Roller shades are designed for you to control the amount of light coming in through your windows better than conventional window shades. Roller shades are a type of window shade that rises by rolling, instead of just gathering like other shades. This attribute makes roller shades more decorative than other shades, such as typical window blinds.
Roller shades offer privacy and light control, without sacrificing your view of what’s outside your windows. Modern roller blinds are made to meet or exceed expected use and the toughest industry specifications, guaranteeing their longevity in your home.
Since there is so much opportunity for diversity of shades, they are available in three main types: blackout shades, solar (light-filtering), or decorative. Blackout window shades block out most of the light coming in through your windows.
They are also the “old-fashioned” roller shade, but new technology had made use of higher quality, heavier grade material in new current styles. Blackout shades are for people who want total darkness and total privacy. Outside mount is available for more total darkness, mounting outside the window with 2-3 inches extra fabric around the edges.
The fabric is thicker and higher quality than what it used to be in the past. Black out shades are the cheapest form of roller shade you can buy, because they are the most widely sold. Solar shades are designed to achieve the perfect amount of interior light. Since solar shades are a type of screen, they still allow you to see out, but block glare and unwanted light. But, because they are a screen, these window shades do not offer total privacy.
Solar shades are most desirable in offices and places where privacy is not top priority for window shades. These shades are also good where the glare is too bright, but they view does not want to be sacrificed.
Decorative roller shades are made with printed or colorful fabrics. These are made out of the world’s finest fabrics and are available in a wide variety of colors. Decorative shades provide privacy and light control, without sacrificing looks.
In the past, these shades have not been very good quality. The control systems used to be made out of a spring loaded reverse gear. These gears would typically break down quickly. Now, these window shades are made out of higher quality fabrics and with better controls systems, such as the SmoothLift system.
The SmoothLift system allows you to raise or lower the blinds to any level that you want, making it the most customizable it can be. Most companies that sell roller shades offer a decorative bottom bar for free.
The mechanisms make it so easy to raise and lower blinds to the wanted level, anyone can do it. The shades rise easily and stop where you want them. No drooping or difficulty to raise like standard window blinds.
This makes it easy to raise all of your shades to the same level. The SmoothLift system is designed to make even the heaviest window shades feel light, making it easy for even old or disabled people to do.
Since the fabric does not have to be touched to raise and lower the shades, it stays clean and free of greasy fingerprints and handprints. The fabric used is 100% polyester and will not fade or lose their new look.