Ways to Control Light and Privacy With Window Coverings

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Did you know that there are essentially two types of window treatment? One is a lifter, and the other is a tilter. Those terms describe the way the treatment controls light and privacy levels. At Window Products serving Branford, we want to ensure that our customers get the style that will meet their needs the best. Read on to learn more, and contact one of our representatives to see the products in person.

Blinds and Shutters

Blinds are considered “tilters.” They can be lifted, but for the most part, just the slats are usually tilted open or closed, providing the right amount of light and privacy desired. They add a level of interest at the window and come in aluminum, wood, and vinyl, as well as a variety of paint stains and slat sizes. Shutters are slightly different but are considered “tilters” as well. You can tilt the louvers open or closed and swing open the panels for full view-through. Shutters are available in wood, faux wood, and vinyl materials in a variety of paints, stains, and louver sizes. The Hunter Douglas blind collection includes Wood, Faux Wood, and Poly Blinds as well as Aluminum Blinds, and the Hunter Douglas shutter collection includes plantation shutters, beach shutters, and hybrid interior shutters.

Window Shades

Considered “lifters,” shades either raise or lower to control light and privacy. You can operate the shade from the bottom up or from the top down, or, for the best of all worlds, you can choose top-down/bottom-up operation. Shades come in the largest color palette available in of all the window treatment categories and in all opacities, from light-filtering to blackout. The Hunter Douglas shade collection includes Honeycomb Shades, Roman Shades, Woven Wood Shades, and Roller or Screen Shades.

Operating Systems

One of the most overlooked options when selecting window treatments is the operating system. If your windows are high and hard to reach, consider PowerView® Motorization. If you have children or just don’t like the look of cords, consider LiteRise®. We have a wide variety of operating system choices for you to select from.

Find Tilters or Lifters in Branford CT

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with a showroom in Branford.  We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.