Louver Shop of Colorado Product Glossary
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Louver Shop of Colorado Product Glossary

Learn More about Our Shutters, Blinds and Shades

Develop the window treatments you desire with custom shutters, blinds and shades from Louver Shop of Colorado.

It can be challenging to know where to get started, but our product glossary can give you a hand. As well as planning a free, in-home design consultation with your local Denver consultant. We’ll transport the window treatment showroom to your living room.

See below to learn more about your options—all crafted in the United States.

Interior Window Treatments

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are chosen for privacy, light diffusion and airflow. Some styles are built for increased energy efficiency.

  • Plantation Shutters: Classic style for contemporary homes. Wood or cellular PVC shutters with wide louvers (2.5”, 3.5” or 4.5” options at no additional cost). Fully customizable and available in an array of colors. Louver Shop of Colorado exclusive. Also known as plantation blinds.
    • Classic Plantation Shutters: Premium wood and cellular PVC plantation shutters that create a traditional style in any home. Our most popular shutter.
    • Heritage Diamond Select™: Solid wood plantation shutters built with top-of-the-line materials. They will set your home apart from the rest.
    • LouverWood™: Cellular PVC plantation shutters that insulate three times better than wood.
    • Signature Shutters: Solid wood plantation shutters with an exclusive design only available from Louver Shop of Colorado.
  • Traditional Shutters: The “original” interior wood shutter with narrow frames and smaller louvers (1.25”).

Blinds

Make your home more comfortable and fashionable with Hunter Douglas blinds from Louver Shop of Colorado. As rugged as they are beautiful, there’s a window blind for every room. A strong option to filter light and increase privacy.

  • Horizontal Blinds: Traditional window treatment available in wood or PVC.
    • EverWood®: Moisture-resistant PVC blinds that have the look of wood.
    • Parkland®: Timeless horizontal hardwood blinds.
    • Plantation Blinds: Plantation blinds have wider slats, like plantation shutters. Usually made from wood or faux wood.
  • Mini Blinds: Horizontal aluminum blinds with long, narrow louvers.
  • Vertical Blinds: Individual louvers clipped into a sliding track at the top of the blind.
    • Cadence®: Soft vertical blinds with the impression of drapes.
    • Skyline®: Gliding vertical fabric panels with contemporary style.
    • Somner®: Custom vertical blinds in vinyl, fabric or aluminum.
    • Vertical Solutions®: Budget-friendly fabric or vinyl vertical blinds.

Shades

Hunter Douglas shades can filter sunlight, impact heat transfer and block damaging UV rays.

  • Honeycomb Shades: Brings excellent energy efficiency. Many air pockets give them a honeycomb-like shape and strong insulating qualities.
    • Applause®: Budget-friendly, energy-efficient honeycomb shade with triple-cell construction.
    • Duette®: Most energy-efficient honeycomb shade on the market.
  • Pleated Shades: A single piece of fabric that folds into neat pleats when raised.
  • Roman Shades: One piece of fabric that hangs flat while closed and stacks when raised.
  • Roller and Solar Shades: Simple, budget-friendly shades. Curls around a roller when raised. Some models feature increased insulation and light-filtering capabilities.
  • Sheer Shades: Offers both light and privacy. Features vertical or horizontal adjustable vanes floating between backings.
    • Nantucket™: Budget-friendly sheers that bring together drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Pirouette®: Customizable sheers with exceptional light control that combine drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Silhouette®: Premium sheers with superior light control that combine drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Luminette®: Combines the look of drapes and floating vertical blinds.

Hunter Douglas Operating Systems

Hunter Douglas offers a collection of motorized and manual operating systems for their blinds and shades. Available systems vary based on the product.

Motorized Operating Systems

  • PowerView®: Wireless operating system controlled or scheduled via a remote or mobile device.
  • SoftTouch™: Battery-operated system with wand operation.
  • Vertical Motorized System: Remote or wall-mount system for vertical blinds.

