How to Spring Clean Your Cellular Shades

Springtime is almost here, and with the daffodils and robins also comes open windows and a spring cleaning frenzy to breathe new life into our closed up homes. Make sure your window shades are looking bright and fresh to match. All of our fabric is naturally anti-static and dust repellent, so you may never actually need to clean them. But if you do, here are our simple steps to clean Symphony brand honeycomb shades:
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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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How To Be Your Own Interior Designer, Nice & Easy!

At CellularWindowShades.com, we want to provide our customers with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. We want your home to glow with your new shades; we want you to be proud of all of your window treatments for years to come.

To help aid you in your search for new window treatments, we proudly provide free samples. Ordering free sample swatches is simple and easy to do on our site. All you need to do is check out our samples page, browse through the different options then click add it to your cart and check out. After you’ve ordered your swatches from us, they should appear in your mail in as little as 6-7 business days.

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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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It’s National Assisted Living Week!

September 13th to September 19th, it’s assisted living week! We want to raise awareness for those who are living with assistance. It can be difficult when you need support to go about your regular activities, helping out those who are affected can help raise spirits for your loved ones.

A National Assited Living Week!good way to help give back is with motorized cellular window treatments. Your loved ones will be able to operate their window treatments and control light and privacy options from the comfort of their bed or chair. It’s the perfect window treatment for those who have limitations physically. This may seem like a small feature, but it will help maintain confidence. (more…)

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!

Mini Blinds
Seriously, this is what I’m dealing with!

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How to Treat Large Windows

Having large open windows can be bittersweet. First off, they are mesmerizing when but when left untreated they can let in unwanted natural light and produce a significant amount solar heat gain. There are numerous that issues homeowners often face when treating these windows. The fabric and the operating mechanism needs to be right, and treating them is typically much more expensive because you’ll need more fabric to cover the window.

Today we want to go over some options that you have when it comes to treating larger windows, luckily we have multiple solutions for large windows. (more…)