Roller shades may be the simplest form of a window covering. They hang as inside mount or outside mount shades, and then can be raised and lowered with a simple tug on the shade, or with a cord. Having said that they are simple, you should be aware of the different options available on the SelectBlinds’ roller blinds and roller window shades.
All of our window roller shades can be ordered configured as a standard roll or reverse roll. The roll configuration refers to the way the roller shade unfurls. The standard roll shades unfurl with the shade coming from the rear, placing it closer to the window. This is the most popular configuration. The reverse roll shades unfurl over the top, giving more clearance for the shade as it is pulled down over your window. This configuration is great for windows with a crank used for opening, or for a door, in order to provide clearance for the knob. In extreme cases, you should also consider outside mount, in order to provide maximum clearance.
Room darkening blinds are available in our roller shade collection. If you are looking for a shade for a bedroom or media room, then you will want to shop the Splendor Fabric Room Darkening Roller Shade assortment. All of our other roller shades let in varying degrees of light. The sheer weave 3000 allow light to filter through, but block an impressive 86% of all harmful UV rays.
The lift mechanism is another factor to consider when shopping for your new roller shade. The cleanest look, and easiest to use is the spring clutch. There are no cords with this method. You simply give a little tug to release the clutch, and then gently hold the bottom of the shade until it reaches the desired height. Lowering the roller shade is also very easy. You pull the shade down to where you want it to be, and then release the shade. It will stay in that position until you give it the little lift tug. This system is a great child safety system, as there are no cords to get entangled in.
Continuous cord loop is another great safety method for lifting and lowering roller window shades. Once your shade is mounted, you anchor the bottom of the cord to the wall or window frame, and the cord loops through without leaving any cords hanging loose. It is another very simple method for lifting and lowering your roller blind. You pull the cord in one direction to lift, and the reverse direction to lower the shade. Our sheer weave 3000 roller shades, perhaps the most attractive in our line of roller shades, actually color coordinate the pull chain with the shade material.
Roller window shades may be basic and simple. They are also a very attractive way to cover your windows for a reasonable price. Roller shades are a great solution for apartments, dorm rooms, spare rooms, or any other place where you want an economical, easy to use shade for your windows.