Figuring Out Screens

Shaun H. Ruff

To Blind or Not to Blind…

What can we use to reduce sunlight while at the same time weatherproofing our homes? Shutters and blinds. It’s not just function, but form. Improve the look of your home, both inside and out with shutters and blinds. You wont be stuck with show room default shutters and blinds if you’re shopping, because the massive market gives you, the customer, the ability to choose from a seemingly limitless array of options so you can be sure you picked exactly what you’re looking for at your home.

You may be surprised to hear that you can get your blinds made to cover your doors as well as your windows. Slat blind are a really neat design that uses slats stretching horizontally that are hung on a string which allows you to adjust the amount of light that comes into the room they hang in. If slat blinds are not your cup of tea, then check out Venetian blinds, they’re rather popular right now even though they were being used as far back as the 1770s.

You’ve probably seen solid blinds installed in some homes as well. These ones are rolled up or folded up by pulling on a cord. Solid blinds have no openings which lets them bring something new to the table.
The Art of Mastering Shutters

If you prefer wooden slats, then you may be interested in Holland Blinds, or roller shades (sometimes called pleated shades or woven-wood blinds). Woven-wood blinds are a good choice if you’re looking to save money on energy and manage your light in a room more intentionally.
Learning The Secrets About Shutters

Shutters are solid window covers, contrary to blinds, which are generally slatted. Shutters are several panels that are hinged together to build a shutter unit. Shutters on your home will not only make your home look better from the curb, but from the inside as well. With shutters, windstorms and airborne debris are less of a concern since your home is better protected by them.

If you are only looking to add cosmetic shutters to the exterior of your home, it will be very easy to screw them into the exterior of your home. You’ll likely choose shutters if you’re looking to take control of the light levels in your home as well as protect your home, while at the same time using blinds inside.

There are all kinds of materials that are used when making shutters from real and fake wood vinyl and plastic. You can purchase them with custom paints or stained finishes. Overall, shutters represent a better decorative choice for the outside of your house.

There are many of resources where you can learn and improve your understanding of what kinds of blinds you’re want.

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