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What's the Difference Between Blinds and Shades?

Shades and blinds are both popular options for window treatments in Albany. Both offer good-looking for handling light and boosting energy efficiency. But there are a few important distinctions, which we’ll discuss below.

Finding the right window treatment for your space can seem like it will give you a headache. That’s why our Louver Shop of South Georgia design professionals are here to assist you. We’ll discuss all the possibilities during a free consultation. You’ll get to view product samples and have expert design guidance, all at no cost or obligation.

We think that making custom window treatments should be a simple and even enjoyable process. So, you can rely on our pros to assist you every step of the way, from free consultation to professional installation.

Meanwhile, let’s review the differences between blinds and shades.


Parkland Blinds Coastal 

Blinds are constructed from a collection of materials, including wood, faux wood, metal. This window treatment has slats that shift to open or close. When moved out of the way, the slats tidily stack together.

Some rely on a cord, but many are available in cordless and automated solutions for quick operation. They’re easy on your budget, offer outstanding light control and are a breeze to clean.

We offer all the most popular styles, such as horizontal blinds, vertical blinds and mini blinds.

Horizontal Blinds

If you are looking for of plantation shutters but have a smaller budget, horizontal blinds are the way to go. They’re often referred to as plantation blinds, because they include thick louvers like plantation shutters.

On the other hand, plantation shutters are a permanent window treatment that’s installed within the frame. These shutters include wide wood or PVC louvers that are controlled by a tilt bar. Depending on the model, shutters can typically be shifted with a swinging or sliding motion.

When creating your horizontal blinds, you can select from 100% basswood, a classic material also used in plantation shutters. Or manmade wood, which resists heat, humidity and warping.

Vertical Blinds

Our vertical blinds aren’t out of date. From modern panels to soft fabric vertical blinds, you’ll likely discover a style that enhances your house.

Gliding panels are a fantastic option if you own a new residence with large windows. These panels stack neatly together while open and display stylish fabrics while drawn. With more than 600 fabrics to choose from, you’re apt to discover the best one for your rooms.

We have three different styles of vertical blinds in aluminum, vinyl and fabric finishes. It’s simple to include drapery-like feel to your rooms without the annoyance of bulky curtains that are challenging to clean.

Mini Blinds

Mini blinds are an economical window treatment, but they’re easy to freshen up and stylish too. Since they’re produced from aluminum, these sturdy blinds are great for often occupied or humid rooms in your house, like bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms. We offer an extensive collection of contemporary metallic textures together with special features to stop more light when drawn and enhance your view while open.


Nantucket Fabric Blinds 

Shades are fabric window treatments that hang from a roll. When raised, they roll neatly at the top of the window, often hidden in a headrail. They’re frequently cordless, and several options can be customized with an automated operating system for fast use and smart home compatibility.

When you think of shades, you might see common white window treatments with an unattractive roller. Today’s options are much more stylish, functional and customizable. A wide range are also even energy efficient.

We provide a large range of the most wanted options, which include sheer shades, honeycomb shades, Roman shades and roller/solar shades.

Sheer Shades

If you can’t choose between shades and blinds, sheer shades are a fantastic choice. These shades have suspended vanes sandwiched between two layers of fabric. The fabric panels turn harsh sunlight into a light glow. And the blinds provide superior light control and privacy.

They come in both horizontal and vertical styles, so you can use them all over your home. You can personalize yours with our wide assortment of fabrics, vane thicknesses and extras, including room-darkening panels.

Honeycomb Shades

If you’re seeking to enhance your home’s energy efficiency, honeycomb shades are an outstanding option. These soft fabric shades have holes that trap air at the windows, which are your home’s biggest source of energy loss. These pockets can also dampen more outdoor noise, enabling you to relax in peace. The result is a more comfortable house and possibly less expensive utility bills.

Honeycomb shades are also a great way to manage light, as you can incorporate special features for blackout or room-darkening performance. They’re available in horizontal and vertical options, so you can use them across your house, even on unique windows and skylights.

Roman Shades

Roman shades look like curtains but offer all the perks of a soft shade for horizontal windows. When elevated, they stack into tidy pleats. When put down, they provide great light control, privacy and energy efficiency.

We have several styles, such as honeycomb and genuine woven wood, so you can find the right look for your residence.

Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and solar shades give up-to-date style, easy cleaning and simple operation for horizontal windows. Available in a big collection of fabrics and opacities, these shades tidily roll into sleek headrails. They even come in a honeycomb style, so you can increase your home’s energy efficiency while also making it look great.

Create Your Blinds or Shades with Professional Help from Louver Shop of South Georgia

Blinds and shades are both outstanding solutions for your house. With the help of a window treatment expert like one from Louver Shop of South Georgia, we can locate the ideal match for your house.

We also make all our window treatments here in the United States, so your dream of a stylish home will come to life in just a few weeks. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to start with your free consultation now!