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

Are you looking for new window treatments? You’re having trouble choosing between roller shades or blinds. They’re both quality options, so how do you know which is best for your home? You’ll want to consider the design, available materials and any disadvantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of South Georgia offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, constructed 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 you with samples and expert advice.

We’d like to elaborate some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both beneficial 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 installed in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of South Georgia custom roller shades are painstakingly crafted from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—blend form and function with any one of our exceptional products.

Custom roller shades are a great fit 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 aesthetic. These shades can help balance temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.

For a modern design, sleek Designer Roller Shades could be a good choice. A single piece of fabric blocks or softens sunlight. Choose a translucent fabric to let in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an excellent choice. They can improve the insulation around your windows, further bolstering your energy efficiency. They are manufactured 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 alters the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a higher degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of South Georgia custom blinds are the best around. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly constructed 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 offers the same classic style without that problem. A Louver Shop of South Georgia staff member can suggest the best material for your local climate.

What Matters Most to You?

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

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can stop people from peeking in, certain designs could be more effective. Roller shades can be made of 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 South Georgia 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 enough light, window shades can diffuse harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and elegant. They can make a distinct statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, welcoming space without strong lines.

Talking to a Louver Shop of South Georgia expert is a great way to get started. And our free, in-home consultation is the best way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your home. Explore possible material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the info you need to make the right decision.

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