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Are Blinds More Efficient than Shutters?

Shopping for a window dressing for your home may feel like a lot of work at the start.

Everyone has an individual preference, and that can make a significant difference. There are a few options to consider, like deciding between blinds or interior shutters for your Huntsville space. How can you pick the window option that’s best for your family?

Rely on our free, in-home consultation to help you find a gorgeous window treatment. Many may charge you for each step of a process, but we’ll help you start for free. Beginning withyour commitment-free consultation, measurements and Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote.

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Here are a couple of variations between blinds and shutters.

LouverWood Shutters in a Sunroom

Interior Shutters

In contrast to blinds, shutters fasten to the window frame directly. If you’re hoping to add value to your home, Louver Shop of North Alabama has quite a few attractive choices. A few of the advantages of picking interior shutters include:

Secure and Long-Lasting

While interior shutters cost more to put in, they can stay in your home a lifetime. We understand our Traditional Shutters are popular for a reason. Years and years later, we’re one of the few manufacturers who still make them.

Simple Maintenance

Your Louver Shop of North Alabama shutters are created with the best American hardwood to hold up under everyday wear and tear. We also provide one of the best lifetime guarantees in the trade to ensure your shutters stay in great condition.

Superior Insulation

Interior shutters are good insulators and are a smart choice for indoor temperature control. We employ an exclusive faux wood polymer in our LouverWood™ Shutters. This substance is up to three times better at insulating than regular wood shutters, and may help you cut down on utility expenses.

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

Horizontal Parkland Blinds


Blinds are the most commonly seen window hangings.

Unlike shutters, they are joined to the inner surface of or above the window recess. They’re also made in a wider assortment of elements, colors and fashions than shutters.

Consider these things when picking between blinds and interior shutters:


Blinds are typically easier on the wallet than shutters, but our Hunter Douglas blinds don’t sacrifice quality for affordable interior design. And select styles can be equipped with helpful motorized operating systems you can move with your phone.

Light Control and Privacy

Blinds allow for a great deal of light control and privacy, whether you are searching for horizontal blinds or vertical blinds. Both types defend against blinding sunlight. They also hamper sun damage to your furniture and flooring.

Exceptionally Customizable

Blinds are produced in a wide variety of different kinds of fabrics, colors and patterns. With so many alternatives to select from, Louver Shop of North Alabama will help you find the ideal style for your home.

Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Right for My Home?

Plan Custom Shutters and Blinds with Expert Help from Louver Shop of North Alabama

So which option is best for your home?

Both interior shutters and blinds are helpful in a selection of ways. Interior shutters add luxury and a bit of timelessness to your rooms. They are also lasting and can increase your home’s value.

Blinds are easier on your wallet and attractive options that are simple to work and clean. Plus, you can choose from many materials, fabrics and colors to work with your home.

Ready to start designing your own custom window treatments? Ask for a free, in-home consultation with Louver Shop of North Alabama today. Your local Louver Shop of North Alabama design consultant will review all the possibilities with you from the comfort of your house.

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