There are many factors that are all part of how a home looks. From your paint colors and furniture, to rugs and window coverings, all these items are part of the look of your home. What window covering you choose will shape how a room looks, and how much light it lets in. Some rooms naturally have a lot of light, and though at times this is great, there are times you want to block out the sun.
Having window coverings that can block out the sun as needed can reduce your cooling costs, and save energy and environmental resources. Roller shades are a great option for keeping light out a room when it is desired to do so. There are a variety of window shades to meet all your needs, ranging from fully blocking out all sunlight, to partial blocking, as well as decorative window shades that will keep some sunlight out. By using this type of window shade you have many useful options that can meet all your needs.
Black out roller shades are what you typically think of when you think of blackout window shades, however there have been many improvements made over the years. The new blackout window shades made are made from higher quality materials than they previously were, and use heavier grade materials. These window shades are wonderful for keeping all light out of your home. Just think what an amazing and restful nights sleep you will get when you are not woken up by sunlight early every morning. Black out curtains may be the answer to your poor nights sleep.
Solar shades are another great light filtering option for homes made from light filtering precision screens. Made from PVC coated polyester these are durable and will last for years. Solar shades will block out the amount of sun you want to keep out of your home, and help reduce cooling costs. Solar window shades are the middle grade between full black out roller shades and decorative window shades. They do provide excellent light filtering, yet are not 100% black out.
Additionally, there are decorative shades available as well that are made from a wide variety of colorful or patterned fabrics, to match your home décor. This high quality woven fabric will hold its shape and form for many years to come. Decorative shades are not full black out window shades and should only be ordered when you are looking for a product to keep out partial light. These great decorative window shades are also wonderful for providing your home the privacy you desire.
Roller shades are rolled into a tube for lifting and lower and this tube is then mounted above the window. This keeps the window shades inconspicuous when not in use. There is a system for these roller shades that in previous years had been made of a low quality controlled spring-loaded reverse gear. These mechanisms break down quickly with repetitive use and are not a quality product. This is how roller shades had been made for years and made them easily breakable.
There is a now a new control mechanism available to raise and lower roller window shades. This, when combined with the new fabrics make roller shades a durable and high quality choice for your window covering needs. This new mechanism, Smooth Lift, will make the process of having roller shades simple and easy to use in your home everyday. Smooth Lift allows the shade to go up and down from the tube it is held in. Made from solid durable material this is a long lasting product that will enhance your home for years to come.