Austin, Texas December 3, 2005 – Just in time for the winter season and rising heating costs, YourBlinds.com offers a new money-saving solution for your window covering needs. With wood blinds and shutters being two of the most popular and expensive home decorating solutions around, YourBlinds.com is excited to introduce a more cost-effective and durable option – their new selection of faux wood blinds.
Faux wood blinds were originally introduced by many manufacturers as a money-saving alternative to authentic wooden blinds. Also known as alternative woods, wood-like, and polywood, these blinds are comparable to their real wood counterparts in terms of the grainy appearance and resemblance to plantation shutters, but differ slightly in terms of functionality. Simply put, faux wood blinds provide the same look and feel of real wooden blinds, but at a much lower price, less maintenance and without warping.
Faux wood blinds come in two main types, Composite and PVC. Both Composite (approximately 60% heavier than wood blinds) and PVC (approximately 100% heavier than wood blinds) require more effort to raise but have slats that do not wrap. The flexibility of their slats requires more support ladders than their wooden counterparts. Due to the increased difficulty of raising both types, a motorized tilt is available to ease the process on some of the models which YourBlinds.com features. Most people find that these issues are well worth the reduced price and energy saved.
YourBlinds.com offers faux wood blind options in a wide range of sizes, colors and styles from the most popular brand names - including Hunter Douglas, Bali, Garber Comfortex and YourBlinds. Their Full Service option comes complete with advice from live design professionals for customers who value the convenience of the internet or are unsure where to begin. Shopping for custom blind can be easy and secure with a world-class e-commerce system and 128 bit encryption to ensure a secure checkout process.
Some window covering manufacturers prohibit the sale of their proprietary products over the internet, citing the pitfalls of purchasing and installing these complex products by non-professionals. With their Full Service offering, YourBlinds is able to offer their customers popular products which are not available elsewhere on the Internet.
YourBlinds has been rated “Best of the Web” by About.com as a resource for shades, custom blinds, custom window blinds, custom window treatments and custom window shades by Hunter Douglas, Graber, Bali, Levolor, Comfortex and the YourBlinds house brand.
For more information visit the YourBlinds website at www.YourBlinds.com