The Gator Blinds & Shutters staff want your experience to be a pleasant one, so please take the time to read through our terms and conditions. This information is provided to prevent any complications regarding your order, now or in the future. Although every effort has been made to clarify the information we require from you the customer, and the service you should expect from us, there is always room for improvement. Suggestions to better your Gator Blinds & Shutters shopping experience will always, and gladly, be accepted.
The Importance of Proper Window Measurements:
Accurate measurements are crucial. The vast majority of the products we offer are Custom Made and Cannot be returned due to incorrect measurements. Should an error on your part occur, we will be here to assist you with having the error corrected, or if necessary, the product remade. Please follow our "How to Measure Instructions" very carefully. And, when you are certain your measurements are correct, measure again! Should you have any questions, please feel free to call us for assistance.
INSIDE MOUNT WINDOW TREATMENTS "Inside Mount" window treatments fit inside the window frame or opening. Deductions, allowing for the precise fit, and function are automatically taken by the factory. These deductions may vary by type of treatment selected and/or factory of manufacture. So please, DO NOT take any deductions of your own. Please give us the actual, exact measurements of your opening down to the 1/8 of an inch.
OUTSIDE MOUNT WINDOW TREATMENTS "Outside Mount" means the treatment extends beyond the sides, above the top , and sometimes below the actual opening. The factory does not change the measurements for outside mounted items. Therefore, you will need to determine the finished size you need (excluding roller shades). Submit the size of the blind, NOT the size of the window. Please consider the following:
Standard sliding glass doors, and windows being covered with floor length treatments require additions be made to the actual size so they extend beyond the sides and above the top of the opening, only.
Openings in french doors, or windows that are not being covered with a floor length treatment, require that width and length be added to the actual opening sizes. This to allow the completed treatment to extend above, below and beyond each side of the opening.
An outside mount for a window with a sill extending more than 3/4 of an inch into the room, from the wall, may require measurements be taken from the sill up. Therefore additions to the actual measurements, would be made only to extend the treatment beyond the sides, and above the top of the opening.
If you would feel more comfortable placing your with a Customer Service Representative, please call the number listed at the top of the homepage.
All personal information we receive remains confidential and will be never shared with others not directly involved with the completion of your order.
Accuracy of Sample Images:
COLOR ACCURACY Despite every effort to accurately duplicate each product's color when scanned to our website, actual colors may vary. Due to monitor and/or video card differences, subtle variations in color and surface texture may not be fully revealed. Again, these are custom products and CANNOT be returned. Therefore you need to be certain that any slight variations occurring between the actual color, and the representation on our website, will be acceptable. If exact color matches are required, please choose the in home consultation option and a Gator Custom Blinds sales representative will bring the actual samples of the product to your home for inspection.
PLEASE NOTE: Slight variations might occur between the sample and the finished product. These run to run dye lot variations are common to the manufacturing process, and within industry tolerances. They are not defects. Due to these variations we recommend that when identical products and colors are to used for more than one opening, that they all be ordered at the same time. Gator Custom Blinds cannot be responsible for dye lot variances.
BACK LIGHTING OF FABRICS "Back lighting" is the effect seen when light filters through translucent type fabrics from behind, such as outside daylight. Our catalogue images cannot display the effect of back lighting, which may soften colors and highlight fabric textures. Gator Custom Blinds cannot be responsible for color variances due to back lighting.
PLEASE NOTE: Most items are manufactured with color coordinated components. Color coordinated products use components that are similar in color but, not always exact in color. In addition, neutral colored head and/or bottom rails may be used in conjunction with color coordinated strip inserts. Exact color matches between tassels, strings and other blind and shade parts are rarely possible due to the extensive amount of colors offered for the primary components (slats, fabrics, louvers, etc.). Designer selected complementary, coordinated color matches assure you that whatever product you select has a finished look. Should you have specific concerns, please call or email our Customer Service department using the contact information listed at the top of website.
Disclaimer for Bamboo Shades:
Genuine Bamboo Shades may vary dramatically in color and pattern due to conditions such as soil make-up, the time of year harvesting takes place, and/or drying conditions. Colors can range from a somewhat vivid greenish tint, through yellowish shades, then on to more muted brown tones. Samples are to primarily provide customers an idea of the product’s overall appearance. Therefore a guarantee of color cannot be made and Gator Blinds cannot be responsible for these variances.
To avoid possible injury or stragulation from the cords on certain blinds and shades, please keep the all cords out of the reach of small children.
• Tie the cord to itself;
• Small clamp or clothes pin;
• Cord Cleat - Available upon request for most product;
• Tie Down Devices - These come standard with some products such as verticals, sun shades, window shading. etc.