June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Orange, Calif. – Budget Blinds®, the largest window coverings franchise in North America with more than 1,000 territories, recently added Weatherwell Elite Aluminum Shutters to their outdoor living product line. Manufactured in Texas by The Window Outfitters (TWO), Budget Blinds recently partnered with TWO to become their retail channel in the U.S. and in Canada.
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2015 Trend Report, the request for outdoor structures, such as pergolas and pavilions, is booming, thereby driving the concept of outdoor living as a growing lifestyle phenomenon.
“Our consumers are expanding their living space outdoors, and the need for stylish, weather resistant, and kid friendly décor is on the rise,” said Chad Hallock, CEO and co-founder of Budget Blinds. “We are happy to partner with The Window Outfitters to meet the needs of growing homeowners and provide additional sales opportunities for our many franchise business owners.”
Aluminum shutters are primarily used outdoors to enclose patios and porches, to create outdoor kitchens and interior-like spaces that encourage alfresco living. Aluminum shutters can be fully opened, closed, or angled to keep out the direct sun while allowing for ventilation.
“What I love about Aluminum Shutters is the beauty of the product and the functionality,” said Tracy Christman, VP of Vendor Alliance and Trend Expert at Budget Blinds. “With an array of color options and shutter sizes, they are sure to complement a home’s existing look while also providing protection against wind, rain, and sun. They are also a great option for high traffic areas inside the home, especially with children and pets.”
For more information on Aluminum Shutters or Outdoor Living products and trends, visit Budget Blinds on Houzz, Budget Blinds Blog, or the Budget Blinds website.
Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 1,000 franchise territories serving over 7,500 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company offers customers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds, draperies and window film. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as complete measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. With a strong vendor alliance program and growing product portfolio, Budget Blinds is the clear franchising leader in the multi-billion dollar window coverings market. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit budgetblinds.com or connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/budgetblinds. For franchise opportunities, please visit budget-blinds-franchise.com.
Founded in 2007, The Window Outfitters head office is located in Dallas, TX and includes locations in Brisbane, AUS and Milan, Italy. The Window Outfitters ships across four continents and continues to grow. In addition to residential markets, The Window Outfitters also provides Weatherwell Elite aluminum shutters in the commercial arena. For more information about The Window Outfitters, please visit TWO.
SOURCE Budget Blinds®