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:
- Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades – most energy efficient shade on the market today
- Silhouette® & Pirouette® Window Shadings – reduces glare through a sheer backing
- Provenance® Woven Wood Shades – natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grasses to filter light
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.”
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