Roller shades are a fantastic window covering option for both residential and commercial properties. Roller Shades are easy to maintain without any horizontal surfaces collecting dust and provide protection for your flooring and furniture from the harsh Texas sun. Blind Faith carries several different manufacturer’s roller shades so we can make sure to meet the needs of all of our customers. Here are some decisions we’ll be making during your in-home consultation.
Solar Screen Shades or Fabric Roller Shades?
Solar screens are a great option when you have a fabulous view and privacy is not a concern. Our solar screen fabrics come in a wide range of openness factors (1% – 15%). Think of this openness factor as being the percentage of the fabric that is air. So, a 1% solar screen will be denser than a 15%. When looking at screen fabrics, color is a very important consideration. If you want to maintain your view, you will most likely be happier with a darker shade. If you want more privacy, a lighter shade may be better. Each fabric has it’s own fenestration data which will indicate how much visible light is transmitted through the shade, how much UV is absorbed by the shade and how much will be reflected. This information is very important when determining what fabric is best for you. One of the most frequent requests we have is a shade that you can see out of during the day but is private at night. Unfortunately, no such fabric currently exists. However, our duo shade option provides two fabrics within the same opening so you can have a private or room darkening shade along with the screen shade. Otherwise, a great option is to add operable draperies for privacy or choose a fabric roller shade.
Blind Faith also carries a variety of fabric roller shades. Whether you’re looking for a solid black out, woven reed look or a bold floral, we have it. Fabric roller shades also vary in privacy and light control. To make sure you choose the best fabric, remember to look at the fabric both in the window with light behind it and on the wall without light behind it so you can see what the fabric will look like both during the day and the night.
How your shade will operate is an extremely important decision.
Motorization is all the rage! There are several different types of motors which you can see on our motorization page (link). We’re selling and installing more full houses of motorized shades. However, for customers with more limited budgets, motorizing shades that are high or hard to reach (over tubs) is very common. With the push of a button on a remote, smart device or wall switch, your shades will operate providing you the ultimate in convenience.
Cordless shades are a great option for homes with small children or pets where chains may pose a choking hazard. Blind Faith’s cordless shades are not like your grandmother’s old spring tension shades. With a slight tug of the bottomrail, your shade will slowly raise to the open position. When you pull the bottomrail down, you can stop it at any position. This is also a great option for doors where chains may get in the way.
Lite Lift Deko shade by Sun Project is by far the best chain operating system around! This is the only system where you can pull the shade down from the bottomrail and not strip out the clutch. Plus, the amount of force on the chain needed to operate the shade is dramatically reduced making this a great system for large shades.
Clutch operation is typically the standard for roller shades. By pulling the plastic or metal beaded chain, you can raise or lower your shade to any position.
The open roll option is a great option for a more industrial and commercial look. This is also a great option if you plan on adding a custom topper to the window.
Our cassettes are available in three different sizes and provide a finished look at the top of the shade. This is a great option for homes with a more transitional feel.
Fascias are available in 3”, 4” and 5” sizes in white, bronze, silver and black. Fascias give a great finished feel for modern homes and condos.
Fabric valances are gaining in popularity to affordably cover the roll of the fabric.
Wooden cornices can be added for a more tailored look.
Side channels can be added for a close to black out option with room darkening shades.
Hems are available in many shapes and can provide a dressier look.
Trims can be added for a more personalized touch.
Pulls are a great way to operate cordless shades that may be too hard to reach.