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Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach Product Glossary

Learn More about Our Shutters, Blinds and Shades

Develop the window treatments you want with custom shutters, blinds and shades from Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach.

It can be hard to know where to begin, but our product glossary can provide answers. As well as scheduling a free, in-home design consultation with your local Myrtle Beach professional. We’ll transport the window treatment showroom to your living room.

Read on to learn more about your options—all built in the United States.

Interior Window Treatments

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are a great choice for privacy, light diffusion and airflow. Some products are built for extra energy efficiency.

  • Plantation Shutters: Classic style for current homes. Wood or cellular PVC shutters with wide louvers (2.5”, 3.5” or 4.5” options at no additional cost). Fully customizable and made in an array of colors. Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach 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 crafted with top-of-the-line materials. They will set your home apart from the rest.
    • LouverWood™: Cellular PVC plantation shutters that insulate three times better than wood.
    • Signature Shutters: Solid wood plantation shutters with an exclusive design only available from Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach.
  • Traditional Shutters: The “original” interior wood shutter with narrow frames and small louvers (1.25”).

Blinds

Make your home more cozy and eye-catching with Hunter Douglas blinds from Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach. As tough as they are good-looking, there’s a window blind for every home. Use them to filter light and provide privacy.

  • Horizontal Blinds: Traditional window treatment built in wood or PVC.
    • EverWood®: Moisture-resistant PVC blinds that have the look of wood.
    • Parkland®: Classic 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 impression of drapes.
    • Skyline®: Gliding vertical fabric panels with modern style.
    • Somner®: Custom vertical blinds in vinyl, fabric or aluminum.
    • Vertical Solutions®: Budget-friendly fabric or vinyl vertical blinds.

Shades

Hunter Douglas shades can diffuse sunlight, reduce heat transfer and defend against damaging UV rays.

  • Honeycomb Shades: Provides exceptional energy efficiency. Many air pockets give them a honeycomb-like shape and excellent insulating qualities.
    • Applause®: Budget-friendly, energy-efficient honeycomb shade with triple-cell construction.
    • Duette®: Most energy-efficient honeycomb shade made.
  • 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 offer improved insulation and light-filtering capabilities.
    • Designer Roller: Roller shade offering more than 330 fabric choices.
    • Designer Screen: Roller shades with UV protection and a view.
    • Sonnette™: Traditional roller shade with energy-efficient construction.
  • Sheer Shades: Brings both light and privacy. Features vertical or horizontal adjustable vanes floating between backings.
    • Nantucket™: Cost-effective sheers that integrate drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Pirouette®: Customizable sheers with exceptional light control that integrate drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Silhouette®: Premium sheers with superior light control that bring together drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Luminette®: Combines the beauty of drapes and floating vertical blinds.

Hunter Douglas Operating Systems

Hunter Douglas offers a variety of motorized and manual operating systems for its 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 window treatments.
  • LiteRise®: Cordless system works with your touch, 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. Choose from 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 coverings.
  • EasyRise™: Pull on a loop to raise or lower a shade.
  • Clutch-Operated Continuous Cord Loop: Continuous loop works on a pulley, rotating a clutch to raise or lower a shade.
  • Custom Clutch: Smooth operating system that provides the smallest gap possible between a shade and a window to reduce the most light.
  • Standard Cordlock: Locks into place for easy operation and streamlined appearance.
  • Combination Wand/Cord Control: Provides single control to traverse or rotate the vanes or louvers.
  • Wand Control: Changes looped pull cords with a wand.
  • Chain and Cord: Provides 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 make up a honeycomb shade.
  • ClearView™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature that increases the outdoor view for select window treatments.
  • de-Light™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option for blinds that hides cord holes and reduces light leakage.
  • End Retention System: Proprietary Louver Shop option on hurricane shutters that takes away the need for storm bars.
  • IllumiCell™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas light-diffusing feature 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 known as faux or fake wood. A strong choice for rooms with high moisture.
  • PerfectView: Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach offers a modern operating system for our shutters that hides the traditional tilt bar from being seen. This allows smooth operation and improved view through the shutter.
  • Slat: Individual strips that are part of a horizontal blind.
  • SofTrak™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option for vertical blinds allowing easy, quiet operation.
  • Tilt Rod: Used on shutters to open or close louvers.
  • Trielle™: Proprietary component 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

Bring curb appeal to your home with decorative exterior shutters. Functional shutters have options to defend your home from brutal weather and damaging sunlight.

  • Bahama Shutters: Tropical-style shutter installed above windows to improve shade and bring in breezes while open. Increases privacy and protection against storms when closed. Made from wood, aluminum or fiberglass.*
  • Board and Batten Shutters: Perfect for rustic homes like lake houses and cabins.
    Made from wide vertical planks connected by a horizontal bar known as a batten. Produced in wood, composite, vinyl or aluminum.
  • Louvered Shutters: Our most popular exterior shutter. Offers a classic, colonial look to any home. Crafted in aluminum, fiberglass, hybrid (composite/wood), vinyl or wood.
  • Raised Panel Shutters: Our second most popular exterior shutter. Regularly used to protect against wind and storms.* Available in aluminum, composite or vinyl.

Storm and Security Shutters

Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach has the selection you need when seeking rolling storm and security shutters. Whether you want to protect your home from high winds and heavy rains. Or defend your business against intruders. And various models feature extra insulation, keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

  • Rolling Hurricane Shutters: Aluminum and stainless steel rolling shutters secure in place to protect your home from winds up to 230 mph.** Adds shade and insulation during clear days. Contained in a housing box above a window or door until they’re lowered. Available with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverShield™: Rolling hurricane shutters with an extra-small housing space. Resists winds up to 230 mph, insulates and provides security.
    • LouverStorm™: Rolling hurricane shutters including the smallest housing box in the industry. Defends against winds up to 200 mph, keeps out water, insulates and provides security.
  • Rolling Security Shutters: Aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel rolling shutters lock in place to safeguard your home from winds up to 140 mph.** Stored in a housing box above a window or door until they’re used. Comes with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverSafe™: Rolling security shutters designed to be subtle and beautifully pleasing. Made from 60 percent recycled aluminum.
    • LouverTite™: Rolling security shutters that keep out intruders and block winds up to 140 mph. Constructed from aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel.
  • Storm Bahama Shutters: Aluminum Bahama shutters. Created to rapidly help you protect your home from extreme weather.
  • Storm Louvered Shutters: Aluminum louvered shutters. Created to efficiently help you defend your home from from damaging weather.
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