How to Choose Blinds for Your Replacement Windows

How to Choose Blinds for Your Replacement Windows

No matter what type of replacement windows you ultimately select, you’ll still need blinds.

No matter what type of replacement windows you ultimately select, you’ll still need blinds. But how do you choose the best shades for your new windows?  That’s the question every homeowner must answer once they realize they will need to have replacements before spring arrives. Here is what you need to know.

Common Replacement Windows

Even though several common types of replacement windows exist, you should keep in mind that an actual standard window size is only a myth. Even so, determining the size of your replacement window goes a long way towards finding the right blinds for it.

Double-Hung Windows: These windows can be anywhere between 36 and 72 inches long and between 24 and 48 inches wide.

Picture Windows: These windows are somewhere between 2 and 8 feet tall and come in a variety of widths – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 feet wide.

Sliders: These can be 24 inches tall, or 36, 48, and 60 depending on your choice. The corresponding widths are as follows: 36, 48, 60, 72, and 84.  

Blinds for Replacement Windows

You could always choose prefabricated windows, but the replacement windows you want might be unique. In that case, the curtains you could easily find could pose a problem when you need them to fit together. First, think about how long the blinds you need are, along with what liners they use, and how full they are. Conventional screens are also known as window treatments and are all at most one inch long. Likewise, the regular window blinds won’t have any liners. However, custom-made blinds for your replacement windows can be upgraded to protect against damage from the sun and can block excess light from coming inside as the weather starts to warm up again.

Size of the Slat: One more element of replacement window blinds to consider is the size of the slat. Slats are attached to window blinds, as its the technical term for the panels that can be opened or closed at your leisure. You’ll frequently find slats that are only half an inch wide, but you can also find ones that are one or two inches wide as well.

Inner or Outer? Although you might be tempted to think the inner vs. outer question has to do with the blinds being on the inside or the outside of the window, that’s not the case. Inner settings are attached to the frame of the replacement window, while outer settings are found on a nearby wall.

Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and secure your home this winter and spring with affordable and durable replacement window blinds that are the best you’ll find. With our quality replacement window options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-1-800-300-6780 (800-472-2748). If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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