Louver Shop of Louisiana Product Glossary
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Louver Shop of Louisiana Product Glossary

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Build the window treatments you desire with custom shutters, blinds and shades from Louver Shop of Louisiana.

It can be difficult to know where to get started, but our product glossary can provide answers. As well as scheduling a free, in-home design consultation with your local Lake Charles professional. We’ll bring the window treatment showroom to your living room.

See below to learn more about your options—all built in the USA.

Interior Window Treatments

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are chosen for privacy, light diffusion and airflow. Some products are built for extra energy efficiency.

  • Plantation Shutters: Classic style for contemporary homes. Wood or cellular PVC shutters with wide louvers (2.5”, 3.5” or 4.5” options at no additional cost). Fully customizable and made in an array of colors. Louver Shop of Louisiana exclusive. Also known as plantation blinds.
    • Classic Plantation Shutters: Premium wood and cellular PVC plantation shutters that bring a traditional style in any home. Our most popular shutter.
    • Heritage Diamond Select™: Solid wood plantation shutters crafted with top-of-the-line materials. They will set your home apart from the rest.
    • LouverWood™: Cellular PVC plantation shutters that insulate three times better than wood.
    • Signature Shutters: Solid wood plantation shutters with an exclusive build only available from Louver Shop of Louisiana.
  • Traditional Shutters: The “original” interior wood shutter with narrow frames and miniature louvers (1.25”).

Blinds

Make your home more pleasant and fashionable with Hunter Douglas blinds from Louver Shop of Louisiana. As rugged as they are good-looking, there’s a window blind for every home. A great choice to filter light and enhance privacy.

  • Horizontal Blinds: Traditional window treatment built in wood or PVC.
    • EverWood®: Moisture-resistant PVC blinds that look like wood.
    • Parkland®: Timeless horizontal hardwood blinds.
    • Plantation Blinds: Plantation blinds have wider slats, like plantation shutters. Usually built from wood or faux wood.
  • Mini Blinds: Horizontal aluminum blinds with long, narrow louvers.
  • Vertical Blinds: Individual louvers clipped into a sliding track at the top of the blind.
    • Cadence®: Soft vertical blinds with the impression of drapes.
    • Skyline®: Gliding vertical fabric panels with modern style.
    • Somner®: Custom vertical blinds in vinyl, fabric or aluminum.
    • Vertical Solutions®: Budget-friendly fabric or vinyl vertical blinds.

Shades

Hunter Douglas shades can lessen sunlight, impact heat transfer and block damaging UV rays.

  • Honeycomb Shades: Brings excellent energy efficiency. Numerous air pockets give them a honeycomb-like shape and increased insulating qualities.
    • Applause®: Budget-friendly, energy-efficient honeycomb shade with triple-cell construction.
    • Duette®: Most energy-efficient honeycomb shade available.
  • Pleated Shades: A single piece of fabric that nests into neat pleats when raised.
  • Roman Shades: One piece of fabric that hangs flat while closed and stacks when raised.
  • Roller and Solar Shades: Simple, cost-effective shades. Curls around a roller when raised. Some models feature increased insulation and light-filtering capabilities.
    • Designer Roller: Roller shade featuring more than 330 fabric choices.
    • Designer Screen: Roller shades combining UV protection and a view.
    • Sonnette™: Traditional roller shade with energy-efficient construction.
  • Sheer Shades: Provides both light and privacy. Features vertical or horizontal adjustable vanes floating between backings.
    • Nantucket™: Budget-friendly sheers that integrate drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Pirouette®: Customizable sheers with exceptional light control that bring together drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Silhouette®: Premium sheers with superior light control that combine drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Luminette®: Combines the beauty of drapes and floating vertical blinds.

Hunter Douglas Operating Systems

Hunter Douglas has a set of motorized and manual operating systems for its blinds and shades. Available systems vary based on the product.

Motorized Operating Systems

  • PowerView®: Wireless operating system controlled or scheduled via a remote or mobile device.
  • SoftTouch™: Battery-operated system with wand operation.
  • Vertical Motorized System: Remote or wall-mount system for vertical blinds.

