Blinds, Shades, or Shutters: Which Is Right for You?

Blinds, Shades, or Shutters: Which Is Right for You?

It’s the beginning of a new year, and you might be thinking of making a change to your home. Or, if you’ve been needing to treat your windows for the first time, you might be trying to figure out what will be best. Either way, if you’ve been in the market, you know that the choices can be overwhelming. [Read more…]

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Window Treatment Terminology

Window Treatment Terminology

Shopping for window treatments can be exceptionally overwhelming—there are so many styles and options available to choose from, and many details to consider. At Shutter Guy serving the greater Charleston area, our trained specialists are more than happy to help customers navigate the ins and outs of window coverings. Read on to get a crash course in some of the terminology you might come across as you begin to explore your options.

Defining “Window Treatments” and Types

You might have heard the terms “window treatments,” “window fashions” or “window coverings”—all can be used interchangeably. Generally, window treatments cover the windows on the inside of a home. Sometimes, the term “window coverings” can also refer to exterior coverings such as exterior shutters and awnings. You’ve probably noticed that there is a wide variety of types and styles of window treatments, including shades, blinds, shutters, sheers, and shadings. Custom drapery and curtains are also types of window treatments. To determine which window treatment type you like best, check out the Hunter Douglas site, where you can explore all of the options and understand each style’s benefits.

Controlling Light and Privacy

Each window treatment option controls light and privacy differently. For example, with blinds, you simply open and close the slats to control the amount of light or privacy in a room. With honeycomb shades, you can get privacy while letting some natural light in. Some window treatments offer top-down/bottom-up operation, which gives you the ability to let in natural light in one area while keeping your window blocked in the other.

Window Treatment Energy Savings

Window treatments offer insulation at the window, keeping the outside air from leaking in, making an impact on your energy costs. Hunter Douglas is a leader in energy-efficient window treatments, offering the most energy efficient shades on the market.

Hunter Douglas Window Fashions

Hunter Douglas is the leader in custom window fashions. They have a window treatment solution to meet not only your individual needs, but also your budget. Here’s a sample of products you could choose from:

Understanding Window Treatment Options in the Charleston, SC Area

The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.”

Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.

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Finding the Right Window Treatment

Finding the Right Window Treatment

At Shutter Guy here in Charleston, our goal is to ensure that our customers get the right window treatments to fit their needs and their budgets. We know that there are a number of reasons to love Hunter Douglas Window Treatments. However, it goes beyond just helping customers select the right product; it is understanding each customer’s lifestyle and home décor needs. That’s why we’ll walk customers through understanding the benefits of each type of window fashion, so they’ll know they’ve chosen the right one. Speak with one of our consultants for more information! [Read more…]

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Inspiration for Innovative Window Treatment Styles

Inspiration for Innovative Window Treatment Styles

If you need inspiration and ideas for what’s available for your home’s windows, you’re in luck. Hunter Douglas, the leader in custom blinds, shades, sheers, and shutters, has developed “The Art of Window Dressing™” brochure to offer fresh ideas and innovative solutions for your windows. At Shutter Guy serving the greater Charleston area, we’re proud to offer the latest window treatments, including blinds, shutters, and shades to fit any window. Read on to learn about some of the factors to consider when choosing window fashions for your home. [Read more…]

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