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Trusted Regina window coverings experts answer the Trusted Regina Facebook fans questions

PART 1 - Ask the Regina window coverings experts  

Trish Planchot-Voldeng asked "  - I have a beautiful bay window in my living room but I need blinds on them. What do you suggest to provide light, privacy and easy to clean?" 

A:  Bay and bow windows are beautiful when the proper treatment and measurements are used! When choosing products for windows with multiple angles such as these, it is imperative to take the consideration the size of the blind’s headrails. Generally, the smaller the headrail (in depth), the better fit the blinds will have – not saying that larger headrails (such as horizontal faux or wood blinds) can’t be used either, but is important to take into consideration when choosing. For your specifications – light filtering with privacy, we would often recommend a cellular or Unsion shade. These shades come in many different colours and light/privacy levels. They also have the opportunity to come cordless, and top down bottom up. The window covering that we say has the greatest “value” for its function and look! Budget Blinds using a manufacturer that is second to none in durability – these blinds are comprised of spun lace polyester that is crush proof, and easily cleaned with a soft nozzle vacuum or spot cleaning with a gentle fabric detergent. In addition woven wood shades and roman blinds are also good choices if a small headrail is what you are looking for.

Carla Anhorn asked "  House has 4 large windows on the front 1 - oblong above the window and 3 down the side of the door all about the same size. What type of blinds would you suggest? I don't like the typical slat ones. Would like something that is pet-friendly (no ropes/strings) and lets in a fair amount of light (as these would be our main light source during the day). I've heard that there is remote control now .... Is that an option? (Don't really feel like pulling out a ladder to daily to open/close blinds..haha! ) Thank-you.

A:   – the upper “oblong” window is a popular trend we are seeing in the newer homes. Often these upper windows are just for light, and privacy may not be a concern. If this is the case, look for a treatment that can be in the closed/down position nearly all of the time, but will still let a lot of light in, and will provide decoration, UV and glare protection. Decorative window film, burnout roller blinds and many other light filtering blinds would meet these requirements. You can then choose the same or a coordinating blind to go on the windows below. However, if the upper blind is something that you would like to have daily control of, then motorization is a fantastic option! If you are planning on motorizing 1-5 windows, and your home is already completed, we would recommend a battery-controlled shade. The first question we are asked is “how much is this going to cost”? The answer is dependant on the product and manufacturer you and your consultant choose – but in general, you are looking between $350-$600, plus the price of the shade. If you are in the building stages we highly recommend hard wiring the shade into your window framing. This allows the opportunity for a maintenance free option, and more accurate control of the shades. We have dedicated consultants that can help you customize your home’s automation needs! Let’s face it – within the next ten years – everything in our homes will be automated – blinds included!

Kirsten Hleboff asks "we'd like to update the white, cheap blinds that came with our house. Looking for something in a brown tone that can keep bright sunlight out. Any suggestions? Open to fabric ones too. We have 3 large windows and 3 smaller bedroom ones. 

Well Kristen, you are on the right track to very popular options! We are seeing a lot of fabric come back into trend. Fabric drapery panels, toppers, cornice boards and roman shades have been updated with a very modern look, but the warmth of traditional fabric. Cellular blinds are also a popular choice because of the polyester material and many options that are available. There are literally thousands of choices when looking at colors, and as far as privacy and light control – all of them come with the opportunity to add or order very sheer all the way to room darkening treatments that may be best suited for the bedrooms!

Jamie Lee Juneau Our master bedroom and baby's bedroom windows face south in our home and that sun is bright early in the morning in summertime. What is your best solution for blacking out sunlight with a blind?

All window treatments we carry come with the option to be room darkening, and also cordless – which is a “must” in homes, and especially bedrooms with children. Dependant on the aesthetic look and other functions you are looking for, we would be able to narrow the options down to a few wonderful treatments. For example, if it is important for you to have the opportunity to control the light and privacy at the same time, you may be interested in horizontal blinds – real wood blinds or shutters provide the ability for great insulation, and possibly the warmth that a dark wood stain can bring to a room. Or, if you are looking for modern simplicity, low maintenance and/or even a beautiful pattern, roller shades are on of the hottest treatments we are seeing. They also come in a variety of light control options, all the way into room darkening, with the option of “side channels” to make the window nearly blackout! Cellular blinds are one of our most popular options for room darkening as well – they come in so many colors, provide insulation, and the top-down/bottom up and cordless features. Just a few of many options available to our customers.






