How To Get The Perfect Measurements For Your Windows

You did your spring cleaning, including the windows, and now you want to update the window treatments with new blinds, shades or the ultimate in window fashion, plantation shutters. Before you start shopping bring correct measurements with you. To ensure accurate measurements, use a high quality, steel tape measure with a blade at least ½ inch wide. Note any obstructions inside your window frame such as locks, crank handles or alarm contacts.

An inside installation is inside the window frame. Measure the width of the exact window frame opening in three places, top, middle and bottom. Use the smallest of these three measurements to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. Measure the exact height of the window in three places, left, middle and right. Use the largest of these three measurements to the nearest 1/8 inch. Now measure the available depth of your window frame. Be careful not to include inside moldings or tracks. Measure only the space available to install your blinds.

A frame installation is on the window frame. Measure the width from edge-to-edge across the top of your window frame to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. Measure the height from the upper edge to the lower edge of your window frame to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. If you have a window sill, measure the depth.

An outside installation is outside the window frame. Across the top of your window frame measure from edge to edge to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. Measure the height from the upper edge to the lower edge of the frame to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. Measure the depth if there is a window sill.

Now that you have precise window measurements you will be able to get a better idea of what kind of window fashion to look for and a truthful quote. Many consumers decide after taking measurements they prefer an outside mount instead of the inside mount they currently have.

Once you know the measurements of the windows, it’s best to know what’s out there before you begin to shop. The internet is the best place to find out about all the new window fashions and technology. Another good idea to help you determine what style best suits you are decorating magazines. Shopping is easier when you decide your look is contemporary rather than classic.


At BLINDS SHADE AND SHUTTER FACTORY we make shopping easy.

Call for a FREE Shop-At-Home appointment. We will come to your home and measure for you while you look at samples and colors up close to your rugs, walls and furniture.



Visit our website for all of the latest in window treatments or stop in to our beautiful showroom, 404 Easton Rd, Warrington Pa to learn all there is to know in window coverings.



Where the Stories of Our Lives Unfold


Your home is a place for relaxing moments, where cherished times become sweet memories and a place for friends and family to celebrate happy occasions. Attention to style and design is what brings rooms together, turning a house into a home. To create the perfect atmosphere, outside elements such as light and temperature are essential. Today there are so many choices for decorating your windows, making each room warm and inviting with your own flair of sophistication.

Vertical sheers provide the elegance of draperies while letting you control the amount of privacy you need. Vanes rotate to redirect and diffuse light casting a golden glow. To achieve luxurious style, horizontal sheers leave rooms glowing while transforming light. Pair the two in one room to achieve relaxed elegance.

Honeycomb pleated shades are popular for their energy efficiency. Their unique cells insulate windows keeping out the cold air in winter and heat in the summer. The crisp fabric pleats with their luminous effects create drama in any room.

Interwoven weaves and fibers produce woven wood shades. An alternative to solar screens, these popular window treatments give spectacular light effects as the sun filters through. Soft chenilles, raffias and paper mixed with the sun’s rays leave your room warm and welcoming.

The classic roman shade is still as popular today as it was when you were a kid. They add dimension to your room with their soft folds and gentle textures. Choice of fabric can either leave your room comfortable and casual or formal and elegant. Either in light filtering or room darkening, these classic shades enhance the decor of any room.

For a traditional look wood blinds are the answer. The rich stain colors enhance wood floors and moldings. Also available in faux wood, these durable blinds bring an aura of respect to your room.

The contemporary look of horizontal aluminum blinds keeps them popular. Their simplicity and sleek design work well in any room and the ability to control outside light makes them a favorite among homeowners.

Whether you’re savoring your first cup of coffee in the morning or special moments with family, your home is the place where it all begins. Define the style you want in each room and enjoy the view.

For help choosing the perfect window fashions for your home visit or stop in to our showroom

404 Easton Rd, Warrington Pa

FREE Shop-at-Home 215-491-4400


The Times They Are A Changing!

In the past, enhansing the look of the room was all consumers expected from their window treatments. Once thought of as the “final touch” when decorating a room is no longer true. Today’s customers are expecting a lot more from their Blinds Shades And Shutters. The eco/friendly movement and enhanced technology has come to the forefront of design.

Providing insulation, privacy and protection from the sun is not enough for today’s eco/friendly customer. The window fashion industry has recognized the importance of ecological responsibility and responded with environmentally friendly products. Offering a variety of options and styles, today’s best dressed window is made from natural materials and offers clean lines and easy care and operation. Soft textured looks and sheers are popular especially among younger consumers. Panel tracks are something different for sliders and large windows. They offer a lot of style options and provide protection from the sun. Roller shades are capturing some of the roman shade business but are also taking a piece of the market that blinds or pleated shades might of had a few years ago.
With the Gen-X/Gen-Y consumer in mind, technology has brought motorized window treatments. Keeping up with home theater and digital electronics, motorized blinds and shades have become the “must have” in the industry. Sales of motorization have quadrupled in the past year with no signs of slowing down. The Smart Home buyer can integrate window treatments with controls for lighting, heating and air conditioning, security and entertainment.

