UP TO 83% OFF WINDOW TREATMENTS
UP TO 83% OFF WINDOW TREATMENTS
Window Treatment Specialists Serving DC Metro Area including Northern VA, DC, and Maryland
“It's not about business; it's about making people happy.” - Marty Simon, Founder
You can count on Snyder's Shades and Shutters decades of experience.
Snyder's Shades and Shutters has been a local, family-run business in Northern Virgina for over 45 years. We started as Snyder & Co. Hardware Store in Falls Church (bought by Marty in 1972) and quickly got into the at-the-time infant industy of custom, quality window treatments. Marty grew the window treatment side of the business over the years and when he sold the hardware store in 1996, he took the office into the home and continued Snyder's Shades and Shutters from there. We have built decades of relationships with our customers over thousands of homes and at this point, multiple generations of family members. Earning the loyalty of our customers and employees is just the way we do business. We genuinely care about the people we serve and the people we employ.
Craig Simon, President and Owner
Craig learned the window treatment business from the ground up. As a boy, he roamed the aisles of the hardware store and worked stacking boxes in the warehouse in high school. He worked with the installers and his dad during the summers while attending Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Since graduating in 2007, he has been a proud partner in the family business. When his dad retired in 2017, he took the business over and has been eternally grateful for the opportunity to carry on the legacy his dad left for him.
Marty Simon, Founder (Retired...in Florida...Playing Golf)
Marty is the founder of Snyder's Shades and Shutters. He bought Snyder's Hardware in 1972 and shortly thereafter started up the window treatments center within the store. Since selling the property in 1996, he happily maintained the business as a shop-at-home window decor company. Marty has claimed that he has not actually worked in a long time because his job is too much fun for him to consider it work, and it certainly showed in the pleasure he took in helping each customer.
Marty has since retired in 2017 and moved with his wife, Meryl, to Florida. They now enjoy playing golf more days than not, traveling to see friends, family and the world, and honestly, whatever else the feel like now. He still has such fond memories of the years of growing and running the business and enjoys an update from Craig about his former customers every now and then. Just as long as it doesn't interupt his golf round!
TIPS AND FAQ
TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR WINDOW COVERINGS
When deciding on blinds or shades, consider their effect on your rooms' decor, comfort and energy efficiency. Our consultants can offer suggestions that take into consideration:
- Your personal taste and style
- Existing decor and color schemes, including furniture, rugs, accessories
- Level of privacy needed
- Lighting effects from different coverings
- Insulation and energy efficiency
- Your home's curb appeal / resale value
FAQS — FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU HAVE A STORE FRONT?+
No. We are a shop-at-home dealer. We'll come out to the house with sample books and working samples, take measurements, go over different options with you and give you a quote while we're at the house.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET AN ESTIMATE?+
It depends on how many windows we're talking about. If it's just a few windows in a room or two and you know what you want, it can be as quick as 15-30 minutes. If we're measuring a whole house and looking at different products and options, you should plan for 1-3 hours.
WHICH NAME BRANDS DO YOU CARRY?+
We offer quality products from Hunter Douglas, Cigma Blind, CACO Inc. and Showcase Shutters.
CAN I BUY BLINDS FROM YOU AND INSTALL THEM MYSELF?+
Yes, however we recommend that you allow us to install them if you are in the DC Metro area. The installation fee is small and our professional installers are masters of their craft.
CAN I ORDER ONLINE FROM SNYDER'S?+
We are not an e-commerce company, so you cannot place an order on our website, however you can contact us via our website and send us measurements and we can confirm the products and sizes and order them for you.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY BLINDS?+
Blinds and shades take approximately 2 weeks. Shutters take generally 4-5 weeks. Once they're ready, you'll get a call from our installation team to schedule your install date.
DO YOUR BLINDS COME WITH A WARRANTY?+
Not only does every blind we sell have a lifetime warranty, we offer a warranty on our installation services as well. If you ever have a problem with the blinds we've sold you, call us and we'll take care of it.
HOW ARE WINDOWS MEASURED?+
We take all the measurements so you never have to worry about accuracy. We are very experienced at measuring windows perfectly, even if your window has an unusual or uneven shape. If you are not in the DC Metro area, call us and we'll walk you through measuring your windows on the phone.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE MOUNT?+
Inside mounting is within the window frame so that the blinds or shades are flush with your wall. Outside mounting hangs the blind or shade outside or on the face of the frame so that it extends beyond the wall. Your windows themselves and the treatments you choose will determine whether we need to mount them on the inside or outside of the frame.
HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY?+
On most of our products, Snyder's has a “No Deposit“ Pay at Installation policy. Once we install your blinds, we'll settle payment via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check or cash. For plantation shutters, we require a 25% deposit at the time of placing the order.
I HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN AND SAFETY IS A BIG CONCERN. WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I CONSIDER?+
Window cords can pose a potential hazard to your young children and pets. Child safety is a big concern of ours and as such, we offer a variety of cordless window coverings for your home. Learn more from the Window Covering Safety Council. (http://www.windowcoverings.org)
HOW CAN I MAKE THE BEST CHOICE TO KEEP MY ENERGY COSTS DOWN?+
Up to 50% of your home's heating and cooling energy may be lost through your windows. This heat loss and gain raises your energy usage and monthly utility bills. Our window coverings provide various degrees of insulation and protect against heat loss during the winter and solar heat buildup during the summer. We will help you make the best selection for the type and location of each of your windows.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY BLINDS?+
Light dusting done regularly keeps most blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and window panels looking new. Most products can be also be vacuumed gently using the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner with a short vertical stroke. Specific care and cleaning guidelines are provided for each of our products.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY BLINDS NEED REPAIR?+
The blinds you buy from Snyder's Shades are covered by manufacturers' warranties. We will order the parts and repair them at no cost to you. Even if you didn't purchase your blinds from us, we can repair them for a small fee.