Advantages & Disadvantages of Window Shades

Mar 12 2012

Window Shades Infographic

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We launched our Window Blinds Infographic a little over two weeks ago and have been thrilled with the response we have received. Blinds Chalet is proud to announce their next infographic focused on Window Shades.

In this window shades infographic, you will see information for cellular shades, woven wood shades, roman shades, roller shades, solar screen shades, soft sheer shades, horizontal fabric shades, and pleated shades. We broke it down by sizes, grades, features, applications, energy efficiency, and safety. Every single piece of information contained in this infographic can be extremely useful when you are choosing window shades for your home. Bamboo shades and honeycomb cellular shades are very popular. Look to this infographic to learn why. It will answer a lot of your questions.

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Bamboo Woven Wood Shades
Sizes: One size available
Grades: Matchstick bamboo, woven wood (woven with grass, jute and bamboo-stronger).
Features: Privacy liner, blackout liners, top down bottom up, edge binding.
Applications: Home or office, tropical hut.
Energy Efficiency: 4
Child Safety: Dangling cords on front, cords run along backside to lift it, not very child friendly.
Popularity: 24%
Pricing: Most inexpensive

Honeycomb Cellular Shades
Sizes: Sizes are based off of pleats or fold. 3/8". 1/2", 3/4", 7/16", 9/16".
Grades: Point bond (papery feel) , spun lace (thicker fabric, better insulator, soft to the touch).
Features: Motorization, top down bottom up, cordless, continuous cord loop, noise reduction.
Applications: Home or office.
Energy Efficiency: 9
Child Safety: Cordless, top down bottom up, make it the most child safe window covering.
Popularity: 49%
Pricing: Inexpensive

Roller Shades
Sizes: One size available
Grades: Vinyl, polyester, light filtering, blackout fabrics.
Features: Motorization, cordless, cassette headrail/fascia valance, reverse roll or standard roll, custom logo, custom MLB, custom NHL, custom collegiate.
Applications: Home, office or commercial.
Energy Efficiency: 4
Child Safety: With cordless option roller shades are very child safe.
Popularity: 3%
Pricing: Moderately inexpensive

Solar Screen Shades
Sizes: Tight weave 1%, 3%, 5%, 7%, 9% open weave.
Grades: Vinyl, polyester, light filtering.
Features: Motorization, cordless, cassette headrail/fascia valance, reverse roll or standard roll, custom logo, custom MLB, custom NHL, custom collegiate.
Applications: Home, office or commercial.
Energy Efficiency: 3
Child Safety: With cordless option, solar screen shades are very child safe.
Popularity: 11%
Pricing: Average

Pleated Shades
Sizes: 3/8" , 1/2" , 3/4"
Grades: Light filtering and blackout.
Features: No holes privacy, cordless, top down bottom up, continuous cord loop.
Applications: Motor homes, homes, sky lights.
Energy Efficiency: 2
Child Safety: Cordless, top down bottom up make it the most child safe window covering.
Popularity: 3%
Pricing: Moderately expensive

Roman Shades
Sizes: One size available
Grades: Light filtering and blackout.
Features: Flat panel or hobble style, cordless, top down bottom up.
Applications: Home
Energy Efficiency: 6
Child Safety: Cords behind the shade can be a hazard to children.
Popularity: 3%
Pricing: Moderately expensive

Horizontal Fabric Shades
Sizes: Pleated or Honeycomb
Grades: Light filtering, room darkening
Features: Offer the versatility of a horizontal blind with the look of a cellular shade, continuous cord loop.
Applications: Home
Energy Efficiency: 5
Child Safety: Has a cord
Popularity: 1%
Pricing: Expensive

Soft Sheer Shades
Sizes: 2" Vane, 3" Vane
Grades: Light filtering, room darkening
Features: Semi privacy during the day and complete privacy at night.
Applications: Home
Energy Efficiency: 4
Child Safety: Has a cord.
Popularity: 1%
Pricing: Expensive
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