Silhouette® Shadings by Hunter Douglas with custom drapery
Silhouette® Shadings by Hunter Douglas with custom drapery

Off the Shelf Vs. Custom Window Treatments

Visiting a big box store, you might think it’s easier to just buy your new blinds, shades, sheers, shutters, draperies or curtains off the shelf, finding the color, style, and size that’s closest to what your really need and want. We hear from our Charleston clients that they’re worried custom window coverings will be too expensive. What we always explain, though, is the hidden benefits of custom window treatments they may not have thought of. Take a look:

Personalized Style

Custom window treatments are made for your specific application. When you choose custom drapes to go along with your blinds or shades, you get an even more personalized style by selecting the fabric and design you like best.

Made to Measure Fit

Have you ever measured your windows and rushed off to your local home improvement store to purchase an “off the shelf” blind, only to find that it doesn’t actually fit? That is because window openings in either new or old construction are not always perfectly square. Specialty shaped window pose an even greater challenge.

Professional Measuring and Installation

When a professional installer measures your windows, he or she will take three measurements – top, middle and bottom. This will ensure that your new window treatment will fit perfectly. They will also determine which mounting option is best for you window and your lifestyle.

Energy Efficiency Savings

As much as 50% of a home’s cooling and heating can be lost through the window. Custom window treatments provide an extra layer of insulation between the outside air and your home, providing savings to you on your energy bills.

Custom Window Treatments in Charleston

Serving the greater Charleston area, the window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.

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