You finally secured that small-business loan, you leased that beautiful storefront property you’ve always dreamed of, and your new business is just weeks from opening.
But wait- have you covered those storefront windows yet?
There are many advantages to having large, prominent windows for the storefront or office area of your business. But the sun can cause some unforeseen issues. Depending on the direction they face, the sun can cause some serious glare problems in the mornings or afternoons. This can cause employees to be less productive and customers to be less than satisfied.
Solution? Shades Shutters Blinds has one ( or two or three or….you get the point)
The most popular (and for good reason) of window treatments for businesses is the roller shade. The roller shade is comprised of one piece of fabric, which is more durable and keeps out the light more efficiently that blinds or shades with traditional slats or louvers. These shades are very popular with both storefront retail shops and office environments.
Roller shades also come with the most efficient of blackout fabrics. While other window covering designs offer blackout materials, the design of roller shades allows them to block out the most light of any other product offered by Shades Shutters Blinds. Additionally, their easy to use roller design allows them to be adjusted up and down as the sun moves across the sky. Roller shades are one of the best options for window treatments for offices and storefront/retail businesses.
Don’t want to blackout the office entirely? Want some light to shine through for your customers? No problem. Roller shades are also available with light-filtering or room-darkening fabrics. These materials will allow some light through the fabric, but still offer relief from the most harmful of UV rays. Your office or business will be UV-free!
If you don’t like the aesthetic design of roller shades, then another option for window treatments for businesses are our Metal/Mini Blind collection.
Available in other materials besides metal, they are are most affordable window covering and are great for smaller, more compact window frames. Their most attractive feature is their price. However, the Professional Grade Mini Blinds offered by Shades Shutters Blinds feature a heavy-duty, professional series head-rail and are made of materials that are both affordable and durable. The various colors offered can match nearly any color scheme chosen for the business.
If you are unable to find a color you like from the Professional Grade collection, check out the rest of the metal/mini blinds offered by Shades Shutters Blinds. Metal/Mini Blinds are great for office environments, but less desirable for a storefront/retail space.
We recommend the Roller Shades for their functionality and the Metal/Mini Blinds for their affordability, however, there are other options for window treatments for businesses. Feel free to browse our site and call our support line if you have any questions.
Which window coverings are probably not ideal for a business or office setting?
Cellular/Honeycomb Shades: well known for their insulation ability, they are not the most durable of window coverings and can sometimes be difficult to clean. While their design is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient, their construction is not ideal for a business setting.
Plantation Shutters: probably not worth the investment. Plantation Shutters are one of the most popular window coverings offered by Shades Shutters Blinds, and their durable, permanent nature can increase the resale value of your home. But, with most businesses leasing their properties, Plantation Shutters would not be worth the investment: if your company grows unexpectedly and you need additional space, it will be difficult to relocate the shutters. Roller Shades, however, are one of the easiest window coverings to move due to their simple design.
We hope the information we have shared will help you make some preliminary decisions as you prepare to add the finishing touches to your business and “open the blinds” to new opportunities!