When you purchase new window treatments, you need to keep in mind several functional aspects of the product. For example, you need to know whether the treatment will control light the way you want it to or if it will offer protection from harmful UV rays. Another important functionality is how the treatment opens. Most vertical treatments (think about those for sliding glass doors, for example) open to one side or another. And usually, when we think of horizontal treatments, we think of only opening from the bottom up. But there’s more! To see your options in person, speak with a trained specialist at Windows & More serving the Lake Ozark area. We’ll be happy to show you the importance of this sometimes-overlooked functionality.
Open From the Bottom, From the Top or Both?
If you select Hunter Douglas Honeycomb shades, Roman Shades, or Silhouette® Privacy Sheers (as well as some other Hunter Douglas options), you have options for how the product opens. If you are looking for privacy but also want to have natural light or a full view to the outside, you can go with traditional bottom-up lifting, which allows the light come in from bottom with privacy on top. Or choose top-down operation, which allows light to come in on top with privacy on the bottom. Or you could go with a mix of both: Top-down/bottom-up operating allows you to lower the top and raise the bottom at the same time or independently.
What’s the Best Choice?
The location of your windows will tell you which option will work best in your room. If you have a street-side bedroom window on the ground floor, top-down is a great solution—it will prevent people from seeing inside, but it will let great natural light in. If you have pets, bottom-up is a must, and the combination, top-down/bottom-up, allows for great versatility to give and the best of all worlds—it’s perfect for any room in your home.
Choosing Operating Systems in the Lake Ozark MO Area
Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!