If you are looking for new window treatments, then you likely know there are many options to choose from. Two of our favorite options are shades and blinds. But which is right for you? Both have excellent benefits with few drawbacks. To help you choose the right window treatments for you and your home, here are a few key things to know about these two options.
- What’s The Difference? Shades are made of one piece of fabric, and blinds are individual slats made from a hard material. They differ in light control, durability, look, and energy savings potential.
- Which Has Better Light Control? One of the main reasons people install shades or blinds is for light control. So, which is better at light control? They both control light, but in different ways. Because blinds have slats that move, the slats can be turned to allow more or less light in to the room. Shades don’t have this feature, but can be drawn up or down to control light.
- Which is More Durable? Homes with children and pets may want a window treatment that is durable and won’t easily get damaged. Because blinds are made from a solid material, they do tend to hold up better to use and misuse.
- Which Provides Better Energy Savings? Blinds do not do much in the way of energy savings, but shades can be purchased with insulation in mind. Cellular shades are great for keeping rooms at a more consistent temperature.
No matter which window treatment you choose, we are here to help you. Give us a call today to discuss your many wonderful options.