Exterior solar shades are really useful, practical, and great looking! They are the perfect upgrade to your current setup or they make an excellent choice when building a new home from the ground up. No matter the climate or the location, exterior solar shades can help you take your shade game to the next level. Let’s learn a little more about them, shall we?
These are specialized shades that are affixed to the outside of our house that help create a semi enclosed indoor-outdoor living area like a screened in porch, or patio, or balcony. They allow you to relax in your furnished outdoor area without having to suffer direct sunlight and they help prevent bugs and reduce wind. All in all, they are a perfect addition to your backyard, balcony, or patio!
They do so much! They help to reduce incoming heat from the sun, block harsh sunlight, cut energy costs, and grant privacy in all of your semi-outdoor areas. Solar shades also help to extend the life of your furniture and decorations by blocking the sun’s harmful UV rays. They accomplish all of this while still allowing you to keep your original view of the great outdoors. You get all of the benefits of relaxing outside but none of the drawbacks. Try some out on your home today.
The first type is called a Zip Screen. This is best for outdoor room enclosures and helps prevent color fade on furniture by blocking up to 90% of the sun’s harmful heat and glare. They also provide fantastic insect protection. The last thing you want is a bunch of little flying critters trying to land in your food or drinks while relaxing out on your beautiful patio!
The second type is called a Self Storing Solar Screen which helps to filter out harmful UV rays and conveniently retracts into a self-storing cassette style hood. They provide the full outdoor experience when you want it and can be deployed at a moment’s notice for when you don’t.
The third we want to showcase is the Corradi USA Exterior Solar Screen system. These solve virtually every outdoor and indoor sun protection need. These are perfect for residential or commercial needs including offices, restaurants, hotels, or home patios.
This is a great time of year to invest in your happiness by upgrading your exterior shade experience. You will appreciate just how nice and inviting your backyard dining area will look afterwards!
Looking for a great deal or promotion on blinds or window coverings? Check out our “Current Promotions” page here where you can find all of our exciting deals like discounts, rebates, and extras. Contact us today to speak with one of us and get your free consultation for your home or business. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help. We proudly provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call.
Pergotenda. It sounds a little bit like a delicate Italian dessert, but it is actually the next evolution of outdoor retractable roof systems. For the savvy business owner looking to enhance their dining space or the homeowner who loves to entertain outdoors, the Pergotenda by Corradi has something for everyone. The Pergotenda by Corradi is the right choice for today’s informed consumer. Let’s learn more about the different features to choose from!
To put it simply, a Pergotenda is a featured packed pergola that has a motorized retractable roof. These aren’t your grandaddy’s pergolas, though! These are made with the top of the line construction materials and can be customized in a number of different ways. They can even be controlled remotely by a handheld control or through a connected smart device.
Some Pergotenda models feature a roof structure made from louvered aluminum slats, much like vertical blinds but they are laid out horizontally instead of vertically. You can control the rotation angle of the blades at any time in order to produce the shade level and coolness level you desire. This enables your outdoor living and entertaining spaces to be comfortable all year round. Enjoy your own custom microclimate set to your needs. Welcome to the 21st century, pergolas!
The Pergotenda isn’t just the perfect fit for your home’s outdoor entertainment space but it is great for businesses looking to enhance their dining area and impress their guests as they shop, dine, and chat in a perfectly temperature controlled space. Corradi offers several excellent Pergotenda models made for commercial businesses to deploy. The Kubo model is a freestanding Pergotenda that is modular and expandable and feature rich.
Each Kubo is its own freestanding structure about 20 feet wide and 20 feet deep. They can be easily joined together to make a longer or wider space as you see fit. Businesses can even install blinds on the sides of each Kubo module so that you can have the look and feel of “walls” while still remaining outside.
The key is customization and automation. The Pergotenda is there to fit your needs as a business owner that best serves your customer and your bottom line. Invest in your business’s future with a Kubo Pergotenda by Corradi.
This is a great time of year to invest in your happiness by upgrading your pergola experience. You will appreciate just how nice and inviting your backyard dining area will look afterwards!
