Window roller shades can be used in many ways. These shades are arguably the most versatile window covering available. They can be used to filter light, or block it completely. They can allow for visibility or offer privacy. Some of them also have the added benefit of protecting against harmful UV rays which in turn is very effective at blocking heat from entering your home during those hot summer months! These shades are blackout shades and the most popular type of shade, solar shades which are ideal for cutting heat and filtering light while sill maintaining some visibility outside.
CAN LARGE WINDOW ROLLER SHADES BLOCK THE HEAT?
Roller shades are made from many types of fabrics, and and can be customized to almost any length you need for you home. Window roller shades are among the only shades that can be made to very large dimensions to a limit of 12 ft by 12 ft. See our section How to Measure for detailed instructions for measurements.
These adaptable shades can be used for many purposes! If you have a large picture window that exposes your home to the baking heat of summer but you don’t necessarily want to block all light or visibility, consider furnishing your windows with solar shades. These shades are fabricated specifically to block UV rays and are very efficient at blocking heat.
These roller shades for windows are also made with varying degrees of openness, which refers to the amount of light that passes though the shade. The higher the percentage, the more light enters the home and more visibility will available. If you want to block the heat with a solar shade, choose a lower percentage such as a 1 or 3% solar shades. 5% solar shades are the most popular choice and would work very well for a very large pictures window in a living room or above a front door.
Another use for large roller shades surprisingly will likely take place in a room with no windows! Many people use white blackout roller shades in very large dimensions as a projection screen for their cinema rooms. The blackout fabric is an ideal material to project a picture onto as it does not let any light pass through and will provide a solid viewing surface. Add decorative curtains on either side of the large roller shade for a cozy feel to your cinema space!
If you have a very large window but the panes are separated into sections within the frame, you may decide to separate your window roller shade into 2 or 3 panels on one head rail. This will offer you versatility with the control of light entering your home by choosing to raise or lower only one panel.
One thing to keep in mind when ordering a very large window roller shades is the control. If your blind is larger than 10 ft, consider motorizing your roller shade. Motorizing your larger roller blinds makes operating them effortless with a sleek design without any chain or hanging cord. Whatever your needs, we are here to help you find the best solution for your window covering needs!