Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there a charge for your consultation?
At Abda, Inc., there is no charge for us to come to your home or business, help you pick out styles and colors, measure, and quote a price.
2. How close is your estimate to the price of the project?
The estimate Abda, Inc. gives you after measuring is the actual price of the job, no hidden costs will ever be added.
3. When can you come to measure?
We will always give you an exact time. No need to take off work two hours to wait for a no show. Just be prepared, you may even see our van a little ahead of schedule. Better yet, we will work around your busy schedule, even if it means juggling our schedule a little.
4. What is the charge to install my blinds?
Installation is always free, nothing is added to the cost of the job.
5. How will my blinds be mounted?
This is an important question, because many homes are now built with little or no window sill. Your blinds may have to be mounted on, or above the window frame. This may not be the look you were hoping for. Our professional staff can advise you as to what window treatment will work best for you.
6. What type of guarantee is on the product?
All of our products are backed by the manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty. We extend that warranty by providing a personal two-year normal wear and tear warranty.
7. How do you handle the manufacturer’s guarantee?
We will always personally handle any problems with your blinds and shades. Whether you have a problem now or ten years from now, we will take care of all the details of getting it fixed or replaced.
8. What is the difference between real wood, composite wood (faux wood) shutters?
Abda Window Fashions offers a variety of options for shutters. Manufacturers have improved the options available for shutters today. Now shutters offer a wider array of choices in color, materials and options. Not only are the finishes of today far superior, the workmanship is nothing short of extraordinary. At Abda, we only carry manufacturers of shutters that have the timeless workmanship and durability that we can stand behind.
Abda’s composite and faux wood shutters are a good option. Of the number of advantages of composite (faux) wood shutters offer, cost is the primary benefit – the price tag is generally 25% less than real wood shutters. For most people, Faux wood plantation shutters look identical to real wood. When price and budget is the determining factor, however, faux wood is a sensible alternative. In addition, faux wood plantation shutters require less maintenance than wood. Also, many plastic and vinyl materials can last many years without showing wear.
Composite (faux) wood shutters, although at first glance the lower cost and easy maintenance will attract a buyer, when they are felt physically, the difference between the rich wood and vinyl causes many buyers to quickly have second thoughts. Thought composite (faux) wood shutters are made with the same craftsmanship and quality as wood shutters, when examined side by side, there is a certain indescribable quality of wood that vinyl will never be able to duplicate. The difference can be too subtle for some to consider the extra cost, while those who desire the highest quality and warmth of wood, real wood shutters is the best and only viable option.
Additionally, because composite (faux) wood shutters are made from PVC composites, they are not as versatile in their ability to be matched to the existing trim in the home. Faux wood cannot be stained – they can only be painted to match your desired color.
Lastly, most people agree that the sheen and depth of character that real wood grain popping out of the louvers brings out is worth the extra price. However if you were planning on purchasing white or any other solid color interior shutter, then faux wood plantation shutters can be an excellent choice. Contact our knowledgeable design specialists today to find the best solution for your home.
9. What is a Hybrid shutter?
Abda’s hybrid shutters are an evolutionary trend in shutters in Indiana. They combine the great style of wood with the strength, stability and straightness of advanced modern day materials. Hybrid Shutters offer the modern elegance of quality shutters at an economical price point.
So, if you’re looking for a shutter with a fantastic stain or a well-built composite shutter, there are several excellent choices with Hybrid shutters. Contact our knowledgeable design specialists today to find the best solution for your home.
10. What’s the difference between composite (faux) wood and real wood blinds?
Abda had a vast selection of composite (faux) wood and hard wood blinds. Composite (faux) wood blinds have come a long way in the past 10 years. A faux wood purchased today is more stable, won’t discolor and is 30%-40% less expensive than real wood.
If you’re looking for a stained wood blind, they are now available in composite (faux) wood blinds. Many manufacturers offer composite wood tones that look great. One of the best benefits of faux wood blinds is the durability. You can leave your windows open and not have to worry about the blind being damaged. I suggest that y windows never be left open with real wood blinds because they will warp and the finish will be damaged.
Wood blinds come in many colors and stains. They make any room warm and inviting. There are many stains, paint colors, operation options and valance options available today. Contact our knowledgeable design specialists to find the best solution for your home.
11. What’s the difference on blinds offered in box stores?
In the Indiana Window Industry, there is a term used to describe blinds that are sold in large box stores – they are called cut-downs. Cut-downs are bought in large quantities as blanks and are kept in stock. The purchaser of these blanks are required to measure their own windows so that the blanks can be cut to the desired width. These cut blanks will then be ready for self-installation, which will then necessitate an additional cut to achieve the desired length.
The downside, is that these cut-downs, require the home purchaser to meticulously measure, cut and install the cut-downs themselves. Should the measurement be off, or should they become damaged in any way during the installation, the purchaser is 100% responsible. Understandably, what cost savings that might have been realized from do-it-yourself, can evaporate quickly with even the slightest miscue.
Surprisingly enough, more often than not it is actually less expensive to hire a professional window covering consultant to manage the entire job. Not only does the professional offer an exceedingly wider selection of blinds, colors, and textures, they offer years of experience as to what product is best for the window being covered. They will ask questions the home buyer will never think to ask and advise the most appropriate materials. They’ll help the homeowner weigh such variables as the nature and use of room, the quality of light, direction of sunset/exposure, energy savings, and mood or feel desired. Not only will their knowledge and expertise prove to be invaluable, they take on the responsibility of measuring, cutting and installation. Not only will a professional window covering consultant save the homeowner both time and money, they insure the job is done right – the first time.Contact our Design Specialists today to get started on your project.
12. Why choose Abda for your window covering needs?
Abda is a family run business that has over 16 years of experience in the window treatment industry, we live up to our reputation and make client satisfaction a number one priority. Abda means ‘Servant’ and we strive to serve our customers with the best professional service available in the window fashion industry. Don’t take our word for it, see what our customers are saying about us.
Our professional technicians specialize in the installation of shutters, roman shades, shades, cellular shade, curtains and blinds in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. We are happy to provide you with all the information needed to help you select the best window treatment options for your home. Contact our Design Specialists today to get started on your project.
13. I’m not sure what I want, where do I start?
At Abda, you’ll work with our experienced design specialists who will walk you through the entire process- from product selection & style to measuring and installing. You will never feel pressured to make a decision and we will confirm product colors and fabrics in your home prior to ordering.
We offer multiple ways to start the process by a FREE in-home consultation. We will bring the samples to you so you can shop in the convenience of your own home. Or you can stop in to our newly remodeled showroom. Our Showroom features full-sized product displays from a variety of manufacturers, which means you can see and feel the products first hand prior to any buying decisions.
Abda’s goal is for our customers to love the window treatments. You can rest assured that we stand behind our products. So much so, we offer an additional two year warranty in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty. Don’t take our word for it, check out what some of our customers are saying.