Shade Light Solutions:
A History of Innovation

ver-tex construction advertisement from 1980s

At Shade Light Solutions, we have a history of innovation that spans over 30 years, starting with the establishment of Ver-Tex Construction in 1985. Originally beginning as a full-service window treatment company based out of a garage in Abington, Massachusetts, Ver-Tex’s initial offerings included the cleaning, servicing, and supply of various kinds of blinds, shades, and draperies.


Going Green: Halcyon Shades & Energy Savings

halcyon shade at boston showroom

With energy efficiency and environmental concerns becoming top of mind for many companies and consumers, businesses are aiming to provide eco-friendly goods and services that cause minimal or no harm to ecosystems and the environment. Such is the case with window treatments, as environmentally conscious window treatments become a focus for manufacturers, dealers, installers, and homeowners. Today, we’ll take a look at the energy efficiency and impact of Halcyon Shades.


Going Green: Phifer's SheerWeave Sun Control Fabrics

phifer sheerweave shade fabric residential application

With the recent focus on “eco-friendly” and “environmentally conscious” endeavors, many companies are looking to provide goods and services with reduced, minimal, or no harm to ecosystems or the environment. For those who are looking to transform their homes with manual or motorized shades while also remaining conscious of their environmental impact, Phifer’s SheerWeave fabrics present a sustainable and aesthetic touch.


Going Green: A Look at Mermet's GreenScreen Shade Fabrics

greenscreen shade fabrics in residential space

With environmental concerns increasingly prevalent in today’s discussions regarding design, architecture, and construction, it’s no wonder that window treatment manufacturers are offering eco-friendly fabrics and aiming to reduce waste (and their overall environmental impact). Today, we take a look at Mermet’s GreenScreen fabrics and their significance.


Solar Shades: Fabric Choice
& Functionality



In our last blog post, we briefly touched on solar shade fabrics and openness factors, exploring a bit of the functionality of solar shades and the benefits they provide. Today, we’ll look at a few more things to consider when choosing fabrics for your solar shades.


Let's Be Open About Solar Shades


solar shades with differing openness


An important consideration when selecting manual or motorized solar shades for your home is the openness of a shade’s fabric. The optimal shade openness for your space will depend on what you’re looking for, whether it’s privacy, maintaining a view to the outside, or both.


Same Space, New Light:
Our Experience Center Renovation

man painting wall green on ladder

The reworking of our space began during my job interview in February 2018. I felt strongly that with a few changes, the space would be better suited for its current program.


Why Involving a Lighting Professional is a Must for Your Next Design Project

lighting design layout plans

In residential projects, paint, lighting, and window treatments are usually considered last. However, these three elements can have a dramatic effect on the functionality and feeling of a space.









Light Sources

light bulbs

How often do you think of the varied light sources in your home? The (almost) extinct A-Lamp incandescent has been replaced by innumerable options in the recent past, some of which are still emerging in the residential market.