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3 Cool Things You Can Do with Automatic Window Shades

September 20, 2013

What happens with technology meets interior design? Automatic window shades can be practical and functional, but they can also be fun!

Automatic window shades are adjusted with the touch of a button. They are useful because shades can be adjusted even in hard to reach places, large shades are easily opened and closed and privacy can be attained quickly. These automatic shades are operated with remote controls, wall switches or even timers. Here are some cool things you can do with automatic window shades in your home.

1. Cover Window Arches – You know those beautiful arches in your windows? The ones way up high that give the room an elegant look. How annoying is it when the sun hits just the right spot and blinds you in your family room or heats up the whole room because you just can’t cover it? Installing automatic window shades on these hard to reach arches is the answer to your dilemma. Just flip a switch to open or close. It’s that easy!

2. Install Timers or Sun Sensors – Timers and sun sensors are a very cool addition to automatic shades. Timers are great if you know exactly when you want the shades opened or closed. For example maybe you want to keep people from being able to look in when you’re out of town or you like to sleep with the windows covered but you want the sun to shine in when your alarm goes off. Just set the timer and it will all happen automatically. Sun sensors are brilliant. Do you have a couch that suffers from overexposure? Protect your furniture and manage your heating/cooling costs by installing a sun sensor to pull the shades for you. You don’t even have to be home.

3. Get the app! – Believe it or not, some automatic window shades can be controlled from your smartphone. Just download the app and follow the instructions. No matter where you are you can open or close your window shades just by taping the screen.

If you don’t already have automatic window shades, you may want to consider an upgrade. They’re smart, practical and honestly, fun to play with. Whether you’re showing off your fancy windows or just trying to get some shut-eye, you’ll be glad that you installed window coverings that do what you want with the touch of a button.

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Can Shutters and Window Treatments Block Out Light?

August 2, 2013
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S3. large_04-7145electing window coverings is an important decision. You obviously want them to look good and match the décor of the room, but they serve other purposes as well. In addition to blocking out noise, providing privacy, and reducing heating and cooling costs; some window coverings can also block out light.

Best Window Coverings for Blocking Out Light

When buying new window treatments one of the things to consider is how much light do you want to block out. When covering a kitchen window, for example, blocking light may not be a primary concern. However in bedrooms and rooms with a television, many look for options such as shutters that can quickly and easily block out sunlight and glare that can make it difficult to sleep or watch TV.

There are “black out” options that can keep all light from coming into a room. While effective, these window coverings are often not all that attractive and come in the form of thick, dark fabric that either adheres to the windows or hangs well beyond the window frame.

Blinds and curtains are able to block out some light, but the fabric used is often thin enough to allow a decent amount of light through, or the slats on the blinds are so small, lots of light is able to seep through the cracks.

Shutters are a great option if you’re looking for stylish window coverings that provide the ability to block quite a bit of light. They will not “black out” a room, but they fit snug in the window frame and when the slats are closed very little light is able to shine through. It is more than enough coverage to keep the glare off the TV or the bright sun rays from disturbing a peaceful slumber.

Danmer makes custom shutters to perfectly fit any door or window in your home. They’re a perfect choice if you want attractive, yet practical window coverings to block out light.

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Window Shades Are Practical and Affordable

April 18, 2013

When shopping for a window treatment that is both practical and affordable, many homeowners feel they are limited to a small selection. Window shades are an elegant, yet reasonably priced window treatment that are available in a wide selection of styles and color choices. Window shades can be made with several natural materials including bamboo, grass, and jute. You can select from a number of styles including standard Roman shades, waterfall Roman shades, arch top shades, ring drapery panels and more to suit your personal style as well as your home décor.

Window Shades with Automatic Controls

Do prefer to add ease to control your window shades? Have a fully integrated system installed with your shades to control them in groups or individual. Choose from the use of a remote control, watch switches, 24 hour timer, sun sensor and others.

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Choose High Quality Window Treatments

March 15, 2013

Many homeowners make the mistake of continually buying cheap, low quality window treatments. Low quality window treatments tend to fail quickly, fade, and generally make a room look rundown. Rather than continually waste your money on cheap metal blinds and flimsy curtains, search out a sturdy window treatment built to be long lasting like plantation shutters.

Shutters Make the Perfect Window Treatments

Plantation shutters made of hardwood or synthetic materials are an excellent choice in window treatments due to their longevity and polished look. Shutters also tend to be easier to clean, as some synthetic varieties have an anti-static quality to repel dust. You will also find that shutters a superior choice for blocking out light for those who prefer a relatively dark room for sleeping or television viewing. As shutters need to be custom made to fit snugly in the windows of your home, choose a shutter company that’s a designer, manufacturer, and installer all in one to save time and money.

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Sun Control Roller Window Shades for Your Enclosed Porch

August 15, 2012

If you have an enclosed porch or sunroom, it is likely one of your favorite spaces in the house. It gets you close to being outside, but without having to deal with the bees, mosquitoes and other pests. Not to mention, you can enjoy it even when it is raining, snowing or super windy out.

