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Louver Shop of Knoxville Product Glossary

Learn More about Our Shutters, Blinds and Shades

Create the window treatments you dream about with custom shutters, blinds and shades from Louver Shop of Knoxville.

It can be challenging to know where to start, but our product glossary can help. As well as scheduling a free, in-home design consultation with your local Knoxville professional. We’ll deliver the window treatment showroom to your living room.

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

Blinds

Make your home more cozy and eye-catching with Hunter Douglas blinds from Louver Shop of Knoxville. As tough as they are attractive, there’s a window blind for every room. A strong option to filter light and increase privacy.

  • Horizontal Blinds: Traditional window treatment crafted 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 style of drapes.
    • Skyline®: Gliding vertical fabric panels with contemporary style.
    • Somner®: Custom vertical blinds in vinyl, fabric or aluminum.
    • Vertical Solutions®: Budget-friendly fabric or vinyl vertical blinds.

Shades

Hunter Douglas shades can filter sunlight, decrease heat transfer and block damaging UV rays.

  • Honeycomb Shades: Offers superior energy efficiency. Many 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 on the market.
  • Pleated Shades: A single piece of fabric that stacks 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, budget-friendly shades. Curls around a roller when raised. Some models provide extra 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: Brings both light and privacy. Incorporates vertical or horizontal adjustable vanes floating between backings.
    • Nantucket™: Cost-effective sheers that integrate drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Pirouette®: Customizable sheers with excellent light control that integrate drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Silhouette®: Premium sheers with excellent light control that combine drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Luminette®: Combines the look of drapes and floating vertical blinds.

Hunter Douglas Operating Systems

Hunter Douglas brings a variety of motorized and manual operating systems for their 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 shades.
  • LiteRise®: Cordless system works with your hand, pushing up to raise or pulling down to lower.
  • Duolite®: Light diffusion and window darkening in one product.
  • LightLock™: Adds 100% blackout capability for Duette® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Top-Down/Bottom Up: Open your shades from the top, bottom or anywhere in between.
  • Vertiglide™: Cordless operating system for Duette® and Applause® Honeycomb Shades. Available in either manual or motorized.
  • SimpleLift™: Contoured bottom rail eliminates 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 operates on a pulley, rotating a clutch to raise or lower a shade.
  • Custom Clutch: Smooth operating system that creates the smallest gap possible between a shade and a window to block the most light.
  • Standard Cordlock: Locks into place for easy operation and sleek appearance.
  • Combination Wand/Cord Control: Brings single control to traverse or rotate the vanes or louvers.
  • Wand Control: Changes looped pull cords with a wand.
  • Chain and Cord: Offers smooth operation and excellent light control.

Parts and Features of Shutters, Blinds and Shades

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

  • Architella®: Premium feature for select Hunter Douglas products. Features exceptional energy efficiency.
  • Cells: Sections that form a honeycomb shade.
  • ClearView™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option that increases the outdoor view for select window treatments.
  • de-Light™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option for blinds that hides cord holes and lessens light leakage.
  • End Retention System: Proprietary Louver Shop option on hurricane shutters that removes the need for storm bars.
  • IllumiCell™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas light-diffusing component for Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Invisi-Lift™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option 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 nearly doubles the view.
  • Polymer: Also referred to as faux or fake wood. Suited for rooms with high moisture.
  • PerfectView: Louver Shop of Knoxville offers a contemporary operating system for our shutters that hides the traditional tilt bar from view. This provides smooth operation and improved view through the shutter.
  • Slat: Individual strips that make up a horizontal blind.
  • SofTrak™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas component for vertical blinds ensuring effortless, quiet operation.
  • Tilt Rod: Used on shutters to open or close louvers.
  • Trielle™: Proprietary feature for Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades that improves energy efficiency.
  • Vane: Hanging panels in a vertical blind.

Exterior Shutters

Decorative and Operational Exterior Shutters

Add curb appeal to your home with decorative exterior shutters. Functional shutters offer options to protect your home from brutal weather and damaging sunlight.

  • Bahama Shutters: Tropical-style shutter mounted above windows to create shade and let in breezes while open. Provides privacy and protection against storms when closed. Built from wood, aluminum or fiberglass.*
  • Board and Batten Shutters: Ideal for rustic homes such as lake houses and cabins.
    Built from wide vertical planks connected by a horizontal bar called a batten. Available in wood, composite, vinyl or aluminum.
  • Louvered Shutters: Our best selling exterior shutter. Brings a classic, colonial style to any home. Available in aluminum, fiberglass, hybrid (composite/wood), vinyl or wood.
  • Raised Panel Shutters: Our second most requested exterior shutter. Traditionally used to resist against wind and storms.* Built in aluminum, composite or vinyl.

Storm and Security Shutters

Louver Shop of Knoxville has you covered when it comes to rolling storm and security shutters. Whether you need to protect your home from extreme weather. Or defend your business against intruders. And various 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.** Adds shade and insulation on clear days. Held 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. Withstands winds up to 230 mph, insulates and increases security.
    • LouverStorm™: Rolling hurricane shutters featuring the smallest housing box in the industry. Withstands winds up to 200 mph, keeps out water, insulates and improves security.
  • Rolling Security Shutters: Aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel rolling shutters secure in place to safeguard your home from winds up to 140 mph.** Held in a housing box above a window or door until they’re lowered. Built with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverSafe™: Rolling security shutters designed to be subtle and beautifully pleasing. Crafted from 60 percent recycled aluminum.
    • LouverTite™: Rolling security shutters that resist intruders and withstand winds up to 140 mph. Made from aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel.
  • Storm Bahama Shutters: Aluminum Bahama shutters. Designed to rapidly help you safeguard your home from damaging weather.
  • Storm Louvered Shutters: Aluminum louvered shutters. Designed to quickly help you defend your home from from extreme weather.
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