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FACTS AND QUESTIONS

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Thank you for choosing More Than Blinds. To help you find the right blinds or other products for your needs, we've included some helpful facts and questions below.

If you'd like to know anything else, please contact us.

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  • Does More Than Blinds serve my area?
    All of Georgia and some locations in surrounding states can take advantage of our in-person services, which include free consultations, product delivery, and expert installation.
  • Do you have a storefront that I can visit?
    Yes! Our showroom is at 2595 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA 30606.
  • How much will my consultation cost?
    It won’t cost you anything. Our in-person and virtual consultations are free.
  • How much energy can I save with new blinds?
    With blinds, you can save up to a quarter of your house’s cooling and heating costs by reducing energy leakage through windows.
  • What kind of blinds are safe for children and pets?
    Cordless and motorized blinds are the best choices for families with children under the age of ten and pets.
  • What kind of blinds provide the most privacy?
    In general living areas, Venetian blinds are the ideal solution because of their ability to regulate light and privacy.
  • What type of blinds are most popular?
    Many parents are concerned about the safety of their children; thus, cordless blinds are becoming increasingly popular.
  • Should my blinds be darker or brighter than my walls?
    Blinds can either be darker or brighter than your walls. However, if you’re going for a cohesive look, they should be of a similar tone and at least a shade darker or lighter than each other.
  • What is the best material for interior shutters?
    For many years, vinyl has been the material of choice for interior shutters. A shutter made of PVC is the ideal option if you want one that is resilient to both moisture and heat.
  • Do shutters help insulate windows?
    Yes, insulating your windows with shutters is a great method to save money on heating and cooling costs. A closed set of shutters prevents draughts from entering your home and wasting money on your energy bills.
  • What type of plantation shutters are most popular?
    Plantation shutters in faux wood are among the most popular types on the market. Modern versions look and feel like wood, but they’re often less expensive and more efficient at insulating a building. In addition to being lightweight, they’re well-suited to humid environments like the bathroom or kitchen.
  • Should my shutters be darker or brighter than my walls?
    Shutters can be brighter or darker than the color of your walls, depending on your preference. If you want your house to look well-coordinated, the shutters and walls should be at least a shade brighter or darker than each other.
  • How much energy can I save with new shades?
    With new window shades, you could see energy savings of up to 10 – 15% on your cooling and heating costs.
  • What kind of shades are safe for children and pets?
    Cordless window shades and motorized shades are safe for homes with young children or pets. These can be easily operated with remotes, so there are no dangerous cords.
  • What kind of shades provide the most privacy?
    Blackout window shades provide the most privacy by blocking all light and even some noise. Sheer window shades provide the least privacy but allow some light to come through.
  • What type of shades are most popular?
    Roller window shades and Roman window shades are the most popular because they are easy to operate and can be made from different materials, like light-filtering or blackout fabrics.
  • Should my shades be darker or brighter than my walls?
    Window shades should be darker than your walls to reduce glare and provide privacy. Choose a brighter color or pattern if you want your window shades to stand out.
  • How is tint applied to home windows?
    The window tint is applied by first measuring out the window and then cutting the film to the exact size of each window. The window film backing is removed, and the film is then applied. Once this is done, our expert installers will make sure to eliminate any imperfections.
  • Can people see inside your house with window tint?
    During the day, people will not be able to see inside your house as well if window tint is applied because the tint reflect the light.
  • Does residential window tinting help insulate windows?
    Yes. Choosing the correct home window tinting film will keep a lot of the cold air in winter out and help warm air not to escape from the home. The reverse occurs in the summertime to help keep your home at a comfortable temperature, regardless of the weather outside.
  • Are house windows tinted inside or outside?
    Most of the time, windows are tinted from the inside. This allows for durability as the film is not exposed to any outdoor elements (apart from sunlight).
  • What is the best residential window tint?
    This can be subjective, depending on why you would like your windows to be tinted. However, most experts tend to agree that solar window tint is the best for residential properties. This is because it blocks out harmful UV Rays and reduces the amount of hot and cold air that enters a home, potentially saving you a lot in energy costs and maintaining a comfortable temperature inside.
  • Does privacy window film work at night?
    Unfortunately, window films do not work the same way at night as they do during the day. Because they work by reflecting light, the opposite effect occurs at night. However, to ensure that you still have maximum privacy at night, you can browse through the other window treatment options we offer. Draperies, blinds, and window shades are great nighttime options.
  • How much energy can I save with new draperies?
    According to the Department Of Energy, you can save up to 77% of heat gain with the smart use of window treatments such as draperies. You might not need to use your air conditioning system as often – this can save a lot of energy.
  • Which kinds of draperies are safe for children and pets?
    Fabric blinds and window treatments are safer options for children and pets. Traditional blinds have metal hardware, which can be a choking hazard for small children and animals.
  • Which kinds of draperies provide the most privacy?
    Blackout draperies and lined draperies or curtains will provide the most privacy.
  • Which types of draperies are most popular?
    Pinch-pleat draperies are usually our most popular offering. They are classic and sophisticated, and they tend to never go out of style.
  • Should my draperies be darker or brighter than my walls?
    Draperies should either be one shade darker or lighter than your wall color. However, the important part is that they complement the color of the wall instead of fighting against it.
  • How much energy can I save with new shades or blinds?
    With new window shades or window blinds, you could see energy savings of up to 10 – 15% on your cooling and heating costs.
  • What kind of window treatments are safe for children and pets?
    Cordless window treatments and motorized window treatments, such as shades or blinds are safe for homes with young children or pets. These can be easily operated with remotes, so there are no dangerous cords.
  • What kind of window treatments provide the most privacy?
    Blackout window shades provide the most privacy by blocking all light and even some noise. Sheer window shades provide the least privacy but allow some light to come through.
  • What type of window treatments are most popular?
    Motorized window treatments, roller shades, and plantation shutters are the most popular because they are easy to operate and can be made from different materials, like light-filtering or blackout fabrics.
  • Should my motorized window treatments be darker or brighter than my walls?
    Your motorized window treatments should be darker than your walls to reduce glare and provide privacy. Choose a brighter color or pattern if you want your window treatment to stand out.
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