Louver Shop of Little Rock Product Glossary
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Louver Shop of Little Rock Product Glossary

Learn More about Our Shutters, Blinds and Shades

Develop the window treatments you dream about with custom shutters, blinds and shades from Louver Shop of Little Rock.

It can be hard to know where to start, but our product glossary can help. As well as planning a free, in-home design consultation with your local Little Rock professional. We’ll deliver the window treatment showroom to your living room.

Read on to learn more about your options—all manufactured 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 improved 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 available in an array of colors. Louver Shop of Little Rock exclusive. Also known as plantation blinds.
    • Classic Plantation Shutters: Premium wood and cellular PVC plantation shutters that bring a traditional style in any home. Our most popular shutter.
    • Heritage Diamond Select™: Solid wood plantation shutters built with top-of-the-line materials. They will set your home apart from the rest.
    • LouverWood®: Cellular PVC plantation shutters that insulate three times greater than wood.
    • Signature Shutters: Solid wood plantation shutters with an exclusive build only available from Louver Shop of Little Rock.
  • Traditional Shutters: The “original” interior wood shutter with narrow frames and smaller louvers (1.25”).

Blinds

Make your home more cozy and fashionable with Hunter Douglas blinds from Louver Shop of Little Rock. As tough as they are attractive, there’s a window blind for every room. A great choice to filter light and increase privacy.

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

Shades

Hunter Douglas shades can lessen sunlight, decrease heat transfer and resist damaging UV rays.

  • Honeycomb Shades: Offers exceptional energy efficiency. Many air pockets give them a honeycomb-like shape and increased insulating qualities.
    • Applause®: Budget-friendly, energy-efficient honeycomb shade with triple-cell construction.
    • Duette®: Most energy-efficient honeycomb shade on the market.
  • Pleated Shades: A single piece of fabric that folds 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 provide extra insulation and light-filtering capabilities.
  • Sheer Shades: Brings both light and privacy. Features vertical or horizontal adjustable vanes floating between backings.
    • Nantucket™: Affordable sheers that bring together drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Pirouette®: Customizable sheers with excellent light control that integrate drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Silhouette®: Premium sheers with superior light control that combine drapes and floating horizontal blinds.
    • Luminette®: Combines the style of drapes and floating vertical blinds.

Hunter Douglas Operating Systems

Hunter Douglas brings a variety of motorized and manual operating systems for their 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 hold at a consistent length when raising or lowering blinds.
  • LiteRise®: Cordless system works with your touch, 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 somewhere 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 easy.
  • Cordless Lifting System: Cord-free spring-assist system to raise and lower large window treatments.
  • 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 offers the smallest gap possible between a shade and a window to reduce the most light.
  • Standard Cordlock: Locks into place for simple operation and sleek appearance.
  • Combination Wand/Cord Control: Offers single control to traverse or rotate the vanes or louvers.
  • Wand Control: Replaces looped pull cords with a wand.
  • Chain and Cord: Provides smooth operation and exceptional 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 specific Hunter Douglas products. Features excellent energy efficiency.
  • Cells: Sections that form a honeycomb shade.
  • ClearView™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas option that improves the outdoor view for select window treatments.
  • de-Light™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas component for blinds that hides cord holes and reduces light leakage.
  • End Retention System: Proprietary Louver Shop component on hurricane shutters that removes the need for storm bars.
  • IllumiCell™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas light-diffusing feature 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 option for select horizontal blinds that almost doubles the view.
  • Polymer: Also known as faux or fake wood. Ideal for rooms with high moisture.
  • PerfectView: Louver Shop of Little Rock 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 make up a horizontal blind.
  • SofTrak™: Proprietary Hunter Douglas component for vertical blinds increasing smooth, quiet operation.
  • Tilt Rod: Used on shutters to open or close louvers.
  • Trielle™: Proprietary feature 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

Add curb appeal to your home with decorative exterior shutters. Functional shutters bring options to defend your home from severe weather and relentless sunlight.

  • Bahama Shutters: Tropical-style shutter mounted above windows to create shade and let in breezes while open. Creates privacy and protection against wind and rain when closed. Made from wood, aluminum or fiberglass.*
  • Board and Batten Shutters: Ideal for rustic homes like lake houses and cabins.
    Crafted from wide vertical planks connected by a horizontal bar referred to as a batten. Constructed in wood, composite, vinyl or aluminum.
  • Louvered Shutters: Our most popular exterior shutter. Adds a classic, colonial touch to any home. Crafted in aluminum, fiberglass, hybrid (composite/wood), vinyl or wood.
  • Raised Panel Shutters: Our second most requested exterior shutter. Historically used to resist against wind and storms.* Available in aluminum, composite or vinyl.

Storm and Security Shutters

Louver Shop of Little Rock has the selection you need when you want rolling storm and security shutters. Whether you want to protect your home from extreme weather. Or defend your business against outside intrusion. 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 safeguard your home from winds up to 230 mph.** Adds shade and insulation for clear days. Held in a housing box above a window or door until they’re lowered. Available with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverShield™: Rolling hurricane shutters including an extra-small housing space. Defends against winds up to 230 mph, insulates and increases security.
    • LouverStorm™: Rolling hurricane shutters featuring the smallest housing box in the industry. Defends against winds up to 200 mph, keeps out water, insulates and increases 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. Available with manual or automatic operating systems.
    • LouverSafe™: Rolling security shutters designed to be subtle and aesthetically pleasing. Made from 60 percent recycled aluminum.
    • LouverTite™: Rolling security shutters that keep out intruders and block winds up to 140 mph. Built from aluminum, stainless steel, plastic and galvanized steel.
  • Storm Bahama Shutters: Aluminum Bahama shutters. Made to efficiently help you safeguard your home from damaging weather.
  • Storm Louvered Shutters: Aluminum louvered shutters. Created to rapidly help you protect your home from from damaging weather.
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