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Roller Shades vs. Blinds: Which Window Treatment Is Right 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 ideal for your home? You’ll want to weigh the design, available materials and any disadvantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of Greensboro offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, developed with high-quality materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can help you determine 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 elaborate some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both excellent investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s well-suited for you.

Should I Pick Roller Shades?

A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood placed in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given area. Louver Shop of Greensboro custom roller shades are painstakingly made from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—meld form and function with any one of our outstanding products.

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

For a modern design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good option. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Use a translucent design to draw in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more interested in energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal choice. They can serve as insulation around your windows, boosting your energy efficiency. They are convenient 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 all at once, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which shifts the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a broader degree of control with quality blinds.

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

When picking a material for your custom blinds, remember that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a stunning 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 Greensboro staff member can suggest the best material for your local climate.

What Matters Most to You?

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

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from peering 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 Greensboro prides itself for working with efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will benefit the temperature. For those needing consistent light, window shades can dull harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and dignified. They can make a distinct statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, comfortable space without strong lines.

Speaking with a Louver Shop of Greensboro expert is a great way to get started. And our free, in-home consultation is the ideal way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to you. Review potential material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the information you need to make the right decision.

Find your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Greensboro. Request a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.