 

The problem is that there are times during the day that the room likely gets unbearably hot from the sun beating in. Not only is this uncomfortable, it fades your furniture. Sun control roller window shades can help protect your furniture while also making the room more comfortable.

Why Our Sun Control Roller Window Shades are so Special

The sun control roller window shades we have here at Danmer are perfect for any room in your home, including the sunroom. Special fabric is used to reduce glare, diffuse light and help to control interior temperatures. Not to mention, since they block out UV rays, they help to keep your furniture looking new longer.

We only use the highest quality fabrics paired up with your choice of a motorized or chain operated clutch control. Schedule a free consultation today and allow one of our experts to help you choose which fabric is right for your needs and space.

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Impress Your In-laws with Masterpiece Window Shades

August 8, 2012

If you are like many others, you probably try and try, but never seem to be able to do anything to impress your in-laws. Sure, maybe they are polite to you,  and they might even like you, but you can’t shake that feeling that they look down on you a little, right? If this sounds like you, one sure way of forcing them to look at you in a different light is by having Masterpiece window shades made.

What are Masterpiece Window Shades?

You can add the most exquisite art pieces to your home and not make an impression at all. If you really want to stop guests in their tracks, you will want to make an appointment for free consultation for Masterpiece window shades.

These unique shades open like any other shades do, but when they are closed, all you see is a picture on them. You can have any picture transposed to them, or you can always have  a picture engraved as well. This element of surprise very well may cause them to look at you just a little differently.

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Types of Fabrics Used for Our Sun Control Roller Window Treatments

July 20, 2012

When most people start shopping for sun control roller shades, they have no idea that they are made in such a vast array of fabrics. When you decide you want these window treatments, you will need to be prepared to make some big decisions. Requesting a free consultation with one of our skilled designers will help.

Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Window Treatments

These types of window treatments diffuse light, control interior temperatures reduce glare and help to keep your furnishings from fading from the sun. Below is an overview of the quality fabrics used here at Danmer.

  • Blackout – These filter out every bit of light and offer a maximum level of privacy. They are ideal for home theaters, nurseries, bedrooms and conference rooms.
  • Green – If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, we have PVC-free solar shades that are 100 percent recyclable.
  • Solar Screen – These do not block out all the light; they filter it so they offer protection while still allowing an outside view.
  • Microban – Ideal for bathrooms, doctor and dentist offices and spas, these SheerWeave fabrics inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, all known for leaving behind stains.
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Keep Your Home Cooler this Summer with the Right Window Coverings

July 5, 2012

If it seems as though summer temperatures seem to be abnormally hot this year nearly everywhere, it is because they are. This means that your home is also hotter and if you have air conditioning, it is working overtime. Of course, this amounts to increased energy usage and higher bills. It may be hard to believe that something as simple as window coverings could make such a monumental difference, but they can!

How Window Coverings Help

First, it is important to understand that not all window coverings are going to help keep your home cooler and your energy bill lower. They need to be quality and they must fit properly. What good are shutters if they are an inch too small and the light blasts through on the sides anyway?

It also does not hurt to make sure that the covers you choose are designed to be energy efficient and block out the most light. By requesting a free consultation, one of our professionals here at Danmer can go over your options, explain the benefits and help you choose a style that works best for your space.

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Consider Your Goals when Choosing Window Treatments

May 30, 2012

There are many things to consider when choosing window treatments other than the way they will look in the room where you put them. While we have spent the last 30 years offering the world’s finest window shutters in order to provide home owners with highly functional and visually attractive window cover options, we also offer an assortment of additional choices that give you more options for getting the right kind of coverage to meet your needs in every room of your home.

Our Window Treatments Include Custom Made Shutters, Blinds and Shades

Our custom made shutters are the ideal solution for creating more privacy, preventing the transfer of heat in and out of the home, and for controlling the amount of light and fresh air you have filtering inside. Not every individual or every home calls for the use of shutters to add the right finishing touch. We offer the assortment of quality window treatments that will fit every window and door as well as other types of openings in your home. Contact us for more information on the products we have to meet your needs.

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Find Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors

May 11, 2012

No matter where the sliding glass doors in your home are located, it’s important to find properly fitting window coverings for them. Window coverings can help control the temperature of your home as well as provide privacy and light control. When choosing window coverings for your sliding glass doors, be sure to select something that is easy to open as you will still need your doors to be functional. You can have custom window coverings for the sliding glass doors in your home from Danmer Custom Shutters.

Window Coverings for Sliding Glass Doors: Shutters

Danmer can custom match shutters for your sliding glass doors with the existing shutters in your home. Choose between wooden and synthetic shutters in a variety of wood stains and paint colors. Custom window coverings for your sliding glass doors will fit and be functional no matter the size of your door.

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