Window Coverings

Video: Powerview® Window Shade Motorization

Posted on November 29, 2017 by James Florence

BURLINGAME — If you’re interested in automating your home’s window shades, a great option to consider is PowerView Motorization by Hunter Douglas. Today we’re in Burlingame with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Rebecca San Diego of Rebarts Interiors to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Rebecca San Diego: When selecting blinds and shades for your home we would suggest the PowerView Motorization by Hunter Douglas. Some of the reasons why is for child safety, ease of use where you can open them all at the same time and also to hide those unsightly cords and wands out of the way. You can also program them through your smartphone or your tablet to open at seven in the morning, Read more

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Automating Your Shades with PowerView® Motorization

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Mari Patrick

BURLINGAME — If you’re interested in automating your home’s window shades, a great option to consider is PowerView® Motorization by Hunter Douglas. This sophisticated system offers some of the most advanced automation technology to date, making it simple and easy to operate your shades via your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

One of the most convenient features PowerView Motorization offers is the ability to program a schedule for your window shades. You can schedule your shades to open in the morning and close at night, which saves you the trouble of doing it manually. Furthermore, you can schedule individual shades to open or close at specific times. For example, if you have westward-facing windows that get a lot of sun in the afternoon, Read more

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Cleaning Your Sunbrella® Items

Posted on October 02, 2017 by James Florence

SAN ANSELMO — If you own awnings, outdoor cushions or covers made by Sunbrella®, it’s a good idea to clean them following summer use. Fortunately, this is easy to do—just follow this basic procedure:

  1. Brush off loose dirt.
  2. Apply a solution of 1/4 cup of dishwashing liquid to 1 gallon of water.
  3. Use a soft bristle brush to gently scrub the fabric.
  4. Allow the solution to sit and soak into the fabric.
  5. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  6. Air dry.

While this basic procedure will take care of bird droppings and other mild stains, in the case of heavy stains like tree sap, Read more

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Video: Material Options for Window Shutters

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

RIPON — Host, Sarah Rutan: When buying window shutters, it’s good to know about the different material options that are available. Today we’re in Ripon with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Bob Calderera of Shutter City to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Bob Calderera: We have 3 major different types of shutters. We have the plastic, which is an excellent option. It gives you the highest in durability, the highest in moisture-resistance. Then you have the composite, which is also an excellent choice for durability, with a lifetime warranties, with several different choices as far as being used as special shades. And then you have the wood shutter, which has more of a designer effect, Read more

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3 Types of Shutter Materials

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

RIPON — When buying shutters to cover your home’s windows, in addition to picking a design, you’ll need to choose from different materials. Your choice of shutter material will likely depend on several factors, from your color and style preferences to your budget size. Here are the three major types of shutter materials available:

Plastic (vinyl)
Plastic shutters are a good choice if you’re on a limited budget. Besides being the least expensive option, plastic shutters are fully weather- and moisture-resistant, which makes them virtually maintenance-free.

Wood
If you have a larger budget and live in a high-end home, consider choosing wood shutters. Since they can be modified to fit uniquely shaped windows or particular color preferences, Read more

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Video: Benefits of Cellular Shades

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

PLEASANTON — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re planning to install new window coverings in your home, one product worth considering is cellular shades. Today we’re in Pleasanton with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Alan Robinette of Window-ology to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Alan Robinette: So, many people already know that cellular shades have three wonderful advantages in that they disappear and open the window so well, they create a wonderful insulation, and they also give you a perfectly open view when you want to be able to see out. There are no cords visible anywhere and there’s no — because cords are really not a very pretty thing to have. Read more

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The Benefits of Cellular Shades

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

PLEASANTON — When it comes to choosing window coverings for your home, one option to consider is cellular shades. Also known as “honeycomb” shades, this versatile window covering product offers a variety of functional and aesthetic benefits.

One advantage of cellular shades is their small stack height, which means they compress tightly when raised and cause minimal obstruction of window views. Additionally, cellular shades’ dual-fold character allows them to be lowered from the top-down, providing privacy on the lower half of the window without having to be fully closed.

Another advantage of cellular shades is they’re available in cordless versions. Cords can be an eyesore and even pose a safety issue (especially for young children), Read more

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