We can get so caught up in spring cleaning craziness that we often forget to clean that which is right in front of us: our blinds and window treatments. They are often overlooked or put off until later when doing annual spring cleaning, which is a shame because clean and dust free blinds look so great! So, here is your annual public service announcement: don’t forget to clean your blinds and window coverings this year while spring cleaning! Now that that is on your to-do list, let’s go over some great ways in which you can maximize your cleaning potential when it comes to blinds.
Blinds Cleaning Method #1: Sock It To Me!
Don’t have a blind cleaning attachment on your vacuum? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Take an old (clean) sock and place it over your hand and then spray it with one or two spritzes of warm water and start cleaning! Wipe from side to side with the blinds fully closed at first, and then reverse the direction of the blinds and wipe the other side. Finish by going over them with a completely dry sock or microfiber cloth to get the last little bits of dust and debris. Don’t forget to sweep or vacuum afterwards because cleaning several sets of dusty blinds can put a lot of dust particles in the air and they will settle on the ground and make a mess on the floor after a while.
Method # 2: How To Clean Cellular & Honeycomb Shades
To clean your cellular and honeycomb shades, you will need a few different items that you may have lying around the house or they can be picked up at your local big box store. You will need a microfiber cloth, a can of compressed air (like for cleaning computer keyboards etc.), a bowl of lukewarm water with about 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and a vacuum with a brush attachment. Once you have those things, then follow these cleaning steps.
Step 1. Dusting your cellular shades.
Step 2. Spot cleaning
Step 3. Vacuuming
This is a great time of year to break out the cleaning supplies and give your window coverings, especially blinds, a good spring cleaning to keep them looking fresh and beautiful for months to come. You will appreciate just how fresh and clean your home will look afterwards! Of course, now that your home is all clean, it’s time to plan a party to show it off.
As is a proud tradition here at Blind Appeal, it is yet again March and that means we are teaming up with Boise Rescue Mission Ministries in their March To End Hunger campaign. We love helping out our fellow Idahoans and love working with the great folks down at the Rescue Mission. Here are some details on exactly what March To End Hunger is and how you can help.
The March To End Hunger Campaign is an annual food drive that encourages local businesses to hold food drives during the month of March. These drives can be open to both employees and non-employees which includes customers, clients, and family members. It starts March 1st and goes through March 31st. To put a nice button on the month-long drive, it wraps up the month with a “Can Castle Competition”. Here’s more info from the Rescue Mission website regarding the Can Castle Competition:
While not a requirement, anyone who has hosted a food drive can choose to build a "castle" out of the items they have collected and enter it into the competition for the coveted Golden Can trophy. Everyone is encouraged to tackle the challenge as creatively as they like. Can Castle photos must be submitted by midnight on March 31st, and voting will take place on Facebook from April 1st to April 5th. Info for the March to End Hunger Campaign and registration for the Can Castle Competition can be found at BoiseRM.org/castle or by contacting Sarah Howard, BRMM Event and Volunteer Manager: email@example.com or (208) 343-4680 ext. 1400.
All non-perishable food and other necessities are welcome as donations during this event. Please feel free to donate anything you wish as long as it is shelf stable and is a household necessity. We are currently looking for things like diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6), baby wipes, dryer sheets, men’s underwear, cold medicine, toilet paper, and much much more! For a list of current high demand items in need, check out this page on their website.
That’s right. You can help us win the Can Castle competition this March by donating food and other necessities today! Just head on down to our office at 16077 N Franklin Blvd, Suite 1 in Nampa or speak with one of our friendly Blind Appeal technicians at your home the next time they are around for an estimate or installation. Buying blinds or other window coverings in March is a great idea because you can get excellent new window coverings and help donate to a good cause at the same time.
Donating to your local shelter is a great way to help your community in a positive way. You never know how your good acts can pay off down the road. We look forward to your help this March and in the months beyond as well!
Nothing beats a brisk fall afternoon tailgating with friends and family at a BSU football game. With a warm plate of food (or two!) and a cold beverage in hand, celebrating our hometown heroes at the blue turf is something of a tradition and rite of passage around here. We love our team and whether they win, lose, or draw, the night ends the same: we’re proud to see our Broncos play. Well, we went ahead and brought our celebration up to the next level, so to speak. Recently, Blind Appeal made a donation in support of BSU in order to become an official Home Team Sponsor. We were so happy and proud to see our name up there along with our boys on the blue turf.
