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Roller Shades vs. Blinds: Which Window Treatment Is Best for Your Home?

Are you looking for new window treatments? You can’t decide between roller shades or blinds. They’re both attractive options, so how do you know which is right for your home? You’ll want to weigh the design, available materials and any disadvantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of Macon offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, made with top-notch materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can walk you through the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to your home with samples and expert advice.

We’d like to review some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s best for you.

Should I Choose Roller Shades?

A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood placed in your window. Raising and lowering it alters the amount of privacy and light in a given space. Louver Shop of Macon custom roller shades are beautifully crafted from attractive, sustainable materials—blend form and function with any one of our excellent products.

Custom roller shades are a great selection for blocking or diffusing light, since some available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly through a room for a warm, inviting look. These shades can help regulate temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.

For a particularly clean design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good choice. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Use a translucent material to draw in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an excellent selection. They can enhance the insulation around your windows, further bolstering your energy efficiency. They are available 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 in one motion, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which alters the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a greater degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of Macon custom blinds are the best around. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly assembled designs. They can be fitted to a wide range of window shapes and designs thanks to our experienced installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.

When choosing 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 can offer the same classic style without that hang up. A Louver Shop of Macon staff member can lead you to the best material for your local climate.

What Matters Most to You?

Take as much time as you want to decide on the right window treatments for your home. Choosing between blinds or shades can be difficult at first, but review what you want most:

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can prevent people from looking in, certain designs might be more effective. Roller shades can be made from 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 Macon prides itself for working with efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will help regulate the temperature. For those needing consistent light, window shades can diffuse harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and stately. They can make a distinct statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and can be made of fabric. Create a warm, comfortable space without strong lines.

Talking to a Louver Shop of Macon expert is a great way to start. And our free, in-home consultation is the perfect way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your door. Review 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 Macon. Arrange a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.

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