Frequently Asked Questions
Blinds and Shades Frequently Asked Questions
Affordable Blinds always strives to make sure that all their customers are well informed. With that, here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive and hope they answer some questions of your own.
How does your Made in 1 Day Program work?
At Affordable Blinds, not only do we help you save money while providing quality window treatments, we also understand your time is valuable which is why we offer our Made in 1 Day option. Click Here to learn more.
What are the most energy efficient blinds?
While all window treatments and blinds provide some insulation when closed, our cellular honeycomb shades offer the best insulation value.
The innovative honeycomb shades construction works by trapping air within the honeycomb-shaped compartments. The locked in air compartments form a layer of insulation that makes your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
How do I know what the product will look like in my home?
Free Samples! We understand that most of our clients love seeing their potential new window coverings right in their windows, which is why we offer free samples. You can color match and be confident about ordering online.
Cellular/Honey Comb Free Samples
Roman Shades Free Samples
Roller Shades Free Samples
Solar Roller Shades Free Samples
Blinds Free Samples
How Does Payment Work?
We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Checks, PayPal and Amazon Pay.
What is the difference between inside mount and outside mount?
Inside mount is when the shutter, shade or blind fits inside the window gap. Mounting as an inside mount usually has a neater look. Outside mount is when the shade or blind is installed around and above the window frame and can be used if the depth to mount the product inside the opening is not enough. Rerefer to our Measuring Instructions here for further reference information as well.
Are your window coverings child-safe?
Many of our Affordable Blinds products are obtainable with child-safe options. Cordless Cellular Shades are some of our best sellers for child safety.
How do I clean my blinds?
Depending on the product you’ve selected cleaning you blinds is very easy. A soft cloth or a feather duster will work well for light dirt and dust. It is also acceptable to use a wet towel to clean your blinds. For deep cleaning, we recommend contacting one of our professionals.
Shades, Blinds or Shutters what would be best for me?
That is entirely up to you, your lifestyle and your taste. Our responsibility is to provide you with all the data you need about our products, show you the choices you have and work within your budget. It is essential to take into account things such as maintenance requirements, whether you need child-friendly options and durability as well as how they look.
What's the Difference Between Working With You and other Service Providers?
Along with quality products and low prices we focus on proving customers a 5 star experience.
Can you help me select the right window treatments?
Yes! Our experienced personnel will walk you through the options available and ask the right questions to help you create a distinctive and personalized look that fits your budget, functional needs and your lifestyle. In addition, Affordable Blinds can help you select finishes, textures and colors that match your interior decoration beautifully. Our friendly customer care representatives’ will walk you through the decision-making process, collecting information to help you choose the ideal solution.
Can I measure my windows myself?
Absolutely! It only takes a few minutes refer to these Measuring Instructions here.
What are the benefits of adding blinds to my windows instead of curtains?
Blinds offer control over how much lighting you allow into your space. In addition, blinds can allow light into your home while still maintaining your privacy.
Is there any economic value to owning blinds and shades that can help me save money?
It is astonishing what window coverings can do to enhance your home's insulation and considerably cut down on your energy costs. Up to twenty-five percent of your home's cooling and heating expenses can be attributed to the loss of energy through your windows.
What is the function of custom window blinds?
The windows can let the sunshine in, and give a good view of the outside scenery for the people in the room. A window may provide us with unwanted light at certain times of the day for whatever reason. Our Custom Blinds are blinds made specifically in styles and measurements based on the customer’s specifications and preferences.
Which type of custom blinds can I choose?
Our blinds can be made of many kinds of materials, such as vinyl, fabric, and wood. Various types have different features. For example, the Roman type gives a historical style looking. When purchasing Custom Window blinds in addition to the measurements of the windows; the materials are also considered in the pricing. Thus, before buying the blinds, you should recognize the specific feature of each type, we are happy to help guide you based on your needs.
Which are the cheapest type custom blinds?
The benefit of shopping at Affordable Blinds is you can get quality shades while saving money. Cordless Cellular Shades offer budget friendly options while offering features like the popular Top Down Bottom Up feature. Roller shades are also a popular budget friendly options.
How do room darkening shades help?
Our Blackout shades work great for any person sensitive to light. If you've got a hard time sleeping, then these are ideal for you. They block out light during the day so those who work night shifts can sleep peacefully during the day. Migraine sufferers like the honeycomb shades as well.