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Blogs and FAQs to Help You With Your Window Project in GTA and Oakville

Do you have some questions? While you’re always welcome to give us a call or make an appointment to drop by our showroom to get your queries sorted, we also have a list of some commonly asked questions as well as helpful blogs with answers from people who’ve been in the window fashion business for years and know how interiors work. After all, we are the window fashion experts in GTA and Oakville. Go through the FAQs and blogs below to get your questions answered. We hope this can help you make informed decisions and make your project a success.



Listed below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions to help you in your planning and decision-making.

  • How Do I Know Which Brand to Select?
    At Dodds, you're not limited to one manufacturer, we give you options! You may find a fabric or style you love from one company for one room or area of your home, and find something completely different for a different location. The fact that we carry all the major brands means that you have choice, not only in styles and fabrics, but also in price. You may want something unique and beautiful for your living room, but you want to keep it budget-friendly for the basement and office. Our knowledgeable professionals will help you select the right window covering solution for your needs.
  • What Should I Stay Away From?
    Trends come and go, and if you are a person that loves to change their decor often, we can provide you with budget-friendly options and trendy styles, but be prepared that your choices may not be as popular in a few years. If you don’t plan on redecorating for many years to come, our expert advice on timeless design will help you pick products and styles that you will continue to enjoy for many years to come.
  • What Is the Best Way to Start When I’m Thinking About New Window Coverings?
    Trust the window fashion experts at Dodds, we have been helping customers with their design choices for many years. Be prepared to answer lots of questions. If visiting our showroom, bring design ideas, photos, sizes of your windows and paint chips of your existing walls or the colours you plan on using. We have had customers bring in entire sofa cushions to help choose drapery fabrics! The more prepared you are, the easier the decisions will be. If you are starting from scratch, and have no idea where to begin, we can help get you started, but a visit to our showroom to see what is available and what you are drawn to will be the first step.
  • I Don’t Think I Have the Budget to Purchase Everything I Want. Can I Get It for Less?
    Window coverings can be expensive, but they don’t have to be! There are so many products on the market now, from very affordable roller or banded shades, to elaborate custom drapery. We always suggest spending the bulk of your budget on the rooms that are used most. That’s usually your living or family room, dining room and kitchen. The master often comes next, followed by the kid’s rooms and office. Leave the utility areas, basement and other secondary rooms until the end. Many clients will purchase in two stages, rather than settling for something they don’t love for their main areas just to meet their budget. We can help you break down areas of your home based on priority and function to make sure all of your needs are met.
  • Why Should I Choose Dodds? Is It Better to Go to a Budget Outlet?
    It's always best to look for a reputable company, with lots of experience and a solid track record. Dodds Interiors has been serving the GTA and surrounding area for over 40 years and a majority of our business is through word of mouth and repeat business. It’s not unusual for us to see returning clients after they have moved into a new home needing new window coverings. They wouldn’t be coming back unless they were happy with their original purchase. We have won the Consumers Choice Award for the last 14 years in a row, which says a lot! We pride ourselves on customer service, and this is something that is slowly disappearing from our industry. Asking an expert, and getting accurate, honest advice is becoming so rare nowadays, but not at Dodds Interiors. We will help you if you come in wanting one small shade for your back door, or if you need your entire home outfitted in drapery and sheers!
  • What About Warranties?
    Dodds Interiors is very selective as to which manufacturers we carry. We look at quality, value, years in business and warranties. For us to sell you a product, it has undergone extensive research and scrutiny. We support and take pride in the brands we carry. If you choose to have your installation done by Dodds Interiors, we offer a one-year installation warranty. Manufacturer warranties vary from supplier to supplier, so you will need to inquire. Product warranties never cover installation, removal or shipping costs.
  • Why Do Prices Differ So Much From One Dealer to Another?
    When comparing products, you have to compare apples to apples. Just because a product looks similar, does not mean it is. There are so many aspects that are not visible that determine quality. Fabrics that look similar may not perform in the same way. Have they been tested for discoloration from UV light? How do they perform in cold climates, or on a humid July afternoon in southern Ontario? Do the mechanisms last pull after pull, or do they break after a few months of use and inconveniently need to be removed and sent back to the manufacturer...if they are still in business. Price and budget are important, and at Dodds we understand that. We also understand that getting a quality product that will last for many years is just as important. Be an informed consumer, we welcome questions about the products we carry!


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Awards and Achievements

At Dodds Interiors, we are proud recipients of the Consumer Choice Award continuously since 2007. We thank our clients for recognizing our dedicated service and bestowing this honour upon us year after year.

Consumer choice award 2023

Consumer Choice Award Winner


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“Dodd’s Interiors is an experienced and knowledgeable window covering company. David and his team were very professional and provided fantastic customer service. They answered any of my questions promptly. After looking at many similar companies, I was very pleased and happy that I went with Dodd’s Interiors. David was able to suggest a beautiful window blind that suited my home design and was in my budget. I would recommend Dodd’s to anyone who is looking to spruce up their home and windows. Dodd’s showroom in Mississauga was very convenient with endless options to select from a variety of many styles, colours, and options. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Dodd’s Interiors!!”

-- Debora B.


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