Made in the Shade compares aluminum vs.vinyl blinds for your Prescott home or business


Made in the Shade can help keep your Prescott home cooler with energy efficient aluminum window blinds.

When considering what type of blinds to install in your Prescott home, there are a number of factors that can help you decide. Energy efficiency, durability, and style are items that generally top the list. Made in the Shade compares vinyl and aluminum blinds to help you make the right choice for your home.


It goes without saying that aluminum blinds are stronger than vinyl making aluminum the more durable choice. Aluminum will last longer than vinyl, and lengthy exposure to sunlight will tend to weaken the vinyl. Vinyl blinds, although not as durable, do have their advantages. Vinyl is easier to clean, more flexible, and the slats are less likely to dent or crease.

Prior to 1996, vinyl blinds that were made overseas contained lead to strengthen the plastic, and were a potential health hazard. Make certain when you purchase vinyl blinds that they are made in the USA and are lead-free.

Energy Efficiency

Aluminum blinds are more energy efficient than their vinyl counterparts because aluminum reflects the sun’s heat more effectively, leading to cooler rooms in your house during the summer. Vinyl absorbs the heat from the sun, so for a large window, aluminum blinds would be a better option.


Vinyl blinds are more customizable when compared with aluminum blinds. Vertical or horizontal vinyl blinds come in many textures which gives you more stylish options for your window treatments. Aluminum blinds are available in multiple colors, but are unable to offer the faux wood textures that you can get with vinyl blinds.

If you are looking to update your Prescott home and are unsure what window treatments would work best for you, contact Made in the Shade and let the professionals bring the showroom to you. For your free consultation, call us at 928-308-9998.

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