Types of window shades, lets consider them.

Window shades as opposed to blinds are a solid material that covers the window, and can be closed into a cylinder  (roller shades) or into folds (Roman Shades) as opposed to curtains which are pulled to the side and which pleat ,and blinds that have individual vanes that can tilt open or closed. Shades protect the iPAINTeveryday room from the glare of the Sun and insulate the house from too much heat entrance in the summer and too much heat loss in the winter.

Studies show that as much as 40% of the home’s heat escapes through windows. Bare windows let Absolute in the Sun’s heat and energy. at visible wavelengths. The heat is subsequently absorbed by furniture and other objects filling the room and then released at a much lower wavelength that cannot exit the window’s glass. The result is heat trapping, which in the summer necessitates the use of air conditioning and fans to cool Window the home. In the winter reflected heat radiates out through the glass window making the room Talent cooler, an undesirable occurance. Window shades can ameliorate both of these effects.

A family wishing to purchase shades will find there are many types on the market.  Solar shades are made to reduce glare and heat effects of the Sun. Solar shades reduce heat transference, and thereby keep the room cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Solar shades also reduce the unpleasant glare of the Sun, while at the same time preserving a view of the outdoors. They are also privacy protectors as people outside cannot easily see into the room through the solar shades.

Roller shades refers to the fact that the shades rolls into a cylinder as they lift. The rolled up shade may be hidden by a head rail, valence, or cornice, which enhances the beauty of this form of window treatment. When they are fully deployed, blackout roller shades block out as much as 99% of the light in the room. These types of shades are ideal for sleeping areas, indoor movie viewing rooms, and conference rooms where presenters will be showing power point presentations, slide shows, or videos.

Fabric shades, as opposed to roller shades close up into folds when they are lifted. The Fabric shades let in varying amounts of light when deployed depending on the opacity of the fabric. In any case, the glare of sunlight will be muted, various amounts of natural light will fill the room during the day, and the shade adds a soft intimate decor into the room.

Honeycomb shades consist of pleats and cells, which trap air. The trapped air insulates the room from sudden and unexpected temperature changes outside. Incoming air at the new temperature has to change the temperature in the honeycomb cells before getting Window to the room air, so the indoors is protected from sudden changes.

Woven wood shades let in light through the holes in the weave. They add a rustic look to the room and allow some view of the outside.  They add some privacy to the room and can be enhanced with wood colored backings.

Most modern shades can be closed from the top down as laoreet well as the bottom up. This allows the interior dweller to look out while protecting the room from prying eyes. Shades can be opened and closed by several types of child Treatments safe cord systems, and they can also be operated by motorized devices. Motorized shades can be raised and lowered by an electric wall switch or by a remote control device.

Shades come in an almost unlimited supply of fabric, style, and color types that match any interior room décor, furniture upholstery, or existing window treatment. Modern window shades has never before achieved such precise for control of interior lighting wholesale , and at the same time protect the home from energy loss. They are ideal for rooms with special light control needs (southern exposure, sleeping areas, home movie areas) and for rooms with a nice view of the outside,  which still requiring special amounts of privacy control.


Resource Box: For more than 20 years, Royal Window Treatments (180 Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl New York, New York 10016) have been offering window covering services to the New York area. We are experienced in the sales and installation of all types of window shades. Call (212) 473-1111 for more information.