Trusted Regina Electrical Experts share a tip on ceiling fans and energy efficiency

Trusted Tip on Energy Efficiency

Ceiling Fan Installation


Installing a ceiling fan is definitely a lot harder than it looks. Instructions can be long and complicated, and some fans can weigh as much as 50 pounds! Leave the complicated and hazardous work to our professional electricians. 

Benefits of Ceiling Fans

Energy Savings

Ceiling fans are an effective way to reduce energy costs in both summer and winter. In the winter heated air tends to rise and collect around the ceiling. Ceiling fans circulate the warm air and push it back downward. In the summer, fans create a cool breeze to keep air circulating so that it does not become too damp or stagnant.

Light Up a Room

In addition to increasing energy efficiency, ceiling fans can provide a great source of overhead lighting. You may have some ceiling fans in your home that do not have a light kit, but you wish they did. An electrician can install a light kit to almost any fan in your home.

Indoor or Outdoor Enjoyment

Ceiling fans can be added indoors or outdoors. However, if you decide to put a fan outside make sure you choose a fan that is specifically made for the outdoors. Having a fan outdoors is a great way to make backyard entertaining and barbequing more comfortable. Everyone can benefit from a fan. Not only do your friends and family enjoy the outdoors more, but so do your pets.


Ceiling fans are a great way to enhance the décor of a room. In addition to improving your room’s style, ceiling fans draw your eye upward to make the room look larger. Fans come in a variety of styles and colors. Styles range anywhere from traditional to modern, while colors come in an array of wood tones and metals. With so many choices, you are sure to find one that suits your room perfectly.


Trusted Regina commercial Alarm & Security Expert Reed Security share a great tip

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long-term...they work hard to meet all your REGINA COMMERCIAL security needs from day one!

Stay Open Late?

The primary safety and security measures contained within the new law are reproduced below with some practical considerations for employers wishing to synthesize regulatory compliance and crime prevention best practices:

1. Safe Cash Handling Procedures

Employers are required to develop written cash handling procedures with a primary objective of limiting the amount of money accessible to workers. Safe cash handling procedures are a key component in reducing the reward for potential criminals. Such procedures typically include, in part:

•limiting the amount of money held in the cash register;

•counting cash and preparing deposits out of public view;

•restrictions on non-employees entering cash counting areas;

•ensuring deposits are transported by security personnel or at a minimum, are transported by two employees at different times taking different routes; and

•limiting acceptance of bills greater than $20.

2. Video Surveillance Cameras

Reed Security can help you with this by installing ReedHD hi-def video cameras that can clearly capture Faces & License Plates. 

All late night retail establishments in Saskatchewan will be required to install video cameras which must, at a minimum, capture the cash desk and any outdoor gas pumps. If prominently installed and amplified by signage, video surveillance systems can increase the risks to potential offenders. Key steps to optimize video surveillance efficacy include:

•assess the business premises as a whole before identifying camera locations;

•place cameras in locations where they are most visible to customers and in areas that ensure potential offenders will be captured on video (e.g., outside of all entrances, immediately inside of all entrances, near cash machines and behind the cash desk, near garbage disposal areas); 

•consider installing a visible video monitor above and behind the cash desk showing the camera view of the customer at the cash desk (but do not consider taking this step unless the quality of the displayed video is high).

3. Maintaining Clear Lines of Visibility 

Employers are required to take steps to ensure good visibility into and out of the premises. Clear sightlines to and from the premises are another way to increase the risk perceived by offenders who fear they will be visible to passers-by during a crime.

Priorities here include:

•removing all posters, advertising materials and other signs affixed to glass entrance doors and windows (but if advertising materials are required, at least ensuring they are positioned well below eye level to maintain clear sightlines);

•relocating or lowering any freestanding items (inside and outside of the premises) which block sightlines to/from the cash desk; and

•considering raising the cash desk area to elevate the worker, enhancing the overall visibility to and from the cash desk.

