Choosing the right window treatments
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Window Treatments 101

With all the window treatment options available to you, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. Serving the greater Charleston area, you can count on Shutter Guy to answer any questions you have. To get started, take a look as some basic window treatment information below. Consider it a crash course to help you become a well-informed window treatment shopper.

What are “Window Treatments”?

Window treatments cover the inside of your windows. The terms window treatments, window coverings, window fashions, and window dressings are often used interchangeably, though within the industry they can mean slightly different things. Within the overarching topic of window treatments are specific window treatment types, such as shutters, blinds, shades, sheers, and shadings. Drapery and curtains are also types of window treatments.

What Do Window Treatments Do?

Window treatments are a barrier between the outside of your home and the inside, giving you control over light and privacy. Blinds offer flexibility in the amount of light blocked and the privacy offered by simply opening and closing the slats. The louvers on shutters do the same thing. Shades offer complete privacy while allowing varying degrees of light in. Sheers and shadings fit somewhere in the middle.

How Do Window Treatments Affect Energy Costs?

Window treatments are a barrier between the inside of your home and outside temperatures. Even with the best windows, you’ll still lose air through your windows. Window treatments provide a level of insulation that can make a difference in your heating and cooling expenses. Hunter Douglas is a leader in energy-efficient window treatments, offering the most energy efficient shades on the market.

Which Window Treatment is Right for Me?

The answer to this question is a matter of style preferences, functionality needs, and budget requirements. At Shutter Guy, we carry a wide range of window treatments and can help you make the perfect choice for your circumstances.

Window Treatments in the Charleston Area

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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