Once considered a window covering of the past, window shades can be an environmentally friendly choice for dealing with light issues in an apartment. Window shades can help apartment dwellers to decrease their environmental impact by allowing natural light to enter the home while keeping the sun’s heat out. Since these shades are often made of Earth-friendly materials that are naturally grown, they are a more eco-friendly choice for providing privacy in your home.
Those living in apartments often find themselves putting up dark colored curtains or drawing their blinds tightly in an effort to maintain some privacy. The roller shades available today allow you to decrease your energy bill by utilizing the natural light from outdoors allowing you to be less dependent on interior lighting. When you replace your old window coverings with roller shades such as decorative, light filtering solar shades or blackout shades, you will help to block out the heat of the sun decreasing your homes cooling cost by up to thirty percent.
Decorative roller shades, made with high quality, colorful and patterned fabrics, offer those living in an apartment the perfect balance between natural lighting and privacy. These window shades are stylish blending in with virtually any décor and let in just the right amount of light without blacking out a room. Decorative shades are an excellent choice for those who do not desire the complete protection of blackout shades, but require more privacy than solar shades will provide.
To provide the maximum amount of natural light into your home light filtering solar shades are available. While these roller shades do not provide as much privacy as the decorative roller shades, they do have their own benefits. Solar window shades allow you to see out of your windows while filtering the light that is entering your home and preventing glare. You will get the most privacy protection from these window shades when it is bright outdoors and you keep your interior lighting low. Solar shades will also filter out UV rays, protecting your furniture from fading to keep it looking newer longer.
If your goal is to save on cooling cost, you should choose the blackout roller shades. These window shades block most light as it enters the window providing supreme light control and insulation. While they may sound dreary, these window shades come in a range of colors to blend in with your homes décor providing maximum privacy protection in style.
In addition to the environmental benefits window shades provide for your apartment home, they have many key features that are sure to satisfy your window covering needs. Roller shades are easy to operate, easy to maintain, easily kept clean and stay exactly where you want them. The shades available today offer a smooth easy lift by using a control chain. Users are able to pull on the chain and open the shade to the exact point of their choosing. No more tugging back and forth until you reached your desired height.
Roller shades are easy to maintain due to their long lasting fabrics. The colors used on the fabrics on today’s window shades are proven not to fade. This along with their ability to hold their shape allows them to remain looking new for years to come. In addition, you will not have to spend countless hours keeping your window shades clean to their impeccable design. Since the roller shades will be raised and lowered using the control chain you never have to touch them preventing unsightly fingerprints and smudges. Even if they should happen upon a smudge once and again, roller shades are easily wiped clean making them kid friendly too.