Roller shades are also referred to as:
Solar shades / Zebra shades / Mandalay shades / Pin-Hole shades
Roller shades or roller blinds are very popular window treatments due to their easy continuous loop mechanism for upward and downward movement and almost limitless fabric and colour options.
At ResCom Designs we pride ourselves on being able to offer a wide variety of roller shade options, both manual and motorized that can integrate into your home automation system. Take a look at our gallery for a sample of our selection of roller shades and roller blinds.
Custom roller shades can be manufactured with the following options:
BLACKOUT OR LIGHT FILTERING FABRICS
Blackout fabrics are perfect for bedrooms to obstruct light from the sun during the day or streetlights and the moon at night. They are also well suited for use in offices and home theatres. If you truly want a ‘blackout experience’ side channels must be placed on the sides of the roller shades to keep out any light that may filter in.
Light filtering fabrics are available in a wide variety of colors and transparency options. They provide privacy while maintaining the view of the outdoors. One word of caution, the amount you can see out during the day is exactly the amount that others on the outside can see inside your home at night!
MANUAL OR MOTORIZED
Custom roller shades and custom roller blinds can be manufactured to operate manually via metal or plastic chains or motorized to operate at the touch of a remote, smartphone, iPad, or tablet. Motorized window coverings have the following advantages:
- They can be remotely operated – so you can open or close your window treatments while at work or even on vacation in a different country.
- They can be programmed to open or close at specific times of the day to protect your hardwood floors, artwork and furniture from the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun
- Are cordless so that you do not have to worry about strangulation of young children in bedrooms or play areas.
PLAIN OR PATTERNED FABRICS
Fabric choices are also abundant in both plain and patterned options to match the décor and color scheme of your home. You can use warm or cool tones to achieve the ‘look’ that you require.
OPEN ROLL OR FABRIC WRAPPED CASSETTE OR FASCIA
Roller shades are very versatile and can be installed with many options.
Open roll – this roller shade is installed without any trim/fascia/cassette at the top.
Fabric Wrapped Cassette – this cassette is installed at the top of the roller shade and hides the tube/rolling mechanism. The cassette is finished with the same fabric as that of the roller shade.
Fascia – like the cassette, this is installed at the top of the roller shade to hide the tube/rolling mechanism. Fascias can be finished with fabric or can be white.
In addition to being very attractive, modern and versatile roller shades or roller blinds have many advantages. They provide:
- Solar protection from harmful ultra violet rays.
- Light and glare control.
- Flame resistance and do not shrink or twist.
- Heat reduction in the summer and insulation against the cold in the winter (R-Value).
- An easy to clean option as soap and a sponge or a soft cloth will do the trick.
- Spring assist clutches for easy operation of large or tall window treatments.
- The option to motorize and integrate with your home automation system.
Set up your free in-home window covering consultation today.
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