Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of window coverings are best for odd shaped windows?

Odd shaped windows are just the worst sometimes! They potentially be so beautiful if you could just find the right window covering for it.. Many people will just put something up that does not compliment the window as they have no idea of what options they may have. We offer wonderful different options for odd shaped windows, skylights, and arch windows. Southern Exposure would typically recommend a plantation shutter for your archtops. We believe they fit just like a glove and maximizes the beauty in the archtop window to it’s fullest capacity! We also do provide other treatments that may be custom fit for the odd shaped and archtop. Cellular shades are great option for skylights. They help reduce the R-value from the sun that shines down on your skylight. This allows you to block out much of the heat that is coming in from this window. Let’s go over your different options.

Can you make a room cooler by using window coverings?

Window coverings are a fantastic option to insulate your windows if too much heat is coming in. We have done thermal imaging using a heat gun on several treatments, and all of them make a difference. We have seen the most significant difference in the heat with Plantation Shutters and cellular shades. Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, have the highest R-Value out of all the different window coverings. If you wish to reduce the heat in your home, any window covering will make a difference, but plantation shutters and honeycomb shades would be our first recommendation.

May the customer install their window coverings themselves?

Southern Exposure offers deals for those of you that are handy and would like to preform your own consultation, measurements, and installation. We may be able to provide you with hefty discounts if you are able to provide us with everything for your entire order. We always recommend having a trained professional come out if you are not familiar with the window treatment industry as we are not able to guarantee your measurements and installation of your product.

Why do we choose In-Home consultations V.S having a gallery?

We strive to meet all the needs of our customers. The # 1 reason we feel In-Home Consultations are the best selection for our industry is because we are providing you with more than a product. We give our clients a full professional window treatment design consultation that is based off the interior of your home.

Southern Exposure believes that the best way to get a feel for your style & needs is through having our designers see it first-hand by assessing your windows in your own environment. Are you looking at new blinds for high windows? We provide an accurate measurement for each window and are able to measure your space for blinds, shutters, shades, and other window coverings for high windows to save you the hassle.

In addition to this, we understand that with increasing inflation, costs must be kept competitive in order to maintain the other areas of your lifestyle. We choose to lower our company’s overhead where we can in order to ensure we are offering our customers the best cost possible. We’re here to help you beat the heat with Florida blinds, shades and shutters!

Are Plantation Shutters really tax-free?

Plantation Shutters are the only types of window covering that will hold their value forever. They are built into your home, which makes them part of your home. You cannot take these with you when you leave as they are 100% custom fit to each house. Plantation Shutters will increase the value of your home. Think of this as adding custom finish carpentry to your home. These are all fixed products and often considered real property. Plantation Shutters are the only type of window coverings that are considered TAX-FREE!

What is our warranty policy?

We have several different warranty options based off the product you choose. We will provide you with your product specific warranty upon your request. We will let you know the basics below!

Wood Plantation Shutters – Our wood Plantation Shutters come with the best warranty in your home! With the professional installation of our shutters we provide a LIFE-TIME WARRANTY on any defects that may come over time. We do not cover misuse but any manufacture defects will be covered 100% of the time. Please follow this link to see care and warranty information.

Composite Shutters- 10 year warranty on our composite shutters. As mentioned above we do not cover any type of mis-use or normal wear and tare.

Motorization & Shades – Depending upon your type of motorization and shades we may provide a 5YR, &YR, or 10YR warranties.