Founded in 1932 by the Episcopal Church, Boise State University (or Boise Junior College as it was originally known) has been an integral part of Boise itself for almost 100 years. Today, there are over 70,000 living alumni in the U.S. and around the world. There are on average 24,000 students enrolled at BSU at any one time and graduates around 4,000 students each year. BSU is classified as a school of “high research activity” as scored by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education which means that it is in a short but distinguished group of learning institutions in the U.S. that produces a significant amount of groundbreaking research each year.
Being a Home Team Sponsor means so much more than having the distinct honor of being showcased among other local and national brands during a BSU Broncos football game. It means that we are an official part of the BSU history. Our donation and donations like ours help to support the current players and to pave the way for future Broncos. Donating to the BSU program means we are doing our part to ensure that future generations of Broncos and Bronco fans can enjoy the sport we so dearly love. When it comes to being a fan, becoming a Home Team Sponsor is truly putting your money where your mouth is, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of any other franchise.
It’s easy to see why BSU is home to not only excellence in athletics but academics as well, therefore it is no surprise that BSU’s official motto is Splendor sine Occasu, which means Splendour Without Diminishment.
We are so happy and excited to announce our newest team member, Tom Rice. It’s always great to have a new member of the Blind Appeal family on board. To celebrate this, we wanted to share a brief interview with Tom as well as to explore more about his role in the company and his background. Tom, we are so glad to have you a part of the team!
What is your favorite part about working for Blind Appeal?
Tom: “Working at Blind Appeal has been a wonderful experience. I started working with Blind Appeal June 1st of last year and have been welcomed and treated like family since day one.”
What is your favorite part about being a member of the commercial team?
Tom: “Working with window coverings in the commercial market has been my strong passion for many years. I enjoy the challenge of winning the next project and it’s great to see buildings around the valley that I had even some part in its fruition.”
Tom joined Blind Appeal as our Commercial Business Manager. He bids and manages all of our commercial blind jobs in the Treasure Valley. Tom brings with him a wealth of experience, including 27 years in all aspects of window coverings, such as installing, estimating, and sales. Tom was raised in Idaho and loves the beautiful outdoors -- in particular, camping, fishing, and golf. Family is a high priority for Tom. He has two grown children, and loves spending time with his granddaughter. In addition, he is a huge BSU Football and Basketball fan, as well as a fan of the Boise Hawks.
Commercial Business Sales: Window Coverings For All Businesses, Large And Small
As was mentioned in his biography, Tom is working in and focusing on our commercial sales division. When it comes to outfitting your business with top quality window coverings, look no further than Blind Appeal. We can get you set up with a window covering package from floor to ceiling that will help your business. Here are some of the ways that getting a full set of blinds, curtains, shades, or anything else we offer can help improve the bottom line for your business:
Contact us today to speak with our team and get your free consultation for your home or business. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help.
The Holiday season can be stressful and hectic and centered around material things like gifts at times, but the real joy of the season comes from the most important thing of all: Family. As a local family owned business, we are celebrating the holidays in our favorite way by spending time with our loved ones and by taking part in time-honored family traditions. This year, we are encouraging our employees to share their fun and unique and beloved family traditions with the rest of the community via social media.
Check out our Instagram or Facebook for a complete collection of our company’s family decorations, traditions, and joy.
Here is our Instagram link:https://www.instagram.com/blindappeal
Here is our Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/BlindAppeal/
What are some of the things that you like to do with your family around the holiday time? Do you like to take a day to do arts and crafts to share with each other? Do you make food together and devour it in a big fun feast? Do you like to make cookies and other sweets to share as gifts and treats with dinner? What is something that you and your family enjoy that others might not? Do you have a special unique holiday tradition (skydiving? river rafting?) that you like to do each December? Holiday traditions come in all shapes and sizes and flavors. The one thing that makes them special is that you get to spend quality time with your family and make great memories together.
