Types of Shades and Blinds Supported by Smart Shades
Types of shades and blinds supported by SOMA Smart Shades
As you probably guessed, we're kind of obsessed with automating different window treatments. But we realize that with so many types of window shades available, we need to talk about popular types of shades, and where they differ.
Shades are among the most popular form of window treatment. They are mounted either inside or on top of the window frame, where they are drawn up and down via a cord or spring mechanism to allow or inhibit light from coming in. Unlike blinds, they do not have slats, and are made of a continuous panel of fabric or a fabric-like material.
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Roman shades are usually opened with a cord mechanism, allowing the user to adjust the height of the covered area. In typical construction, cords run vertically on the outdoor side of the blind running through evenly spaced horizontal stiffener rods or eyelets, and attached at the bottom of the blind.
are similar to pleated blinds except that they are made up of two or more layers joined at the pleats to form 'cellular' compartments that trap air, providing insulation. Due to their cellular construction, cellular blinds are known to the energy conscious as one of the highest energy-efficient and sound-absorbent blinds of any window treatment.
are made up of individual louvres or slats that clip on to a sliding track at the top and are joined together by weights and stabilising chains at the foot of the blind. Each slat hangs vertically and the entire blind is operated by a chain (or wand) and a separate cord. The chain (or wand) control is used to tilt and turn the slats while the cord control opens and closes the blind.
consist of a rolling mechanism with a length of fabric attached to it. When fully raised, the material rolls up into the tube, and should not be visible. These are good for minimalistic looks because unlike Roman shades, the top part of the window is not covered.
add space, light and depth to your home, enabling you to add more storage or create a cozy nook. Automating Bay and Bow Windows can save you time and effort. Smart Shades offers great help where it is difficult to manually open or close coverings.