Today’s consumer knows what they want, eco/friendly products with up to date technology. Innovation and services in the window fashion industry are keeping up with the demand. For more on the latest styles and innovation in Blinds Shades And Shutters visit

Shades of Green and Organic

Looking for high- style and eco friendly when redecorating your home? Woven Wood Shades are at the forefront of interior design. Not just bamboo and ramen wood for this popular window treatment, today’s woven wood shades are made from renewable resources’ such as grasses, reeds, bark, jute, flax and hemp. Manufacturers find that the softer look of grasses and exotic mixes are what designers want. Eco-friendly consumers want unique natural materials that are abundant and fast-growing.

Eco-awareness caused sales in the woven-woods category of window treatments to outperform any other category. The green trend has placed an emphasis on woven-wood products because they are environmentally friendly. Consumers have reacted positively as doing one more thing towards a cleaner, greener environment.

 Color is also a big part in the sudden popularity of woven wood shades. Rich colors such as mahogany is a trend many customers want.  Natural products have inherent qualities that add to the beauty of the shade. Weaving materials such as chenille, raffia’s and paper make the fabric exquisite because of the color, texture and shimmering fibers. Sunlight adds an inspiring effect of style and intrigue.

 If you’re choosing woven woods for the latest in window fashions or because they are eco-friendly, woven wood shades can change the mood of a room. Whether you want an exotic look or rustic, formal or casual, woven wood shades are a great way to update any room, bathroom, office or bedroom.

To learn more about eco-friendly styles for your home or the latest trends in window fashions visit



Dressing windows is an essential and exciting way of letting light and beauty into your life. You want designs that create attractive, enjoyable spaces while ensuring privacy, light control, energy efficiency and UV protection. Today’s options are both aesthetic and practical. Insulating technology for harnessing heat and smart ways to make the most of natural light are creative ideas with smart solutions.

By using the power of the sun, environmentally friendly window treatments are available to help you save energy. Insulating window treatments keep rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. In the winter insulating window treatments allow sun generated heat into your home. During the summer, they will keep your home cooler by minimizing the amount of heat in each room. Insulating blinds also diffuse and disperse light deeper into a room so you can use less electrical lighting.

Natural light over time can fade and damage a room’s furnishings and decor. Choose products with UV protection that will block out harmful effects of the sun. Also consider when shopping for BLINDS SHADES AND SHUTTERS different degrees of privacy and lighting for each room. Choices such as low-light, full sun or a mix of both can help you achieve the amount of light and privacy you want.

Fashionable, functional choices in window treatments let you express your good taste and enhance your living. Visit for distinctive style and industry-leading innovation ideas for your home.

How can you make an ordinary room Extraordinary?

New Blinds, Shades or Shutters can dramatically change the look of any room. At BLINDS SHADE AND SHUTTER FACTORY we can help you with putting finishing touches on your home or business. Visit our website at to see all our solutions for light control, insulation, privacy and style.  Stop in to our beautiful new showroom in Warrington, Pa to see our sample displays from HUNTER DOUGLAS, COMFORTEX and SHUTTERSMART. Call  to schedule a FREE Shop-at-Home appointment so YOU can see samples in your home to coordinate colors and WE can measure your windows. We’ll be back when your order is ready to install your purchase.  We achieve our high customer satisfaction by making the sales process pleasant from the initial meeting to the installation. So if you’re thinking of changing the look of a room,  BLINDS SHADE AND SHUTTER FACTORY has what you are looking for at affordable prices. 


404 Easton Rd.

Warrington, Pa 18976


Check This Out!


Comfortex and Hunter Douglas are offering customer rebates.  How smart of you to wait until now to purchase new window treatments.

HUNTER DOUGLAS  Rebates until April 29, 2011

Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades — $25.00 per unit

Vignette Modern Roman Shades — $40.00 per unit

Pirouette Window Shadings — $50.00 per unit

Duette Vertiglide Honeycomb Shades –$100.00 per unit

Duette Vertiglide with Duolite — $300.00 per unit

Skyline Gliding Window Panels — $100.00 per unit

Luminette Privacy Sheers — $100.00 per unit

COMFORTEX  Rebates until April 30, 2011

Shangri-La Sheer Shadings $25.00 per unit

Woodwinds SuperNatural Woodtone Shutters $25.00 per unit

Odysee Insulating Blinds $25.00 per unit

Comfortrack Plus Energy Saving Sidetrack System $10.00 per unit

Fusion Insulating Roman Panel Shades $50.00 per unit

Ovation Cellular Sliders $50.00 per unit

Panel Track for Persona and Envision Shades $50.00 per unit

Persona Roller and Roman Shades $25.00 per order

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