What are Cellular Shades?

Sometimes referred to as “honeycomb” shades, cellular shades are a type of window covering made from fabric constructed in a way that creates “cells” between the layers of material to trap air, thus insulating the room from the light & heat coming Read More

Selecting Your Shade Fabric: Essential Considerations

In selecting the right shade fabric for your residential project, there are factors that should be taken into consideration other than just pure aesthetics. Your shade fabric can reduce glare, keep solar heat gain to a minimum (reducing utility costs), allow or Read More

Going Green: Halcyon Shades & Energy Savings

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, Read More

Going Green: Phifer’s SheerWeave Sun Control Fabrics

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. In the case of solar shades and other window treatments, this means Read More

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

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 Read More

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 Read More

Let’s Be Open About Solar Shades

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 Read More