Beautify And Insulate Your Home: A Review Of Woodwinds Blinds By Comfortex
Wood blinds can add beauty to your home but can really be hard on the budget. As a compromise, I recently purchased an alternative to genuine wood blinds: faux wood blinds. These blinds not only add the same beauty and richness to your home like real hardwood, but they may save you substantial dollars in this tough economic climate.
What are faux wood blinds?
Faux wood blinds are made from a composite of materials including genuine hardwood on the outside and a special durable polymer on the inside. I went with the Woodwinds brand by Comfortex. These blinds are easy-to-clean and resist fading, chipping, and warping.
When deciding to spruce up my home with new window treatments, I called several local companies. I found one company with an excellent reputation that was willing to visit my home with samples and provide a free estimate.
What Are the Advantages to Woodwinds Blinds?
The Comfortex Woodwind blinds come in many different shades and sizes. I selected the 2-inch s-curve style in mission oak for a few reasons. The color matched my existing window trim and blended in well with my valances, paint, and furniture. The s-curve blinds are great for blocking out light and cold. These blinds provide complete privacy when viewing your house from the outside.
Since I installed these blinds several months ago, I’ve noticed a marked decrease in cold drafts. The Woodwind blinds provide window insulation and UV blocking that are far superior to my old aluminum mini-blinds.
Woodwinds blinds do come with several upgrade options. You can choose the slightly more expensive plantation shutter style with 2 ½ inch slats. You can also choose from a large selection of decorative tapes to replace the traditional cords. I decided not to choose decorative tape for budget reasons and in case I ever decided to update my other décor. I did not want to choose a decorate tape that might later clash with paint or window valances.
Woodwinds blinds by Comfortex come with a lifetime guarantee for the original owner.
What Are the Disadvantages to Woodwinds Blinds?
Cost is the greatest disadvantage if you are used to inexpensive aluminum blinds. However, since the Woodworks are a blend of hardwood and other materials, they are much cheaper than all hardwood blinds.
Although there are a variety of color options, you can only choose from wood tones and several white tones. These color choices may or may not fit your existing décor.
These blinds are heavy. If you have large picture windows, you may not be able to purchase a single Woodwind blind that will cover your entire window. In my situation, I do have a large picture window and had to split the blind apart into 3 separate sections. The overall look is still pleasing, but you need to be aware of weight restrictions.
I’ve had the blinds installed for almost 6 months, and I have had several problems with just one blind on a standard-size window. The standard cord pull has a plastic casing that pops apart. I believe this cord pull is probably defective and needs to be replaced. The other 11 blinds have not had this problem.
Looking for More Information on Woodwinds Blinds by Comfortex?
Call some local window covering companies and have them come to your home with samples. You can also find some product data and specifications from the Comfortex website.
You can improve your home’s appearance, resale value, and energy efficiency by installing Woodwinds blinds by Comfortex. The faux wood blinds will give your home a richer look for a reasonable cost.