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Centurian Window Fashions brings together an exclusive selection of custom shutters, blinds and drapes in a wide range of colour choices. Our showroom provides an extensive selection so you can pick the perfect decor fit for your home. Our one stop shop location is made so you don’t have to go shopping around for different brands at different places. Our collection lines consist of the top of the line window covering brands like Hunter Douglas, Shade O Matic, Levolor, Graber, Maxxmar, Robert Allen and many more.

Our wide range of branded window coverings, drapes, blinds and shutters can transform your home based on your tastes and style. We work hard to bring a repertoire of delicate designs in dignified shades under one roof so you can choose comfortably at the best prices.

Our experienced, trained and professional technicians stand by you to offer valuable advice during the entire process of consultation and installation. It starts from the time you give us a call or walk into our Vaughan showroom. Tell us your requirements and we will guide you through the journey of altering your home window fashions. From free in-home consultations to installation services, we offer the best in professional services in the entire Greater Toronto Area.

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Our window coverings and blinds are of the highest quality and durability. We ensure 100% satisfaction when it comes to our installation services. Our courteous after-sales services guarantee you’re enjoying your new chic window decors.

Without compromising on quality, we have put in hard work to bring you the best products at the best prices. Our products and services are cost effective, which makes us the top choice when it comes to your window fashions.

At Centurian, our aim is to provide you the best in terms of products and services. This is our unique selling feature that sets us apart and makes us different from the competition.

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Vaughan Showroom

3737 Major Mackenzie, Vaughan, ONL4H 0A2

Phone: 416-998-9993

Fax: 905-266-0677

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Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday:10 AM to 4 PM

Private evening and weekend store/showroom appointments available upon request.

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6900 Airport Rd.Suite 203C Mississauga, ON L4V 1 E8

Phone: 647-668-2948

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Private evening and weekend store/showroom appointments available upon request.

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As the summer heat goes up, everyone looks for ways in which they can keep their home cool without a spike in their energy bills. The key is to keep out the sunlight and warmth as much as possible and make sure your home is shaded from the sun. From choosing the right window coverings to keeping your home shaded and taking certain steps to minimize sun exposure- there are a few things that you can do to keep your home cool.

This post shares some tips on keeping your home as cool as possible during the summer, primarily using windows treatments.

Generic Tips to Keep Your Home Cool:

Before we specifically discuss the various ways in which window coverings can lower the temperature inside the house, here are a few general tips to keep your house cool:

  • Keep your window blinds shut, particularly on the side that receives direct sunlight during the day.
  • Plant low-shrubs under the windows and other foliage around the house which will stop heat from seeping in from the windows and roof. Also, consider planting a large and shady tree near the house so that it will cast a shadow when the sun shines during the day.
  • Keep the windows open and the window coverings drawn out of the way during the night to allow the cooler night breeze circulate all night, lowering the temperature of the house.
  • Leave the doors inside the house open to promote the internal air circulation while the windows are shut during the day.
  • Use the grill more often so that you do not have to use the oven inside the house as the fumes and smoke from cooking can increase the overall temperature indoors.
  • Invest in blackout curtains and blinds which have insulating properties that can keep your home cooler during the summer and prevent the heat from seeping in.
  • Keep iced drinks in stock and use a damp cloth to mop your neck and other pulse points to lower the body temperature which in turn, will keep you more relaxed during the summers. Hygiene and choice of clothes also influence your body temperature and should be done carefully.

Window Coverings for Lowering the Room Temperature:

To reduce the heat seeping inside the house, choosing the right window covering is important. The following are certain window treatments that are suitable for the summer months.

1. Curtains and drapes

Curtains and drapes for summer

This is a popular choice for window covering in the summer among many homeowners looking for a solution that looks elegant and soft. While choosing curtains and drapery, certain factors should be taken into account:

  • The fabric must be carefully chosen. While linen and cotton are lightweight and blocks the sunlight, it does not provide adequate insulation and lets some of the cool air within the house to eventually seep out. Blackout drapes made with heavier fabric like velvet is a good choice to block out the sun completely and keep the room cool. But do remember to open them after sunset to let in the cool breeze at night.
  • Neutral light colours or bright and medium-toned pastels shades are the best colour for the curtain and drapery fabric used during summer. To further lower the temperature inside the house, choose drapery fabric with medium toned colour and white plastic backing which is known to reduce the heat gain inside the house by 33%.
  • The drapery should be hung as close to the window as possible to reduce the heat loss and should fall past the window sill or on the floor. To keep the drapes in place you can add magnetic tapes or Velcro at the sides so that it adheres to the wall. All these precautions can give the maximum effectiveness and reduce heat loss up to 25 %.

