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

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

Louver Shop of Pittsburgh 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 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 share 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 put in your window. Raising and lowering it changes the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Pittsburgh custom roller shades are painstakingly made from attractive, environmentally friendly materials—meld form and function with any one of our quality products.

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

For a modern design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good choice. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Choose 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 excellent fit. They can enhance 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 Pittsburgh 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 professional 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 offers the same classic style without that problem. A Louver Shop of Pittsburgh 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 consider what you want most:

  • Privacy. While any window treatment can keep people from peeking in, certain designs might 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 Pittsburgh prides itself for utilizing efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will benefit the temperature. For those needing some light, window shades can soften harsh light without allowing all the heat to seep in.
  • Aesthetic. Blinds are firm and stately. They can make a bold statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and are often made of fabric. Create a warm, welcoming space without strong lines.

Speaking with a Louver Shop of Pittsburgh expert is a great way to start. And our free, in-home consultation is the ideal way to talk to an expert. We bring the convenience of the showroom right to you. Review available 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 Pittsburgh. Schedule a consultation by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.