Blinds are a stylish, energy efficient solution that helps to create a layer of insulation and control how much light a room receives. Presidential Window Products offers a large selection of custom horizontal and vertical window blinds with styles with material options that include: aluminum, vinyl, wood, faux-wood, composite, and fabric.
If you need help deciding which material or style is right for your project? Our team is ready to assist you.
Wood blinds add texture, depth, and dimension to your windows and interior. They are available in a variety of colors, woods, and finishes. Real wood blinds are lightweight and are able to be installed on large windows.
Composite blinds look very similar to wood blinds but are created by combining engineered thermal polymers and real hardwood to form highly durable slats. Composite blinds are also more flexible and may be a better option for commerical locations and households with children and pets.
Aluminum blinds, metal blinds, or simply mini blinds are one of the most popular window treatments. They are durable and affordable. Mini blinds are easy to easy to customize, operate, and clean. They are lightweight and can fit in almost any sized window.
Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds are affordable, durable, and look like real wood. They come in a a variety of colors and textures and because faux wood blinds are moisture resistant they are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
Vinyl blinds are classic horizontal blinds that have been used in homes for quite some time. They come in a large variety of colors and styles. Vinyl is an affordable synthetic material that is popular with many homeowners. Vinyl blinds offer sleek style and excellent light control.
Fabric blinds combine the ability to control light like a blind, while also filtering light like a shade. They are a recent addition to the horizontal blind market. The slats are made of a rigid, stain-resistant fabric instead of vinyl or metal. Fabric blinds offer softness and texture to a room.
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Vertical blinds are best for sliding doors and for large bay windows that are difficult to cover with other window treatments. They are especially effective for any window or door with a wide expanse. Vertical blinds long slats add a feeling of spaciousness and height and allow more light to filter in when open or closed as compared to horizontal blinds. Additionally, because vertical blinds stack to the side when open, they create a completely exposed window for light to come through as well as an unobstructed view.
Vertical blinds are made of simple and durble materials. They are an ideal solution for covering larger windows and sliding doors. The stacked panels of vertical blinds can be rotated up to 180 degrees for light control.
Sliding panels are a modern alternative to vertical blinds. They are a perfect solution for sliding doors and larger windows. Sliding panels come in a variety of fabrics and textures to meet your design asthetic.
measurement and installation
We make measuring for blinds simple with our step-by-step guide.
- Use a steel measuring tape for accurate measurements.
- Measure to the nearest 1/8″ of an inch, if the size is on a 1/16″ mark, then round down to the next 1/8″.
- Don’t mix up width and height measurements. Always follow the width by height format (W x H) and mark them as such.
- If you’re measuring for more than one window, measure each one individually – never assume that your windows are the same size, even if they look alike.
How To Measure For Inside Mount Blinds
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Inside mount blinds are installed inside the window frame or casing – they offer a sleek, clean look which can showcase your window moldings and size of your windows.
- Measure the depth of your window frame, from the front of the opening to the glass. You will need this measurement to ensure your window meets the minimum depth required for an inside mount installation.*
- Measure the width of each window. Record the width at the top, middle, and bottom of your window opening. Circle the narrowest measurement of the three – use this number for your window’s width.
- Measure the height of your window opening in three places: left, center, and right. Circle the tallest measurement – Use this number for your window’s height.
- Order at the exact opening size with no deductions. The factory will take deductions in production.
- Double check that your measurements follow the width by height format (W x H).
* Refer to the Mounting Requirements section for the blinds you’ve chosen to ensure your window meets the requirement for an inside mount. Give our team a call if you have any questions.
How To Measure For Outside Mount Blinds
Outside mount blinds are mounted on the window molding or wall above your window. Outside mount blinds are a good choice if an inside mount is not possible due to window depth or obstructions around the window frame. Outside mount blinds will be made at the exact size you submit.
1. Check the manufacturer’s mounting requirements for your blinds to ensure you have enough flat surface for the mounting hardware.
2. Determine the width of the blinds you want to order.
– If you have window trim or moulding, measure to the far
edges of the trim from left to right.
– If your window do not have trim or moulding, it is
recommended to add 2 inches on each side of your
window for light gap and privacy. Mark these additions
on each side and measure the width between them in a
3. Determine the height of the blinds you want to order.
– For a protruding window sill, start at the sill and
measure 3 inches beyond the top of the windows
opening to accommodate for mounting hardware.
– For a window without a protruding sill, it is
recommended to begin your measurements 2 inches
below the sill and then measure 3 inches above the top
of the window to accommodate the mounting hardware.
3. Double check your measurements and follow the width
by height format (W x H). Remember when you order
outside mount blinds, you product will be made to the
exact specified size.
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