Menards sells a variety of blinds, including faux wood, vinyl, vertical, aluminum, wood and encapsulated door blinds, as listed on the Menards website in 2015. Additional window treatments sold at Menards include cellular shades, natural shades, roller shades, drapes, interior shutters and window film appliqués.
When considering the right type of blinds or window treatments, consumers should evaluate several factors, most notably budget and style. For example, although wood blinds provide a distinctive look, they tend to be on the pricier end. A budget-conscious consumer may prefer to achieve a similar look for less money by opting for faux wood blinds, which cost less, or vinyl blinds, which are among the least expensive options.
Consumers interested in increased privacy, light-blocking capability or energy efficiency, may consider cellular shades, which have a look that's similar to blinds. Menards sells a variety of cellular shades, all of which are cordless, an added safety feature for consumers with young children. Menards' selection of cellular shades includes light-filtering shades that provide a combination of privacy and ambient light, in addition to blackout shades for optimal room darkening.
No matter what type of window treatment consumers choose, selecting the correct size depends on taking correct measurements. Consumers interested in purchasing inside-mount blinds or shades need to measure the interior portion of the window frame, while consumers interested in outside-mounted styles should measure the entire window and frame.