Today’s window treatment selections are innovative and vast. There are so many styles, colors, and fabrics to choose from, there’s bound to be something to match any décor. It can be overwhelming—especially deciding which type will fit your lifestyle the best. At Windows to the World serving Northeastern Pennsylvania, our trained consultants will be happy to help you sort through the choices and determine what’s right for your home. Here’s a start to sorting out what might be best for you.
Differences Among Blinds, Shutters, & Shades
Most window coverings have slats, vanes, or panels that can be raised and lowered or moved from side to side. What sets them apart are the look, feel, and fabric opacity.
- Shutters are timeless. They usually work well with just about any décor. Shutters are the most expensive of the three window treatment types and provide the ultimate in privacy. They are available in hardwood, faux wood, and vinyl and in many colors, textures, and slat size options.
- Shades have increased in popularity over the years. They offer fashionable design, energy efficiency, UV protection, room-darkening features, and privacy. Available in horizontal, vertical and specialty shaped window applications, shades offer a clean, soft look to fit anyone’s budget. Shade fabrics range from man-made materials to natural sustainable materials like bamboo and are available in the widest selection of colors, styles, textures, and options.
- Blinds are the standard window coverings. They come in horizontal, vertical, and specialty shaped window applications. For the most part, blinds do not block out light completely due to the rout holes. An affordable window treatment, blinds come in aluminum, vinyl, wood, faux wood, and fabric in hundreds of colors, styles and options to complement any room or décor.
Choosing the Best Type of Window Covering
Some window treatments lift and some tilt. Think about the room location, how your windows open, and sun exposure to determine which type of window treatment will work best. Window treatments that lift allow you to see through an unobstructed window. These window treatments can be easily lifted or slid completely out of the way. Window treatments that tilt keep the window covered most of the time while light and privacy are controlled by rotating louvers open or closed.
Window Treatments in Scranton & Wilkes Barre PA Areas
Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas from our Mountain Top, Pennsylvania offices. We service Mountain Top, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, Dallas, Larksville, Plymouth, Exeter, Scranton, Conyngham Valley, Drum, Laflin, as well as Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming, PA counties. Count on us for all your window treatment needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.