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Child Safety Month Discounts on Graber Window Treatments

October is Child Safety Month, so there is no better time to take a closer look at your window blinds or shades.  Many older window treatments have cords that could be hazardous to children or pets.  Visit the Window Coverings Safety Council website to learn more and to order free retrofit kits to make your current window treatments safer.

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If you are in the market for new window treatments, this is a great time to buy!  In honor of Child Safety Month, Graber is offering a FREE upgrade to the cordless lifting system on their Crystalpleat Cellular Shades and their Pleated Shades from now through October 31, 2012.  You can also get 50% off the cordless lifting system upgrade on all of their shades and blinds from now through the end of the year!

Contact me if you would like a quote – all I need are the measurements of your window to get started, and there is no obligation.  Either way, take a peek at your current window treatments to make sure the children in your family will be safe in your home.

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Hunter Douglas to Increase Prices

Beginning on Tuesday, May 4, Hunter Douglas will be increasing their prices slightly.  While these price changes are generally small, if you are thinking of ordering new shades or blinds for your home or office, you may want to get that order placed sooner rather than later!

I became certified a couple years ago as a Certified Professional Hunter Douglas dealer.  With this additional training, I have the knowledge and experience to help you make a great choice for your home, style and budget.  Call me if you want to get started on your home decorating improvements!

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Save Energy & Save Money

Hunter Douglas is offering rebates on 3 of their most popular and energy-efficient window treatments from now through April 15:

  • $25 rebate on each Duette Architella honeycomb shade.  This innovative product features a cell within a cell for the ultimate in insulation at the window.
  • $100 rebate on each Silhouette with PowerRise and each Luminette with PowerGlide.  These companion products offer the versatility of a blind, with the softness of a sheer.  Combine that with the convenience of remote control operation, and you have the most popular products in the Hunter Douglas line!

I am a Certified Professional Hunter Douglas Dealer, and I would be happy to help you select the best window treatments for your home, budget and style.  And, some products also qualify for a Federal Tax Credit! 

If you would like more information on Hunter Douglas products, please visit their website.  Or, leave me a comment with your questions – I’m happy to answer them for you.

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Rebates and Tax Credit to Cover Your Windows

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If you are in the market for new window shades or blinds, now may be a great time to take the plunge.  Hunter Douglas is offering Holiday rebates on many of their most popular products.  You can save from $25/window on Duette Architella up to $600/window for a Duette Vertiglide with Duolite!  See the rest of the rebates here.

As an added bonus, you may qualify for a federal tax credit when you purchase specific Hunter Douglas shades.  The Duette Architella, for example, is extremely energy-efficient, as it insulates your windows against the cold and heat of the day.  This credit could be up to $1500!  Check here for more information.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions regarding Hunter Douglas window treatments.  I have been selling them for many years, and would be happy to share my expertise with you!

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Child Safety: Don’t be Blind

In August, over 5.5 million window shades and blinds were recalled due to the strangulation deaths of at least 3 small children.  October is Child Safety Month, and I thought it would be appropriate to review a few child safety measures when it comes to window treatments.

Unlike other strangulation deaths, at least one of the recent deaths occurred when the child became entangled in the inner cords of the blind or shade, not the operating cord.  For example, on a wood blind, the “ladder” cords that run down the center of the blind, stretch outward, allowing a child to get his/her neck caught in the cord and suffocate. 

Now, I’m all for bargin-hunting and scoring a deal.  However, purchasing inexpensive blinds and shades can put your children or pets in harm’s way.  Hunter Douglas window treatments were not a part of the recall, and have taken child safety beyond the recommendations required by current law.  On a HD wood blind, those inner “ladder” cords are equipped with stops, keeping them from pulling out more than a few inches.  This keeps children and pets from getting tangled in them.  Hunter Douglas window treatments are some of the most popular on the market; quality and child safety are two big reasons for that.  Systems like their LiteRise cordless system move a shade up and down with the touch of your finger – no cords!  Or, PowerRise uses a remote control – always popular with husbands.

I am a fan of Hunter Douglas products – can you tell?  I have sold them for years, and the company is the most innovative in the marketplace, and stands behind their products.  However, if Hunter Douglas products are more expensive than what you are looking for, there are some precautions you can take to keep your family safe.

First, make sure that blind operating cords are wrapped up and out of the way, so children and pets cannot reach them.  Keep beds, chairs and other furniture away from windows, if possible, so children cannot use them to reach the shades.  Raise your shades out of the way, so none of the cords are accessible to small hands.  Or, consider draperies or curtains, which usually operate without cords.

Hopefully, none of you have had any injuries or near-misses with your window treatments.  Take a moment now to check your windows for any potential hazards, before Child Safety Month passes you by.  And, leave any comments or questions you may have about window shades and blinds – I’m happy to answer them!

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