Are you thinking about new window treatments? You’ve managed to narrow it down to roller shades or blinds. They’re both quality options, so how do you know which is best for your home? You’ll want to weigh the design, available materials and any disadvantages to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Jacksonville offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, constructed with exceptional materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can recommend the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to you with samples and expert advice.
We’d like to share some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s right for you.
Should I Use Roller Shades?
A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood placed in your window. Raising and lowering it changes the amount of privacy and light in a given area. Louver Shop of Jacksonville custom roller shades are painstakingly manufactured from attractive, sustainable materials—combine form and function with any one of our outstanding products.
Custom roller shades are a great option for blocking or diffusing light, since some available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly throughout a room for a warm, inviting aesthetic. These shades can help balance temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a streamlined design, sleek Designer Roller Shades could be a good option. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Select a translucent material to draw in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal pick. They can function as insulation around your windows, increasing your energy efficiency. They are available for both manual and automatic operation.
Or Are Blinds the Better Option?
Window blinds are separated slats of wood or faux wood. While you can still raise and lower the blinds all at once, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which shifts the amount of light as well as where it spills in the room. You can enjoy a larger degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Jacksonville custom blinds are the best around. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly constructed designs. They can be fitted to a wide range of window shapes and designs thanks to our experienced installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.
When picking a material for your custom blinds, don’t forget that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a stunning addition to your home but may warp out of shape in hot and humid climates. A faux wood alternative can provide the same classic style without that problem. A Louver Shop of Jacksonville staff member can lead you to the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as you want to decide on the ideal window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be tough at first, but consider what you want most:
- Privacy. While any window treatment can prevent people from peeking in, certain designs may be more effective. Roller shades can be made using translucent material. By scattering the light, images viewed from the other side of the shade are blurred. Blinds are always opaque for hiding a room when fully closed.
- Energy efficiency. Louver Shop of Jacksonville prides itself for using efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing some light, window shades can dull harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
- Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and elegant. They can make a distinct statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and use fabric. Create a warm, welcoming space without strong lines.
Talking to a Louver Shop of Jacksonville expert is a great way to begin. And our free, in-home consultation is the best way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your door. Review potential material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the info you need to make the right decision.
Take control of your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Jacksonville. Arrange a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.