Wood Blinds provide a natural, warm alternative to traditional window shades and come in a variety of styles, finishes, and sizes. Custom wood blinds come in a variety of slat widths including 1″, 1 3/8″, 2″, 2 5/8″, and 3″ and even come in cordless varieties to provide extra aesthetic value and safety to your home.
The narrower the slats, the more slats that are needed for a full-length blind. This means that wood blinds with narrower slats diffuse more light and obstruct more of the view when they are angled open. Wood blinds with wider slats, like those on a blind with 3″ slats, require fewer slats to provide adequate privacy when closed and therefore obstruct less light and view when opened.
Also consider that the number of slats will make a difference in the wood blinds when they are pulled up. The greater number of slats, the more room they require at the top of the window. Wood blinds with narrow slats will block more light and view at the top of a window than wood blinds with wider slats.
Wood blinds are made with Bass wood and come in a variety of colors and stains. One advantage over faux products is the difference in weight. Wood blinds weigh substantially less, this is beneficial for larger openings. All blinds come with a 3″ crown valance to cover the headrail, routless (light reduction) and decorative fabric tapes are optional.
Regardless of width, all wood blinds provide energy efficiency. Wood is a natural insulator, creating an insulating barrier between the room and the window. This means that wood blinds help save energy and lower cooling and heating costs.