Louver Shop of New Jersey Product Glossary
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Louver Shop of New Jersey Product Glossary

Learn More about Our Shutters, Blinds and Shades

Build the window treatments you want with custom shutters, blinds and shades from Louver Shop of New Jersey.

It can be challenging to know where to get started, but our product glossary can give you a hand. As well as scheduling a free, in-home design consultation with your local Camden designer. We’ll transport the window treatment showroom to your living room.

Read on to learn more about your options—all manufactured in the USA.

Interior Window Treatments

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are chosen for privacy, light diffusion and airflow. Some styles are built for increased 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 comes in an array of colors. Louver Shop of New Jersey 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 build only available from Louver Shop of New Jersey.
  • 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 New Jersey. As tough as they are good-looking, there’s a window blind for every home. Use them to filter light and enhance 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 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 diffuse sunlight, reduce heat transfer and resist damaging UV rays.

  • Honeycomb Shades: Offers superior energy efficiency. Multiple 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, affordable shades. Curls around a roller when raised. Some models offer extra insulation and light-filtering capabilities.
    • Designer Roller: Roller shade with more than 330 fabric choices.
    • Designer Screen: Roller shades that bring UV protection and a view.
    • Sonnette™: Traditional roller shade with energy-efficient construction.
  • Sheer Shades: Offers both light and privacy. Incorporates vertical or horizontal adjustable vanes floating between backings.
    • Nantucket™: Cost-effective sheers that combine drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Pirouette®: Customizable sheers with excellent light control that combine 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 set of motorized and manual operating systems for your 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 remain at a consistent length when raising or lowering blinds.
  • LiteRise®: Cordless system works with your movement, pushing up to raise or pulling down to lower.
  • Duolite®: Light diffusion and shade darkening in one product.
  • LightLock™: Brings 100% blackout capability for Duette® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Top-Down/Bottom Up: Open your shades from the top, bottom or any point in between.
  • Vertiglide™: Cordless operating system for Duette® and Applause® Honeycomb Shades. Available in either manual or motorized.
  • SimpleLift™: Contoured bottom rail takes away 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 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 convenient 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: 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 excellent energy efficiency.
  • Cells: Sections that make up a honeycomb shade.
  • ClearView™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature that improves the outdoor view for select window treatments.
  • de-Light™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas component for blinds that hides cord holes and diminishes 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 component for Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades.
  • Invisi-Lift™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature for shades that floats horizontal vanes on a sheer backing.
  • Louver: Wide horizontal panels in a plantation shutter.
  • MagnaView®: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature for select horizontal blinds that approximately doubles the view.
  • Polymer: Also referred to as faux or fake wood. Ideal for rooms with high moisture.
  • PerfectView: Louver Shop of New Jersey offers a modern operating system for our shutters that hides the traditional tilt bar from being seen. This offers smooth operation and increased view through the shutter.
  • Slat: Individual strips that compose a horizontal blind.
  • SofTrak™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas feature for vertical blinds increasing easy, quiet operation.
  • Tilt Rod: Used on shutters to open or close louvers.
  • Trielle™: Proprietary component for Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades that increases energy efficiency.
  • Vane: Hanging panels in a vertical blind.

Exterior Shutters

Decorative and Operational Exterior Shutters

Offer curb appeal to your home with decorative exterior shutters. Functional shutters bring options to safeguard your home from extreme weather and damaging sunlight.

  • Bahama Shutters: Tropical-style shutter mounted above windows to improve shade and bring in breezes while open. Increases privacy and protection against wind and rain when closed. Made from wood, aluminum or fiberglass.*
  • Board and Batten Shutters: Suited for rustic homes including lake houses and cabins.
    Built from wide vertical planks connected by a horizontal bar called a batten. Constructed in wood, composite, vinyl or aluminum.
  • Louvered Shutters: Our best selling exterior shutter. Offers a classic, colonial style to any home. Built in aluminum, fiberglass, hybrid (composite/wood), vinyl or wood.
  • Raised Panel Shutters: Our second most purchased exterior shutter. Historically used to protect against wind and storms.* Built in aluminum, composite or vinyl.

Storm and Security Shutters

Louver Shop of New Jersey has what you need when it comes to rolling storm and security shutters. Whether you want to protect your home from extreme weather. Or safeguard your business against intruders. And some models offer extra insulation, keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

  • Rolling Hurricane Shutters: Aluminum and stainless steel rolling shutters connect in place to protect your home from winds up to 230 mph.** Increases shade and insulation on clear days. Stored in a housing box above a window or door until they’re lowered. Built with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverShield™: Rolling hurricane shutters featuring an extra-small housing space. Withstands winds up to 230 mph, insulates and provides security.
    • LouverStorm™: Rolling hurricane shutters including 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 lock 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 needed. Built with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverSafe™: Rolling security shutters designed to be subtle and visually pleasing. Crafted from 60 percent recycled aluminum.
    • LouverTite™: Rolling security shutters that defend against intruders and stand against winds up to 140 mph. Constructed from aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel.
  • Storm Bahama Shutters: Aluminum Bahama shutters. Designed to efficiently help you protect your home from extreme weather.
  • Storm Louvered Shutters: Aluminum louvered shutters. Created to rapidly help you defend your home from from severe weather.
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