Does Just Blinds sell and install blinds, shades, and window coverings only in the River Region (Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, & Lake Martin, AL Areas)? No! Just Blinds sells and installs blinds, shades, shutters, and all of their other products in the entire Central Alabama area to include: Birmingham, Lake Martin, Wetumpka, Greenville, Pike Road and more. Give us a call or fill out the quote request form to determine if we service your city. Why should I buy my window coverings from Just Blinds as opposed to other companies on the internet? Free consultations, expert measuring, and professional installation all come standard. Of course support locally owned and operated businesses and keeping money in our local economy is a good thing as well. I have oddly shaped windows, is that a problem? No need to worry. Every Just Blinds customer gets complimentary consultation and expert measuring to insure that your custom window treatments fit perfect! Do my window treatments or blinds come with any warranty? Yes! Most blinds, shutters, shades and window treatments provided by Just Blinds come with a Full Manufacturers Limited Lifetime Warranty. I’m building a new home, when should I start shopping for window treatments and blinds? Just Blinds thinks it is never too early to start thinking about the window blinds, shades, shutters, or other window coverings that you want in your new home. We would recommend calling us as soon as you begin the design and planning stage of your new home or commercial property. I am interested in learning more about blinds, shutters, shades and drapes. Do I have to pay for an estimate or a product showing? Just Blinds offers a free consultation for customers in our service areas listed above. What brands of window coverings do you sell and install? We offer quality window treatments through reputable manufacturers that include: Graber, Hunter Douglas, Skandia, Lafayette interior fashions, O’Hair Shutters and more. How do I know that Just Blinds will do good work? Just Blinds staff is experienced and professionally trained. We have provided quality products and timely installations for over 30 years. There are so many different types, colors, and styles of window coverings; how will I ever choose which ones are right for my home? Don’t worry, our professionals with 30+ years of experience will help you find the solution to your window covering needs. I am looking for unique and different window treatments, do you have any suggestions? Absolutely! Let Just Blinds develop a perfect solution for your style and taste. I am ready to learn more and get a free estimate, what is the next step? Fantastic! Give us a call, shoot us an email or fill out the online contact form to get the process started. How long does it take to receive my order? All products are custom made to fit your window so lead times vary depending on the product ordered. Most products are installed within 7 to 10 days.

What’s the deal with faux wood?

We get calls all the time from customers wanting an estimate for those “fox” wood blinds; so we’re going to take some time to explain “Faux” wood, pronounced [foh]. What is this stuff really?  What is faux wood?  What are you asking for when requesting a quote for faux wood blinds or shutters? Faux wood is not wood at all.  Faux wood is the politically correct term used for fake wood, and it can be made of several possible combinations of products.  Let’s take a look at a few of those possibilities.

Composite Faux Wood:  It’s not completely not wood.  (Well that is crystal clear!)  Composite blinds are made of sawdust or wood pulp that is glued together and then wrapped with some sort of pvc/polypropylene product, aka plastic.

Faux Wood: Then there’s the 100% plastic stuff, like polyvinyl chloride better known as PVC and polypropylene.

Foam Wood: This is the bottom of the barrel, the crust scraped off the bottom of the vat of polyvinyl chloride polypropylene.  Not really, I’m not sure what they put in these things…  I’ve heard rumors that it may be recycled milk cartons.  Hey, at least you’ll be helping the environment!  This is also what some of the off-the-shelf cut-down blinds (that’s a whole different article) are made of that you find at the big box stores. Have you ever wondered why you can go to your favorite discount store and get a whole house full of blinds for under $100?  Yep, foam wood.  Ever wondered why those blinds turn a nice yellowish brown after about 2.5 hours of direct sunlight?  You guessed it – Foam wood.

So the next time you want a quote on “fox” wood blinds, just know that if the product is not made from real wood, then it’s faux.

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