Light can reflect your mood or change it. Light can calm or soothe your spirits. So it is no surprise that the secret to setting the mood of any room is in light control. That is why real estate agents always have the window treatments open to maximize the light entering the room to create an inviting environment. Stop by our showroom in Estero serving the Fort Myers, FL area, to see full size displaying of our light controlling window fashions.
Hunter Douglas Light Controlling Window Fashions
As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we carry a wide variety of blinds, shades, shadings and shutters especially designed for maximum light management. We understand that proper light can welcome the early morning sun or soften the bright midday sunlight without sacrificing your privacy and still protecting your valuable fabrics and carpet from harmful UV rays.
Understanding How Window Treatments Control Light
Knowing window treatment characteristics will make it easier for you to select right product to meet your light control requirements.
Hunter Douglas has created a light control key for their window treatments
1 = Reduces glare, no privacy
2 = Softens light; moderate privacy
3 = Softens light, substantial privacy
4 = Diffuses light; complete privacy
5 = Blocks light, complete privacy
Ratings are affected by the fabric choices. Multiple ratings indicate there are a number of options to select from in that product line. Here are some of the most popular Hunter Douglas Products and their ratings.
Silhouette® Window Shadings: 1,2,3,4
Skyline™ Gliding Panels: 1,2,3,4
Pirouette® Shadings: 1,2,3,4
Luminette® Privacy Sheers: 1,3,5
Duette® Honeycomb Shades: 1,2,3,4,5
Designer Roller Shades: 1,2,3,4,5
Provenance® Woven Shades: 2,3,4
Duette® Architella Honeycomb Shades: 3,4,5
Design Screen Shades: 1,2
Parkland Wood Blinds: 1,4,5
Modern Precious Metals®: 1,4,5
Vertical Blinds/Cadence®: 1,2,3,4,5
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters: 1,5
How Bright is the Light?
Another consideration in choosing the right light controlling window treatment is the direction your windows face.
- North facing windows – tend to be cold and energy-efficient window treatments like Duette® Architella Honeycomb Shades
- South facing windows – tend to be warm and strong year-round and light-diffusing window treatments like Silhouette, Luminette or Pirouette shadings
- East facing windows – tend to have bright warm morning light and window treatments that block UV rays like Silhouette and Duette honeycomb shades
- West facing windows – tend to have bright afternoons and both light control and light diffusing such as Heritance Shutters, Parkland Wood Blinds or Designer Roller Shades
Window Fashions in Ft. Myers FL
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation – we’re looking forward to serving you!