Are you looking for new window treatments? You can’t decide between roller shades or blinds. They’re both good options, so how do you know which is ideal for your home? You’ll want to consider the design, available materials and any drawbacks to one or the other.
Louver Shop of Philadelphia offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, manufactured with exceptional materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can recommend the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to your door with samples and expert advice.
We’d like to review some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both excellent investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s right for you.
Should I Pick Roller Shades?
A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood put in your window. Raising and lowering it changes the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Philadelphia custom roller shades are beautifully crafted from attractive, environmentally friendly materials—meld form and function with any one of our outstanding products.
Custom roller shades are a great choice for blocking or diffusing light, since various available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly into a room for a warm, inviting aesthetic. These shades can help regulate temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.
For a streamlined design, sleek Designer Roller Shades might be a good choice. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Select a translucent fabric to draw in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more interested in energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal selection. They can improve the insulation around your windows, boosting your energy efficiency. They are manufactured for both manual and automatic operation.
Or Are Blinds the Better Option?
Window blinds are separated slats of wood or faux wood. While you can still raise and lower the blinds as a whole, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which changes the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a higher degree of control with quality blinds.
And Louver Shop of Philadelphia custom blinds are the best around. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly constructed designs. They can be fitted to a wide range of window shapes and designs thanks to our professional installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.
When settling on a material for your custom blinds, remember that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a timeless addition to your home but may warp out of shape in hot and humid climates. A faux wood alternative provides the same classic style without that hang up. A Louver Shop of Philadelphia staff member can lead you to the best material for your local climate.
What Matters Most to You?
Take as much time as needed to decide on the best window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be hard at first, but think about what you want most:
- Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from peeking in, certain designs could be more effective. Roller shades can be made using translucent material. By scattering the light, images viewed from the other side of the shade are blurred. Blinds are always opaque for hiding a room when fully closed.
- Energy efficiency. Louver Shop of Philadelphia prides itself for utilizing efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will benefit the temperature. For those needing consistent light, window shades can soften harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
- Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and elegant. They can make a bold statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, inviting space without strong lines.
Speaking with a Louver Shop of Philadelphia expert is a great way to get started. And our free, in-home consultation is the best way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your home. Check out possible material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the details you need to make the right decision.
Find your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Philadelphia. Request a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.