Which Window Coverings Are Best for My Calgary Home?
When a call to Blind Infusion comes in there is often the question, “Which window covering manufacturers do you have?” and, “Can you help me find the best Hunter Douglas blinds for my home?”
As a window covering specialist in the Calgary area, there are a few options for manufacturers that I choose for their quality, warranty, customer service and selection. It is the same criteria that consumers are looking for in their window coverings, so it is very important that I understand and choose carefully. I need to have confidence in the manufacturers that I showcase to my clients. The primary manufacturer consumers and dealers choose in Canada is the Hunter Douglas brand.
Calgary window coverings need to meet the wants and needs of our Albertan clientele and their style of homes. Generally speaking, this includes large coverings for big windows, motorized blinds and shades for the technologically savvy consumer and arched or angled custom window coverings in a specialty shape. Hunter Douglas Canada can fill in all these parameters with excellent size specifications, PowerView® motorization and many specialty shape options for those hard to cover arches, angles and even octagons.
Calgary blinds often require high insulative values for the high solar heat gain all year round – yes, even our harsh winters can heat our south exposure homes. The Hunter Douglas Duette with its unique and proprietary Architella honeycomb design that has a “honeycomb within a honeycomb.” This provides the best insulative value of any window covering in the industry.
With excellent fabric and color selection it also covers child and pet safety with its UltraGlide®, LiteRise® and PowerView® motorization options. In addition, the Duette® Honeycomb shades also provide the best room darkening blinds and options.
Combine room darkening fabrics and “top down/bottom up” with Hunter Douglas motorization and you have the ultimate versatility at the touch of a button from your bedside.
Automatic blinds are becoming more and more commonplace especially with the oncoming legislation in Canada for the elimination of cords. Hunter Douglas blinds, especially the Duette® provide excellent automatic options in many larger sizes and fabric opacities.
Another common request is for the Hunter Douglas Silhouette®. Its introduction thirty years ago wowed the industry with design innovation and elegance. With the ultimate versatility in light diffusion with the two layers of sheer in the S-curve of the suspended fabric vane consumers can play with light and privacy at the same time. The silhouette design innovation also offers the ClearView® option for a clearer view-through the sheers – with the back sheer being black it almost eliminates any obstruction of view-through.
Silhouettes will also filter out the harsh UV rays in the sheer-open position which provides consumers with the best of both worlds: softer play of light and UV protection for their floor, art and furniture.
If you are looking for a more modern look in a similar sheer product, consider the Hunter Douglas Pirouette®. The bold horizontal fabric vanes are “invisi-lined” to a back sheer fabric for a more enhanced view through to the outside. The vanes “pirouette” open and offer a modern, bold appearance for a dramatic yet unique look to your interior. The Pirouette also features many operating systems such as SoftTouch™ Motorization, UltraGlide® and PowerView®. The introduction of the ClearView® black sheer provides the ultimate in view-through.
Clean, Uncluttered Design
Custom Blinds in Calgary and area need to fill many functions. There is one request I hear most often is a window covering with a tidy appearance with no cords hanging around. Calgary and area consumers have a number of options to fulfill this request.
UltraGlide®, LiteRise® (cordless), PowerView® motorization and soft touch motorization fulfill this requirement. Hunter Douglas has the best technology for your automatic blinds.
The PowerView® motorization with its pebble-shaped remote is unsurpassed in the window covering industry. PowerView® is offered in all product lines from roller shades to honeycombs to shutters. You can choose to purchase the Hunter Douglas PowerView Hub as well so you can operate your shades remotely from your vacation home or work place. The hub also allows you to check the battery levels, calibrate the blinds and set up scenes for specific times of day.
Soft Touch Motorization
SoftTouch™ Motorization is the newest operating system in the Hunter Douglas motorization line-up. With the gentle touch of the wand the blind raises and lowers – press the wand up and the window covering goes up, gently pull the blind down and the blind will lower.
The Soft-touch motorization is battery powered with AA batteries and offers simplicity in superior child and pet safety by eliminating cords. Plus, it adds the benefit of being more cost effective than the PowerView® motorization with the click and walk away technology – and in addition – no remote required!
Try the SoftTouch™ Motorization with your Pirouettes, Duettes, Silhouettes and Vignettes! It’s so simple with the magic touch of a wand!
Custom window covering options can also include architectural additions like the Palm Beach™ or NewStyle® shutter collection that stand the test of time in appearance and durability. Hunter Douglas Shutters bring style and design into your interior with the ease of the exact positioning of your louvres as well as being cord-free.
The traditional tilt bar or the hidden gears on Hunter Douglas Shutters add child safe architectural interest and investment into your home.
NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters are made from a wood composite material with polypropylene coating for advanced durability and a wood-grain finish. Combine this man-made material with quality construction with dove-tails that interlock the components together. The newest enhancement to the Shutter line-up is the soft-close – features a soft-closing mechanism that allows you to adjust your louvres with precision and simplicity.
The Palm Beach™ Polysatin Shutter Collection withstands high heat fluctuations and are resistant to warping cracking, fading in intense humidity and/or heat. The Palm Beach™ Shutter is a perfect solution for an Ensuite with a steam shower due to its unique Polysatin composition that resists mildew.
And, to make it even more interesting Hunter Douglas added PowerView® motorization to this fabulous product! It is the only shutter in the window covering industry that provides motorization with the option of also operating it manually. Hunter Douglas Canada is top-notch when it comes to automatic motorization options.
Calgary window covering consumers have many options when it comes to their window covering needs including energy saving, insulating, motorization, child safety and room darkening. Hunter Douglas can fulfill all the requirements. At Blind Infusion, we take pride in listening to your needs and Hunter Douglas is a trusted brand that we are confident to provide for you. Give us a call today!