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Somfy Blinds Ottawa

Stevens Creek Shutter Company is a proud Somfy Blinds Ottawa Expert Dealer with a wide selection of Somfy Powered solutions for your window treatment projects. Why Somfy? They are the leading manufacturer of window covering motors, with hundreds of patents, and advanced capabilities in the automation of window treatments. As a result we can provide deeper integrations with automation systems, and a complete solution whether the project is a single shade, or a larger commercial project.

Somfy Powered Interior Blinds

Somfy Blinds Ottawa

From roller shades, horizontals, to soft shading systems and dual shades we have a variety of solutions powered by Somfy for your blinds. With manufactures like Maxxmar, Sol-R, Comfortex and more we can find the right product solution to meet your needs for privacy, light control and UV mitigation. We would be remiss if we didn’t try to relate just how quiet these products can be. The Sonesse series of motors is designed to provide total control of your home environment while remaining virtually silent. You can hear the fabric unrolling, but not the motor!

Somfy Powered Roll Shutters

Our Pentagon Roll Shutters lineup are powered with Somfy motors, and feature a variety of control options. For an extra element of security for example, access can be keypad controls. Protect your Home, Cottage or Business with the added convenience of motorization. Somfy Blinds Ottawa

Somfy Powered Awnings

Motorized awnings protect your investment by utilizing some additional protective features in the form of wind sensors, that will automatically retract your awning when dictated by weather conditions. No more worrying about whether you remembered to retract the awning before you left the house, the system will take care of it for you! Somfy is the pioneer in automating awning systems and the smooth operation and reliable motors will leave you secure.

Integrations

Somfy Blinds Ottawa

With myLink, Somfy takes convenience even further, allowing you total access to your treatments, from home or away! You download a simple to use app on your smartphone or tablet and you have the power to not only control your coverings, but also to set timers, group treatments, and more.  And imagine, now with products like Amazon Alexa we can set up your Somfy products to operate with voice commands.

Complimentary consultations for Somfy Blinds Ottawa

Stevens Creek Shutter Co

Allow us to find the right  for your home or office. We bring samples, and explain the process thoroughly, no hassle, no pressure! Another way we make quality custom window treatments easy. Call us at 613-706-1250 or by email.

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Custom Window Treatments

Custom Window Treatments

Why should you invest in Custom Window Treatments? What is the difference between Custom Window Treatments and the ready made options available on-line or in the big box stores? As custom window treatment experts we would like to shed some light on the subject for you!

Choice

Custom Drapery 1st major difference is the literally hundreds and hundreds of fabric and blind options available as custom product vs the limited options available in ready mades. For a full range of options the obvious choice is custom treatments. We work hard to curate the choices that we present to our clients because these options are literally limitless. That doesn’t mean that all these potential options are right for you, and we like to narrow down the selection based on your feedback to avoid completely over whelming you with choice.

What do we mean by choice? How about 800 colours of cellular shades? Add on 800 more choices for roller shades. Or custom printed fabric options for both. Did you see a picture in a magazine, like Elle Decor, or Traditional Home? If the source is listed we can easily find this fabric for you.

Fit and Finish

Ready made treatments are quite limited as to the options for sizing, and when ‘cut to fit’ the compromises are obvious. You can easily tell, even from the street side, that your treatments are ready made. The biggest offender is ready made box store drapery panels. It’s a matter of detail and taste whether your drapery breaks just at the floor, puddles slightly or allows a subtle 1/2″ clearance. However if your baseboard is exposed because your panels are too short it just looks temporary. Make sure you invest in  window treatments that the value you have invested in your home.

Fullness

Ready made drapery is simply not as full as custom made. What does it matter? In this instance you can see the difference that quality makes. Ready made drapery looks skimpy and floppy. Custom drapery should look rich and tailored. Even custom blinds are easy to spot. Did you know that ready-mades have more cords for example to make up for the weaker materials used in their construction?

Hardware

Sure the telescoping drapery poles that you can pick up for a couple of bucks are handy, but the truth is unless your drapery is purely decorative they don’t work well at all. Brackets that you cannot traverse,  bumpy glides that hit the join and snag, you know exactly what we are talking about. With custom hardware the drapery can smoothly traverse a wide expanse, hand drawn, cord drawn or motorized. There are numerous material options and we can suggest options that are well under $100 depending on the application.

