Frequently Asked Questions About Window Coverings

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There are many questions when considering new window coverings.  If you have never purchased window coverings before, the first question may be ‘where to start?’

The sheer number of options  can be overwhelming!  There are so many different styles that range from faux wood blind to wood blinds, roller shades and roman shades, vertical blinds and panel track blinds, sheer shades and zebra blinds. Then there are the timeless shutters: California shutters, plantation shutters, wood shutters,  vinyl shutters.  As you can tell the list goes on.

To help you with these decisions Milton Blinds offers shop at home convenient service. Our complementary in-home consultations allow us to bring our showroom to you. With our experience and expertise we can guide you to window covering products that will work well for your home, in keeping with your to budget, décor and functionality.

Schedule an at-home consultation and we will be able to  answer all your questions on site, take measurements and prepare a quote.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions you may find helpful.

  1. How long do window coverings take to be made?

Most products can be prepared within 2-3 weeks, however sometimes fabrics are on back order.  Customers are notified if this is the case.

  1. I am a sensitive sleeper, what is the best room darkening blind option?

Honeycomb blackout shades are a big seller because they fit snugly into the sides and are available in cordless and motorized configurations. Roller shades are another good option, but  perhaps with an outside mount versus an interior mount.  Both products can be raised halfway up or all the way up depending on how much privacy you want.

  1. What do you suggest for a patio door?

Patio doors come in many suitable style options and recommendations are based on width, height and depth of the trim work.  Shutters can be optioned with bi-fold panels, along with roller shades, zebra blinds, panel track blinds and vertical blinds.

  1. I have a window that faces my neighbors window, what do I do?

A sheer shade, zebra blind or soft roman shade are the best options. They will cover the window opening in a sheer material that still allows the space to be bright but softens the view and provides you with privacy.

  1. I find our family uses a lot of electronics, what would be the best blind?

Any product that has glare reduction and light control. Motorization is a great option for grand recreation rooms, theatre rooms, living rooms or windows mounted high up.  With the simple click of a button you can operate up to 16 blinds at once. This may be shutters, roller shades, zebra blinds, or sheer blinds.

  1. The back of my house gets very hot in the summer months, suggestions?

An energy efficient product like shutters are great options if your house is getting too hot.  Shutters are 100% UV protective and shield your home from infrared radiation (heat) and will reduce your energy bills. You can also use UV protective roller shades or roman shades.

If you have any questions that was not addressed in the above, please feel free to reach out to us via phone (905) 876-9057, email We are open from 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday, Friday 8am-3pm and Saturday hours vary.

High Quality Window Coverings from Milton Blinds

Milton Blinds has over a decade of knowledge and experience working with all types of window coverings: faux wood blinds, wood blinds, vertical blinds, roller shades, dual shades, shutters, roman blinds and the list goes on! Knowing the window treatment specifications allows us to present luxury options for homeowners, contractors, renovators, commercial properties and workplaces.

All our products are custom made to order and we can design the blind, shade or shutter just for you! We operate in the Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Georgetown, Milton and surrounding areas. We bring you the most competitive price point for quality window coverings.

Whether you are decorating your new home or looking to put an old one up for sale, contact us today to set up your in-home consultation.

About Milton Blinds

At Milton Blinds, we are continuously researching the latest in design, technology, and quality of window covering products. We recognize your time is valuable. We want to save you the time of shopping and researching the vase collection of blinds, shades, and shutters that are available. We also aim to bring you the most competitively priced window treatments for your living spaces and bedrooms. To receive a personalized consultation, book a consultation.

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