When selecting the right window blind or shade there are pros and cons for each type of window covering. We have listed the advantages and disadvantages of our most popular window treatments below.

Faux wood blinds

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Faux Wood Blinds

Advantages
  • Inexpensive. Offer real wood look at a fraction of the cost.
  • Resistant to moisture and easy to clean. Great for bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Durable. Excellent for children and pets.
Disadvantages
  • Faux wood material is heavy. Larger blinds are harder to lift.
  • Limited color selection.
 
Wood blinds

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Wood Blinds

Advantages
  • Real wood stains with more color options. Nothing comes close to the real thing.
  • Lighter than faux wood blinds.
  • Cheaper than shutters.
Disadvantages
  • Large stack height when raised that may block view.
 
Honeycomb Cell Shades

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Honeycomb Cell Shades

Advantages
  • Excellent insulation. Great for energy savings.
  • Small stack height when raised to allow unobstructed view.
  • Large color selection.
Disadvantages
  • A more contemporary look.
 
Vertical blinds

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Vertical Blinds

Advantages
  • Perfect for large hard to cover windows.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Economical.
Disadvantages
  • A more contemporary look.
 
Aluminum mini blinds

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Aluminum Mini Blinds

Advantages
  • Very inexpensive.
  • Lightweight.
  • Large color selection.
Disadvantages
  • Poor insulators.
  • Aluminum slats can bend.
 
Roman Shades

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Roman Shades

Advantages
  • Stylish and versatile.
  • Wide color selection.
Disadvantages
  • Must be fully raised for complete view.
 
Roller Shades

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Roller Shades

Advantages
  • Small stack height when raised to allow unobstructed view.
  • Wide color selection.
Disadvantages
  • Must be fully raised for complete view.