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What the heck does that mean? Definitions

Helpful Definitions:
Question: What is a Lift Cord?
Lift control cords raise and lower the blind. Tilt controls, available in either wand or cord, open and close the blind slats.
Question: What are Spacers, Hold-Down, and Support Brackets?
Spacers are used with mounting brackets to provide additional room between the mounting surface and the blind. A common use for spacers is when installing a blind over raised trim. Hold-down brackets hold the blind bottomrail in place, such as on a door. Support brackets provide additional support for the center of the headrail. They are included with blinds over 48 inches wide.
What are Tile Cut-Outs?
This is a procedure where some of the blind's slats are cut shorter than the rest. Cut-outs allow you to shape your blind to the exact shape of the window opening.
What are Headrails, Bottomrails, and Valances?
Headrails are the coated steel top of the blind. They are steel because they are the main support of the blind. They are coated steel to prevent rust. Bottomrails are made of the same material as the blind slats (i.e. wood, faux-wood, or aluminum) and are usually 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and are positioned at the bottom of the blind. Valances are made of the same material as the blind slats (i.e. wood, faux-wood, or aluminum) and hides the headrail at the top of the blind.
What are Ladders?
They are the material that supports the slats of the blind. The wider the blind the more ladders there are. The standard ladder is a braided cord. Cloth tape ladders are also available in 2 inch sizes.
What are Hold Downs?
They are the typically used on an Outside Mount, to secure the bottom of the shade.
What is the benefit of using cloth tapes?
Cloth tapes can be used in place of standard string ladders. These increase privacy and allow less light through when closed. They come in a wide array of fashion colors to compliment your blinds/shades.
What is the difference between flat Roman Shades and "hobbled"?
Roman Shades are available with the pleat laying "flat" or with the pleat slightly draped to create a "hobbled" effect.
What does the "openness factor" mean?
The "openness" of a fabric refers to the mesh or weave structure and determines the amount of heat and light that enters a room. A more "open" fabric allows more heat and light to penetrate through, while a tighter mesh structure will block more light and heat. Phifer Sheerweave™ fabrics are offered in a wide array of openness factors.

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