Should You Order Custom Shades for Your Replacement Windows?

Custom made window shades might be better for your Winnipeg, MB replacement windows than premade shades because they offer a range of benefits for your home.
April 27, 2020

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There are lots of different options for window treatments for the replacement windows on your Kirkland, WA home. Many people get down to choosing between custom shades and pre-made shades.

Custom shades often save homeowners a lot of time, hassle, headache, and stress. While there are some great kinds of pre-made, off-the-shelf shades out there, there are a lot of arguments to be made in favor of ordering custom shades for your replacement windows:

  • Quality – Though custom shades can be more costly than pre-made, this additional cost often means higher quality. Custom window shades can be made from almost any kind of wood or material to meet your specifications or home needs and are crafted with an eye for detail and design.
  • Customer Support – The vast majority of custom-made window shades come with built-in customer support, as each shade is made to the customer’s specifications. You are usually free to get help with installation, troubleshooting, and even maintenance questions. This is especially true if, for some reason, your custom shades don’t fit. Pre-made shades often don’t fit right, and homeowners are left to figure out the issue by themselves, which can often lead to damage and costly repairs. Custom shades come with much better customer service and support by nature.
  • Eco Friendly – Custom shades are also more eco-friendly than other kinds as less adjustments and modifications mean less waste. Also, a better fitting shade will mean better insulation and higher energy efficiency.
  • Easy Installation – Ready-made shades you can buy off the shelf are made in a few standard sizes. However, everyone’s home is different. What may be standard for one home may not fit on another. In fact, many homes have window spaces that differ from room to room. Even differences as small as fractions of an inch can make installation a pain with cutting and shimming to try and get perfection. With custom shades, you can order each pair to fit exactly, down to a 1/16th of an inch, where they need to without any extra work. A custom shades frame will mount right on the window opening, allowing you to spend the time you have focusing on hanging the shades panels on the frame.
  • Custom Means Custom – If you have an oddly shaped window, need shades to fit around a door handle, or have a unique color-match need, custom shades are the way to go. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating the exact shades you and your home need.
  • Convenience – Custom shades are the definition of convenience. You order them to your specifications, install them and move on. There is no need to settle for less than your ideal home vision or waste time making shades fit.

You can also make your Kirkland, WA replacement windows the best they can be by choosing to work with Puget Sound Window & Door. Please visit us at 445 E Main Ave Puyallup, WA 98372 or give us a call at (253) 904-8658 to learn more. After all, you should never settle for something less than perfect for your replacement windows.


Puget Sound Window & Door provides top-tier, energy-efficient window and door installations and replacements across Puyallup, Tacoma, Seattle, and neighboring regions. Elevate your home's appeal and functionality today!
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