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. [Read more…]


Using Window Treatments Outside

Sunbrella_Roller_ShadesAt Window Products here in Connecticut, we know that many of our customers enjoy using their homes’ outdoor spaces—especially during the summer. Which is why we’re happy to show them the Hunter Douglas blinds and shades that are good for enclosing some of those spaces to increase privacy and add shade and UV protection. If you’d like to learn more about how to make the most of your outside space, speak with one of our trained professionals. We’ll be happy to help you find the right product to extend the usefulness of your home’s space. [Read more…]


Best Window Fashions for Sun Rooms

Window Treatments for Sun Rooms in ConnecticutSun rooms an be a beautiful addition to your home, and they are very popular throughout Connecticut. Not only do they give you extra space to relax and entertain, they can bring a little bit of an outdoor feel to your home, no matter what the weather conditions are outside. The use of natural light is an important in a sun room, so it’s important to have the right window coverings. At Window Products, with showrooms in Branford and Southbury CT, we have several options for sun room window treatments. [Read more…]


Solar Screens Block UV Rays in Style

hunter douglas screen shades

Solar screens — also called screen shades — offer two major benefits:

  • Blocking the sun and its harmful UV rays
  • Maintaining your view outside.

Solar screens mount on the inside of your window are made of a single layer of light fabric used with a traditional roller shade bar that blends well into almost any décor. At Window Products, with showrooms in both Southbury and Branford CT, we offer a variety of high quality solar screen shades.

Residential and Commercial Uses of Screen Shades

Both residential and commercial customers enjoy the style and function of solar screens. For residential customers, screen shades are perfect for kitchens and living areas where natural light is welcome but needs to be muted without reducing the view. Screen shades are also popular for commercial customers such as office buildings or restaurants, typically with a 5% openness factor. [Read more…]