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Are you interested in new roller shades for your home? When you go the custom route, you can be assured that the shades you pick are perfect for you and your house. Here’s what to know when you start your roller shade shopping.
What Are Roller Shades?
These shades operate as a single panel. Unlike traditional blinds and similar window coverings, roller shades don’t have slats that move and stand separately. Instead, they are a solid sheet of material covering your window. As per their name, they also have a roller function. This allows you to easily bring the shade up and down, rather like a roll of paper towels.
Choosing The Right Style
They come in many different materials, including vinyl or fabric materials. From there, they are available in a wide range of neutral, solid colors and fabric. Before you buy your shades, make sure to take into account the existing décor of your room. The beauty of roller shades, though, is that, regardless of the material, color or pattern you choose, they are solid and therefore cannot be seen through.
What Is The Expected Maintenance?
Overall, roller shades are relatively low maintenance. Because they don’t have slats or individual moving parts, they are less likely to break in bits. Their singular nature makes them very durable. However, do take into account the different types of materials. Vinyl, for instance, is typically easier to clean than fabric. And certain fabrics may require more gentle cleaning than others. Since they are one full piece of material, though, cleaning is pretty easy. You can gently wipe them off in one go or use a light vaccum.
Are you ready to pick out your perfect roller shades? Call us today to set up an appointment and let’s help you get the right shades for your style and ideal maintenance routine.