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    How to Measure for Curtains and Window Treatments

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Before measuring your windows for your window treatments, decide if you want to hang them on the inside or the outside of the window frame. Hang your blinds, shades, and shutters on the inside of the window if you have an attractive molding. Hang them on the outside if your windows are not square, have unattractive molding, or you want them to look bigger.

    Watch this video to see the best way to measure for each kind of window treatment. If you are hanging them on the inside, measure the width of the window in three places and use the narrowest width. Measure the height in three places and use the longest. For window treatments on the outside, measure the width of the window three times and use the widest.

    Bay Area Vinyl Shutters has a strong reputation of providing quality window treatments to complement every décor. To learn more, visit our website or call (408) 263-3300.

    What Cellular Window Shades Can Do for Your Home

    Last updated 6 years ago

    You do not have to sacrifice function to get a really beautiful set of window shades. With cellular window shades, you get aesthetic appeal that benefits your home in some really important ways. Keep reading to see how cellular shades will improve your life:

    • Increase Insulation

    The distinctive honeycomb shape of the cellular shade traps air, providing better insulation for the house and keeping in heat or cold depending on the season. When you install these attractive window coverings, you will notice a decrease in your energy costs. You can buy cellular shades with single, double, or triple cells. The more cells you have, the better insulation you get.

    • Control Light

    You can find cellular window shades that filter light into a room or that make a room darker. If you prefer to let natural light filter into your home, opt for a lighter opacity. Darker opacities are perfect for rooms where you want to keep it nice and dark, like a home theater.

    • Sun Protection

    Not only do the honeycomb cells keep your home well insulated, but they also block out the harmful rays from the sun. This extra sun protection keeps your furniture from fading prematurely. Buying cellular window shades is an important investment for your home. Prevent sun damage to your beautiful décor by choosing cellular shades as your window treatments.


    At Bay Area Vinyl Shutters, we provide a high quality selection of shades, blinds, and plantation shutters designed to protect your house from the elements. They also work to make your house more energy-efficient. To learn more about how our products can improve your home, call (408) 263-3300.

    "...treated me with the best customer service." | Review of Bay Area Vinyl Shutters | (408) 263-3300

    Last updated 6 years ago

    What a wondeful way to run a business! I had my whole house installed with plantation shutters and they are beautiful. From my first phone call I felt everyone I spoke with knew their products inside out and treated me with the best customer service. It was such a nice change. The estimator and installers wore "booties" to keep my house clean and... More

    Looking for More Resources from Bay Area Vinyl Shutters?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Whether you want to update your entire décor or just incorporate some new additions, window treatments can give your entire house a makeover. Use these resources to help you decide between blinds and shades. For more great information about window treatments, please call Bay Area Vinyl Shutters at (408) 263-3300.

    -  Learn about some of the best benefits of using blinds as your window coverings in this article.

    -  Use this article for information about the different types of windows so you can find the right window treatments for their size and shape.

    -  Get some great tips here on buying window blinds for each room in your home.

    -  Learn how to use natural light to your advantage in this article about home decorating.

    -  Use these window treatment ideas to incorporate window shades into your décor.

    "...the blinds look great..." | Review of Bay Area Vinyl Shutters | (408) 263-3300

    Last updated 6 years ago

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    • Great job, Bud was great, very neat, clean.  Never knew he was in the house.  Thank you.  Oh, the blinds look great as well!

      Rebecca D.

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