2. Insulated cellular shades

Cellular shades for summer

These shades are made of pleated material that stacks up at the top of the window, accordion-like because of its honeycomb cross-section. These shades have air pockets in the shape of honeycomb which reduces the heat conduction through the window.

Some advantages of insulated cellular shades are:

  • It significantly reduces the energy bills because of the high insulation it provides and adds to the resale value of your home.
  • They also protect your privacy and comfort level as these opaque but lightweight window coverings are not see-through and keeps the heat at bay.
  • Choose cellular shades which operate on side tracks to get the maximum utility from them during the summer as it is the most effective in maximizing the R-value of your windows.

3. Blinds

Horizontal and vertical blinds

Blinds- whether vertical or horizontal are the most effective in reducing heat gain than heat loss. The adjustable slats are helpful in keeping the heat out of your house but are equally responsible for letting the cool air in the house escape. The best ways to make blinds work for reducing heat gain during the summer are as follows:

  • Choose highly reflective blinds and keep them completely closed during the summer. This will significantly reduce heat gain within the house.
  • Instead of slatted blinds, consider roman shades and roller blinds for your home during the summer in light-weight and reflective fabrics. Since these window coverings typically fit the window sill perfectly and sit as close to the window as possible, the heat loss is minimal.
  • Choose the fabric, weave, colour and fabric weight carefully for the best thermal performance. However, they do not provide much insulation and is best for securing your privacy, blocking the direct sunlight and darkening the room.
  • Use the window blinds along with curtains and drapes if preventing heat gain is the primary concern as a homeowner as this will have the maximum effect.

The sweltering heat of the summer is often too much to be when you are outdoors and everyone wants some relief from it at least while they are home. Designing your home interior plan accordingly is the wisest choice. Keeping the performance of different window coverings against the summer heat in mind, will help you choose the right option when you are visiting the store.

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What Are the Advantages and Drawbacks of Shutters?

With so many types of window coverings available these days, choosing the right option that’s ideal for your home can be demanding. The trouble compounds when homeowners leave deciding on their windows for last. One of the most popular window treatments are shutters. Toronto-based homeowners, looking for a long-lasting and permanent solution for their windows that can withstand extreme climates, will find them very suitable. Understanding the advantages and drawbacks of shutters is helpful for determining the right option that is suitable for your home and make a wise investment. Types of Window Shutters Before discussing the advantages and drawbacks associated with window shutters, it is important to know about the different styles available. Each type has varied features. The following are popular window shutters you will come across at the store: California shutters are characterized by thinner louvres and are usually made of wood. Plantation shutters are named after the shutters used in plantation manors in the southern states and have wider slats compared to California shutters. They are conventionally made of wood and painted white. But these days, plastic plantation shutters are also available. Vinyl shutters are the most affordable option as the vinyl slats are produced in bulks. They are available in variety of colours and textures. Due to the several advantages, it is one of the most popular window shutters among homeowners. Composite or faux wood shutters are recognized by the slats which are made from artificial woods. They mimic the aesthetics of wooden shutters but lacks similar durability. Cafe shutters are slatted and covers the lower section of the window, thus providing privacy as well as enough exposure to air and sunlight. Exterior shutters are designed to be installed from outside and usually made of wood or aluminum and provides the utmost protection and privacy to the homeowners. All these types of shutters can be motorized, which further adds to their popularity as more and more people are inclined towards automated window coverings. Advantages of Window Shutters Protection This is one of the major reasons why homeowners upgrade their shutters. Installing window shutters can protect your windows and increase privacy the following ways: The louvres can be angled to control the amount of sunlight flooding in. It can protect your interiors from direct exposure to sunlight and will not warp if an additional layer of UV protection is applied to the slats. They can withstand extreme weather and provide shelter from storms, rain, and flying debris. It secures your home against burglars and break-in as it acts as a barrier. Moreover, it is nearly impossible to see inside the house with internal or external window shutters. Insulation Wooden shutters for windows provide both sound and thermal insulation and are energy efficient. When the shutters are closed and the windows are kept open, air flows in while the harsh sunlight is blocked, keeping the overall temperature down. While this can be achieved by choosing blackout curtains, shutters are more versatile and can be used in the …

