Things to Know About Buying Window Coverings

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Choosing the right window treatment product can be a challenge—whether you’re buying for the first time or replacing or upgrading existing treatments, you have a lot of details to consider. And because each year brings new styles, innovations, and attributes, the selection can be overwhelming. As your dedicated Hunter Douglas dealer serving the greater Phoenix area, Altra Home Décor is here to help you. Speak with one of our trained consultants today.

Understanding Natural Light

The direction your window faces is important—throughout the day, different kinds of light will enter that window. For example, if your window faces west, it will get hot and bright afternoon light, so consider a treatment that will diffuse or control the light. If your window faces east, you’ll get bright warm morning light—a window treatment that protects against harmful UV rays might be best. If your window faces south, you’ll get plenty of warm and strong light all year—light-diffusing coverings will be a good choice. Finally, if your window faces north, it’s cold and clear; you’ll likely want an energy-efficient window fashion.

Specialty Shapes and Styles

Many homes now have windows in a variety of shapes, including arches, angles, skylights, circles, and more. Hunter Douglas offers numerous solutions that can fit all shapes of windows, so be sure to speak with our representative about your needs. And remember, even if your window is a “standard” rectangle or square, it can actually vary from other windows out there. When selecting window treatments, you need to know how much depth you have. Sometimes, our clients have a particular window treatment selected for an inside-mount application only to find they don’t have enough depth in their windows to make it work.

Hunter Douglas Window Fashion Choices

Hunter Douglas, the leader in the window fashions industry, offers a wide selection of styles that can fit your needs, from energy-efficient choices to eco-friendly options. You can choose from such innovations as:

Buying Window Treatments in the Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona Area

Altra Home Décor is your source for window treatments, custom drapery, flooring, and more! We serve the greater Phoenix area, including Peoria, Sun City West, Anthem, Buckeye, Glendale, and Scottsdale, with a showroom in Surprise. Stop by our locally owned store to view our full-size window treatment displays and sample books. Contact us today to schedule an in-home design consultation!