Roller Shades – All Your Questions Answered
Roller shades are a popular choice for windows in both your residential and commercial space because they are affordable, easy to install, and versatile.
Roller shades (or roller blinds) are a type of window treatment mounted on brackets. They can be raised and lowered to adjust the level of privacy and light in a room. There are two types: core fabrics and decorative fabrics.
- Core fabrics are made of solid material, such as vinyl or fabric, and are available in various colors and textures. They provide privacy and light control and are a popular choice for bedrooms and bathrooms.
- Decorative fabrics are made of different types and are available in various colors and designs. They provide privacy and light control and add a decorative touch to a room.
Both types are available in manual or motorized versions. Manual shades can be raised and lowered by hand by simply pulling down on the shade or by using the chain, while motorized shades can be raised and lowered with the touch of a button.
Roller shades are popular options for both residential and commercial spaces because they are affordable, easy to install, and versatile. At Wei Wei Drapery Denver and Greenwood Village, we carry a variety of the best roller shades and window coverings to match any home decor style. Come in and see us today to learn more about our wide range of roller shades and what they can do for you.
Why Choose Roller Shades?
Some of the benefits are:
- Custom-made to fit any window size.
- Available in a wide variety of colors and textures to match any decor.
- Affordable option compared to other window coverings.
- Provides privacy and blackout.
- Easy to operate and can be lowered or raised with just a few clicks.
What to Consider When Choosing Roller Shades
When choosing roller shades, you want to consider the type of fabric you want to use, color, texture, and size.
- The type of fabric: Fabric shades come in a variety of fabrics, including sheer, light-filtering, and blackout. Sheer fabrics allow natural light to enter the room, while light-filtering fabrics provide some privacy and reduce glare. Blackout fabrics completely block out the light.
- The color: Roller shades are available in various solid colors and patterns to match any decor.
- The texture: Roller shades can be made from a variety of materials, including fabric, vinyl, PVC, and Polyester.
- Fabric roller shades are the most popular type and come in a variety of textures, including sheer, light-filtering, and blackout fabric.
- Vinyl roller shades are available in a variety of colors and textures and are waterproof and durable.
- PVC roller shades are an economical and durable option, PVC roller shades are available in a variety of colors and textures. They are easy to clean and are waterproof and fire-resistant.
- Polyester roller shades are available in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns. They are durable and easy to care for.
Types of Roller Shades
Motorized lift shades come in remote-control options, making it easy to raise and lower the shade with just the touch of a button. Motorized lift shades eliminate the lift cord and are perfect for large windows or windows that are hard to reach.
Cordless lift shades have a spring-loaded internal roller that is released when you raise the shade. The spring tension allows you to control how fast or slow the shade lowers. The easy cordless operation also means no tangles and no worries about kids or pets getting tangled in them.
Continuous loop lift shades come with a continuous loop that is pulled to raise and lower the shade. This type of shade is perfect for large windows or windows that are hard to reach. These shades are also pet and child safe, as there is no cord to get tangled in.
Chain-operated roller shades are easy to operate and can provide privacy and light control for any space. These shades are available in a variety of colors and materials, so you can find the perfect option to match your decor. The chains on the shade are short and cannot be reached by children. This makes them a safe option for homes with children or pets.
Roller Shades vs. Cellular Shades
Cellular shades are a type of window covering made from two types of fabrics, called cells. The cells trap air and create an insulating layer that helps to keep the room warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Roller shades are made from a single type of fabric and do not have any insulation properties.
Each type of shade has its own benefits, including:
- Control the amount of light that enters a room
- Easy to clean
- Variety of fabrics and colors
- Blackout available
- Provide insulation for the room
- Harder to clean
- Only come in a few fabrics
- Top Down Bottom Up
- Combined Blackout or Light-filtering option
Energy Efficiency and UV Protection
Window coverings can play a big role in energy efficiency. Roller shades are one of the most energy-efficient window coverings available and can help reduce energy costs by up to 25%. They are perfect for climates that experience extreme temperatures, as they can help keep the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Roller shades can also help reduce glare and heat from the sun, give you privacy and security, and provide UV protection, which helps keep your furniture and carpets from fading while enhancing the look of your room.
Choosing the Right Color for Your Space
Choosing the right color and fabric can make a room feel lighter or heavier. For example, a shade with a white, sheer fabric will let in natural light and make the room feel airier, while a shade made from a heavier fabric, like blackout, may make the room feel cozier.
The fabric’s color can also help set the mood for the room. Choose shades with a soft, neutral fabric in light colors like beige, cream, or tan for a relaxing room. Choose shades with a bright fabric in bold colors like red, green, or blue for a more vibrant room.
If you are looking for kids’ nursery shades, you might want to choose a light-filtering fabric in a soft, neutral color to let in natural light and prevent harsh glare. We have a variety of rich vibrant colors to more subtle neutral tones so you can find the perfect roller shade for your needs.
Black-out Roller Shades
Black-out (solar shades) roller shades are a type of window treatment that helps to block out light. They are typically made from a thick, opaque material and can be found in a variety of colors. Black-out shades are a great choice for bedrooms, media rooms, or any other space where you want to reduce light exposure. Wei Wei Drapery is one of the only manufacturers in Denver to produce handmade blackout shades. Come see us and speak to our team about all the light control options we offer.
If you are looking for complete blackout roller shades, you will have to mount the roller shade flush to the window frame. If you mount the blinds inside the window frame, you will have a light gap because the blinds can’t touch the sides of the window, or they will fray over time.
To avoid the light gap, make sure to mount the roller shade outside the window frame. This will require drilling into the wall and may not be an option for all homeowners.
Light filtering roller shades are a type of window treatment that helps to control the amount of light that enters a room. They are made of fabric and can be either sheer or opaque, depending on your needs.
Some of the benefits of using light-filtering roller shades include:
- They can help to reduce glare and heat from the sun.
- They can provide privacy and security.
- They can enhance the appearance of a room.
Your Roller Shade Supplier in Denver
Roller shades are a versatile and affordable window covering option that can be customized to fit your needs. They come in a range of fabrics, colors, and styles and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. They are the perfect choice for controlling incoming light in your home or office and can be used in residential and commercial applications. So, if you are looking for a window covering that is stylish and functional, roller shades are for you.
If you would like to know more about roller shades in Denver and how we can enhance your home or business, contact Wei Wei Drapery Denver or Wei We Drapery Greenwood Village today! With a dedication to quality and so many customization options, our design consultants will answer your questions and help you to choose the best blinds for your home or office. We carry a variety of brands from Hunter Douglas, Graber, Alta, and more. We also offer professional installation, so you won’t have to lift a finger during the installation process. Call us at (303) 292-1036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.