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Things to Consider When Purchasing Window Coverings

With home sales burgeoning and home renovations at an all-time high, more and more people are faced with the decision of dressing the windows in their new spaces. It is a far more important decision than many realize and one that will be a daily reminder of that decision.  Even if it is only a fleeting thought, there are a few things that should be considered.

Light Control & Privacy

Windows are the homeowners’ connections with the world around us. We are able to enjoy our neighbourhood, feel the sun on our faces and the gentle breezes as they waft through an open window. But they can also be the source of extreme heat or cold and allow the outside world into our homes a bit more than we may be comfortable with.

Light control and privacy is the number one priority and purpose of window coverings. Let your local dealer help you with this decision by explaining the many options available that can do the best job for your unique situation.


This is often the biggest determining factor when choosing window coverings. Blinds, shades and shutters are an investment in your new digs and there are options for every budget. If you are renting, flipping homes or plan to move on in a year or two, perhaps it is more cost effective for you to work with a smaller budget. But if you are living in an upscale neighbourhood and/or plan to be there for a while, your choices will be more diverse. There is a plan for every budget – just ask your local dealer.

Safety Concerns

Effective May 1, 2022, federal legislation has redefined the window coverings operating systems due to concerns with child and pet safety regarding the length of cords and size of loops in the operation of window shades and draperies. Every year, children and pets are losing their lives by getting tangled in the cords that are accessible to them. Please keep that in mind when purchasing your new shades. Operating systems will address these concerns as the markets evolve. We look forward to addressing those many options in future articles.

Janice Brock,
Owner, Custom Covers and Custom Shades


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