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RE: Cellular blinds: Should I switch or not ? PLEASE CHIME IN!!

I agree... They now make DAY/NIGHT cellular blinds :) the best of both worlds hehehe We have had both blinds and day/night pleated shades. Have also had cellular in the S&B. Day/night shades are by far the best for light control. You can have daylight or total blackout for sleeping. The bad news if you boondock and like the windows open, they also block all airflow and breezes as well. Miniblinds are barely adequate for light control, but allow decent airflow even when closed, so if you like a light breeze when sleeping, this is the best choice. Cellular shades are best at insulating if you in a hot or cold climate. Because you only have one color per shade, you either pick a day color or night color. If insulation value is what you need, I would probably go dark in the bedroom and light in the living room. Bottom line, there is no "best choice". Think about where you camp, and how you you feel about light control and air movement.
Deuceofspades 02/07/21 05:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Do you regret getting rid of your RV cornices?

I am back, sorry or any confusion, yes valance / cornices, frame your windows inside the RV basically. So now that we have identified them :), I'd love to hear from more people, please chime in if you have removed them: did you notice any difference, light and insulation wise?
Deuceofspades 02/07/21 05:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Do you regret getting rid of your RV cornices?

RV cornices (aka valance - they go over the top of your curtains head rails and usually also cover the sides, framing your window blinds), not always a love story LOL. It's tempting to get rid of them when remodeling, and I saw TONS of internet posts showing "before and after" where, invariably, the owners got rid the cornices. I'm debating myself if I should do the same. But cornices may serve more than a "looking pretty - or trying to" purpose. For example I suspect they help further insulate leaks from the windows (cold air coming in, heat leaking out etc) AND also block light leaks, blocking sunlight out more than blinds alone would be able to, since light can still come in from top and sides of blinds. So I wonder: DID YOU GET RID OF YOUR CORNICES and if, do you now regret it and if so why? If you never looked back, are still glad they are gone, and they served no purpose let me know, cause then I might say goodbye to mine too LOL. Thanks for the feedback.
Deuceofspades 02/05/21 12:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cellular blinds: Should I switch or not ? PLEASE CHIME IN!!

Had them in our last coach. Will likely install them in our new coach. I responded to your PM. Got your great reply via PM bill and responded :) PS: You lost me a bit with the above post, I didn't understand it LOL.
Deuceofspades 02/05/21 12:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Cellular blinds: Should I switch or not ? PLEASE CHIME IN!!

(No I am not interested in mini blinds so no need to tell me about them) Revamping my entire RV and my current Day/Night shades are shot and need to be replaced. I am thinking about switching to CELLULAR BLINDS... DOES ANYONE HAVE THEM IN THEIR RIG? If so, I would LOOOOVE your feedback and advice on this, before I take the plunge (I am a FT RVer so this is am important decision for my day to day life): 1. Are you still happy you switched? 2. Do you have dogs and if so did the cellular blinds hold up to their noses pushing on blinds from time to time 3. Did you get the magnet hold down brackets and if so do they work to prevent blinds from flopping around while driving? 4. what brand did you buy and from where? 5. What size cell? Do you have valance (cornice) treatment (I do) and if so did you keep it or got rid of valance? I loved the 2" cells ones but they are too large to fit inside my cornices :(( 6. Do bugs crawl into them (I have heard of that) and is it easy to pop them off of their headrail brackets to blow the buggs and dust out of the cells? 7. If they get a little abused (dogs, wind etc) do they crease (wrinkles that won't go away)? 8. Do they stain easily and have you had luck in cleaning them with a damp sponge? Any advice, feedbacks, problems to share? THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Deuceofspades 02/04/21 01:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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