When it comes to installing the window treatments in your home the choices are endless. But the final choice must be the best possible one so you don’t have to regret it later.
Cellular shades and Wood blinds are top choices as a window treatment for most homeowners. Both offer some similar benefits, but they look so different. What is best for you?
Cellular shades also known as honeycomb shades are a popular window treatment that offers privacy, insulation, and light control for any window. Because of their honeycomb-like structure, these shades are highly effective in preventing heat gain.
The cellular shades are made up of layers of fabric with air pockets between them. These air pockets trap air and boost the cellular blinds’ heat-insulating capabilities. Cellular shades can be constructed as single, double, or triple cells. Usually, these cellular shades are made out of thin paper-like material. But other fabrics like spun lace and bonded polyester can be used in the manufacturing process. The shade can be raised and lowered using a string, without a string or it can be controlled with a remote. Cellular shades are available in a wide range of colors, but most have a neutral backing to ensure a consistent look to the outside world. Shades can be customized in a range of sizes, fabrics, colors, opacities, and operating systems to create unique shades for your house. But the customized shades cost twice the ready-made ones.
Cellular shades, on the other hand, are not the best solution for high-humidity areas of your home, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Because the fabric of the cellular shade’s walls can absorb and hold moisture. Also, the cells collect dust and sometimes small insects crawl inside the hollows.
Wood blinds are typically divided into two types as real wood blinds and faux wood blinds. Real wood blinds are made out of natural wood and faux wood blinds are simply imitation wood blinds that look like “natural” things. Faux wood blinds are either composite wood or PVC/vinyl. Individual slats are layered one over the other in a horizontal orientation or set side by side in a vertical orientation in wooden blinds, which have been given a facelift and strengthened construction. Due to the fact that wood is more durable than fabric, wooden blinds last longer.
Not like the Cellular shades, faux wood shades are a perfect choice for high humidity areas. With wood blinds, you can control the light perfectly as just as you want. Just lower and raise along with tilting the slats to let the desired light enter your home.
Wood blinds provide excellent heat insulation and light control, and they always look the part, regardless of the décor concept you’re working with. The familiar grainy texture of the wood gives your house’s windows and interiors a rustic yet elegant look. And Wooden blinds are highly customizable.
The main concern when installing real wood blinds is that they may warp over time. But blinds withstand wear and tear better than shades since they are composed of durable materials like wood, PVC, and aluminum. Also, because wood blinds are really heavy, they are not the perfect choice for large windows.
Consider your light, privacy, and energy-efficiency needs, as well as your views, before making your ultimate decision. If you have a beautiful view, consider blinds with wider slats or shades that retract entirely into the headrail. If you have a direct view into your neighbor’s house, you might want to consider a sheer that lets light in while hiding your less-than-ideal perspective.
Regardless of your situation, our Orange Beach Blinds experts are ready to help you. Our team is highly trained, skilled, and knowledgeable in the field. That is why we are confident in offering our Orange Beach Blinds clients a guarantee on the job and even the products we offer. For more than 25 years we have served our customers with the best window treatments you can find anywhere. Contact us today to get a free consultation and the best quality window treatment for your hom