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Uh Oh! Avoid These 3 Window Covering Myths

Updated: Nov 29, 2021

When it comes to purchasing binds in Spokane and Coeur d'alene, there are some commonly held notions that are just not true. We're here to help clear them up so you can get the best value possible!


Myth 1: Buying from a blinds website is cheaper than a local dealer.

Many people fall prey to this misconception and purchase their window coverings from a website to save a few dollars. While some window coverings offered online are cheaper, they can be of substandard quality that may need to be replaced within a few months. Moreover, when buying online, you have the hassle of installing your blinds yourself.


(Ask someone who's done it. It can be a hassle!) Your hours of measuring and installing (and re-measuring and re-installing) have a value too. Sometimes the cheapest isn't always the least expensive.


And as for those "perfect measure or we replace guarantees", ask yourself, "Do I really want to install my blinds twice?" At Factory Rep Blinds, we guarantee correct measurement and a professional installation - saving you hours and possibly hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Myth 2: Buying at a home improvement store is easier than a local dealer.

We’ve come across many clients who are under the impression that products from a big home improvement store are cheaper and easier to select than a local retail dealer.


This is partially true. Big box stores don't offer the style, color and fabric selection Factory Rep Blinds offers. So, if you like choosing from 3 styles and 2 colors, then the home improvement store experience might be easier for you.


However, clients that have purchased their window coverings from a box store can come to regret it later. Keep in mind that a box store does not offer after-sales services such as installation and maintenance. What's more, you'll likely not find knowledgeable sales staff to answer your questions. Which blind is better? How hard is this to install? Finally, do you really want to trust the kid who normally works in the plumbing aisle with your window covering questions? Myth 3: It’s easy to install your own window coverings.

Sure, you can do a lot of things yourself...twice.


Why do you think online window covering sellers offer a "mis-measure return" guarantee?

Hint: Because mis-measuring is common. Faulty or sub-par blind installations are also pretty common.


Why are sub-par blind installations so common? Each style of blind has different anchoring requirements and considerations. We can't tell you how many professional interior designers over the years have called us to re-measure or fix jobs they measured on their own. Ouch! Measuring and installing the right way the first time

is best done by professionals who can save you hours of hassle and re-dos. If you want to steer clear of these and other window covering myths, reach out to the experts at Factory Rep Blinds. As a trusted window covering dealer in Spokane, Washington, we can help you select the best window coverings by finding the right balance between style, functionality, and preference.


We offer premium quality window coverings at competitive rates. Whether it's Roman Shades, Mini-Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Cellulars, Shutters or Roller Shades, Factory Rep Blinds has thousands of styles and colors to choose from.


Factory Rep Blinds also provides design consultation and professional measuring and installation services - all at no extra charge.


We are the Spokane, Coeur d'Alene area's premiere window covering dealer providing the best window covering experience possible. In short, we do all the work, while you enjoy the results.


To learn more about the services we offer, please click here. If you have any questions about window coverings and window treatments, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.

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