Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about window coverings? We’ve got the answers!

At Carolina Window Coverings, Inc., we’re committed to providing all of our customers with the highest quality products, combines with excellent customer service. We’re not happy unless you are completely satisfied with your experience working with Carolina Window Coverings, Inc.

In order to better serve you, we’ve compiled a few of the most common questions our customers ask us:

How Do I Clean and Maintain My Blinds, Shutters or Shades?

There are a number of methods of effective methods for cleaning window treatments, depending on the type of material they’re made from. Some require dusting or spot cleaning, and occasionally vacuuming. Wood can be easily damaged by soap and water, while on the other hand, many materials will benefit from soap and water without any issues.

Each type of material requires a unique approach and level of care. Please contact us today to take advantage of our professional blind, shades, or shutter cleaning service or to learn more about the best method for cleaning your window coverings.

What Do You Recommend for Saving Energy?

In the Hampstead, NC area, it’s often difficult to maintain a cool, comfortable temperature in your home without spending a fortune on energy costs. At Carolina Window Coverings, we offer a wide variety of window treatments that can help you significantly lower the amount of energy needed to keep your home cool.

UV shades are the perfect solution for minimizing energy consumption, due to the face that they reduce the amount of visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light that enters your home, keeping it cool and comfortable without the expensive energy bills.

What Treatments Do You Recommend for Specialty Windows?

Most often, we recommend shutters as the leading choice for specially designed windows because they can be customized to fit any windows. Additionally, their sophisticated appearance compliments most specialty window styles. With our years of knowledge and experience, we can help you choose the ideal shutters for any home and windows.

What’s the Difference Between Real Wood and Faux Wood Blinds?

Natural, or real, wood blinds are made from basswood, which is a great choice due to it being highly durable, but also very lightweight. Cedar pines are also commonly used, which contain natural knots and grains that can be very visually appealing. Wooden blinds need to specific care in order for them to maintain their beauty and integrity, but often come with a 4-10 year warranty.

Faux wood blinds have the appearance and feel of natural wood, but are easier to maintain and more durable. Faux wood blinds are reinforced with an aluminum core to provide extra strength, and are more affordable than real wood.