Blind vs. Shade: What’s the Difference?
Some people call them roller shades, and others call them roller blinds. While both blinds and shades cover your windows and prevent light from entering, there are some distinct differences between the two. Generally speaking, custom blinds feature slats that can be arranged either horizontally or vertically. Blinds typically incorporate a wand that allows users to open or close slats, and have varying degrees of thickness, opacity, and materials. Much like blinds, window shades also provide customers with the ability to control light, but shades are almost always horizontal window coverings, often in single pieces as opposed to individual slats. Whereas blinds may use aluminum or similar materials, traditional shades often rely on a softer fabric.
At Sunburst Shutters, we approach custom shades the same way we approach all of our window treatments. We offer our customers a variety of options, styles, control, levels of opacity, and more, all installed with care and expert precision by our professional crew.
Benefits of Custom Shades
With 7 unique types of custom shades to choose from, each with its own selection of features and options, you’re sure to find window shades that match exactly what you’re looking for. Our custom window shades offer:
- A variety of styles, both translucent and solid, in a range of colors and textures
- Improved energy efficiency, particularly with cellular shades
- Control over privacy and light
- The ability to raise or lower window shades with traditional pull-cords, or go cordless
- Motorized lift systems can be added to most of our custom shades, so you can raise or lower them remotely
- Beautiful design and impressive style, particularly with transitional zebra shades
- Add natural beauty to any room in your home or office with elegant woven shades
Custom Window Shades Warranty Info
Our custom window shades come with a limited warranty protecting against all manufacturing defects in material, design, workmanship, and installation. Any cords and mechanisms are covered with a 3-year warranty, and fabric and motorization is covered with a 5-year warranty.
Window Shades Installation Process
Count on your local Sunburst Shutters experts to install your custom window shades to fit your window exactly and operate perfectly. Once you’ve chosen your custom shades, our local representative will build your shade and then call to schedule an installation when ready. On the day of your installation, we ask that you please remove any old window treatments and move any furniture out of the way. This will allow our professional installation crew to get started right away on installing your gorgeous custom window shades. Once installation is complete, our crew will ensure that everything is operating smoothly.
Schedule Your Free Design Consultation Today!
Ready to upgrade your windows with stylish custom shades? Schedule a free in-home design consultation
by calling 877-786-2877
or filling out our form below. A local representative from the nearest Sunburst Shutters store to your location will reach out and help you give your windows the treatment they deserve!