Additional Options

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Remote Control Motorization

Many Hunter Douglas blinds and shades can be built with the convenience of a wireless remote control lifting system. These systems are powered by using ordinary batteries or a DC power supply plugged into a nearby outlet.

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Child Safety

Here are important safety tips from the Window Covering Safety Council.  You can order a free retrofit kit for older window treatments from the WCSC’s website.

  • Position cribs, beds, playpens and other furniture on walls without windows and window cords.
  • Check your current window treatments for exposed or dangling cords.
  • Keep cords out of the reach of children.
  • Eliminate any dangling cords with cordless window treatments.
  • Permanently anchor continuous cord loop window covering chords to the floor or wall.

Ultimately, the safest choice when it comes to window coverings is to replace older, corded window blinds, shades and draperies with safer products like those available from Hunter Douglas:

  • PowerView®
  • EasyRise™
  • UltraGlide®
  • LiteRise®
  • SimpleLift™

NFPA Flammability and Fire Code Standards

Commercial Duette® shades meet NFPA 701 and New York State fire code.

Warranty & Repair

Best Dressed Windows in Town will handle warranty and repair of Hunter Douglas blinds and shades, even if you bought them someplace else.

Specialty Shapes

42 York Sidewalk repair proposal_0159While almost any shade can be easily installed into a rectangular opening, a challenge arises when homes are built or renovated with non-rectangular windows. We know these specialty shapes as arch tops, quarter rounds, trapezoids and triangular windows. While glass can be treated or tinted, it is not usually enough to make a western exposure comfortable in the afternoon sun or a bedroom dark enough for sleeping.

A consultation before you buy a specialty shaped window can let you know in advance what can and cannot be done. While Hunter Douglas does make a variety of Specialty Shaped Blinds and Shades, there are always restrictions and limitations. Before buying non-rectangular windows, consider a consultation with Best Dressed Windows in Town. This can prevent much disappointment after the fact.

Here is a window which could not have an operable shade installed. The entire upper portion of the window was triangular plate glass. The solution for a window like this is to separate the irregular top from the rectangular bottom. This was done by adding an architectural shelf. The shelf then created the mounting surface on which the shade was added. In this office situation, the building owner was very pleased with the end result—and fine with leaving the irregular top portion open.