July 30, 2016
We’re lucky to live in a place that’s blessed with so much sunshine — but all that bright light also means blinds are an absolute must for homeowners in our area. Have you outfitted your home with shutters or blinds? If not, or if you’re in need of an update, turn to Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds. We have been providing homeowners with affordable blinds in Austin since 1993! Our team can’t wait to show you what custom, high-quality blinds can do for your house.
May 2, 2016
Texas summers are hot — but not as hot as custom exterior shades in Austin. When you want to cool down the inside of your home without spending a fortune on surging electricity bills, subtle fixtures on the outside of your home can make the biggest difference of all. That’s why this summer (and all year long), Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds is happy to outfit our customers’ homes with custom exterior sun shades to keep the heat outside… where it belongs.
March 1, 2016
Guess what—it’s going to be a hot summer in Austin, TX. Surprised? Of course, you’re not, but you may be surprised to know that there is something beautiful you can do to keep your house cooler and reduce your air-conditioning bill every month. Hunter Douglas roller shades are an attractive and energy efficient window treatment option, and you’ll find dozens of styles and colors at Southern Shutters Shades and Blinds. (more…)
February 10, 2016
Since 1993, Southern Shutters & Blinds have been custom manufacturing interior shutters, exterior shutters, wood blinds and faux wood blinds. But did you know that we are also a Hunter-Douglas dealer? Hunter Douglas is one of the most well known and highly regarded manufacturers of a complete line of window treatments for home and office. Whether you are looking for blinds or the custom shades Austin homeowners love, Southern Shutters can create the look you want. And now with PowerView™ Motorization, you don’t even need to be home raise and lower your shades!
January 5, 2016
In addition to our own custom products—interior plantation shutters, exterior shutters and faux and genuine wood blinds—Southern Shutters & Blinds is proud to offer an assortment of Hunter Douglas products, too. A well-known name and highly regarded window coverings manufacturer, Hunter Douglas creates a variety of window treatments in a range of price points. At Southern Shutters & Blinds, you’ll be able to find the Hunter Douglas product that best fits your home décor and your budget.
March 26, 2015
Spring has sprung, the Texas bluebonnets are in bloom and the birds are on wing. All this means that the hot Texas summer must be just around the corner. Texans are a hearty folk for handling the heat outdoors, but that certainly doesn’t mean they want to handle heat indoors. And the rooms in a central or south Texas home can take a beating from the sun. For this reason, Southern Shutters & Blinds in Georgetown, TX, offers a number of beautiful and energy efficient window treatment options to keep your home cool and comfortable and your air conditioning costs down.
Southern Shutters & Blinds carries three types of quality Hunter Douglas products that will not only be the perfect finishing touch for your room, but will also provide the energy efficiency you need.
Hunter Douglas’ Duette shades have a patented cellular construction that traps air in honeycomb pockets to help keep your house cooler in the summer months. This means that less heated air penetrates through and less cool air escapes. And while the honeycomb design makes Duette extremely energy efficient, the simplicity of shape and overall design make this shade beautiful, as well.
You can change the look of a room and eliminate the sun’s glare with Silhouette window shades. Silhouette shading features the signature S-vane design that seems to float between two sheers. To soften the look of harsh sunlight, simply tilt the vanes to your desired level of light and privacy. And because Sihouette shades block 88 percent of UV rays when opened and 99 percent of UV rays when closed, you can enjoy a sunlit room without concern for sun exposure to you or your furniture.
Roller Screens and Shades
Hunter Douglas Roller Screens and Shades from Southern Shutters & Blinds are a contemporary solution to an age-old problem. Our collection of roller shades provide simplicity of design in light control fabrics that range from sheer to opaque. Hunter Douglas’ Designer Screen Shades have light-defusing factors of 0 to 15 percent, thus offering UV protection while allowing an obstructed view through the shades.
Window Treatment Appointments in Georgetown, TX, and Beyond
To learn more about how shades, blinds and screens can help you beat the summer heat, call Southern Shutters & Blinds in Georgetown, TX, to schedule an appointment for a consultation in your home. Southern Shutters and Blinds proudly serves customers throughout Georgetown and Manor, TX, Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Liberty Hill, and the surrounding communities.
November 17, 2014
Changing your window treatment is a fast and efficient way to completely update the look and feel of a room. Shades and blinds are both simple and attractive ways to cover your windows. They also come in a variety of styles. But how do you know if shades or blinds will work best in your home? The helpful and experienced staff of Southern Shutters and Blinds can help you find the perfect window treatment solution. You can schedule a free in-home consultation today to get started. Southern Shutters and Blinds is conveniently located in Georgetown and Manor, TX with satisfied customers located throughout Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Manor and Liberty Hill.
Blinds are hard window coverings, made of individual slats or vanes, which tumble down or across the blind. The slats are controlled by a manual pull cord. They may be closed tightly for privacy, or adjusted to allow you to control the amount of light needed. Blinds can come in a variety of forms including wood, faux wood, woven wood, mini-blinds, and vertical blinds. They are usually made from wood, metal, a composite or woven grass, or bamboo. Most windows should be covered by horizontal blinds. Vertical blinds are best used to cover extremely large windows and patio doors. Blinds are best suited for rooms with strong architectural features like high ceilings, columns, and beams.
Shades are soft window coverings made from a continuous roll of material. They stack neatly at the top of the window. Shades are typically drawn up and down by cords or rolled up with a spring device. Unlike blinds, the fabric and feeling of a shade is flexible and flowing. Although shades can’t be adjusted for lighting, they do come in a range of opacity to accommodate light preferences. Popular varieties include Roman shades, roller shades, and cellular shades. Shades are best suited for layered and intimate spaces. If you prefer either a minimum or maximum amount of light, you can choose between sheer shades and blackout shades.
- Cellular shades are most popular because they are made of tiny pockets that trap hot and cold air creating an energy efficient source for your home.
- Roller shades are the standard economical shades that simply roll up and down.
- Roman shades are made of more elaborate and elegant fabrics which create soft horizontal folds down the window as they are lowered. Roman Shades are a decorative alternative to traditional drapery.
Southern Shutters and Blinds offers a variety of wood and faux blinds, and an assortment of shades with different fabrics and functions. You can schedule a free in-home personal design session with an experienced consultant today. Southern Shutters and Blinds is conveniently located in Georgetown and Manor, TX with clients throughout Austin, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Manor and Liberty Hill.