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

Are you considering 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 better for your home? You’ll want to compare the design, available materials and any advantages to one or the other.

Louver Shop of Tampa offers the most professional experience when it comes to window treatments. We stand by our blinds as well as our roller shades, made with top-notch 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 right for you.

Should I Pick Roller Shades?

A window shade is a solid piece of fabric or wood placed in your window. Raising and lowering it changes the amount of privacy and light in a given room. Louver Shop of Tampa custom roller shades are exquisitely made from attractive, sustainable materials—combine form and function with any one of our outstanding products.

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

For a modern design, sleek Designer Roller Shades can be a good option. A single piece of fabric blocks or scatters sunlight. Use a translucent material to draw in light while keeping UV rays out. If you’re more about energy efficiency, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades are an excellent pick. They can improve the 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 all at once, they are distinct from shades. The angle of the slats is adjustable, which changes the amount of light as well as where it appears in the room. You can enjoy a greater degree of control with quality blinds.

And Louver Shop of Tampa 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 expert installers. And with energy-efficient materials, you can keep the heat where you actually want it.

When settling on 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 can provide the same classic style without that issue. A Louver Shop of Tampa staff member can suggest the best material for your local climate.

What Matters Most to You?

Take as much time as needed 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 stop people from looking in, certain designs may 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 Tampa prides itself for using efficient materials. If you don’t mind dark rooms, keeping blinds closed will benefit 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 elegant. They can make a bold statement for any window treatment. Shades are softer, and can be made of fabric. Create a warm, welcoming space without strong lines.

Getting in touch with a Louver Shop of Tampa 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 your home. Check out available material and color options, and bounce ideas off with our staff. With years of experience, we can provide all the information you need to make the right decision.

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

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