Archives for December 2015

Child-Safe Lifting Systems

Silhouette® Window Shadings

Silhouette® Window Shadings

Does the following situation sound all too familiar? Mommy puts her pearls around her neck, and Dad puts on a tie—and the toddler is eager to imitate them by using items at hand, often something like the dangling cord of a window treatment. Today, there is no reason for us to lose another child to “Infant Cord Strangulation.” If you have not updated the dangling cords on your functioning shades or blinds, perhaps it is time.

The Window Covering Industry uses many methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window treatments. The use of tags helps communicate the important message of child safety and the potential strangulation hazards of corded window treatments. [Read more…]

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Dual-Function: Window Treatment or Room Divider

Skyline® Gliding Window Panels

Skyline® Gliding Window Panels

Sliding panels, also known as sliding screens, gliding window panels, or panel track blinds, were created to cover patio doors and large windows. Because each panel glides fluidly on its own track, it didn’t take long for people to realize that they were more than just a great window treatment option. We now see sliding panels being used as a creative room divider or closet-door replacement. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving Connecticut, at Window Products, we carry the innovative Skyline® Gliding Window Panels and Duette® Honeycomb with Vertiglide™ honeycomb shade that both work very well in this non-traditional way.

Vertical Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades entered the market in the 80s to replace the mini-blind. At first only a horizontal window covering, honeycomb shades didn’t immediately offer a solution for large windows or patio doors. Then people with honeycomb shades on their windows starting asking for a complementary look for their larger windows and doors, so Hunter Douglas created a vertical option. [Read more…]

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Protect Your Floors & Furniture From Harmful UV Rays

UV RaysPeople often inaccurately think that UV damage occurs only during the summer months. However, during the winter, when the sun is lower on the horizon, the harsh glare and the lack of leaves allows the sun to enter farther into a room, which can cause additional UV damage without your even knowing it. If your home has windows that are not covered properly, your belongings will likely experience UV damage.

At Window Products serving Fairfield County, we’ll be happy to help you select window treatments that will not only look stylish but will also protect your belongings.

How to Tell if You Have UV Damage

UV radiation is responsible for approximately 40 to 60 percent of fading. UV damage is permanent and can cause fading anywhere the sunlight reaches. Pull back the corner of your throw rug, move the painting on the wall, or turn your couch cushion over to see if fading has occurred. If so, it’s time to make a change. [Read more…]

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Custom Shutters

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Custom plantation shutters continue to evolve to meet the demands of today’s world, which makes them a popular choice for window treatments here in Connecticut. At Window Products, we carry a variety of high-quality Hunter Douglas shutters.

Hunter Douglas Shutters

Hunter Douglas, the leader in window treatments offers the largest collection of plantation shutters. They offer or come in:

  • Specialty shapes
  • 11 frames, Z-frames, track systems frames, hang strip, still and decorative sill cover
  • 2 ½”, 3 ½”, 4 ½” louver sizes

Plus, they provide insulation, solar heat control, and ultraviolet protection. They’re designed and custom-assembled in the U.S.A. and come with the standard Hunter Douglas Lifetime Guarantee. Read on to see the features of the different Hunter Douglas shutters below. [Read more…]

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