If you have decided that it’s time to finally install shades in your home, you have made a great decision for both style and functionality. Not only can they be made in a variety of colors, designs, and fabrics, but they will offer unmatched UV protection, privacy, and energy efficiency. In order to get a superb installation, however, you must measure the windows that they will be fitting into. This ensures they will offer total coverage, that they fit into the allotted space, and so on. At Starwood Distributors, we offer free in-home consultations where a specialist will advise, measure, order, and facilitate the installation of your blinds. There are many reasons why it’s beneficial to have a professional measure your blinds, and here are some of them.
Experience and Precision
Not that using a tape measure is particularly difficult, but there’s more to it – a specialist who has professionally measured for window treatment installs many times knows how to take the most precise measurements every time. In terms of measuring windows, if you’ve never done it before, there are many possible learning mistakes. The worst thing being that you might order your cut-to-measure treatments, then find they do not fit – while you’re in the middle of installing them! If that happens, you’ve cost yourself time and money, and you won’t enjoy the window treatment you’ve been looking forward to.
Easy Measuring Mistakes That Can Be Made
A layman who does not measure windows for a living can make easy mistakes that there’s no way of knowing beforehand. That is unfortunately normal! For instance, you probably thought that all windows that are right next to each other in a home are the same size. However, they are definitely not always the same size – in fact, a set of three identical-looking windows can each have slight size variations. You cannot take just one measurement and then assume (or hope) that the same treatment will work for each.
Another common mistake is when someone measures the size of the entire window opening, instead of just what is going to be covered by the shade. You always want to measure in three places – you probably thought of the top and bottom, but you must also do the middle as well. A metal measuring tape is the only way to go with windows, not a yardstick, and not a ribbon-style tape measure. These are only some of the possible mistakes, and chances are you did not know them off the top of your head.
It Is a Free Service at Starwood
As mentioned above, measurement is free at Starwood Distributors! It is an included part of your free, in-home consultation that you’ll have with one of our professionals, once you decide the time is right to install your brand new window treatments. The benefits to employing a pro are numerous, and we think you’ll agree. Schedule your consultation today at any one of our Texas locations. We are in: Dallas, McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.