With so much choice in the world of window shades and shutters, it’s difficult to understand what choice to make for your space. Whether you live in a condo, home, apartment or townhouse, or you’re looking to outfit your retail or office space windows, there is so much variety that the choice is not always clear. To help you make a decision, we’ve accumulated some helpful information about the most popular kinds of window coverings in the GTA.

Why Choose Blinds?

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Comfortable living room arrangement with decorative blinds.

Horizontal and vertical slat-type window blinds are very effective in controlling and reducing light and heat, especially in the summer seasons. Here in the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga, Oakville and Vaughan, we experience major swings between hot and cold between seasons. For this reason, blinds are an excellent choice for homes and apartment buildings which get a lot of light and glare in the warmer months. For this reason, shades, shutters and blinds Mississauga are an excellent choice.

However, due to the many openings between slats, controlling heat loss is not as effective in the winter months. For this reason, blinds are a good choice for homes and offices with good insulation, and the need to reflect light in the summer and spring seasons. Blinds can come in a variety of materials, from vinyl composites to plastic, and even faux wood, which binds durability and fashion in a single, attractive piece.

Blinds can be adjusted to let in as much light as you’d like on a given day. With the installation of reflective blinds, you can reflect lights and reduce heat by up to 45%! Additionally, motorized blinds allow you to position your sun blocking blinds conveniently, with the touch of a remote control, from your smartphone, or even using your voice.

Prime Window Coverings offers motorized window coverings in Mississauga and the GTA.


Why Choose Shades?

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Partially light blocking shades over a large window.

Well installed shades are a simple and effective window treatment for home and business owners who wish to save energy and maintain privacy. While many varieties of roller shade exist, not every single type is suitable for each area of the home or office:

Roman shades have sealed edges around layers of fiber batting, making them effective air barriers which can both control air filtration and insulate your home. Cellular shades are a modern window treatment made up of small cells within the shades, offering excellent insulation and improving a room’s energy efficiency.  Bamboo or Woven Wood Shades are made from eco-friendly, durable materials which allow soft, filtered light to flow through, while adding a natural appeal to your room.

Shades are particularly effective for areas of your home or business which require privacy. For optimum energy efficiency, shades should be mounted as close to the glass as possible, in order to create a sealed air space and prevent light from entering during the day. With the installation of dual shades, even greater energy efficiency can be achieved. Energy efficient window coverings are perfect for Mississauga, Oakville and the Greater Toronto Area, as we experience drastic weather and temperature changes year round.


Why Choose Shutters?

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Classic shutters over 3 pane window.

Shutters are useful for reducing heat loss and gain within your home. With a natural, elegant look, they are perfect for sash or bay windows, and complement any décor style within your home or business.

Classic shutters are attached to the window trim or jams and require some space on the side of the window to open fully. However, they can also be adjusted as blinds are, to allow light and heat into your space, while maintaining privacy and security. Unlike vinyl blinds, curtails or drapes, shutters will remain in place when a breeze blows through your open windows. This enhances their durability and maintainability.

With new advances in technology, many stores and companies are proud to offer motorized shutters, which can roll down and up at the touch of a button. Intended for safety and security, these shutters are durable, and offer excellent protection from the elements remotely!


Get in touch with Prime Window Coverings today and inquire about our variety of blinds, shades and shutters for your GTA home or business. We offer free consultations, and a variety of products from Somfy and Louvolite.

Prime Window Coverings is your number one source for custom window shades, shutters, blinds Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area. Call or message us today for a free in-home consultation!