Blinds material

Old 01-04-22, 07:17 AM
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Blinds material

guys - I'm doing an automated blinds project and know where to get the motorized parts, etc but just realized most common websites are very expensive for the size I need (104x86). Have any of you just bought raw material and made your actual blinds? Or do you suggest any other website for lower costs - is aliexpress wortha try? I'm hoping to be under $200 for this size solar shades with 5% transparency in beige

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Old 01-04-22, 07:59 AM
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The only way to get parts and materials cheaper, is to buy in quantity from a to the trade only dealer.
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I think you are trying to reinvent the wheel. Usually projects like this end up costing more than buying the factory made product. After all, you don't have any economy of scale.

Many custom blinds, especially online and from large retailers, are manufactured in Asia. Without manufacturing in the US for those products the materials to make them are also scarce on this side of the ocean. Yes, you can find the material here but you likely will not be saving any money.

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