How to Find the Right Exterior Shutters for Your Home

Shutters are the ultimate window coverings if you are looking for a long-term solution. Depending on the design and installation process, they can be characterized as exterior and interior shutters. The ideal choice will not only serve the practical needs perfectly but will also enhance the overall external beauty of your home. Hence, homeowners are always extra-careful when it comes to choosing the right window shutters. Toronto has several reputed stores which provide custom-made shutters and also offer installation services across the GTA. However, before you start exploring your options, keeping in mind the following tips and criteria will help you to invest wisely. Reasons to Choose External Shutters There are several benefits that external shutters provide for homeowners looking for a permanent and long-term solution for windows. Some of them are mentioned below. Beauty- High-quality shutters which are designed well can complement your home décor perfectly, and add a touch of sophistication. Durability- External shutters are made from materials that are highly durable and are known to last for years. Protection- Due to the high durability of these external window coverings, they are like an added layer of protection from external elements like unfavourable or extreme weather, air-borne debris, and trespassing. Privacy- Homeowners have absolute control over their privacy as they can control the slats’ tilt according to their requirements. Air circulation- You can lift and lower the shutters according to your need for air and sunlight. The air circulation within the house will be in your control depending on how easily the shutters can be lifted or tilted. Customization- To get the desired style and accurate fit, external shutters can be custom-made from any reputed store which offers this service. Tips to Find the Ideal Option Once you understand the important role that shutters can play in improving your home’s aesthetics and functionality, choosing the right option for your home becomes easier. The key is to be clear about the criteria that are important to you and find the perfect fit based on them.  Consider the features of your house’s architecture The exterior shutters should be chosen while keeping the architecture of your house in mind so that it complements the home ideally. To do so, you must be well-acquainted with the types of exterior window shutters available in the market. Louvred These are the most common type of shutters featuring angled slats that allow enough light and air. They are primarily designed for providing protection for rain and can have fixed or movable louvres. These types of shutters are best for houses which features elements of the Victorian, Colonial Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival eras. Plantation shutters are ideal for homes with the southern state features and one of the most popular louvred style these days. Solid and raised panel These window shutters are identified by the number of panels in each of the shutters. The design is simplistic and versatile, making these shutters a great choice for various types of house architecture. Board and batten These shutters …

Best Ways for Beating the Summer Heat with Window Treatments

As the summer heat goes up, everyone looks for ways in which they can keep their home cool without a spike in their energy bills. The key is to keep out the sunlight and warmth as much as possible and make sure your home is shaded from the sun. From choosing the right window coverings to keeping your home shaded and taking certain steps to minimize sun exposure- there are a few things that you can do to keep your home cool. This post shares some tips on keeping your home as cool as possible during the summer, primarily using windows treatments. Generic Tips to Keep Your Home Cool: Before we specifically discuss the various ways in which window coverings can lower the temperature inside the house, here are a few general tips to keep your house cool: Keep your window blinds shut, particularly on the side that receives direct sunlight during the day. Plant low-shrubs under the windows and other foliage around the house which will stop heat from seeping in from the windows and roof. Also, consider planting a large and shady tree near the house so that it will cast a shadow when the sun shines during the day. Keep the windows open and the window coverings drawn out of the way during the night to allow the cooler night breeze circulate all night, lowering the temperature of the house. Leave the doors inside the house open to promote the internal air circulation while the windows are shut during the day. Use the grill more often so that you do not have to use the oven inside the house as the fumes and smoke from cooking can increase the overall temperature indoors. Invest in blackout curtains and blinds which have insulating properties that can keep your home cooler during the summer and prevent the heat from seeping in. Keep iced drinks in stock and use a damp cloth to mop your neck and other pulse points to lower the body temperature which in turn, will keep you more relaxed during the summers. Hygiene and choice of clothes also influence your body temperature and should be done carefully. Window Coverings for Lowering the Room Temperature: To reduce the heat seeping inside the house, choosing the right window covering is important. The following are certain window treatments that are suitable for the summer months. 1. Curtains and drapes This is a popular choice for window covering in the summer among many homeowners looking for a solution that looks elegant and soft. While choosing curtains and drapery, certain factors should be taken into account: The fabric must be carefully chosen. While linen and cotton are lightweight and blocks the sunlight, it does not provide adequate insulation and lets some of the cool air within the house to eventually seep out. Blackout drapes made with heavier fabric like velvet is a good choice to block out the sun completely and keep the room cool. But do remember to open them after …

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