Take a moment this holiday season to think about the family traditions and activities that you enjoy and do each year. Make sure that you cherish them and share them with each other every year if possible. And, while you’re at it, maybe try something new this year as well? Traditions have to start somewhere and now is the perfect time to try on a new yearly activity or tradition that you may enjoy from here on out.
As a family owned and operated business in the Treasure Valley, we know that family is everything. Traditions are important because they help us learn about our family history and continuing legacy. We are honored to have served the Treasure Valley for as long as we have and look forward to continuing to serve in 2022 and beyond. Contact us today to speak with one of us and get your free consultation. If you’re curious about any of our products or services, then we are absolutely here to help.
Looking for a great deal or promotion on blinds or window coverings? Check out our “Current Promotions” page here where you can find all of our exciting deals like discounts, rebates, and extras. Check back often in order to catch the best deal for you. They are time limited so you may miss them if you don’t act soon.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Blind Appeal! We provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call!
The Holidays. This time of year it’s easy to get caught up in thinking about all of the gifts you may be getting or the fun parties that you will be having with friends and family. We often forget, however, that there are those around us in the community who are less fortunate. It is our pleasure to announce that we are once again teaming up with the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries in their ongoing endeavor to help out those less fortunate in our area. Here’s what we are doing and how you can help.
The Rescue Mission was founded all the way back in 1958 by Christ’s Gospel Mission. It was founded in part to help the local people of Boise in their time of need and its mission continues to this day. Some of the original founding board members were: E.S. Gingrich, Walt Wilson, Bob Freeman, Sam Parvin, James Law, Howard Waterman, Leo Hudlet, Aaron Olson, Mike Watson, Frank Ericson, and Chuck Bradshaw.
This year, we are proud to announce that we have set up a Giving Tree donation center in our warehouse. A Giving Tree is a tree decorated with ornaments that have various needed items on them that businesses can set up in their offices to help facilitate donations from employees. The employees will then take an ornament or two and purchase the item and return it to the tree during the drive. Once the drive time window is closed, then the gifts are gathered from the business and donated to those in need at the Rescue Mission. Currently, we have 55 presents and counting under our giving tree. Contact us to learn more or if you want to participate. It’s good fun for the whole family.
Helping to support the Rescue Mission doesn’t have to involve you even leaving your house. Sometimes it is easier and more impactful to donate discretely and from the palm of your hand as opposed to in person. You can donate online in several different ways. Here are a few.
-Purchase items from their Amazon wish list that will be mailed directly to their facilities.
-Purchase items from their Walmart wish list either online or print the list and take it with you on your next shopping trip this holiday season.
-Contribute money directly online using this handy digital donation form.
If you’d rather donate your time and services rather than money or items, then that works too. They are always looking for fresh volunteers all year round. This is a great way to build lasting memories with friends and family and to directly give back to those in need. Learn more about volunteering here.
Not sure what to do this year? Why not give the gift of help to those in need? Happy Holidays from Blind Appeal! Blind Appeal is a family owned company located in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. We provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call!
It’s hard to not feel sorry for anyone in the U.S. who doesn’t get to experience the Holiday Season here in the Treasure Valley. We truly have everything that one could want for the fall and Holiday Season. We have snowy cold weather, decorations adorning nearly every home and business, and some of the best winter holiday events around. Let’s look at a few of this year’s most fun events happening around the Treasure Valley.
2021 Winter Window Walk: Thanksgiving Weekend Through December 22nd
Starting Thanksgiving weekend, you are invited to walk around downtown Boise and enjoy this year’s Winter Window Walk to support small businesses! Businesses throughout downtown will be decorating their window displays for the holidays and you can vote for your favorite display by scanning the provided QR code with your phone at each store. The winning store will win social media bragging rights and the glory of being the best decorated storefront in all of downtown. Come on by and enjoy the sights and check out (and support!) small local businesses and check off your Christmas list while you’re at it.
The 2021 City Santa: First Thursday, December 2 from 5-8pm; D.L. Evans Bank (9th St & Main St) Saturday December 4, 11, 18 from 10am-2pm
Santa will be present at the above times and locations this year so bring the whole family! Donations welcome. All proceeds go to support the Women & Children’s Alliance.
