Window coverings - like awnings, drapes, shutters, and blinds - are supposed to help us enjoy our Sunshine Coast homes. They make our living spaces look cleaner and more inviting, protect us from the ubiquitous sun, and prevent our windows from getting quite as dirty, so we don’t have to clean them quite as often.
Many of these inherent qualities evaporate when our blinds and shutters get dirty, however. Dirty window coverings could potentially be even worse than dirty windows. At least windows are expected to get dirty! Blinds and shutters just look dingy when they’re dirty, and have the same effect on the rest of the environment.
To really get the most out of your shutters and blinds in the Sunshine Coast, a little bit of maintenance is required. We think you’ll agree the work is worth it, when your windows and living areas look brand new and pristine, every time, with these few helpful guidelines.
How To Care For Your Shutters And Blinds
There are nearly as many different kinds of window coverings as there are windows in the world. There’s no catch-all, quick-and-easy answer to the best way to take care of your wooden blinds and slatted shades. Here are a few of the more common styles, and how to care for them.
The slats can be very close together and hard to reach in both ½” and 1” Aluminum Blinds, which can create quite a build-up of dust and grime. If it’s been a while since you’ve really gotten in the nooks and crannies of your Aluminum Blinds, you might look for a local sonic cleaning company. Sonic cleaning companies use sound waves to shake dust and debris free from hard-to-reach places. Sonic cleaning companies are highly-trained professionals, and know how to keep their mess contained. It could be a good investment, to save you hours picking dust out of your carpet.
Although most Wood Blinds have been painted or sealed in some capacity, it’s still not advisable to get them wet, as moisture can cause wood to warp and discolor. To clean your Wood Blinds, use a feather duster or a dry rag. If you do need to use a wet rag, in intense cleaning situations, just make sure to dry the excess moisture when you’re done.
Honeycomb Cell Shades
Honeycomb shades are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to their stylish, minimalist, modern design. They look awesome, but they can be awesomely difficult to clean. To clean your honeycomb cell shades use a vacuum, with a soft-bristle brush attachment, to get all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.
Clean, beautiful shutters and blinds can make your Sunshine Coast home sparkle and shine like new, without breaking the bank.
Material : 1.4 mm gauge, marine-grade aluminium with reinforced connecting joints
Coating : Powder coat, timber look veneer or hardened automotive finish
Colours : 2 standard powder coated (white, pearl), 2 hardened automotice finish (black, anodised),
and 4 timber grain veneers (limewash, golden oak, walnut, natural cedar).
Custom colours are only available in hardened automotive finish.
Installation : Hinged Panel, Framed, Bi-fold, fixed in top and Bottom U channel,
Track Bi-fold and Track sliding.
Roller Blinds are an excellent solution for heat and light control. Smooth operating and custom made, they are available in three selections:
- Blockout - for maximum light and UV protection.
- Translucent - for total UV protection whilst allowing filtered light.
- Sunscreen - designed for heat and UV protection and at the same time a view to outside areas.
Panel Glides bring a WOW factor into your home, as well as practicality. They are fantastic in wide open spaces, and come with with a smooth and effortless operating system. The fabric panels glide easily, giving you the answer for large sliding and bi-fold doors.
Roman Blinds create a stunning versatility adding glamour to many interior looks. Coordinated with Panel Glides, Roller Blinds, Madera Timber Venetians and Vertical Drapes, Roman Blinds are also available in motorized.
Select from Plantation Style with timber pelmet and batten treatments, the simple Classic style with aluminium battens (back extrusions) and Fabric or Linea Pelmet or our new Mode style with sleek modern lines and coordinated pelmet.