Light Filtering Shades vs. Room-Darkening Shades vs. Blackout Shades
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Learn the Differences Between Room-Darkening Shades, Blackout Shades and Light-Filtering Shades?

Custom shades in Denver provide extra capability to manage the concentration of daylight in your residence or business. They may also enhance your comfort and may even help lower your heating and cooling bill.

But there are several major distinctions in how these window coverings transform natural light, especially when it comes to styles and fabric options.

That’s why there’s a benefit to working with a design professional like Louver Shop of Colorado. Our consultants are knowledgeable about these differences so they can help you make the ideal selection for your rooms.

You can check out shade models from the comfort of your chair during a free, in-home consultation. You can ask for one by contacting us online or by calling us at 888-428-1415. There’s no commitment, and we’ll aid you in finding a model that matches your house.

Light-filtering, room-darkening and blackout shades are some of the most popular models we offer from Hunter Douglas. But how are you confident in which feature is right for your house? Here are the contrasts between how these window treatments control daylight.


Light Filtering Shades

This means having more power over how daylight comes into and brightens a room.

Light-filtering shades change harsh natural light into a soft glow. This adds brightness to more of your space and decreases the need for artificial lighting. It may also be better looking, giving a space a consistent look in contrast to a mixture of darker and light places.

Light filtration can also be enhanced by the window treatment you choose. Sheer shades and honeycomb shades will lighten. Any kind of opaque shades will block more sunshine from coming into a room.

These fabrics give a wide degree of privacy. Letting sunshine into your home doesn’t mean you should feel revealed to the outside.

Room Darkening Shades

Room darkening is a type between light filtering and blackout. While it provides increased management than light filtering, it doesn’t fully obscure the natural light from a room.

You can use a room-darkening window treatment, for instance Roman shades, to lower the glare on a TV screen or keep bedrooms darkened.

Managing light with roller and solar shades is also a good method to decrease your cooling bill when it’s warm. Cellular shades, a well-liked energy-saving window treatment, can be ordered in a rolling style to make lowering them even easier.

These shades are a great style if you want enhanced privacy than what more sheer options can provide.

Blackout Shades

This is a step above room darkening and prohibits most natural light from entering your residence.

Blackout shades are good possibilities for:

  • Home cinemas
  • Bedrooms
  • Areas with items that need light protection, including artwork
They can be customized in styles including Roman, honeycomb and roller shades.
These shades are often made with a black backing or extra lining to block sunshine. They fit tightly to windows to block sunlight from coming through.

Shades Made for Your Rooms

Whether you are looking for soft daylight or want to block more sunlight, there’s a Louver Shop of Colorado shade that’s right for you. We provide the most innovative styles from Hunter Douglas with automated operating systems you can control with your web-enabled device.

To discover more about which style is right for your residence, schedule a free, in-home consultation with us today by calling 888-428-1415 or contacting us online. We’ll bring the shades to you so you can decide on the best choice for your house.

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