Solar Shades San Diego - Roller Shades San Diego style
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Roller and Solar Shades

Roller and Solar Shades
Roll Solar shades, or screen shades

Solar shades are mesh material designed to block most of the sun and damaging UV rays while still allowing a view. While usually purchased as roll shades, they are also available in Roman style and in panel tracks. The tightness of the weave determines how much view, or “openness” from a near obscure 1% to 14% open. The most common screens are 5% to 10%. A 5% screen blocks 95% of direct light (and UV). Darker color screens allow a crisper view.

Roll shades:  Sheer, privacy or room darkening

Roll shades are also used increasingly as a simple window covering option – often accompanied by decorative drapery side panels. Don’t think of small vinyl spring roller shades of yesteryear. Today’s collections offer a wide selection of fabric textures and colors and positive clutch/chain operation!

Our Roll Shade Offerings:

Good:  Skandia and Comfortex Roll Shades

Both of these lines offer a nice variety of affordable fabrics from screen materials to semi-opaque and room darkening fabrics. Note that decorative fabric shades are usually limited to approximately 72” wide for a single, seamless panel while screen shades from these vendors can go to 96”. These lines are a great choice for small to medium size residential windows at affordable cost.

Express yourself! Comfortex Persona roll shades. On-demand fabric coloring allows an amazing array of colors, borders and patterns on roll or Roman shades up to 126” wide. Choose your own combination of colors, boarders, textures and graphics. You can even upload your own designs!

Try it at our Design-Your-Own web site:

Better:  Commercial Roll Shades

Commercial grade clutches tubes and motorization. Through our commercial shade fabricator, we can offer a good selection of screen shades, including widths up to 126” and more. We also offer DC battery or AC motorization with radio frequency controls. Some decorative and room darkening fabrics are available in the line-up, as well as extruded aluminum or fabric covered fascias. Great for commercial applications, larger home windows, and, where AC motorization is desired.

Best:  Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades and Roll Shades

If you’re looking for the most variety in fabrics and designer options, ask to see our Hunter Douglas collections! The recently expanded portfolio of Designer Screen shades includes some exiting designer textures and colors, including fabrics such as “Indian Basket,” “Grass Hut,” and “Ottomon Stripe.” Customize your shade with several choices of fascias, cassettes and bottom rail treatments, including contrasting colors. Some Hunter Douglas screen shade fabrics are also available with the Hunter Douglas Skylinetm Gliding Window Panel system for a totally coordinated look between slider doors and windows. The Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shade collection has a great assortment of fashionable sheer, semi-opaque and opaque fabrics with the same range of enhancements, including the Hunter Douglas exclusive cordless lift system and DC (battery) motor operation.

Add a decorative splash to your roll shades. Ask about our designer valance and our decorative drapery side panel programs!