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What is the difference between blinds, shutters and shades?

By September 19, 2017 September 25th, 2017 Uncategorized

Here at Impact Blinds we have a variety of blinds, shutters and shades to choose from. Great value and fantastic quality blinds and window dressings is what you can come to expect from us. Give us a call or use the forms on this website to contact us, we can do the rest.


The main difference between shutters and blinds, though they seem very similar is the ability to roll them up and down. Blinds you can move them up and down as well as adjust the angle of the slats to allow more or less light through. Blinds also come in a horizontal or a vertical alignment. Blinds were originally made from real wood but as time progressed they were also made with aluminum, faux wood and pvc.

When people think shutters they think of the old white wooden shutters found on an old American plantation house. They are usually adjustable to open and close but the slats are attached to the side framing so you cant move them up and down like blinds.

Shades cover the windows with one entire piece of fabric that you can roll up or down. The main variation in shades is the amount of transparency of the shade material. Sunscreen shades let some light in, and allow the user to see partially out. Blockout shades stop all the light coming through to the room. Shades can be made from a fabric material, a paper texture or even pvc.

Give Impact Blinds a call today and we can guide you through your choice of blinds, shutters or shades.


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