Quality Materials

Custom BlindsTake the typical faux wood blind as an example. There are a variety of materials that can be used to create the faux wood slats. From foam PVC, to vinyl, all the way up the quality continuum to composite materials. Unlike the ready made faux woods in the picture the Hunter Douglas Everwood is guaranteed not to yellow, fade or warp in the window.  Mechanisms for blinds are another quality point, you can’t rely for long on plastic moving parts.

Professional Advice

Since ready-mades are generally purchased online or in a big box outlet the experienced advice of a window treatment professional is absent. Often you can pick up several different treatments in your self guided attempt to get it right, adding expense and time to the equation with every purchase. An experienced window treatment professional will help you avoid costly mistakes from the start of the process, saving you time and money!

Warranty

One year vs Lifetime Warranty for Custom.

Ready made trying to pass as custom….

Beware! There are ready made ‘cut-down’ shades that attempt to pass themselves off as custom fit. These shades are simply ready made shades, cut to size. Again, they have few of the options, and generally lack the quality features of true custom made.

Value

Certainly the initial investment in a window treatment is less when you go with a ready made option. However you really need to consider when assessing the value the overall cost. If the treatments doesn’t function properly, doesn’t look right, and needs to be replaced you haven’t saved anything in the long run. Another consideration is that properly fitted Custom Window Treatments can add to the appeal and value of your home on the resale market. A great example would be Custom Shutters that are widely recognized by Realtors as an upgrade that increases your resale value in proportion to your investment.

Complimentary in home consultations

Stevens Creek Shutter Co

Allow us to find the right treatment for your home. We bring samples, and explain the process thoroughly, no hassle, no pressure! Another way we make quality custom window treatments easy. Call us at 613-706-1250 or by email.

Blackout Blinds

Blackout Blinds

Blackout BlindsFor many folks window treatments are all about light control. Having an effective way to control natural light levels in bedrooms especially for young ones is often the key to a good night’s sleep. If you work shifts, have light sensitivity issues, or consider light sources at night a health concern we have a variety of solutions for blackout blinds.

Defining Blackout

Widely understood in the industry as a misnomer, Blackout Blinds generally refers to blinds that are able to block outside light sources nearly completely. We can get awfully close to 100%, but there is some subjectivity built into this equation that needs to be acknowledged. We can eliminate light penetration at the window 100% with a stationary treatment, but that is impractical for most folks who want to be able to enjoy light and view when appropriate to their schedule. With an operable treatment even in intense sunlight we can get to around 99% blackout with only a little light refraction around the edges. With these systems the bigger issue with light control becomes light penetrating the room from the interior sources like clock radios, or around the interior door.

Most shades have an element of room darkening, but for true blackout performance there are some top performers!

Blackout Drapery

Regardless of the colour, pattern or texture of the drapery fabric, it’s the lining that is key to creating a cozy environment with blackout drapery. With a topped valance, rich fullness and a generous overlap drapery can be a very effective method of light control. And the days of blackout drapery linings creating a stiff and awkward drapery are over. At least they should be, when a quality lining is used! We have a variety of options for linings that can compliment the hand of face fabrics beautifully, creating a lasting design statement.

Blackout Roller Shades with Sidechannels

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This system is fantastic for home theatre set ups, and corporate boardrooms where near room darkening is the goal. Blackout roller shade fabrics with sidechannels, and extensive weatherstripping on the channels and top headrail cassette system. With this system we can create a consistent feel for office environments, and provide a high level of room darkening. Available colours : White, Black, Anodized and Commercial Brown.

The Ultimate Blackout System

Blackout Blinds

Stevens Creek Shutter Co’s Blackout Cellular Shades with side channels combine energy efficient and insulating blackout cellular shades with a light blocking sidetrack, creating a amazingly dark room for a long, deep and restful night of sleep. Providing you are past the toddler stage!

Energy Saving Blackout Sidetracks

Made from durable exterior grade PVC, the energy saving blackout sidetracks seal off the gap between the blackout cellular shade and the window to create a light blocking barrier. This exclusive sidetrack system seals tight around the window frame, without the light gaps you have with blackout curtains or other shades. Tracks are available in three colours: white, tan or bronze and are removable for cleaning.

