Louver Shop Product Glossary

Learn More about Our Shutters, Blinds and Shades

Build the window treatments you want with custom shutters, blinds and shades from Louver Shop.

It can be challenging to know where to start, but our product glossary can provide answers. As well as planning a free, in-home design consultation with your local South Georgia professional. We’ll transport the window treatment showroom to your living room.

Keep reading to learn more about your options—all built in the United States.

Interior Window Treatments

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are chosen for privacy, light diffusion and airflow. Some models are built for improved energy efficiency.

  • Plantation Shutters: Classic style for current homes. Wood or cellular PVC shutters with wide louvers (2.5”, 3.5” or 4.5” options at no additional cost). Fully customizable and made in an array of colors. Louver Shop exclusive. Also known as plantation blinds.
    • Classic Plantation Shutters: Premium wood and cellular PVC plantation shutters that give a traditional style in any home. Our most popular shutter.
    • Heritage Diamond Select™: Solid wood plantation shutters built with top-of-the-line materials. They will set your home apart from the rest.
    • LouverWood™: Cellular PVC plantation shutters that insulate three times greater than wood.
    • Signature Shutters: Solid wood plantation shutters with an exclusive style only available from Louver Shop.
  • Traditional Shutters: The “original” interior wood shutter with narrow frames and miniature louvers (1.25”).

Blinds

Make your home more comfortable and stylish with Hunter Douglas blinds from Louver Shop. As durable as they are attractive, there’s a window blind for every home. A great choice to filter light and enhance privacy.

  • Horizontal Blinds: Traditional window treatment available in wood or PVC.
    • EverWood®: Moisture-resistant PVC blinds that look like wood.
    • Parkland®: Classic horizontal hardwood blinds.
    • Plantation Blinds: Plantation blinds have wider slats, like plantation shutters. Usually crafted from wood or faux wood.
  • Mini Blinds: Horizontal aluminum blinds with long, narrow louvers.
  • Vertical Blinds: Individual louvers clipped into a sliding track at the top of the blind.
    • Cadence®: Soft vertical blinds with the impression of drapes.
    • Skyline®: Gliding vertical fabric panels with contemporary style.
    • Somner®: Custom vertical blinds in vinyl, fabric or aluminum.
    • Vertical Solutions®: Budget-friendly fabric or vinyl vertical blinds.

Shades

Hunter Douglas shades can diffuse sunlight, decrease heat transfer and defend against damaging UV rays.

  • Honeycomb Shades: Provides exceptional energy efficiency. Numerous air pockets give them a honeycomb-like shape and strong insulating qualities.
    • Applause®: Budget-friendly, energy-efficient honeycomb shade with triple-cell construction.
    • Duette®: Most energy-efficient honeycomb shade on the market.
  • Pleated Shades: A single piece of fabric that nests into neat pleats when raised.
  • Roman Shades: One piece of fabric that hangs flat while closed and stacks when raised.
  • Roller and Solar Shades: Simple, budget-friendly shades. Curls around a roller when raised. Some models feature extra insulation and light-filtering capabilities.
    • Designer Roller: Roller shade offering more than 330 fabric choices.
    • Designer Screen: Roller shades that bring UV protection and a view.
    • Sonnette™: Traditional roller shade with energy-efficient construction.
  • Sheer Shades: Provides both light and privacy. Incorporates vertical or horizontal adjustable vanes floating between backings.
    • Nantucket™: Affordable sheers that integrate drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Pirouette®: Customizable sheers with exceptional light control that integrate drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Silhouette®: Premium sheers with exceptional light control that combine drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Luminette®: Combines the style of drapes and floating vertical blinds.

Hunter Douglas Operating Systems

Hunter Douglas brings a variety of motorized and manual operating systems for their blinds and shades. Available systems vary based on the product.

Motorized Operating Systems

  • PowerView®: Wireless operating system controlled or scheduled via a remote or mobile device.
  • SoftTouch™: Battery-operated system with wand operation.
  • Vertical Motorized System: Remote or wall-mount system for vertical blinds.