The Idaho Botanical Garden Winter Garden aGlow November 25th Through December 31st
Join in the festivities for the 25th anniversary of the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Winter Garden aGlow! Tickets are on sale now. Come see the dazzling display of over 500,000 lights artfully hung throughout the Botanical Garden’s expanse. Check out the new Holiday Selfie Station at the Garden Cottage and enjoy snacks and warm drinks from local vendors on site and say “hi” to Santa and Mrs. Claus in their new display. Get your tickets here.
Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza: From December 1st Monday-Thursday 12-9pm, Friday-Sunday 12-10pm
This is Idaho’s only, and the nation’s seventh, ice skating ribbon and ice rink! Take the whole family and ice skate this December while checking out over a million Christmas lights in downtown Caldwell. If this doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will!
Boise Philharmonic Presents: Handel's Messiah December 17th
Come enjoy the majesty of Handel’s “Messiah” with the whole family. Tickets are on sale now, so don’t delay. One of the classical music world’s greatest masterpieces will definitely help you and your family get into the Christmas Spirit! From their website: Since its first performance two and a half centuries ago, Handel’s Messiah continues to captivate people the world over. From deeply tender arias to show-stopping choruses and splendid orchestral writing, Messiah simply has it all. This year, Eric Garcia, the Boise Phil Orchestra, and the talented Boise Phil Master Chorale take the stage with our distinguished guest soloists for this ultimate holiday tradition. Get your tickets here.
Not sure what to do this year? With this as your guide you can be sure to find at least one event that the whole family will love. Happy Holidays from Blind Appeal!
Blind Appeal is a family owned company located in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. We provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley. Give your home a great present this year and give us a call!
In today’s blog we are going to take a look at one of the most recent YouTube videos by our content team that goes over a really great product we offer that we think you will love: Plantation Shutters.There are a lot of options for these types of shutters and you can learn more about those in the video here: full video. We recommend that you watch it and share with friends and family who might be interested! There’s a lot to cover so let’s get started, shall we?
Buyer Magnets: The Very Real Curb Appeal Boost From Plantation Style Shutters
Plantation Shutters are super attractive to see on a house. They look like a higher class of window covering. They don’t look like a 3rd party aftermarket product, they look like a full on upgrade to your home, similar to crown moulding, trimwork, or granite countertops. They all look like they were part of the original home design and built from the ground up. Install some today to help get the most out of your next home sale or to feel like you’ve added a touch more luxury to your home without breaking the bank.
Primary Type 1: Composite
These are less expensive compared to hardwood, about 20% to 25% on average. They are a compressed PVC mix put together to mimic the look of authentic wood. Because they are vinyl, they go best in places around the home with a lot of moisture such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Primary Type 2: Hardwood
Hardwood shutters are more expensive, but for a very good reason: nothing can truly beat or replace the authentic look and feel of real wood. These shutters are about 19% to 26% lighter in weight than composite as well, which translates to easier use and less sag over time compared to their vinyl counterparts. Our hardwood shutters are manufactured locally, right here in Idaho!
Different Shutter Options 1: Tilt System (Center Rod)
Features a bar that runs vertically down the center and allows the user to actuate the shutters manually.
Different Shutter Options 1: Hidden Tilt Rod
Provides a cleaner look with no center bar. Can be operated by manually tilting a single louvre that then actuates all of them at once.
All options can come in different colors and louvre lengths that can allow for more customization options and light levels you want in your home. They can also be made to various lengths to go along both long and short windows in your home. The choice is up to you so you can make your next window covering project a success!
Not sure what style of Plantation Shutters will work best in your home? Give us a call! Our experts are here ready to help you find the perfect solution. Blind Appeal is a family owned company located in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. We provide, install, and service blinds, shades, shutters and exterior shades for families all across the Treasure Valley.
Welcome to Blind Appeal Quality Blinds and Window Coverings. Serving Boise (the Treasure Valley) and beyond since 2007, we are a family-owned and operated business that strives to bring our customers the utmost in quality blinds, shades, shutters, and custom draperies.
16077 N Franklin Blvd
Nampa, ID 83687