Designer Resources

 Check out some great tips and a variety of resources including measuring instructions, safety features and cleaning advice. Remember, if you need something and can’t find it here, you can always email us at [email protected].


SoCal Shades takes pride in the quality and value of products we provide to our customers. Therefore, we have included our supplier warranty information below as a courtesy if you experience any problems with a specific brand.

The Hunter Douglas® Lifetime Guarantee is an expression of our desire to provide a thoroughly satisfying experience when selecting, purchasing and living with your window fashion products. If you are not thoroughly satisfied, simply contact Hunter Douglas Inc. at 1-800-789-0331 or contact us by email. In support of this policy of consumer satisfaction, we offer our Lifetime Limited Warranty. Click here to learn more.

Century Blinds Inc. warrants that the operating mechanisms, slat, vane and shade materials contained in its window covering products (excluding those set forth below*) will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the product except for all motors and associated components** which have a limited four year warranty. Click here to download warranty.

Eclipse Shutters are made using only pure materials. There are no recycled elements being mixed into the product. The result is that Eclipse Shutters are the strongest and longest-lasting shutter you can buy. The shutter system is guaranteed not to distort, crack, chip or fade. Our 25-year warranty proves that our shutters will stand the test of time. Click here to download warranty.”

We extend a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. This warranty applies only to manually operated, custom products properly installed in the window, door or interior area for which they were intended. Installation of the product must be in accordance with the accompanying instructions. Click here to download warranty.

Child Safety Tips

Alta offers a collection of custom window coverings of lasting quality and value. Alta is design simplified which means design driven by style and simplified systems driven by our customers! Their newest product video is featured with all the details!

It’s no secret that window cords are potential strangulation hazard to young children. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes. Because of this, safety experts recommend using only cordless window coverings in homes with young children check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords and retrofit or replace them with safer, state-of-the-art products.


  • Enhanced safety design eliminates cords
  • Ideal where children are present
  • Superior performance


  • Enhanced safety design eliminates cords
  • Perfect for hard-to-reach windows
  • Programmable RF remote control

Cord Tensioner

  • Eliminates dangling cords
  • Accommodates larger windows
  • Smooth lift-assisted movement

We encourage you to learn more about window covering safety by visiting the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) “Important Cord Safety Guidelines” at:

Care & Cleaning

We design our window fashions in a way that minimal care and cleaning is required. Beyond regular dusting and periodic vacuuming not much attention is needed. We recommend using a mild detergent (no additives/non-abrasive) and a clean, white cloth for optimal results.

  • Dusting Guidelines: Regular light dusting let’s blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and window panels maintain a like-new appearance. Do not use magnetic cleaners such as a dusting mitt on light-dimming fabric as this will damage the light dimming backing.
  • Vacuuming Guidelines: Vacuum gently by using the brush attachment on any vacuum cleaner. Most products may be vacuumed using a vertical stroke. Do not use an abrasive brush attachment or long vertical strokes to vacuum sheer products, as these actions will crease the fabric.
  • Compressed air or hair dryer (non-heat setting): Use to blow dust off of selected window coverings.