Light Absorbing Technology

The co-extruded blackout sidetracks are black lined to absorb incoming light. The inside of the sidetrack facing the room remains white for visual aesthetics.When properly installed, they block 99% of all visible light. In certain installations with intense sunlight, a very small amount of light may reflect around the edges of the honeycomb fabric along each side of the shade. This is a normal attribute of the system.

Retro fit

If you love the look of your current treatments but find that you don’t have quite enough control over the light entering the room we have a solution from our friends at Hunter Douglas. The Micro Pleat option that was originally designed as a backing for the Provenance line of Woven Wood shades is available as a stand alone option. At only 5/8 of an inch deep the Micropleat liner is our most compact blackout blinds option and can be used to provide a high level of room darkening to any treatment that has the room for this option to be installed!

Complimentary in home consultationS

Stevens Creek Shutter Co

Allow us to find the right treatment for your home. We bring samples, and explain the process thoroughly, no hassle, no pressure! Another way we make quality custom window treatments easy. Call us at 613-706-1250 or by email.

Hunter Douglas Smart Shadings Event

Hunter Douglas Smart Shadings Event Hunter Douglas Smart Shadings Event

As a valued Hunter Douglas Priority Dealer we are occasionally offered additional savings on our product purchases which we gladly pass on to our customers. For our best Ottawa Blinds Sales feature from September 1 – December 31, 2017 we are pleased to offer the following rebates from our friends at Hunter Douglas Canada. The Hunter Douglas Smart Shadings Event is on now!

Receive a $200 rebate for every five units, any combination, of Silhouette®, Pirouette® or Luminette® purchased. Add PowerView® Motorization to a qualifying purchase and receive a bonus PowerView® Hub. Visit a participating dealer today for complete details.

Offer valid from September 1 – December 31, 2017.

Silhouette

Silhouette® shadings feature soft adjustable fabric vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabric panels that beautifully diffuse harsh sunlight. Simply tilt the vanes to achieve your desired level of light and privacy.

Receive a $200 rebate for every five units, any combination, of Silhouette®, Pirouette® or Luminette® purchased. Add PowerView® Motorization to a qualifying purchase and receive a bonus PowerView® Hub.*

 

 

Luminette

For wide windows and sliding doors, our Luminette® Privacy Sheers come in an array of sheer and drapery-like fabrics for unlimited light-control and privacy options.

 

Receive a $200 rebate for every five units, any combination, of Silhouette®, Pirouette® or Luminette® purchased. Add PowerView® Motorization to a qualifying purchase and receive a bonus PowerView® Hub.*

 

Pirouette

Our innovative Pirouette® shadings feature soft horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing, allowing for enhanced views to the outside while maintaining privacy and the full beauty of the fabric appearance on the inside.

 

Receive a $200 rebate for every five units, any combination, of Silhouette®, Pirouette® or Luminette® purchased. Add PowerView® Motorization to a qualifying purchase and receive a bonus PowerView® Hub.*

 

Contact Steven’s Creek Shutter Company today for your free shop@home consultation and take advantage of these limited time offers. Call 613-706-1250

*Please note this promotion is available to consumers who have purchased the qualifying product only. Employees of Hunter Douglas, the Hunter Douglas dealer and it’s affiliates, franchisees, agents, associates, advertising and promotional agencies and members of the immediate families of these employees are not eligible. Hunter Douglas will bill back the dealer for any claims that are in violation of the rules. Consumers must submit a completed online form by January 30, 2018. No late submissions will be honoured. HDOrigins is excluded from the offer. Rebate will be issued in the form of a Hunter Douglas Prepaid American Express® Card. THE PROMOTION CARD is a trademark of The Hunt Group. All Rights Reserved. THE PROMOTION CARD is a Prepaid American Express® Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada. ® Used by Amex Bank of Canada under license from American Express.

Roller Blinds Ottawa

Roller Blinds Ottawa

Roller blinds are one of the most popular treatments that we carry, and today they are more versatile than ever. For Roller Blinds Ottawa there are many benefits to consider.