Manual Operating Systems

  • UltraGlide®: Retractable cord or wand stay at a consistent length when raising or lowering window treatments.
  • LiteRise®: Cordless system works with your hand, pushing up to raise or pulling down to lower.
  • Duolite®: Light diffusion and window darkening in one product.
  • LightLock™: Adds 100% blackout capability for Duette® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Top-Down/Bottom Up: Open your shades from the top, bottom or any point in between.
  • Vertiglide™: Cordless operating system for Duette® and Applause® Honeycomb Shades. Available in either manual or motorized.
  • SimpleLift™: Contoured bottom rail removes the need for a handle, making raising and lowering shades easy.
  • Cordless Lifting System: Cord-free spring-assist system to raise and lower large window coverings.
  • EasyRise™: Pull on a loop to raise or lower a shade.
  • Clutch-Operated Continuous Cord Loop: Continuous loop moves on a pulley, rotating a clutch to raise or lower a shade.
  • Custom Clutch: Smooth operating system that provides the smallest gap possible between a shade and a window to block the most light.
  • Standard Cordlock: Locks into place for simple operation and cleaner appearance.
  • Combination Wand/Cord Control: Provides single control to traverse or rotate the vanes or louvers.
  • Wand Control: Swaps looped pull cords with a wand.
  • Chain and Cord: Offers smooth operation and excellent light control.

Parts and Features of Shutters, Blinds and Shades

We often refer to these parts and features on our window treatment product pages.

  • Architella®: Premium choice for select Hunter Douglas products. Features excellent energy efficiency.
  • Cells: Sections that comprise a honeycomb shade.
  • ClearView™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option that increases the outdoor view for select window treatments.
  • de-Light™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option for blinds that hides cord holes and reduces light leakage.
  • End Retention System: Proprietary Louver Shop option on hurricane shutters that eliminates the need for storm bars.
  • IllumiCell™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas light-diffusing option for Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Invisi-Lift™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas component for shades that floats horizontal vanes on a sheer backing.
  • Louver: Wide horizontal panels in a plantation shutter.
  • MagnaView®: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature for select horizontal blinds that approximately doubles the view.
  • Polymer: Also known as faux or fake wood. Ideal for rooms with high moisture.
  • PerfectView: Louver Shop offers a modern operating system for our shutters that hides the traditional tilt bar from view. This offers smooth operation and increased view through the shutter.
  • Slat: Individual strips that compose a horizontal blind.
  • SofTrak™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option for vertical blinds allowing smooth, quiet operation.
  • Tilt Rod: Used on shutters to open or close louvers.
  • Trielle™: Proprietary feature for Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades that improves energy efficiency.
  • Vane: Hanging panels in a vertical blind.

Exterior Shutters

Decorative and Operational Exterior Shutters

Bring curb appeal to your home with decorative exterior shutters. Functional shutters have options to protect your home from severe weather and damaging sunlight.

  • Bahama Shutters: Tropical-style shutter mounted above windows to improve shade and allow in breezes while open. Increases privacy and protection against wind and rain when closed. Crafted from wood, aluminum or fiberglass.*
  • Board and Batten Shutters: Suited for rustic homes such as lake houses and cabins.
    Crafted from wide vertical planks connected by a horizontal bar called a batten. Available in wood, composite, vinyl or aluminum.
  • Louvered Shutters: Our customers’ favorite exterior shutter. Brings a classic, colonial touch to any home. Built in aluminum, fiberglass, hybrid (composite/wood), vinyl or wood.
  • Raised Panel Shutters: Our second most popular exterior shutter. Regularly used to protect against wind and storms.* Built in aluminum, composite or vinyl.

Storm and Security Shutters

Louver Shop has what you need when seeking rolling storm and security shutters. Whether you plan to protect your home from extreme weather. Or defend your business against outside intrusion. And some models provide extra insulation, keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

  • Rolling Hurricane Shutters: Aluminum and stainless steel rolling shutters connect in place to protect your home from winds up to 230 mph.** Increases shade and insulation for clear days. Held in a housing box above a window or door until they’re lowered. Built with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverShield™: Rolling hurricane shutters including an extra-small housing space. Withstands winds up to 230 mph, insulates and provides security.
    • LouverStorm™: Rolling hurricane shutters featuring the smallest housing box in the industry. Defends against winds up to 200 mph, keeps out water, insulates and provides security.
  • Rolling Security Shutters: Aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel rolling shutters connect in place to protect your home from winds up to 140 mph.** Contained in a housing box above a window or door until they’re used. Available with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverSafe™: Rolling security shutters designed to be subtle and beautifully pleasing. Crafted from 60 percent recycled aluminum.
    • LouverTite™: Rolling security shutters that keep out intruders and withstand winds up to 140 mph. Made from aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel.
  • Storm Bahama Shutters: Aluminum Bahama shutters. Created to efficiently help you protect your home from severe weather.
  • Storm Louvered Shutters: Aluminum louvered shutters. Made to efficiently help you protect your home from from severe weather.
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