As a Hunter Douglas Certified Consultant, we offer the full range of their quality blinds and shades. We also offer installation for blinds, however, if you are handy with a few tools, you can install them yourself. Blinds and shades are produced and marketed by a wide variety of manufacturers resulting in a market full of similar looking products but with a significant variance in price and quality.
There is a significant difference in fabric selections, appearance and performance between “bargain blinds” and high quality products manufactured by Hunter Douglas. Their lifting and tilting systems are superb and unmatched in the industry. When purchasing Hunter Douglas window treatments, you receive a lifetime repair warranty (cords for 7 years) – that’s golden! You don’t get that kind of benefit when you purchase your blinds from cash and carry outlets.
Many home improvement stores offer “ready made” shades and blinds that MAY fit your window but might be just a little too wide, too narrow, too short or too long. They also offer special order window coverings custom made to fit dimensions you provide. A full service dealer, like Carpet Den, offers accurate measurements, free estimates, and installation to them and they do not see the in-home application. A full service vendor like Carpet Den, offers accurate measurements, free estimates, and installation while recommending alternatives for a particular application. Being able to see samples in your home or a local Hunter Douglas dealer only showroom makes for a good experience and a favorable selection more likely.
Stores that are “cash and carry” are happy to sell you the product but you are responsible for finding someone trustworthy to install your blinds if you can’t do it yourself. Such stores offer little or no help with issues after the sale is made. Usually you must deal directly with the manufacturer if there are problems or concerns.
If you would like to begin looking at options for your windows, a good place to start is a very helpful Hunter Douglas website – The Art of Window Dressing. You can do some preliminary “shopping” then call Carpet Den for a free estimate.