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Understanding The Difference Between Popular Types Of Window Shades

Different shades

Adding window blinds, shutters, or shades to your home makes a significant difference in the appearance and feel of your home. Choosing your window treatments is also based on factors you don't think about until it's time to narrow down the selection and think about benefits. For instance, your choice of window coverings will help with energy efficiency, privacy, and security.

The average homeowner has to first decide which type of window dressing they want and then sort through the kinds of treatments in that category. Window shades offer the most diversity, and even the list we've included here only compiles some of the most popular options but is far from a complete list.

Which Window Shades Will You Choose For Your Home?

An informed consumer can make better decisions before making a purchase. It's essential to know some basics about your options for window shades before you start the selection process.

  • Cellular - Also referred to as honeycomb shades, cellular shades are popular for their insulating properties. The design creates air pockets that act as insulators, and that's a big deal for anyone looking for energy-efficient window shades.
  • Pleated - Pleated shades look similar to cellular shades but lack the additional layer for the honeycomb effect. It's a simple design of folded pleats but looks good and is durable.
  • Roman - If you're choosing on looks alone, Roman shades are the most popular. Made from fabric, this style is clean, modern, and elegant.
  • Sheer - As the name implies, sheer shades let in diffused light for households that don't want to block it out completely.
  • Roller - The most classic of them all, the roller shade has been around for a long time, but its appearance has vastly improved, probably because it's available in different materials. It's effortless to use and doesn't have cords that could be a safety hazard for pets or children.

For a more in-depth look at these shades and other options, call A Shade Above for a free in-home consultation. Contact us now to discuss all of the options for window blinds, shades, and shutters for your Union area home.

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