Different types of Roller Shades

Different types of Roller Shades

Different types of Roller Shades

Roller shades for windows are one of our most popular products for blocking, or managing, the amount of light entering a room. There is an array of options when it comes to selecting the best-suited roller shade for you and your space; whether your needs are to block out as much light as possible or cool down the temperature of a room during warmer months, our customizable shades can be designed to fit your preferences. Our three popular roller shade options are blackout roller shades, light filtering (translucent) shades and solar roller shades.

Besides the light-blocking technology of window roller shades, they offer the simplicity to roll down the shades manually with a cord, or cordless options, to suit your personal liking. The tailored options will allow anyone to find the perfect shade for them; whether for a bedroom, workspace or living space.

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Blackout Roller Shades

Blackout roller shades are a great customizable product for maximum blockage of light. The blackout roller shades are composed of a high quality 4-ply fabric that will block all sun rays and  light from entering a room while also permitting no visibility to the outdoors.

When blackout roller shades are paired with our light blocking miracle fit system and a valence, this will allow for complete darkness in a room. The miracle fit option is easy to use and will prevent any excess light from seeping through the space between your window frame and the blind. The instruction manual makes the installation process effortless for anyone. Blackout roller shades are suggested for rooms that require complete darkness such as bedrooms.

Solar Shades

Solar shades come in a variety of openness options: 1%, 3%, 5% and 10%. The lower the percentage of the solar roller shades, the more privacy it offers while blocking a high amounts of harmful UV rays. The higher percentage solar shades can be beneficial when desiring a lower amount of light blockage and while also maintaining an outside view. One of the most enticing features about solar shades is the wide selection of colors that we offer at Blind Depot. These shades are perfect for homes with western or eastern facing windows that attract a lot of heat during the summer months.

Solar shades are an ideal choice for office spaces due to their ability to prevent glare from the sun from appearing on a laptop or computer screen.

Light Filtering Shades (translucent)

Light filtering roller shades are a great option if you want natural light without the full effect of the sun rays. The translucent shades softly defuse the light while allowing you privacy. Translucent roller shades possess a thin, sheer fabric in comparison to solar shades and blackout roller shades.

Light filtering roller shades are a must-have for those who are looking for a natural filtration of light into the room and desire a sleek look. These shades allow for more light to enter a space compared to blackout roller shades. Light filtering shades are commonly recommended for kitchens, living areas and bathrooms.