Choosing the Right Treatment and Lift System

PowerView® Motorization Options

PowerView® Motorization Options

If you need new window fashions, if it’s your first time buying or you haven’t replaced your window treatments in a while, you might be both astounded by and overwhelmed with the options. Hunter Douglas, the leader in the window fashions industry, offers one of the most innovative product selections out there, in hundreds of styles, colors, fabrics, textures, and options. At Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area, we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect blind, shade, or shutter to meet your needs and budget.

Should You Choose Blinds, Shades, or Shutters?

A window covering either has slats, vanes, or panels that can be raised and lowered or moved from side to side. Their opacity, look, and feel are what makes them different.

  • Blinds are made with slat construction. They work well in horizontal and vertical openings as well as in specialty shapes. Unless they’re purchased with a feature that eliminates cord holes, such as the Hunter Douglas de-Light™ feature, blinds do not block out light completely. An affordable window treatment, blinds come in aluminum, vinyl, wood, faux wood, and fabric in hundreds of colors, styles, and options to complement any room or décor style.
  • Shades are very popular here at Windo VanGo. They offer fashionable design, energy efficiency, sun protection, room-darkening features, and privacy. They work well in horizontal and vertical openings as well as in specialty shapes, and they offer a clean, soft look. Shade fabrics range from man-made materials to natural sustainable materials like bamboo or even recycled ocean trash (the Hunter Douglas GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ screen shade fabric) and are available in the widest selection of colors, styles, textures, and options.
  • Shutters are a classic option that pairs well with any décor style. Shutters are the most expensive of the three window treatment types, yet they can also help increase the value of your home. Available in hardwood, faux wood, and vinyl as well as in an array of colors, textures, and slat options, they provide great privacy.

Technology for Light Control and Privacy

Hunter Douglas is on the cutting edge of innovation and is always searching for the answer to window treatment questions. Check out these options on select products:

  • New LightLock™ technology. Adding LightLock to Duette® Honeycomb Shades gives you a unique system of side channels designed to trap and deflect light, leaving your room in complete darkness.
  • Duolite® feature. Duolite on Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Silhouette® Shadings, or Duette® Honeycomb Shades gives you both a light-filtering and a room-darkening fabric on the one shade, so you can control light and privacy even more.

Lift Systems

The lift system you choose will depend on your needs. For example, if you have young kids or pets, you might want something that’s completely cordless. Or if you’re treating a window that’s hard to reach, motorization might be the answer. As a Hunter Douglas dealer, we offer a wide variety of lift systems for our blinds and shades. For example, UltraGlide® is a retractable cord system that lets you raise and lower your shades with no ugly, dangling external cords. LiteRise® is a cordless system that lets you gently raise and lower your shades with slight pressure from your hand. PowerView® motorization is a wireless operating system that can be used with a PowerView® Pebble® remote or with your mobile device or tablet, even if you’re not at home.

Choosing Treatments in Clarksville, Columbia MD

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville. Serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel.

Contact us today for a design consultation!