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[OP]
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Sep 19, 2014
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Markham, ON

Windows Blinds, Dual Roller Shades, Silhouette

Any suggestion on where to look for silhouette style or dual roller shades? (Brands? Products? Retailers?)
We were originally looking for silhouette style, but I think they are going to be way over our budgets regardless...
We have about 36 windows, mostly 26" x 58".
How much should I expect to pay per windows for a silhouette or a dual roller shade? (a solar shade at the front, and a blackout shade at the back)?

All the quotes I got thus far are >$200 per windows, most of them are actually closer to $300+ and the total cost is over $10K! (And that's including a 20% volume discount)

I can do all the install myself. Is it unrealistic to expect something around $100 or less per window? (I don't think I can get the silhouette shade at that price, but I thought the dual roller blinds would be much cheaper, but not really)

I've looked at products from Blindstogo(Serenity), Levolor, and Maxxmar (Opera, Perfect Sunset)
All of them are way more than my budgeted price.

(I dont' even mind doing all the cutting and modification like w/ the ikea standard roller blinds, but they don't carry dual shades)
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Apr 3, 2016
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Adding a related question too over here.

....Happen to see an ad about something called "Remote Controlled Blinds"...would you happen to know the costs for that too? Any disadvantages? Recomendations etc?
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Jan 11, 2007
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GTA
OP, did you find out where to get the dual roller shades and the brands? This might be something I would be interested in. I have a lot of windows and cannot afford Hunter Douglas silhouettes.
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Check out Home Depot and Lowes. Both had options cheaper than Hunter Douglas. At the time we were looking, Hunter Douglas had a 50% off deal, but the blinds at Home Depot / Lowes were still about 50% cheaper after that discount. Costco also has them as well but we never priced it out there.

I have to say though that the Hunter Douglas blinds are superb quality and very easy to install / use.

Personally found that while BlindToGo is much cheaper, the quality and options weren't good.
[OP]
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Sep 19, 2014
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Markham, ON
Digo wrote: Check out Home Depot and Lowes. Both had options cheaper than Hunter Douglas. At the time we were looking, Hunter Douglas had a 50% off deal, but the blinds at Home Depot / Lowes were still about 50% cheaper after that discount. Costco also has them as well but we never priced it out there.

I have to say though that the Hunter Douglas blinds are superb quality and very easy to install / use.

Personally found that while BlindToGo is much cheaper, the quality and options weren't good.
lol I didn't even bother checking hunter douglas because the price at homedepot and lowes were way over my budget already. (Brands like Maxxmar, Shade-o-matic, Levelor w/ dual opera roller shades are going for $230+ each)

I actually used blindstogo on my last place and find the quality really good! But it doesn't have dual roller blinds and their Silhouette shade (serenity) is about $330 per window. :(
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Oct 9, 2010
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Maybe check Alibaba? I know so many people with those blinds, they HAVE to be getting manufactured in China. Since you're buying a ton of them anyways, you will possibly be able to meet the minimum order they typically have.
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bumping an old thread, I'm looking for Silhouette and unable to get a hold of Costco.. they're not responding. How much should I be looking at for silhouette + blackout for 2 tiny window, 8 standard sized windows + 1 sliding door window.

OP, the numbers you quoted of over $200/window. Is that for sihouette?

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