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Deciding Between Blinds, Shades and Shutters

Which Window Treatment is Best for You?

If you haven’t replaced your window treatments in awhile, you will be amazed at the innovative product selection available today. There are hundreds of styles, colors, fabrics, textures, and options available to go with any decor. The experts at Shutter Guy serving Charleston will help you find the perfect blind, shade, or shutter for you. Let’s take a look at some of the choices you’ll need to make when selecting new window treatments.

Window Treatments that Lift or Tilt

You’ll need to choose between window treatments that lift and window treatments that tilt. Consider the room location, how your windows open, and sun exposure to determine what type of window treatment will work best.

Window treatments that lift allow you to see through an unobstructed window. These window treatments can be easily lifted or slid completely out of the way. Blinds or shades in this category include: Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades, Screen Shades, Pleated Shades, and Woven Wood Shades.

Window treatments that tilt keep the window covered most of the time while light and privacy are controlled by rotating louvers open or closed. Window coverings in this category include: Plantation Shutters, Wood Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, Vertical Blinds Aluminum Blinds, Window Shadings, and Privacy Sheers

What’s the Difference between Blinds, Shades & Shutters?

The basic construction of any window covering either has slats, vanes or panels that can be raised and lowered. It is the opacity, look, and feel that makes them different.

Blinds are considered a standard in window covering because of their slat construction. They come in horizontal, vertical and specialty shaped window applications. For the most part, blinds do not block out light completely due to the route holes. An affordable window treatment, blinds come in aluminum, vinyl, wood, faux wood, and fabric in hundreds of colors, styles and options to complement any room or décor style.

Shades have become more and more popular over the years. They offer fashionable design, energy efficiency, sun protection, room-darkening features, and privacy. Available in horizontal, vertical and specialty shaped window applications, shades offer a clean soft look to fit anyone’s budget. Shade fabrics range from man-made materials to natural sustainable materials like bamboo and are available in the widest selection of colors, styles, textures, and options.

Shutters are timeless and work well with any décor style. Considered like a piece of furniture, shutters are the most expensive of the three window treatment types. Available in hardwood, faux wood, vinyl and in an array of colors, textures and slat options, they provide the ultimate in privacy.

Window Coverings in Charleston

Serving the greater Charleston 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. 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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