Room-Darkening Shades vs Light Filtering Shades vs. Blackout Shades | Louver Shop of South Georgia
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What's the Difference Between Room-Darkening Shades, Blackout Shades and Light-Filtering Shades?

Custom shades in Albany give you enhanced ability to manage the intensity of daylight in your home or business. They can also add to your comfort and may even help lower your utility expenses.

But there are some key discrepancies in how these window treatments alter sunlight, especially when it pertains to styles and fabric options.

That’s why there’s a benefit to collaborating with a design professional like Louver Shop of South Georgia. Our consultants are knowledgeable about these differences so they can assist you in making a great choice for your home.

You can go over shade models from the comfort of your couch during a free, in-home consultation. You can ask for one by contacting us online or by getting in touch with us at 888-428-1415. There’s no commitment, and we’ll work with you to find an option that complements your décor.

Light-filtering, room-darkening and blackout shades are some of the most desired models we provide from Hunter Douglas. But how are you sure which option is right for your house? Here are the contrasts between how these window treatments control daylight.


Light Filtering Shades

This means having added power over how light enters and brightens a room.

Light-filtering shades convert glaring sunlight into a welcoming glow. This adds brightness to more of an area and reduces the need for artificial lighting. It can also be more appealing, giving a room a consistent look in contrast to a jumble of dark and bright spots.

Light filtration can also be managed by the window treatment you choose. Sheer shades and honeycomb shades will lighten. Any kind of opaque shades will stop more daylight from getting into a space.

These fabrics give a wide degree of privacy. Allowing natural light into an area doesn’t mean you have to feel unsheltered from the rest of the world.

Room Darkening Shades

Room darkening is a type between light filtering and blackout. While it gives more balance than light filtering, it doesn’t completely obscure the light from your residence.

You can get a room-darkening window treatment, such as Roman shades, to lower the light on a TV screen or keep bedrooms darkened.

Handling daylight with roller and solar shades is also a fantastic method to decrease your energy bill when it’s warm. Cellular shades, a top energy-saving style, are also available in a rolling option to make raising them even faster.

These shades are an outstanding idea if you want increased privacy than what lighter fabrics can offer.

Blackout Shades

This is superior to room darkening and prohibits nearly all daylight from getting into an area.

Blackout shades are good possibilities for:

  • Home cinemas
  • Bedrooms
  • Spaces with items that are sensitive to light, including artwork
They can be customized in styles like Roman, honeycomb and roller shades.
These shades are often made with a darkened backing or extra lining to keep out sunlight. They are installed tightly to windows to keep sunshine from getting in.

Shades Designed for Your Rooms

Whether you are looking for soft sunshine or need to darken your room, there’s a Louver Shop of South Georgia shade that’s right for you. We have the latest styles from Hunter Douglas including automatic operating systems you can use with your smartphone.

To find out more about which window treatment is right for your house, book a free, in-home consultation with us right away by calling 888-428-1415 or contacting us online. We’ll bring the showroom to you so you can decide on the best option for your family.