Sure, you’ve grown up your whole life having window treatments where you live, but when it comes down to the nuances, it can get a little tricky. For example, do you need vertical or horizontal shades? How much sun is coming into the room, and does that affect window treatment you need? Is privacy a concern? Noise control?

Hunter Douglas Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, vertical shades, horizontal shades near Charlotte, Cornelius, North Carolina (NC).

Whether your windows are big or small or if you have patio doors or sliding glass doors in need of coverage, we have a wide selection of options that run the gamut from gorgeous sheer shades with innovative opaque vanes that close tight for privacy to classic roller or Roman shades that offer sleek and functional operation at the window and let you enjoy your interiors.

When it comes to the nuances of window treatments, at A Shade Above, our friendly team of experts is here to help.

Vertical Shades

Vertical shades are a stunning addition to any home. When crafted with care, they offer easy operation, plenty of privacy, and stunning light control. However, vertical window treatments are not meant for just any window in your home. If you place vertical window treatments on a standard square window, for example, it will cramp the entire window and obscure your space.

Vertical shades are best for windows that are wider than they are tall. This includes sliding glass doors, wide patio windows, sunrooms, and any other wide expanses of glass. This is because vertical shades stretch (as their name suggests) vertically to cover a large area of glass.

Once you answer the question of do you need vertical or horizontal shades, you can then start looking at your options!

We have a variety of stunning vertical shades here at A Shade Above. If you want a sleek, versatile option that lets you explore a variety of styles, we recommend our SkylineÒ Gliding Window Panels collection from Hunter Douglas. Hunter Douglas boasts the most extensive collection of materials in the industry, offering more than 600 options of fabrics for their innovative vertical panel-track blinds that double as room dividers.

If you prefer the elegant look of drapes that offer the practical performance of blinds, consider our Hunter Douglas CadenceÒ Soft Vertical Blinds. Finally, if you desire a blind that is offered in fabric, aluminum, or vinyl material, then our Hunter Douglas Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds are for you.

Horizontal Shades

Classic, standard for many windows, and offered with a variety of benefits, horizontal shades hold a special place in our hearts. If you find yourself choosing the latter half when asking yourself if you need vertical or horizontal shades, then you most likely know the rule of thumb that many designers use. That is, if your window is taller than it is wide, horizontal window treatments are the way to go.

As with vertical shades, we offer a variety of horizontal options. Our Roller Shade collection offers a crisp, clean look at your window that minimalists will love. Our Roman Shade collection, on the other hand, offers sumptuous fabrics that mimic fine drapery. If precise light control is your goal, our collection of sheer shadings might be the ticket.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about our collection of horizontal and vertical shades, be sure to contact or visit us today at A Shade Above. We are located in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and proudly serve the surrounding area.