Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Made-to-Measure Custom Window Shades?
Our shades are custom made to your window measurements and specifications so they will fit properly and function as desired. All our window treatments are constructed with quality materials and come in a wide range of colors, styles and options. Premium materials and quality production ensure years of service from our blinds and shades
The difference between inside & outside mount.
Simply stated these terms refer to whether you will be installing your window coverings inside or outside the window opening. Inside mount means the blind or shade will be installed within the recessed area of your window opening. Outside mount means the blinds or shades will be installed on the wall surface outside the window opening, or directly on the trim or molding that surrounds the perimeter of the window opening, or on a door.
The minimum depth requirement to do an inside mount?
Will You Take My Old Window Treatments Down?
Will You Move My Furniture?
How do I pay for my order?
If I place an order today, when can I expect to receive it?
What type of product warranty do you have?
Do You Offer Rush Orders On Blinds And Shutters?
How Are Blind And Shutter Repairs Handled?
Can I return my window treatment if I am unhappy with it?
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Plantation Shutters?
How much do Plantation Shutters Cost?
Which Louver Size is for Me?
How many panels do I need in my opening?
Based on the material, use the least number of panels possible.
-One more thought… The number of panels normally equal the number of vertical divisions you have in your opening.
Will my crank handles interfere with the shutters?
Can I fold shutters against the wall daily?
How do I determine if I need a frame?
*Lack of casing. Frames finish the opening with a cased in look. Shutters that are framed with a L-Frame make the most aesthetically appealing shutter.
*Lack of depth in the opening to accommodate panels and unobstructed operation of the louvers.
*Uneven opening dimensions. Many openings have adequate depth but have uneven dimensions. For example, you measure the width at the top, middle and bottom of the opening and have a 1/4″ difference. If you installed shutter panels (they are perfectly even in dimension) in this opening, you would have uneven gaps between the panels and the window jamb. The “L Frame” corrects uneven dimensions by providing a nice even opening for the panels to be installed.
Does Wood Warp and Chip Easily?
Can I Install the Shutters Myself?
What about Maintenance?
What is a Divider Rail?
If I want painted shutters, what colors are available?
What if I have Pella type or "pop out" windows?
Can shutters included in my mortgage?
Do you offer custom cutouts, arches, sunbursts, or geometric designs?
Do you mount the shutter on the inside or outside of the window casing, and how are the frames secured to the window?
As to how the frames are secured to the window, many plantation shutter companies screw through the exposed surface of the frame into the moulding of the window then cover the screw hole with a wooden or plastic cap. We, however, secure our frames by screwing at an angle from the inside of the frame into the molding. This is then filled with a wood filler. Consequently, when the shutter is closed, there is nothing to indicate how the frame was secured to the window.