Blinds make a stylish statement on any window and play along the line of design and functionality. The material they’re made of is a lot more important than you think and each have their advantages and disadvantages.

Aluminum blinds come in many styles, colors, and finishes to choose from but they’re not just for show. Aluminum blinds provide privacy when closed just as blinds of other materials do, but they’re also water and moisture resistant, making them ideal for humid spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more. For their novelty, aluminum blinds are also very durable and easy to repair if made from good manufacturers like Hunter Douglas, the Penn Blinds Quality Window Treatments preferred supplier.  Unfortunately, if you’re really set on wood grain and textured blinds, aluminum is going to have a harder time checking all the boxes in your dream blinds checklist.

Aluminum is the more cost-efficient option, but if you have some money to spend, consider faux wood. All major blind manufacturers offer faux wood options, which provide some insulation and soundproofing and are easier to clean than aluminum. Faux wood also resists warping and runs about $50 to $150. Looking for the next step up? Inexpensive woods such as basswood are your best bet and are available stained or painted. Want to splurge? Premium woods are the best in the market.

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Hunter Douglas’ Country Woods blinds come in ash, oak, cherry, Brazilian cherry, and more with the option of painting and staining. They also come with tailored covers for the headrail and offer options of decorative fabric tapes, no holes options for more light blockage, tighter closure, and better insulation, and even a cordless system that ditches strings for added safety (and less damage caused by potentially curious pets). The price for these premium wood blinds range from $225 to $400, but it’s important to call in to our shop in Allentown for any potential deals! You might get the best bargain in the state and come home happy with great blinds that will save you money and keep your room cozy and dark for the best sleep you’ve had in a long time!