Joan MillerWindow covering safety
By Joan Miller
The Blind Ladies

Window covering cords has been a controversial subject plaguing the window covering industry for many years. Due to the unfortunate deaths of several young children, manufacturers have been charged with implementing better and safer ways to operate blinds and shades.

Joan Miler Arched windows
By Joan Miller
The Blind Ladies

When it comes to arched, angled, and odd-shaped windows there is not one simple answer. There are not a wide variety of options for these windows and the products that are available are limited in function and in size.

The sun is powerful in so many ways

The sun affects us in so many ways. It lights up a space in your home and at the same time it can wreak havoc on your beloved possessions such as rugs, artwork, and furniture.  

October begins the nationwide Window Cord Safety Effort

This month we are devoting our column to your window covering safety. We are sharing the article from the Window Covering Safety Council website:

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. 

Motorized convenience

When was the last time you pulled up in front of your garage, got out of your car, manually opened the garage-door, got back in your car, drove your car in the garage, and then manually closed it again?

Energy loss

Summer is here with temperatures in the high 90’s and heat beating through our windows, robbing the rooms of precious cool air. Did you know that as much as 50% of our heating & cooling energy is lost through our windows?