Roller Blinds Ottawa

Some of the benefits of roller shades include;

  • Cost Effective: rollers shades can be one of the most cost effective treatments available.
  • Low Profile: compact and simple to operate with cassette options that blend with any style of decor. Once retracted it is often hard to even tell there is a shade in the window, and when planned in advance of construction roller shades can be easily hid in pockets above the window opening.
  • Operating Systems: easy to use with a large variety of operating options available from chain control, cordless to motorized. With carefully selected fabrics and hardware options very large expanses of window can be covered effectively.
  • Light Control: Screen Weave, Sheer Weave and other light filtering options are perfectly designed for ‘daylighting’. Allowing for heat and glare control, while still enjoying natural light and a filtered view.
  • Options: There are literally 1000’s of fabric choices to match any decor. And if the match somehow can’t be found we can laminate fabrics unto roller shades, or even custom print patterns and designs.
  • Versatility: While most commonly found indoors we can provide roller systems for exterior applications.

Screen Weave Roller Shades

The rising cost of energy makes energy saving roller screens an obvious choice. Even on windows where you have no desire for privacy you can lower your air conditioning bills significantly without losing your view by installing Screen Weave solar shades. We offer 100’s of options, and have in depth knowledge on the appropriate choices to get the results you desire for your project.

Laminated Roller Shades

If you have a fabric or wallpaper that you just can’t get enough of we can laminate your material to a roller shade backing, making your favourite pattern a functional element in your room decor.

Printed Roller Shades

Primarily our commercial clients have been our best customers for this option. We can print logos and other graphics directly to plain or screen weave roller shades that highlight your business messaging. We’ve successfully installed many of these systems for national retailers that have a requirement for glare and heat control, but still want to make the best use possible of their customer facing window areas. And if you want to really get creative at home, we can print any image on your shades you would like. Are you an art fan? How about your favourite painting? As long as you hold the rights, or have common license we can print any image unto shades.

Cordless Roller Shades

Created with child safety in mind cordless control options have come a long was from the roller shades of the past. Do you remember the yank, yank, and then zoom release to spin madly at the top of the window? Those days are long gone, with the internal control mechanism in today’s cordless roller shade making smooth and precise of your shades possible.

Motorized Roller Shades

Somfy Expert

We are Somfy Certified Motorization Experts, with training and experience in specifying and installing motorized roller shade systems. They can be as simple as the Maxxmar Solo A1 system that employs a switched wand with a rechargeable internal battery. This system is available starting at only $99 per shade (plus the cost of selected fabric). We can integrate your motorized shades into a home automation system as well, with nearly limitless options to suit your project.

Roller Shade Blackout Systems

When you need 100% room darkening a blackout roller shade with side channels and cassette can be installed to make your room as dark as you need it. WIth weatherstripping closing the gaps it’s a great solution for boardrooms, home theatre rooms and other areas where total light control is essential.

Dual Roller Shades

Roller Blinds OttawaWant it all? Privacy, light control, and transparency? You can have it all with dual shades, which combine two shades under one cassette. Combine whatever fabrics you want for total control.

Manufacturers

We are proud to feature leading Canadian and International Manufacturers of Roller Blinds Ottawa.

Coulisse; a collection of beautiful fashion forward textiles from France.

Altex; a Canadian Manufacturer that specializes in Residential Roller Shades.

Maxxmar; Another Canadian company and a real innovative force in the industry, with dozens of patents and award winning products.

Sunproject; The Commercial Roller Shade company affiliated with Altex.

Hunter Douglas; With extensive collections of both Screen Roller Shades, as well as Designer Fabric collections Hunter Douglas is the market leader for residential roller shades. Exclusive hardware systems like the Ultraglide control system, and deep co-ordination with products like panel tracks

Roller Blinds Ottawa

Contact us today for your free shop@home consultation. Remember that here at Steven’s Creek Shutter Company we are Specialists in Custom Window Treatments. We focus on one business in order to bring you the knowledge and experience required to guarantee you full value for your project. We are happy to hear from you with any questions you may have.

