Are you looking for new window treatments? You’ve managed to narrow it down to roller shades or blinds. They’re both great options, so how do you know which is better for your home? You’ll want to compare the design, available materials and any drawbacks to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Maryland offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, constructed with top-notch materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can walk you through the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to your door with samples and expert advice.
We’d like to review some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both beneficial investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s well-suited for you.
Should I Pick Roller Shades?
A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood put in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given space. Louver Shop of Maryland custom roller shades are exquisitely manufactured from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—blend form and function with any one of our outstanding products.
Custom roller shades are a great fit for obscuring 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 appearance. 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 diffuses sunlight. Use a translucent design to allow in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more interested in energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal fit. They can function as insulation around your windows, boosting your energy efficiency. They are convenient 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 alters the amount of light as well as where it spills in the room. You can enjoy a higher degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Maryland custom blinds are the best in town. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly built designs. They can be fitted to a wide range of window shapes and designs thanks to our expert installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.
When deciding on a material for your custom blinds, don’t forget that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a beautiful addition to your home but may warp out of shape in hot and humid climates. A faux wood alternative offers the same classic style without that problem. A Louver Shop of Maryland staff member can point out the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as you need to decide on the ideal window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be tough at first, but review what you want most:
- Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from staring in, certain designs could 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 Maryland 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 soften harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
- Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and dignified. They can make a bold statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, comfortable space without strong lines.
Speaking with a Louver Shop of Maryland expert is a great way to get started. And our free, in-home consultation is the ideal way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your home. Check out available material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the information you need to make the right decision.
Take control of your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Maryland. Schedule a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.