Manual Operating Systems

  • UltraGlide®: Retractable cord or wand hold at a consistent length when raising or lowering blinds.
  • LiteRise®: Cordless system works with your touch, pushing up to raise or pulling down to lower.
  • Duolite®: Light diffusion and room darkening in one product.
  • LightLock™: Provides 100% blackout capability for Duette® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Top-Down/Bottom Up: Open your shades from the top, bottom or any point in between.
  • Vertiglide™: Cordless operating system for Duette® and Applause® Honeycomb Shades. Available in either manual or motorized.
  • SimpleLift™: Contoured bottom rail eliminates the need for a handle, making raising and lowering shades convenient.
  • Cordless Lifting System: Cord-free spring-assist system to raise and lower large window coverings.
  • EasyRise™: Pull on a loop to raise or lower a shade.
  • Clutch-Operated Continuous Cord Loop: Continuous loop moves on a pulley, rotating a clutch to raise or lower a shade.
  • Custom Clutch: Smooth operating system that provides the smallest gap possible between a shade and a window to block the most light.
  • Standard Cordlock: Locks into place for convenient operation and cleaner appearance.
  • Combination Wand/Cord Control: Brings single control to traverse or rotate the vanes or louvers.
  • Wand Control: Replaces looped pull cords with a wand.
  • Chain and Cord: Provides smooth operation and superior light control.

Parts and Features of Shutters, Blinds and Shades

We often refer to these parts and features on our window treatment product pages.

  • Architella®: Premium choice for select Hunter Douglas products. Features superior energy efficiency.
  • Cells: Sections that form a honeycomb shade.
  • ClearView™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature that increases the outdoor view for select window treatments.
  • de-Light™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option for blinds that hides cord holes and reduces light leakage.
  • End Retention System: Proprietary Louver Shop component on hurricane shutters that takes away the need for storm bars.
  • IllumiCell™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas light-diffusing feature for Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Invisi-Lift™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature for shades that floats horizontal vanes on a sheer backing.
  • Louver: Wide horizontal panels in a plantation shutter.
  • MagnaView®: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option for select horizontal blinds that nearly doubles the view.
  • Polymer: Also called faux or fake wood. Ideal for rooms with high moisture.
  • PerfectView: Louver Shop of Colorado offers a modern operating system for our shutters that hides the traditional tilt bar from view. This provides smooth operation and enhanced view through the shutter.
  • Slat: Individual strips that make up a horizontal blind.
  • SofTrak™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option for vertical blinds increasing effortless, quiet operation.
  • Tilt Rod: Used on shutters to open or close louvers.
  • Trielle™: Proprietary feature for Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades that enhances energy efficiency.
  • Vane: Hanging panels in a vertical blind.

Exterior Shutters

Decorative and Operational Exterior Shutters

Bring curb appeal to your home with decorative exterior shutters. Functional shutters have options to safeguard your home from severe weather and intense sunlight.

  • Bahama Shutters: Tropical-style shutter installed above windows to offer shade and let in breezes while open. Provides privacy and protection against wind and rain when closed. Made from wood, aluminum or fiberglass.*
  • Board and Batten Shutters: Perfect for rustic homes like lake houses and cabins.
    Crafted from wide vertical planks connected by a horizontal bar known as a batten. Available in wood, composite, vinyl or aluminum.
  • Louvered Shutters: Our customers’ favorite exterior shutter. Brings a classic, colonial look to any home. Built in aluminum, fiberglass, hybrid (composite/wood), vinyl or wood.
  • Raised Panel Shutters: Our second most requested exterior shutter. Traditionally used to defend against wind and storms.* Built in aluminum, composite or vinyl.

Storm and Security Shutters

Louver Shop of Colorado has you covered when you want rolling storm and security shutters. Whether you want to protect your home from high winds and heavy rains. Or strengthen your business against invasion. And some models offer extra insulation, keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

  • Rolling Hurricane Shutters: Aluminum and stainless steel rolling shutters connect in place to safeguard your home from winds up to 230 mph.** Provides shade and insulation for clear days. Held in a housing box above a window or door until they’re lowered. Available with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverShield™: Rolling hurricane shutters featuring an extra-small housing space. Defends against winds up to 230 mph, insulates and improves security.
    • LouverStorm™: Rolling hurricane shutters featuring the smallest housing box in the industry. Resists winds up to 200 mph, keeps out water, insulates and provides security.
  • Rolling Security Shutters: Aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel rolling shutters secure in place to protect your home from winds up to 140 mph.** Contained in a housing box above a window or door until they’re lowered. Comes with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverSafe™: Rolling security shutters designed to be subtle and visually pleasing. Crafted from 60 percent recycled aluminum.
    • LouverTite™: Rolling security shutters that keep out intruders and stand against winds up to 140 mph. Built from aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel.
  • Storm Bahama Shutters: Aluminum Bahama shutters. Made to rapidly help you defend your home from damaging weather.
  • Storm Louvered Shutters: Aluminum louvered shutters. Created to efficiently help you defend your home from from severe weather.
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