Manual Operating Systems

  • UltraGlide®: Retractable cord or wand stay at a consistent length when raising or lowering blinds.
  • LiteRise®: Cordless system works with your touch, pushing up to raise or pulling down to lower.
  • Duolite®: Light diffusion and room darkening in one product.
  • LightLock™: Provides 100% blackout capability for Duette® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Top-Down/Bottom Up: Open your shades from the top, bottom or somewhere in between.
  • Vertiglide™: Cordless operating system for Duette® and Applause® Honeycomb Shades. Choose from manual or motorized.
  • SimpleLift™: Contoured bottom rail removes the need for a handle, making raising and lowering shades convenient.
  • Cordless Lifting System: Cord-free spring-assist system to raise and lower large window solutions.
  • EasyRise™: Pull on a loop to raise or lower a shade.
  • Clutch-Operated Continuous Cord Loop: Continuous loop works on a pulley, rotating a clutch to raise or lower a shade.
  • Custom Clutch: Smooth operating system that provides the smallest gap possible between a shade and a window to reduce the most light.
  • Standard Cordlock: Locks into place for simple operation and streamlined appearance.
  • Combination Wand/Cord Control: Brings single control to traverse or rotate the vanes or louvers.
  • Wand Control: Swaps looped pull cords with a wand.
  • Chain and Cord: Provides smooth operation and superior light control.

Parts and Features of Shutters, Blinds and Shades

We frequently refer to these parts and features on our window treatment product pages.

  • Architella®: Premium feature for unique Hunter Douglas products. Features excellent energy efficiency.
  • Cells: Sections that form a honeycomb shade.
  • ClearView™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature that expands the outdoor view for select window treatments.
  • de-Light™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature for blinds that hides cord holes and reduces light leakage.
  • End Retention System: Proprietary Louver Shop option on hurricane shutters that eliminates the need for storm bars.
  • IllumiCell™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas light-diffusing feature for Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Invisi-Lift™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature for shades that floats horizontal vanes on a sheer backing.
  • Louver: Wide horizontal panels in a plantation shutter.
  • MagnaView®: Proprietary Hunter Douglas component for select horizontal blinds that approximately doubles the view.
  • Polymer: Also known as faux or fake wood. A strong choice for rooms with high moisture.
  • PerfectView: Louver Shop of Louisiana offers a contemporary operating system for our shutters that hides the traditional tilt bar from view. This offers smooth operation and improved view through the shutter.
  • Slat: Individual strips that compose a horizontal blind.
  • SofTrak™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature for vertical blinds increasing smooth, quiet operation.
  • Tilt Rod: Used on shutters to open or close louvers.
  • Trielle™: Proprietary option for Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades that enhances energy efficiency.
  • Vane: Hanging panels in a vertical blind.

Exterior Shutters

Decorative and Operational Exterior Shutters

Bring curb appeal to your home with decorative exterior shutters. Functional shutters offer options to protect your home from severe weather and intense sunlight.

  • Bahama Shutters: Tropical-style shutter mounted above windows to improve shade and let in breezes while open. Increases privacy and protection against wind and rain when closed. Built from wood, aluminum or fiberglass.*
  • Board and Batten Shutters: Perfect for rustic homes like lake houses and cabins.
    Crafted from wide vertical planks connected by a horizontal bar called a batten. Constructed in wood, composite, vinyl or aluminum.
  • Louvered Shutters: Our best selling exterior shutter. Adds a classic, colonial look to any home. Crafted in aluminum, fiberglass, hybrid (composite/wood), vinyl or wood.
  • Raised Panel Shutters: Our second most popular exterior shutter. Traditionally used to defend against wind and storms.* Built in aluminum, composite or vinyl.

Storm and Security Shutters

Louver Shop of Louisiana has you covered when you want rolling storm and security shutters. Whether you plan to protect your home from high winds and heavy rains. Or safeguard your business against invasion. And particular models offer extra insulation, keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

  • Rolling Hurricane Shutters: Aluminum and stainless steel rolling shutters lock in place to defend your home from winds up to 230 mph.** Provides shade and insulation during clear days. Contained in a housing box above a window or door until they’re lowered. Comes with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverShield™: Rolling hurricane shutters featuring an extra-small housing space. Defends against winds up to 230 mph, insulates and improves security.
    • LouverStorm™: Rolling hurricane shutters with the smallest housing box in the industry. Defends against winds up to 200 mph, keeps out water, insulates and increases security.
  • Rolling Security Shutters: Aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel rolling shutters lock in place to safeguard your home from winds up to 140 mph.** Stored in a housing box above a window or door until they’re needed. Available with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverSafe™: Rolling security shutters designed to be subtle and visually pleasing. Made from 60 percent recycled aluminum.
    • LouverTite™: Rolling security shutters that resist intruders and withstand winds up to 140 mph. Constructed from aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel.
  • Storm Bahama Shutters: Aluminum Bahama shutters. Made to efficiently help you protect your home from severe weather.
  • Storm Louvered Shutters: Aluminum louvered shutters. Created to efficiently help you protect your home from from damaging weather.
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