Window Treatments to Control Light

The proper window treatments can welcome the early morning sun or soften the bright midday sunlight without sacrificing your privacy and while still protecting your valuable fabrics and carpet from harmful UV rays. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving Sacramento, we carry a wide variety of blinds, shades, and shutters especially designed for maximum light management. Let The Blind Guy’s trained consultants help determine the right product for your light and privacy needs.

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Window Treatments Characteristics

Understanding the facts about window treatments will make it easier for you to select the 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

Here are some of the most popular Hunter Douglas Products and their ratings.

Shutters
Heritance® Hardwood Shutters 1, 5

Shades
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

Blinds
Parkland Wood Blinds 1, 4, 5
Modern Precious Metals® 1, 4, 5
Vertical Blinds/Cadence® 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Shadings
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

Note: Ratings are affected by the fabric choices. Multiple ratings indicate that there are a number of options to select from in that product line.

Direction the Window Faces

To choose the right light-controlling window treatment, it is important to consider the direction your windows face.

  • West-facing windows tend to have bright afternoons and do best with both light-control and light-diffusing treatments such as Heritance Shutters, Parkland Wood Blinds, or Designer Roller Shades
  • East-facing windows tend to have bright warm morning light, so they do best with window treatments that block UV rays like Silhouette and Duette honeycomb shades
  • South-facing windows tend to be warm and strong year-round; light-diffusing window treatments like Silhouette, Luminette, or Pirouette shadings are best
  • North-facing windows tend to be cold—energy-efficient window treatments like Duette® Architella Honeycomb Shades are a great choice

Light-Control Window Treatments in Sacramento & East Bay CA

The Blind Guy is proud to be the Sacramento area’s premier source for custom window coverings. Now with a location in East Bay! Contact us today to schedule your window treatment consultation.