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Blinds vs Shutters

Given the choice between blinds and shutters, which window treatment is the ideal solution for your Sacramento home? There’s only one way to find out: compare them!

Blinds are a traditional window treatment that have been covering windows in Sacramento for as long as anyone can remember. And shutters are a modern window treatment that has exploded in popularity in the past 20 years. Let’s discover how these two window treatment veterans fare on durability, energy efficiency, cleaning, special window shapes, and home resale value.



Blinds are available in metal, hardwood, faux wood, and vertical styles. With over 300 colors and textures to choose from, blinds let you match your window treatments to your style –right down to the pattern.

Plantation shutters are available in Polywood® and Ovation® wood. We supply Polywood in three premium white paint colors – and a custom paint color program for hues of beige, yellow, and grey. Ovation wood shutters come in 28 wood stains and 11 paint colors.


When properly maintained, blinds last an average of 5 years. On the other hand, shutters can last more than 50 years. 

Energy Efficiency

When closed, the thin slats on blinds can’t block much of the airflow and heat from outside. But shutters, with their thick louvers and custom mounting, seal off the effects of the external weather. As a matter of fact, Polywood plantation shutters insulate up to 70% better than equivalent traditional wood shutters – and 1600% better than aluminum blinds!


Dusting the thin slats of blinds can be challenging – especially with the cords that run through from top to bottom. When plantation shutters are set up with a hidden or rear-mount tilt rod, just tilt the large louvers back with your hand and wipe the louvers, unhindered.

Special Window Shapes

Traditional blinds can only cover rectangular-shaped windows, not arched, circular, octagonal, or triangular windows. And blinds would only conceal the elegant window you fell in love with when you moved into the house, anyway. Shutters, however, can be custom-crafted to fit your windows precisely, regardless of their shape, letting you have access to the view and control over privacy – while enhancing your specialty-shaped windows’ elegance.

Home Resale Value

When your home is evaluated for resale, all the permanent fixtures are taken into consideration. Blinds can be moved from one house to another, however shutters are custom-designed and become part of your windows and home. Actually, they increase the value of your home not only by being a permanent asset, but also by being an energy-efficient one!

We condensed the differences between blinds and shutters in this table for you. Choosing between the two window treatments is based on your style, your windows, and your budget. 





Metal, Hardwood, Faux Wood, Vertical

Polywood and Ovation Wood


Last about 5 years

Last 50+ years

Energy Efficiency






Special Window Shapes


Customizable to fit any window shape

Home Resale Value

No effect

Increases home resale value

Between Blinds and Shutters, Which Is the Ideal Solution for You?

Well, that’s up to you to decide. And, when you do, we’ll be here to guide you through the process of designing them for your windows. Call us at 916-665-0078 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!