Rediscovering Roller Shades

Designer Roller Screen Shades in the Living Room

Designer Roller Screen Shades in the Living Room

Roller shades have long been popular, even from their early days of being vinyl room-darkeners. They have evolved over the years to become an option that won’t go out of style because they can match any décor. At Window Products in Connecticut, our trained consultants will be happy to help you decide if roller shades are right for your home.

New Design Improves Light Gap

The one drawback to roller shades is the light gap that comes from the sides of the shade when installed inside the window frame. One side of the roller shade has a clutch to raise and lower the shade. As a result, the fabric on the control side leaves a light gap for the clutch to operate. This year, however, Hunter Douglas has recognized the need to modernize and streamline this classic shade by changing the clutch to a new, ultra-slim system called custom clutch. This new custom clutch is attached to the bracket and allows the fabric of the shade to be cut larger for better coverage. Yes, there is still a small light gap on each side of the shade; however, it is minimal. Without question, today’s updated, spring-loaded roller shade by Hunter Douglas is setting a new standard for this time-tested classic.

Two Ways to Mount Your Roller Shade

The first way to mount the shade is by having the fabric roll off the back of the tube closest to the glass. This allows for more privacy and the least amount of light leakage. With the second option, the fabric rolls off the front of the tube, farther away from the glass. With this option, you will have less privacy and more light leakage. However, you might need to use this option if you have a double-hung window because you may not have enough space for the material to drops in front of the lower window.

Finding Roller Shades in Fairfield & New Haven Counties

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with a showroom in Branford, CT. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, draperies, screen shades and awnings. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business.

We service Fairfield and New Haven Counties, including Newtown, Greenwich, Easton, Westport, New Canaan, CT and surrounding areas.  Contact us for more details.