 80s and 90s, and I was pretty miserable because the light was absolutely unbearable in my apartment.

I would have loved to install a set of our double cell blackout shades in my bedroom, however, my apartment association has made it known that it’s against the rules to take out the outdated mini blinds that they’ve provided me. This has me disappointed to say the least. Waking up at 6AM every day is no fun, especially on the weekends!

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Seriously, this is what I’m dealing with!

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