Window Blind Tips
To help keep your home cooler this summer consider adding motorized window blinds, with a 24-hour timer or sun-activated controls. Motorized blinds can be set to close and open automatically, reducing the need for manual operation. This can help cool down your home while keeping window blind cords safely out of reach.
1. Measure Twice, Cut Once. When purchasing new window blinds, it’s important to take accurate measurements before cutting the blinds to size. Window blinds are available in a variety of sizes and may need to be cut down to fit your windows perfectly. To ensure you get the right size, measure twice and cut once!
2. Choose High-Quality Window Blinds. Investing in high-quality window blinds can help save money over time. They last longer and require less maintenance than cheaper options. Look for window blinds made from durable materials like wood or metal that have been treated with UV-resistant coatings for long-term protection against fading.
3. Clean Window Blinds Regularly. Window blinds can easily become dusty and dirty, so it’s important to clean them regularly. When you are cleaning your window blinds, use a damp cloth to gently wipe away dust and dirt. If the window blinds have more stubborn dirt or build-up, you may need to use a mild detergent with warm water.
4. Use Window Blind Controls Safely. Window blind controls such as cords and chains should be used safely at all times. Window blind cords can pose a strangulation hazard for small children. So make sure they are out of reach when not in use. Also, ensure that any cords dangling from the windows are properly secured to prevent entanglement hazards.
5. Be Mindful of Window Blinds in the Sun. Window blinds that are exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time can become damaged. To protect them from fading and warping, you may want to install blackout shades or use curtains on windows that face south or west. Additionally, keep window blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day to prevent overheating and fading.
By following these tips, you can ensure your window blinds are kept looking their best while providing a safe environment for your family!
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