Correct Control Cord Use (Looped)

Always use both hands when drawing drapes, or any window covering that utilizes a cord loop passing through a fixed component at its lowest extent. An equal amount of pull on both the ascending and descending portions of the cord loop prevents too much stress from being placed on either the headrail above or the tensioning mechanism below.

For long life, correct operation of functional window coverings is the most important factor. But they will eventually fail. When they do, ADVANCED ON-SITE provides a full compliment of drapery and shade services, including repair.

Attention to Detail is Critical

depth measure

When a shade, shutter or blind ends up functioning improperly, or not at all, it’s usually due to having been placed in an opening for which it is not suited. Avoiding such problems involves taking note of so much more than just width and height at time of measure.

As an example, but by no means the only one, an opening’s depth has a lot to tell about whether or not the desired product will enjoy unobstructed movement when installed. Will it come into contact with a protruding frame component (mullion, lifting rail, crank, etc.), preventing full functionality? The time to switch to a product that works within existing parameters is before a desired selection is ordered and custom made.

The reality is, a given product is not necessarily suited for just any opening. All openings have their own unique set of features and tolerances.

Be assured – we’re trained to make you aware of anything that may have an impact on your selection. Even if it means recommending a less profitable item, but one that will not suffer from poor functionality.

ADVANCED ON-SITE provides a full compliment of drapery and shade services, including cleaning.

Avoiding Damage to Vertical Blinds

To avoid damage to carriers, as well as the traversing mechanism itself, always be sure the vanes of a vertical blind are tilted to the open position before traversing them.

The photo indicates when a vertical blind is ready to be drawn to the side on which it stacks, and when it is not.

The same applies to privacy sheers.

For long life, correct operation of functional window coverings is the most important factor. But they will eventually fail. When they do, ADVANCED ON-SITE provides a full compliment of drapery and shade services, including repair.