You may have only briefly thought about purchasing custom-designed blinds and drapery, but have you considered the potential risks of going the non-custom route? From ill-fitting window treatments causing glaring light issues to DIY mishaps that can lead to personal injury, the drawbacks can sometimes outweigh the initial cost savings. Never mind the potential energy inefficiencies and warranty voids, going custom is a topic worth exploring further.

Potential Damage During DIY Installation

Often, DIY installing blinds or drapery can lead to inadvertent damage to your home. A simple slip-up, such as mishandling the ladder, could result in scratches or dents on your walls or floor. Large blinds or curtain rods, while maneuvering them into place, can knock over precious items or cause damage to your interior decor.

Drilling unnecessary holes in your walls or window frames is another potential hazard. Each misplaced drill hole not only marrs the aesthetics of your home but also compromises the structural integrity of the walls or the window frames. You’re also risking your personal safety when you’re precariously balanced on a ladder trying to reach awkward spaces or when handling power tools without proper experience.

Moreover, an incorrectly installed product poses a danger of falling. The repercussions could be twofold – damage to the product and your home, and a potential safety hazard if it falls on someone. In addition, improper installation might even void the warranty of the product, leaving you to bear the repair or replacement costs. Opting for custom blinds and drapery installed by professionals can save you from these potential troubles.

Risks of Incorrect Measurements

Taking the wrong measurements for your blinds or drapery can throw a wrench in the works, leading to ill-fitting window treatments that undermine your home’s aesthetic appeal and functionality. Think of it like a symphony; each piece must be properly tuned and arranged to create a harmonious overall effect. If even one instrument is off, the entire performance suffers.

1. Visual Disparity: Incorrect measurements can result in a cluttered, unbalanced look, disrupting the visual harmony of your space.
2. Light Control Issues: Too-short drapes or undersized blinds can let in excess light, impairing your privacy and disrupting your sleep patterns.
3. Energy Efficiency: Ill-fitting window treatments can compromise your home’s energy efficiency, leading to potential heat loss during winter and excessive heat gain in summer.
4. Longevity: Improperly sized blinds or drapes can wear down faster due to stress on the material or mechanisms.

In essence, proper measurement is not a mere suggestion; it is a necessity to maintain the artistic integrity of your home. So, consider the risks before deciding to forego custom options. After all, your home is your canvas, and every stroke counts.

Financial Implications

Beyond the aesthetic and practicality issues associated with incorrect measurements, there’s also a significant financial dimension to ponder when you choose to skip custom blinds and drapery. Out-of-the-box may seem like a bargain at first glance; however, the potential losses could outweigh the initial cost savings. For starters, you might end up damaging your home during installation. The repair costs for scuffs or damages to drywall, paint finish, ceiling, or window frames can quickly add up.

Furthermore, if the product falls due to improper installation, it could also hurt a guest, young child, or pet. This could lead to medical bills or even legal fees, depending on the severity of the injury. Improper installation may also void the product warranty, leaving you with the full cost of replacement should something go wrong.

Lastly, non-custom products may not last as long, leading to more frequent replacements. Over time, these additional costs could exceed the cost of a well-crafted, custom-made product. So, think wisely before you decide to cut corners on your window treatments.

Taking these risks into account, it’s evident that hiring a professional for custom installation is the safer option. Not only does it guarantee a correct and secure fit, but it also eliminates the health hazards associated with a DIY approach.

Trusted Partners – Ready & Available to Help

Calgary Custom Window Coverings is committed to alleviating the risks associated with self-installation and non-custom orders, ensuring you get the best value for your investment. Step into our showroom at Unit 109, 7004 Macleod Trail SE in Calgary. Experience our products first-hand and discuss your needs with our design & style experts.