Call today 613-706-1250 or email info@stevenscreekshutterco.ca

 

 

Somfy Expert Dealer

Somfy Expert DealerSteven’s Creek Shutter Company is pleased to announce that we have achieved Somfy Expert Dealer status with the industry’s leading motorization provider Somfy Systems. Somfy is the world’s leading provider of motors and control systems for motorized window coverings. Somfy automates blinds, shades and drapery to work seamlessly with Smart Home or Commercial Building Systems. Somfy has produced more than 150 million motors since their inception. Today they manufacture a motor almost every second and serve 270 million users worldwide.

What does it mean to be a Somfy Expert Dealer?

Somfy Blind Motors

Motors in Production

As a Somfy Expert Dealer we are with you every step of the way on your project. From planning and design, to installation we are trained in the correct application and installation of Somfy motors and control systems. Through a commitment to ongoing training and our specialization in motorized window treatment projects you can be assured that your residential or commercial project is in good hands.

 

Somfy myLink™ – Home Automation for your Window Coverings

With myLink, it’s easy to transform your experience with Somfy-powered motorized solutions and maximize the benefits that they provide, such as energy savings, privacy, comfort and convenience. The myLink puts you in control, so that you can operate your motorized shades, blinds, and drapery with your favorite mobile device whether you’re home or not.

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Harness the power of your favorite mobile device and upgrade to a convenient and relevant control option for Somfy-powered solutions.

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Activate Somfy-powered applications even when you’re away from home with a single tap to maximize the many lifestyle benefits they provide such as energy savings, UV protection and privacy.

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Schedule scenes to automate motorized applications on a seven day schedule so you can effortlessly enjoy their many benefits.

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Intuitive installation and setup allows you to enjoy your myLink experience in a short few minutes.

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Choose the best way to control your motorized applications with options such as individual control, group control, and more.

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Controls all Radio Technology Somfy® RTS products including blinds, shades, curtains, screens, awnings, and rolling shutters as well as RTS enabled lighting devices.

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CONTACT US TODAY FOR DETAILS AND A CONSULTATION ON YOUR PROJECT.

Call us now and we’ll work with you to find the ideal solution to your window treatment project.

613-706-1250

Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics

Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics are now available at Steven’s Creek Shutter Company. In conjunction with Altex, this fashion forward European fabric house for blind and shade fabrics now has a wide range of product to offer in Canada. With an unbelievable range of colours and patterns to choose from, the options are truly astounding. Utilizing the Aleo Hardware system these roller shades are smooth and easy to operate. Motorization is available, and can add significantly to the energy savings provided by these treatments.

Roller Shade Fabrics

Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics

Dessin Collection

Patterns abound in these collections, with richly coloured prints, as well as subtle natural plains. The way in which the natural materials and sophisticated textures in this collection filter the light is unparalleled. In addition to paper fabrics, linen varieties are also part of the collection and are available in pure colours. By combining them with the clean lines of the panel blinds, natural fabrics make for a special addition to a modern interior. To view a mood impression of this collection click here.

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Screen Collection

Screen fabrics are the perfect solution for controlling light and heat. These screen fabrics are flame-retardant and proven safe for people and nature. In addition to basic screen fabrics in timeless colours, our collection includes high-quality decorative varieties with their own feel. There are, for instance, screens with a metallic sheen, with a natural linen look and with exclusive jacquard-woven patterns. Because of the clean lines of the panel blinds and the size of the canvas, the screens become part of the architecture.

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Jacquard Collection

The beautiful weave structure and the use of luxury yarns in warm colours of the jacquard fabrics provide a high-quality atmosphere for the interior. The patterns in our collection are inspired by classic woven patterns to match both classic and modern interiors. When used as panel blinds they create a stylish, warm and rich setting.

The Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics Collection by Altex is divided into a number of colour palettes.

Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics

Altex Coulisse Collection

 

There are over 100 colours of plain translucent fabrics in the Coulisse Roller Shade Fabrics collection.

Coulisse Roller Shades Fabrics

Over 100 Choices

You would expect an exclusive European Fabric Collection, with top of the line hardware systems to be a large investment financially, but this Collection is very reasonably priced. For example a 30″ x 45″ shade with manual controls will start at a price point of $160, installed with tax. With all these choices that is truly less than you’d expect!

CONTACT US TODAY FOR DETAILS AND A CONSULTATION ON YOUR PROJECT.

Call us now and we’ll work with you to find the ideal solution to your window treatment project.

613-706-1250