From Sheer to Blackout
From Sheer to Blackout

Privacy Levels in Window Fashions

An important factor to consider when you compare window treatment options is the level of privacy the product offers versus the level you need at the window you’re covering. At Shutter Guy serving the greater Charleston area, our trained specialists can help you determine which Hunter Douglas solution will be best for your needs. Be sure to speak with a representative today.

Questions to Ask Before You Shop

Not all window treatments offer the same level of privacy or options, so you need to understand the differences. Ask yourself these questions.

  1. What room or rooms are you planning to hang your window treatments?
    a. Facing a street
    b. Facing backyard
    c. Bedrooms
    d. Game room
  2. Where do you live?
    a. Suburbs
    b. Secluded or set-back home
    c. High-rise or community
  3. Why are you covering your windows?
    a. Block light
    b. Filter light
    c. Double duty—to both filter and block light
    d. Insulate against cold and heat
  4. When closed you want to
    a. Keep the view outside
    b. Filter light
    c. Total blackout

Privacy Levels

If you have no concerns about keeping your window private, you can select just about anything for your window. You can simply add a little color or interest to the room, or you can focus on filtering out harmful UV rays. Consider the view and whether you want to preserve it. Honeycomb and screen shades offer a variety of opacity options, and wood blinds let you control the light by tilting the vanes. If you want some privacy, semi-opaque honeycomb shades or woven woods may just be what you are looking for. They help maintain light levels while some level of privacy at the window. Wood blinds or screen shades may be a great option for windows where view is more important but you also want to control the amount of light coming in. If you want total privacy, there is no better window treatment on the market today than honeycomb blackout shades. Woven woods or Roman shades with a fabric liner would be another good option. If you want to tilt open, consider wood blinds with de-Light™ feature, which eliminates the rout holes.

Find the Right Privacy Level 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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