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#1 alberts316

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  19 February 2008 - 07:27 PM

I got a call from a custy that was wanting someone compitant to order and install blinds and shutters in some very large $ homes. He asked if I wanted some biz. Just thinking about it as an add-on. Does anyone do any of this or has anyone. I am not big on the idea but hey if its money why not.
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#2 SnappyTint

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  19 February 2008 - 08:04 PM

dude I have been wanting to do this for years...its just hard for me to get out the shop to install them cuz im so busy doing autos...im gonna bring it up to my boss once again and see if he would be interested in it.. its great money in it. I used to work at a glass shop and we did it all the time.

I been seeing alot of the roll down shades at commerical places (food places and what have u), those are jobs that could have been done by tinting but they choose the the shades...why? it must be cheaper than film because anyone around here would never think about paying more when they can get something cheaper...no upgrades around here... so the roll down shades, solar screens, shutters ect are excellent add ons to a tint business. they all beat the heat, and the shutters protect with privacy. great alternatives to window film.

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#3 alberts316

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  19 February 2008 - 09:01 PM

Great I was hoping someone has dabbled in it!!
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#4 LEO'n'DARTZ

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  20 February 2008 - 12:16 AM

SG and LluLlu supply window films for blinds - look nice and work nice, exact yesterday I installed in my office SG blinds. It is window films, no glue,cutted like vertical or horizontal blinds, embossed on not. Ask Your supplier about, or ask SG or LluLlu direct. I will post ictyre later
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#5 Niche

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  14 March 2008 - 06:22 AM

I have done blinds for over a year or year and a half now, and its a nice supplement. I will warn you though, that If you think there's a lot to film, there is just as much to blinds. Not technical information, but just a lot of tedious BS. Plan on spending 2 to 3x the amount of time in someones house and if they are getting a stack of bids, forget it. There are some companies that charge what I pay for blinds, which amazes me.. but hey, they get what they pay for right?

If you have any questions let me know, happy to help.

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#6 General Sun Shield

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  14 March 2008 - 09:10 AM

I sell the roll up solar shades.
Mainly commercial jobs.
Car Dealers Showrooms seem to like these around here.
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#7 tint whisperer

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  07 July 2008 - 07:43 AM

We sell hundreds of rollup solar shades - especially into the land of the midnight sun -
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#8 Jack Daniels

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  31 December 2008 - 12:05 PM

We've been in the window treatment biz for more than 20 years. We added tinting to our lineup in '08.
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#9 trimguy

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  17 January 2009 - 05:49 PM

What are the best brands?
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#10 jayz81

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  17 October 2010 - 06:58 AM

What are the best brands?

Hunter douglas ( always the first with innovative products it seems ), Kirsch/Levelor, Graber. those are probably the big three. Big money in window treatments, but also a really big learning curve .
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#11 executivetint760

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  13 December 2010 - 04:43 AM

What are the best brands?

Hunter douglas ( always the first with innovative products it seems ), Kirsch/Levelor, Graber. those are probably the big three. Big money in window treatments, but also a really big learning curve .

ive been thinking of doing blinds myself whats a good way to get my hands wet in that bisiness? any learning schools?
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#12 TintJunkie

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  13 December 2010 - 12:37 PM

What are the best brands?

Hunter douglas ( always the first with innovative products it seems ), Kirsch/Levelor, Graber. those are probably the big three. Big money in window treatments, but also a really big learning curve .

ive been thinking of doing blinds myself whats a good way to get my hands wet in that bisiness? any learning schools?



Nothing to learn. Just get in with a supplier, and get exact measurements (from the top of the opening) and take off a small amount from the exact measurement per mfg. I use Phifer Sheerweave roller shades and have to take off 1/8" from the exact measurement. They are easy to install unless you have very large openings to do. Then you may need two people to lift the shade/blind up.
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