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

Are you considering new window treatments? You can’t decide between roller shades or blinds. They’re both good options, so how do you know which is right for your home? You’ll want to weigh the design, available materials and any advantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of Austin offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, developed with high-quality materials from Hunter Douglas. Our staff can recommend the best options for your home with a free, in-home consultation, where we bring the showroom right to your door 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 right for you.

Should I Use Roller Shades?

A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood hung in your window. Raising and lowering it adjusts the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Austin custom roller shades are beautifully made from attractive, sustainable materials—blend form and function with any one of our excellent products.

Custom roller shades are a great fit for decreasing or diffusing light, since various available materials can be translucent or opaque. Our Designer Screen Shades scatter light evenly throughout a room for a warm, inviting feel. These shades can help stabilize temperature by ensuring heat is evenly distributed.

For a streamlined design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good option. A single piece of fabric blocks or diffuses sunlight. Select a translucent design to bring in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more interested in energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal pick. They can improve the insulation around your windows, boosting your energy efficiency. They are available 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 in one motion, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which shifts the amount of light as well as where it spills in the room. You can enjoy a greater degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of Austin custom blinds are the best around. Keep light and prying eyes out with any of our solidly assembled designs. They can be fitted to a wide range of window shapes and designs thanks to our expert installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.

When deciding on a material for your custom blinds, keep in mind that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a beautiful 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 hang up. A Louver Shop of Austin 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 best 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 keep people from peeking in, certain designs may be more effective. Roller shades can be made using 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 Austin prides itself for using efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing consistent light, window shades can dull harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and elegant. They can make a bold statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and can be made of fabric. Create a warm, comfortable space without strong lines.

Talking to a Louver Shop of Austin expert is a great way to begin. And our free, in-home consultation is the ideal way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to your home. Compare 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.

Upgrade your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of Austin. Request a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.