Pros and Cons of Window Roller Shades

Pros and Cons of Window Roller Shades


Window Roller Shades are among the most popular choices for window coverings. Thy are a versatile and stylish option to spruce up any space in your home. Roller shades are made of a panel of fabric that rolls up onto an aluminum tube. These shades can be controlled using a chain or with one of many child safe options such as the cordless lift system or several motorizations systems. These shades can be made as one, two or three shades on the same headrail, allowing for many options for window covering especially for very large windows.

There are three types of roller shades: blackout shades, translucent shades and solar shades. Blackout shades offer total privacy and impede any light from passing through the shade. Translucent shades offer privacy while filtering the light to softly illuminate the space. Solar shades are an economic option available in a wide selection of varying percentages of light filtering fabrics that block the harmful UV rays of the sun, effectively reducing the heat coming into your home in the hot summer months while still allowing visibility to the outside.

What are the Pros of Window Roller Shades ?

There are so many reasons to buy Window Roller Shades! Certainly there are more pros then cons for these versatile window coverings. Wether you are looking for a cozy finish to your living space or a modern one, roller shades are available in a wide variety of colours, textures and patterns that will compliment any decor.

Roller shades are among the most affordable of all types of window coverings. Our roller shades are made with high quality fabrics and materials that are available for a surprisingly low price point.

Custom roller shades are also very easy to install. All you need is a screw driver and the metal brackets that come with all orders of roller shades. They also work well for doors with windows!

There are so many ways to customize roller shades! Either with a stainless steel chain for a modern contemporary look or with a smooth, neat option like the cordless lifting system and motorizations options available with Bluetooth control for optimal ease of use.

You can also add a decorative valence or cassette with matching fabric to cover the roller mechanism of your shade.

Lastly, Window Roller Shades can be easily paired with curtains or drapes for a cozier finish to your window.

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Roller Shades specific to your needs

Certain roller shades may not be right for all applications. Solar Shades will not provide privacy at nighttime as their primary function is to block the suns rays during the day and reduce heat.

Depending on the type and style of fabric, some roller shades may not be ideal for narrow, long windows or oddly shapes windows. The contemporary style of roller shades may not be suitable for a Victorian or rustic themed indoor decor.

When the window is open roller shades may move in the wind, however there are parts available to anchor the bottom of the window shade to the window or door when descended. Also, roller shades do not offer precise light filtering as other types of shades such as zebra blinds or sheer shades.

No matter what your style or budget, we can help you choose the right type of window roller shades that will fit your needs.