4. Installing Crime Prevention Signage.

Reed Security can help you with this by installing "Protected by ReedHD Warning Signage". Under the new law, employers are required to display signs indicating workers’ limited accessibility to cash and advising of the presence of video surveillance. Signage stating that video cameras are in use serves to increase the risk perceived by offenders. Posting signs stating that workers can only access small sums of cash is a way to reduce the reward available to potential offenders. Inherent in stating that workers have limited access to cash is the requirement for a drop safe or time-lock safe, which is a form of increasing the effort required by potential criminals.

Signage priorities include:

•designing signage that synthesizes text, colour and graphics to draw attention to the signs and amplify the overall crime prevention message;

•ensuring that multiple signs are placed in appropriate places (i.e., in locations most likely to be noticed by potential offenders; 

5. Late Night (11:00pm to 6:00am) Lone Workers require an Emergency Panic Pendant connected to a 24/7 Central Monitoring Station that can dispatch the Police or RCMP.

Reed Security can help you with this by installing a ULC approved alarm panel and training your staff how to summon for help when needed most. 


“We recently switched our services to Reed Security and I must say the process was seamless. The planning and execution from one provider to another was met with excellence in customer service, informative technicians and a support staff that went out of their way to answer questions and ensure our needs were met. I highly recommend Reed Security and their team for installation and monitoring of your offices”

Pat Kyle, ACS, AIAA Director, Branch Operations Wiegers Financial & Benefits





Worby Wealth Management a Trusted Regina financial advisor and financial services expert passes a Trusted Regina mystery shop

Being a Trusted Business on the Regina directory comes with alot of other directory, advertising medium or ' watchdog organization' puts businesses through the process we do before we promote and endorse them...most  rely on the consumers to provide ratings..which are all unverified and un qualified. Trusted is different because the Trusted Regina businesses become Partners...and we promote the mantra that 'only together are we Trusted" ..we all have our parts to play to ensure the directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity that it does.

Trusted then enters into a contract, where the partners sign to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees and to ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where we mystery shop a minimum of 10% of our Trusted Partners on an annual basis... we get our mystery shoppers to fillout a report to tell us about the experience....

Our latest business to be mystery shopped is Worby Wealth Management a Trusted Regina Financial service expert 

Well, if you need to trust anyone its the person advising you on your finances..lets see how Chris Worby owner of WorbyWealth Managment !! 


TRUSTED PARTNER: Worby Wealth Management


1. How was the greeting/welcome/call answered?

VERY GOOD!! Chris was very welcoming and inviting.

2. If retail: Appearance of the store / staff and showroom?

Chris's office is very nice and inviting and he even offered some tea as our first visit was rather lengthy (and thorough).

3. Product/industry knowledge of staff?

Chris seems VERY knowledgeable and "had us at hello" so to speak. We felt very confident in his knowledge about the information he provided.

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear?

No quote required really.

5. Did they ask where you found them?

YES!! and did so very clearly.

6. Overall experience 1-10:


7. Would you return as a customer/recommend them to close friends?

Yes! and we already have!

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why? n/a (Chris is the only one)

9. If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process? If so refer to the Trusted Guarantees and give an overall mark on each if applicable.


1. Provide the service and quality promised.


2. Complete the job on time.

 Still not finished but so far so good and its ongoing ..!

3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.

No quotes required thus far.

4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.

 Chris seems very honest and forthcoming.

5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.

Yes, Chris tailors our visits in order to accomplish the goals set out for us.

Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.

Chris is very knowledgeable in his field and instils confidence in us as he is able to create a plan that fit our needs and wants. He seems to have a very systematic approach that leaves nothing overlooked. He also seems to have a stepwise approach with specific goals to cover at each visit that will eventually lead us to our financial goals! It seems hard to consider other businesses/companies after a visit with Chris!! Highly recommended!!

WOW Chris did an awesome job and gained a new client ! Proving yet again that you deserve the Thumbs up!  

Call Chris Worby at  (306) 757-4747 ext 226  or on his Cell: (306) 737-2909. Check out his listing on the Regina Directory in the REGINA FINANCIAL SERVICES category   . Chris is a Trusted REGINA FINANCIAL EXPERT



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