Southern Exposure

Window Covering Options

Patio Shades

We offer a variety of patio shades to make your patio more enjoyable. Block those UV RAYS!

Blinds

Horizontal wood or faux wood blinds are the most cost-effective window covering around.

Roller Shades

Roller Shades are a wonderful option for any room especially sliding glass doors.

Plantation Shutters

Our Plantation Shutters are all hand-built in downtown Fort Myers.

Cellular Shades

Cellular Shades are rated #1 in the window covering world for energy efficiency.

Zebra Shades

Zebra Shades are similar to sheer shades with a more modern and practical design.

Sheer Shades

Sheer Shades have a delicate and graceful look to them.

Woven Wood Shades

There are very neat as they are made from all natural materials such as Bamboo, Jute, and natural grasses.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are very well built. The construction of Roman Shades is a very tedious process.

Sliding Panel Track System

Sleek, modern, and affordable window treatment option for your sliders.

Motorization

We offer lithium-ion batteries. This will allow you to have cordless motorization.

Smart Home Technology

Are you looking for Alexa to control your blinds?

Window Covering Sales & Installation Process

1. Schedule a FREE IN-HOME consultation with an experienced design professional.

Are you looking to upgrade your window coverings? We would love to be considered for your project! We offer all our clients a free in-home consultation to provide accurate pricing and design tips based on your style. We believe it is essential to educate our clients on the window coverings they will be saying “I DO” to! Purchasing window coverings can be very difficult if you have been in the market before. There is much to know when it comes to what covering will best fit all of your needs. Southern Exposure strives to provide you with all the information required to make an educated purchase.

Check out some of our informative blog posts to help you decide.

2. In-Home Consultation Appointment Day

Southern Exposure will show up at your home with tape measures and window covering samples. (Please let us know if a ladder is required)

When we arrive, we ask that you show us around your home and what areas you are looking to cover.
We will then ask you questions about your needs, design style, and preferences. Providing us with proper room names so you know what is on your itemized quote is always recommended!

Once we’ve completed this step, we will take all measurements of the openings.

Next, our window-covering experts will educate you on the products you are considering or make recommendations based on your needs and budget. We will then start by grabbing a few product samples and showing you the best options. If you are unable to decide on a product fabric, don’t worry—we have a ton of manufacturers to choose from with all the latest styles and trends!

Once we’ve chosen a product and color, we will provide you with a quote within 48 hours. 

We strive to provide you with pricing as soon as possible so you can proceed with your order.

After you have accepted our Quickbooks estimate, you will be required to pay a 75% deposit upon placing your custom order. The remaining balance will be paid upon window treatment installation.

3. Final Order Measurements
Final measurements are crucial for all of our orders to ensure no mistakes are made. Here are the two processes for the different window covering options.

Blinds & Shades final measurement procedures: 

As we do all our blind and shade installations ourselves, we will work you into the schedule ASAP after making a deposit to set up a final blind or shade measurement. 

We can accommodate your schedule to get you measured and ordered ASAP!

Plantation Shutter final measurement procedures:

The plantation shutter factory arranges all the measurement appointments. The shutter factory likes to ensure the measurements are 100% correct, so they prefer to send out their shutter installation experts. At this time, if you have paint you need to match or any other things you may need to discuss about the installation process, they will address any concerns at this time. If you are unable to accommodate their scheduling window due to work or being a seasonal resident, we may make other arrangements to accommodate you.

4. Lead Time

Lead times vary depending on the product you choose. 

Blinds and shades are typically installed within 4-8 weeks of your deposit. Plantation Shutters have a higher lead time due to the manufacturing process. All our Plantation shutters are hand-made and painted in a SWFL local factory. Due to this custom product’s intricate process, lead times may be between 6-12 weeks for installation. All plantation shutter installations are performed by professional local factory installers.

All installers that enter your home will be knowledgeable, respectful, and efficient!

5. Installation Day
 

Window Coverings Installation Day is here! What to expect?


Blind & Shade Installation
The installation of your blinds and shades is a very painless process. The installer will arrive at your home during the set-up time frame and begin installation services. If you have any prior blinds or shades that need to be removed, we will take them down and dispose of them. The installer will then open, layout, and prepare all products for installation. Please see below for warranty information!

The average installation should take 1-3 hours, depending on the job details and number of products.

Before leaving, we will clean up any dust or mess left behind and settle any final payments.

Plantation Shutter Installation
Plantation shutter installations are performed by a local professional installation team employed by the manufacturer. We have an open line of communication with the installers throughout the process. Appointments are scheduled for PM & AM for measurements. We can give you an hour’s call ahead to try and elevate any inconvenience of waiting. Plantation Shutters take a bit longer to install than blinds and shades, as they are built into your home. These installations also vary in time depending on how much product needs to be installed. An average installation of a three-bedroom home with about 6-8 windows should take about 3-4 hours at the most but may take longer if unforeseen circumstances arise.

6. Warranty Information 
All of our products come with manufacturers’ warranties.  Always check what your product warranty is if you are unsure of the brand!
Please see some of the different warranty options below:
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Plantation Shutter Warranty

A manufacturer’s warranty backs all plantation shutters. If, at any point, the quality of your shutters starts to deteriorate due to natural issues, the factory will come out to your home and access your shutters. If they deem no misuse was involved, they will set up the repairs at no cost to you. If you have any issues with your shutters due to misuse, you may contact us, and we will be able to provide you with pricing for any repairs. Please remember that we stand firmly behind wood plantation shutters at Southern Exposure. Being experienced finish carpenters, we understand the limitless ability to work with and repair wood products. However, we do provide a solid-core vinyl product. We typically only recommend this for areas with water exposure, such as your showers, etc.

WOOD SHUTTER WARRANTY – LIFETIME

SOLID CORE VINYL WARRANTY – 10 YEARS

Warranty Information

Window Coverings -Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, window coverings can be customized to match the architectural style of homes in Babcock Ranch, Fort Myers, and Naples. Residents can choose from a wide range of colors, materials, and designs to complement the interior decor and exterior aesthetics of their homes.

Yes, window coverings can add value to homes in Babcock Ranch, Fort Myers, and Naples by enhancing aesthetics, improving energy efficiency, and increasing privacy and security. Well-chosen window coverings that complement the home's style and functionality can be attractive selling points for potential buyers.

Regular maintenance, such as dusting, vacuuming, and spot cleaning, is recommended for window coverings in Babcock Ranch, Fort Myers, and Naples to keep them looking their best. Specific care instructions may vary depending on the type of window covering and material used.

Yes, eco-friendly window covering options, such as bamboo blinds or shades made from sustainable materials, are available for environmentally conscious homeowners in Babcock Ranch, Fort Myers, and Naples.

Residents can purchase high-quality window coverings from local retailers, specialty shops, or online vendors serving Babcock Ranch, Fort Myers, and Naples. Additionally, seeking recommendations from neighbors or consulting with interior designers can help identify reputable suppliers in the area.

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