Functionality of Window Treatments

Posted by All About Blinds

March 12, 2015

Screen_Shot_2015-04-15_at_10.52.25_AMThe right window treatments can pull together a decor scheme, add a touch of sophistication, or even be the focal point of any room. If you are ready to replace your current window treatments, but are not sure what would be a good fit, we've got you covered! Our video collection walks you through each of our options including how to operate them.

Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades are versatile, and insulate better than many other types of window treatments. Your home can stay warm in the winter and cooler in the summer so you spend less on energy bills. If you like the look of honeycomb shades, but you are not sure that they are right for your home, we have three videos that will help you make the right choice.

  • Opening & Closing Honeycomb Shades - This video describes the four types of manual controls for honeycomb shades. Manual control is similar to standard blinds, UltraGlide automatically draws up excess cord, Easy Rise uses a continuous cord loop, and LiteRise is cordless. See them all in action!
  • Vertiglide Shades These shades need to be seen in action to appreciate. Imagine a cordless vertical shade that replaces noisy, difficult to operate vertical blinds, that can also be operated with the touch of a finger.
  • Headrail Removal - All About Blinds can always help you install and adjust your window treatments, however, it can be handy to know how to remove them to clean the window area or to paint. This video takes you through the process step by step.

Motorized Shades

Operating your window coverings at the touch of a button is perfect for hard to reach places and for controlling several windows at once. Almost any type of window treatment can be upgraded by adding motorized operation, and because they are cordless, they are safer for homes with pets and small children. We have several videos to help you get acquainted with these convenient coverings.

  • Different Shade TypesSee woven wood shades, traditional Roman shades, and screen shades in action. Each video shows the quiet, smooth opening and closing of different coverings.
  • Wall Switch Operation - Take a look at how motorized shades work from a wireless wall switch. Several buttons allow you to control individual shades or groups of shades for customized control.
  • Hand Held Remote - Control up to five groups of shades on a single remote. Open and close shades completely or stop them where you like them. This video also includes helpful instructions for replacing the battery in your hand held remote. 


Shutters offer a timeless, classic look to any room and are suitable for a variety of window types and shapes. They offer a furniture grade finish along with decorative moldings, so you will not need additional window dressings to achieve a high-end look. These videos give you the chance to see four different types of shutters and how they work.

  • Bi Pass Track ShuttersPerfect for small spaces, these shutters have louvers that open and close and can also open from side to side (similar to a sliding glass door). 
  • Bi Fold Track Shutters - Four-panel doors have louvers that open on the top and bottom of the shutters, and the panels open out and fold to the side for an open view. 
  • Divider Rail: Split Tilt BarThese shutters open the top and bottom louver sections independently and offer a choice of a divider rail that covers window locks.
  • Double Hung Shutter - This type of shutter allows for independent operation of the louver controls at the top and bottom of the shutter, as well as open and close the entire shutter section independently. This way, you can open just the top panels, bottom panels, or all panels.


We offer many different types of window shadings, using both fabric sheers and louvers to soften light and offer a bit of privacy. Choose from vertical or horizontal, along with a variety of shading options. This video shows the Vertical Luminette by Hunter Douglas. You can open and control the vertical veins with a control wand, or use the attached cord to open the shading sheers from the center out to each side

Woven Wood Shades

Woven wood shades are made from high-quality wood, reeds, bamboo, and even grass. Because only all-natural materials are used, each shade is unique and offers a custom look for your home. We offer woven wood shading in several opacity options to maximize natural lighting or provide optimal privacy. This video demonstrates a sliding panel system that uses a wand-pull mechanism. This type of shade is ideal for patio doors and large windows.

The Right Choice for You

All About Blinds is the #1 choice for commercial window treatments--you can even see our work in the Duval County Courthouse. We are here to help you with choosing and installing new window treatments and repairing damaged or broken window treatments any time. Contact us and let us know how we can help you find the right shading options for your home.