Most people know what window blinds are. Blinds are probably the most well known and understood type of window treatment available on the market today, but shades are a very popular choice for many homes and businesses as well. To understand window shades better, it is a good idea to talk about what window shades are as a category, and then, break them down into specific types.
Window shades are a type of window treatment that is used to block out sunlight and create privacy for people inside a home or business. Shades, are different from blinds though. Typically shades can be pulled down to block light or can be raised to allow people to see outside. They slants on shades are all connected, meaning that they can not change direction to allow different lightening options, like blinds do. Shades do come in couple very different styles. The main ones are honeycomb shades, roman shades, and roller shades.
Honeycomb shades can be a really great option in many circumstances, but are often overlooked. If you were to look at a honeycomb shade from the side, you would see that they have cells that line up vertically to one another. When a honeycomb shade is raised to let more light in, the cells flatten. When the shade is lowered to block the window, the cells expand back out. These shades can often be designed to provide another layer of protection or insulation to keep the heat or air conditioning inside and keep the uncomfortable cold or hot air from affecting the inside as much.
Roman shades are probably the most well know and popular type of shade. These shades have the horizontal slates, like blinds have, but instead of having space in between that can allow light in or allow a person to peak out, these slates are connected with fabric. This can allow more privacy and block light better than traditional blinds. These shades can often provide a more sophisticated, or elegant look to a room that traditional blinds or other shades can’t provide.
The last type of shades, we will discuss today, are roller shades. These shades can be pulled down to provide one singular, flat material to provide privacy and block light. Roller shades are a great option in both homes and businesses. They can come in many styles and patterns so they can fit the style of any room.
If you would like to see examples of the various types of shades in different styles, fabrics, and colors Blinds ‘N’ Shades has a ton of different options for each kind of shade in their store and on their website. No matter the style of the different rooms in your home or the different needs of your business, you can be sure that Blinds ‘N’ Shades has the shades you want for every room. The professionals that are employed there can help answer your questions and help you find the best option for whatever you need.