Here is a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not answered, please call us and we'll be glad to answer your question. Or, if there are other questions you feel belong in this list, please let us know!
If you are looking for an inside mount option (shade), honeycomb shades provide the most insulation by far. There are several fabrics and hundreds of colors to choose from. They can even be made into a vertical shade.
If you want something a little more decorative, lined drapery or Roman shades give you a lot of insulation. Add some interlining and the insulation factor goes up.
We highly recommend using traverse rods for custom drapery. Available with a wand or cord to operate, you’ll never have to touch the drapery with your hands. They come in a variety of colors and sizes.
While we love the look of a rod with rings, this is generally meant to work with stationary drapery panels. Same goes with the grommet top drapes. Operating these two types of drapes is not ideal.
Valance: A valance is any decorative window top treatment. It can be made of fabric, wood, or anything else. There are many kinds of top treatments, such as cornice boards, faux roman valances, and wood box valances.
Blinds: A window blind has either horizontal or vertical slats that can be opened or closed to adjust light and privacy. (Example: faux wood blind).
Traverse Rod: Used to operate drapery. Drapery can be pleated or ripplefold.
Pleated Drapery: While there are several ways to pleat a drapery, they always have drapery pins on the back that fit into slides in the traverse rod.
Ripplefold Drapery: There are no pleats in a ripplefold drapery. The fabric gets a tape with snaps applied at the top. Those snaps fit into snaps on the headrail of the traverse rod. The result is beautiful drapery folds without the more traditional pleat.