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Faux Wood Blind FAQs

If you’re thinking about installing new blinds, it pays to do your homework. Find the answers to the most common faux wood blind FAQs to help you decide if these are the right type of blinds for your home.

What are faux wood blinds made of?

“Faux” wood blinds are designed to look like the real thing when in reality, they’re made entirely of PVC or vinyl, or they feature a recycled wood core with a high-tech polymer coating. Both types of faux wood are highly durable products that will not crack, warp or fade. This makes them especially good choices for kitchen and bathroom windows subject to high humidity.

Are faux wood blinds easy to clean?

Yes! In fact, one of the highlights of faux wood is its low maintenance requirements. To clean faux wood blinds, simply dust each slat occasionally with a feather duster, microfiber cloth or the brush attachment of your vacuum. If they become grimy, wipe the slats with a soft cloth dipped in soapy water.

Are faux wood blinds energy efficient?

The product with which you cover your windows affects their energy efficiency. Faux wood is an insulating product, meaning heat doesn’t readily pass through it. The same can’t be said of roller shades or aluminum blinds, which are some of the least efficient window coverings available. By shutting faux wood blinds over a window, you effectively block out light and heat to lower your cooling bills.

Are faux wood blinds recyclable?

Unfortunately, no. You can’t recycle PVC faux wood blinds, and if you have the recycled hardwood version, they can’t be recycled again. When the time comes to replace your window coverings, consider donating your faux wood blinds. If they’re broken, you could upcycle the slats that are still in good condition. Use them to make DIY decorations or art projects around your home.

Where can I order faux wood blinds?

If you’re hoping to install faux wood blinds in Sacramento, you can order them from Gold Star Insulation. We also provide installation services so you can transform your windows with no effort on your part. We have years of experience installing faux wood blinds, so if you’re looking for affordable, beautiful window coverings, make Gold Star Insulation your first call!

Contact us today to schedule a free faux wood blind installation estimate. We proudly serve Sacramento and the surrounding areas.

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