Window blinds are one of the most popular window treatments due, in part, to their versatility. You can purchase them in a variety of materials and colors. You can choose your preferred slat width, and window blinds offer maximum control over light and privacy. If you’re unsure where to start when shopping for new blinds, Blind and Shutter Guys can help. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure you purchase the perfect blinds for your home.
Blinds are available in a variety of materials to suit every style of decor and lifestyle.
Metal blinds are generally made of aluminum and look great in a home with modern or minimalist decor. You may be thinking that aluminum blinds are dull and unattractive but think again. Modern Precious Metals Aluminum Blinds from Hunter Douglas are available in a wide variety of textures and hues. You can choose from matte, metallic, and pearlescent finishes and add optional decorative tape for additional customization. The available MagnaView® feature offers twice the amount of view-through as traditional metal blinds. Once you’ve chosen from the three available slat widths, your new aluminum window blinds will be ready to go.
Faux wood blinds give you the appearance of natural wood without the price tag or upkeep. EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas are made to withstand heat and humidity, making them ideal for warmer climates and bathrooms. They are resistant to fading, warping, and bowing and will last for many years after purchase. A large selection of colors and realistic stain-like finishes will help your faux wood blinds blend seamlessly into your home.
Few home accents match the beauty of natural wood blinds. Parkland® Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas are crafted from 100% natural wood that is sustainably and responsibly harvested. Authentic wood provides insulation, and wood blinds from Hunter Douglas feature advanced finishing technology to help protect the appearance of your blinds for many years. You can match your wood blinds to any existing decor or woodwork with a wide variety of stains and solids in whites, grays, and neutral tones. Slat size options for both EverWood and Parkland blinds are 2” and 2.5”.
Beyond the material of your blinds, we have provided a list of other factors worth considering before making a purchase.
Any window blind will provide insulation when fully closed, keeping both the cold air out in winter and the hot air out in summer. Natural wood is the best material if you’re looking for maximum energy savings. Choose the widest available slat as this will decrease the number of spaces for air to seep in or out.
All window blinds require relatively simple upkeep. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to dust both sides of the slats. If you have faux wood or metal blinds, they can be immersed in water for a thorough cleaning. Too much moisture will damage natural wood blinds, but you will need to treat them with furniture oil to prevent drying and cracking of the slats.
The cost of your blinds will depend on the material, the number and size of windows being outfitted, and whether you choose to have a professional installation. Metal blinds are the least costly, with natural wood having the highest price.
Custom blinds will cost more, but the benefits of purchasing custom window blinds will pay for themselves over time. Mass-produced blinds are made for any windows, but not necessarily your windows. Expert measurements will ensure minimum gaps between the blinds and frame, which will increase privacy and energy efficiency. Your custom blinds will also last much longer than store-bought blinds as they are carefully crafted using premium materials.
Now that you have an idea of what window blinds are best for your home, give us a call at (817) 251-4940. We bring the showroom to your front door and have been proudly serving the areas of Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Grapevine, Westlake, and Roanoke, Texas, for 18 years.