Are Blinds More Efficient than Shutters?

Deciding on a window dressing for your home may feel challenging at first glance.

There’s always an individual preference, and that can make a huge difference. There are some options to consider, like deciding between blinds or interior shutters for your Gulf Coast home. How do you find the window covering that’s right for you?

Rely on our free, in-home consultation to help you choose a beautiful window treatment. Some will charge you for each part of a process, but we’ll start off for free. Right fromyour no-obligation initial meeting, measurements and Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote.

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Here are a selection of distinctions between blinds and shutters.

LouverWood Shutters in a Sunroom

Interior Shutters

Unlike blinds, shutters connect to the window frame for a more permanent option. If you’re hoping to add value to your home, Louver Shop of Gulf Coast provides many gorgeous options. Some of the pros of going with interior shutters include:

Durable and Long-Lasting

While interior shutters carry a higher price to install, they can remain in your home for decades. We understand our Traditional Shutters are in-demand for a reason. Many years later, we’re one of the few manufacturers who still supply them.

Less Maintenance

Your Louver Shop of Gulf Coast shutters are assembled with the best American hardwood to stand up to everyday wear and tear. We also supply one of the leading lifetime guarantees in the industry to make sure your shutters stay in first-rate condition.

More Insulation

Interior shutters are exceptional insulators and are a fantastic choice for temperature control. We work with an exclusive faux wood polymer in our LouverWood™ Shutters. This material is up to three times more insulating than conventional wood shutters, and can help you cut down on energy bills.

Related: Are Wood or Vinyl Shutters Better for My Home?

Horizontal Parkland Blinds

Blinds

Blinds are the most commonly seen window treatments.

Unlike shutters, they fasten to the inner part of or above the window recess. They’re also created in a wider range of elements, colors and looks than shutters.

Contemplate these things when making up your mind between blinds and interior shutters:

Cost

Blinds are typically easier on the wallet than shutters, but our Hunter Douglas blinds don’t give up value for cost-effective interior design. And many styles are available with useful motorized operating systems you can regulate with your phone.

Light Control and Privacy

Blinds provide a huge deal of light control and privacy, whether you want horizontal blinds or vertical blinds. Both orientations push back against bright sunlight. They also prevent sun damage to your furniture and flooring.

Highly Customizable

Blinds are made in quite a few different kinds of fabrics, colors and patterns. With so many possibilities to choose from, Louver Shop of Gulf Coast will help you make the ideal style for your home.

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So which choice is right for you?

Both interior shutters and blinds are practical in different ways. Interior shutters add luxury and a look of timelessness to your home. They are also strong and can improve your home’s value.

Blinds are more economical and gorgeous options that are straightforward to work and clean. Plus, you can select from a variety of materials, fabrics and colors to work with your home.

Ready to start designing your own custom window treatments? Request a free, in-home consultation with Louver Shop of Gulf Coast today. Your local Louver Shop of Gulf Coast design consultant will look at all the selections with you from the comfort of your living room.

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