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Sheer Shades vs. Blinds: Whats Recommended for My Home?

While sheer shades and blinds may come across as similar at first, they offer very different features and performance capabilities. Find out about these features so you can get the correct window treatments for your house!

Best for Customization

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Both our sheer shades and blinds from Hunter Douglas are extremely customizable.

With the shades, you’ll have a selection of three models, Silhouette®, Pirouette® and Nantucket™. Silhouette boasts the most features, such as ClearView® to better your view of the outdoors and Duolite® integrated room-darkening roller shades. You’ll also have a full assortment of vane thicknesses and fabrics to select from.

If you want the contemporary look of sheer roller shades, Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades come in more than 400 fabrics. With all those styles, you can find the right amount of light control for your home.

Our Hunter Douglas window blinds come in three materials: wood, faux wood and aluminum. And a complete variety of colors and textures. You’ll be able to best find the style and performance that best fits your residence.

Smart Home Automation

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With PowerView®, you can adjust your window treatments on your time. Whether you’re at home or away, just a press of your smartphone or tablet changes your automatic window blinds or shades. You can also integrate PowerView with compatible smart-home systems, like Amazon Alexa, Siri® on your Apple device or the Google Assistant.


Winner: Blinds

At Louver Shop of South Georgia, we’ve never met a window or door that we couldn’t cover. Our blinds are custom-produced for your residence, so that means we can make them as bay window blinds, arched window blinds, door window blinds and more! Check with your local design pro about your specialty windows during your no-obligation, free in-home consultation.

Heat, humidity and moisture can cause problems in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. But it’s not a problem for faux wood blinds. Hunter Douglas EverWood® blinds are constructed from a modern polymer that resists warping and damage. Available in lifelike TruGrain® wood finishes or Renditions™ solid colors, you might even forget that your blinds aren’t wood.

Vertical and Horizontal Options

Winner: Sheer Shades

Wood and faux wood blinds are only offered in horizontal styles, so they aren’t a good match if you’re seeking a cohesive look across your home. With sheer vertical shades and sheer horizontal shades, you have access to the most complete range of solutions for your windows.

Hunter Douglas sheer shades incorporate the best things about shades and blinds, providing you a drapery-like style with the convenience of blinds. These shades have vanes that float between two pieces of fabric and can even be customized with a blackout panel.

Most Up to Date

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At first you might wonder if wooden window blinds are too classic for your up-to-date house. However, there are many modern window blinds from Hunter Douglas to complement your house’s neutral shades, including white, gray and black window blinds.

With a complete range of fabrics and textures to pick from, sheer shades complement nearly any house style, like contemporary, modern and even traditional.

Light Filtering

Winner: Sheer Shades

The sun can be harsh and challenging, especially on south-facing windows. Change that bright light into a warm glow with light-filtering sheer shades. This style has two customizable panels with adjustable vanes nestled between the panels. You’ll enjoy precise control over how much sunshine you want to permit in.

Blackout Performance

Winner: Sheer Shades

Although blinds do a great job of stopping sunshine, they can’t outperform dual sheer shades. Hunter Douglas Silhouette can be customized with Duolite, an additional roller shade that gives enhanced control over daylight.

Stops Heat

Winner: Blinds

Want the appearance and performance of plantation shutters but are on a tighter budget? Plantation blinds are like shutters as they feature a wide louver that keeps out more heat. Faux wood blinds are engineered to withstand very hot temperatures, humidity and harsh sunlight, all without fading, yellowing, warping or bowing.

Potential Energy Bill Reduction

Winner: Blinds

Polymer blinds are very energy efficient since they can insulate up to three times greater than wood. Your windows are one of your house’s main locations of energy loss, so keep your heating and cooling indoors with energy-efficient window treatments.

UV Protection

Winner: Sheer Shades

The same rays that give you sunburn can also damage your flooring, furniture and artwork. As time goes on, bright sunlight can whiten your belongings. Keep your home looking attractive with a window treatment that defends against harmful ultraviolet rays. When used with certain fabric selections, Hunter Douglas sheer shades can keep out up to 88 percent of UV light.

Start Creating Your Custom Blinds or Shades Today

At Louver Shop of South Georgia, we want to make making your new custom blinds or custom shades a fun—and even delightful—experience. Get started by booking your free consultation by calling us at 888-428-1415 now. There’s never any pressure or obligation to order. Just access to free design advice, free measurements, and a free, everything’s-included quote. All from the comfort of your living room!