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

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

Louver Shop of San Antonio offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, manufactured with exceptional 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 your door with samples and expert advice.

We’d like to share some of the differences between blinds and roller shades. While they’re both great investments, you’ll want to make the choice that’s best 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 space. Louver Shop of San Antonio custom roller shades are painstakingly manufactured from attractive, environmentally responsible materials—blend form and function with any one of our quality products.

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

For a particularly clean design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good choice. A single piece of fabric blocks or softens sunlight. Use a translucent fabric to allow in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more concerned about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an ideal fit. They can serve as insulation around your windows, increasing 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 changes the amount of light as well as where it shows up in the room. You can enjoy a greater degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of San Antonio custom blinds are the best in the business. 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 expert installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.

When picking a material for your custom blinds, don’t forget that wood is affected by temperature and humidity. Natural wood blinds are a stunning addition to your home but may warp out of shape in hot and humid climates. A faux wood alternative provides the same classic style without that issue. A Louver Shop of San Antonio staff member can suggest the best material for your local climate.

What Matters Most to You?

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

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from staring in, certain designs could 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 San Antonio prides itself for using efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will balance the temperature. For those needing some light, window shades can diffuse harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and dignified. They can make a striking statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and use fabric. Create a warm, welcoming space without strong lines.

Getting in touch with a Louver Shop of San Antonio expert is a great way to get started. 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 door. Review potential material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the advice you need to make the right decision.

Take control of your window treatments today with the help of Louver Shop of San Antonio. Request a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.

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