Faux wood blind question
A friend of mine is redecorating a condo in an older adult community in south Florida. The apartment will only be used by adults for probably not more than a total of 2 to 3 weeks a year. Eventually, they might rent out the apt during the winter months, again, to adults.
She is not looking for a high-end super sturdy blind, unless it also is "reasonably priced. She does not want shutters, woven blinds or roll-up blinds. These blinds would probably never be raised or lowered; they probably will get tilted daily for light, but privacy is needed.
She was looking into using the 2" wide faux (vinyl?) wood look blinds but had some questions, so I offered to post them here.
She had concerns about the effect of heat and direct sun on the vinyl blinds (if they would warp from the sun and heat) and any off-gassing or stinky odors, which some of the reviews seem to indicate about various brands. She is looking into Graber, Lowe's brand of Allen & Roth, and Hunter Douglas. Of course, the salesman for the most expensive, the Hunter Douglas said you 'get what you pay for." She is not necessarily convinced of that, especially as she was hoping to keep the cost down as she needs several. :-)
Can anyone offer her some insight as to your experiences with these faux blinds?