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Are Blinds More Efficient than Shutters?

Shopping for a window treatment for your space may seem challenging at first glance.

Everyone has a personal preference, and that can make a significant difference. There are some factors to think about, like selecting between blinds or interior shutters for your Birmingham home. How should you pick the window treatment that’s a fit for your family?

Utilize our free, in-home consultation to help you find the right style. Others may charge you for the individual parts of a process, but we’ll start off at no charge. Starting withyour commitment-free appointment, measurements and Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote.

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Here are a selection of variations between blinds and shutters.

LouverWood Shutters in a Sunroom

Interior Shutters

Unlike blinds, shutters attach to the window frame directly. If you’re ready to add value to your home, Louver Shop of Birmingham has more than a few beautiful choices. A couple of the benefits of picking interior shutters include:

Sturdy and Long-Lasting

While interior shutters cost more to up front, they can last for decades. We recognize our Traditional Shutters are in-demand for a reason. Many years later, we’re one of the few companies who still construct them.

Low Maintenance

Your Louver Shop of Birmingham shutters are crafted with the finest American hardwood to hold up under expected wear and tear. We also have one of the best lifetime guarantees in the trade to ensure your shutters stay in first-rate condition.

Superior Insulation

Interior shutters are exceptional insulators and are a smart choice for temperature control. We employ an exclusive faux wood polymer in our LouverWood® Shutters. This component is up to three times better at insulating than simple wood shutters, and could help you lower utility expenses.

Related: Are Wood or Vinyl Shutters Better for My Home?

Horizontal Parkland Blinds


Blinds are the most commonly seen window hangings.

Unlike shutters, they are joined to the inner part of or above the window recess. They’re also available in a wider assortment of materials, colors and looks than shutters.

Think about these things when picking between blinds and interior shutters:


Blinds are typically lower in cost than shutters, but our Hunter Douglas blinds don’t give up quality for budget-friendly interior design. And select styles are available with useful motorized operating systems you can regulate with your phone.

Light Control and Privacy

Blinds afford a great deal of light control and privacy, whether you need horizontal blinds or vertical blinds. Both styles push back against bright sunlight. They also hamper sun damage to your furniture and flooring.

Very Customizable

Blinds come in a wide variety of different kinds of materials, colors and patterns. With so many possibilities to choose from, Louver Shop of Birmingham will help you make the ideal style for your home.

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Plan Custom Shutters and Blinds with Professional Help from Louver Shop of Birmingham

So which window treatment is best for your home?

Both interior shutters and blinds are helpful in a selection of ways. Interior shutters add luxury and a look of timelessness to your house. They are also durable and can improve your home’s value.

Blinds are more economical and stylish options that are simple to utilize and clean. Plus, you can decide from a variety of materials, fabrics and colors to match your home.

Ready to start creating your own custom shutters, blinds or shades? Ask for a free, in-home consultation with Louver Shop of Birmingham today. Your local Louver Shop of Birmingham design professional will look at all the selections with you from the comfort of your house.

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