When you hear the term ‘shades,’ what comes to mind? Most people have one specific thing they picture when they think about window shades in San Francisco, CA. If you are thinking of replacing your current window coverings with shades, you might expect that style to be your only option. However, there are a lot of different types of shades under the same umbrella. Before you choose the shades you are picturing, examine the options to get the exact right fit for your home. Here are a few options:
These shades are often called honeycomb shades because of the honeycomb pattern they hold. They are the best option for insulating the home since, when they are closed, they have a pocket of air between the fabric pieces. They come in many different colors, textures, and even light filtering abilities. They can fold up and out of the way almost completely so they aren’t blocking the view when open.
For elegance and luxury, Roman shades are a great option. These fabric shades feel more like drapes and add softness to a space. Their color and pattern shows more and can add focus in a room with a lot of colors that need to come together. Their fabrics fold one over top of the other as they go up so there is more window covered, even when they are open.
Roller shades are a highly versatile option that can take a room from complete openness to the sun to complete darkness when they are closed. They roll up and can come in any color or pattern you want. They’re easy to operate and a popular choice in the world of shades.
Woven Wood Shades
There’s nothing like the welcoming warmth of wood and woven wood shades bring that into the room with ease. They add natural charm with their bamboo-like textures and give an eco-friendly style to any space.
If your windows are on the old side, they probably don’t have low-E coatings on the glass, which means they let the heat of the sun through and into your home like crazy. You can combat that with Solar Shades. Solar shades reduce glare and solar heat gain when they are closed. They can block the UV rays and keep the heat out, even when you want natural light to shine through. They come in a variety of light-filtering options, colors, and styles as well.
There are many other options in the San Francisco, CA window shade world and the only way to figure out what’s best for your home is to learn more about all of them and pick and choose from there. The experts at San Francisco Shutters Co. know all about every option and we’re here to help you figure out what fits your lifestyle and home the best. Call us at (650) 552-9020 with questions or for advice. You can also visit our showroom and see examples in person to get started at 1676 Gilbreth Rd Burlingame, CA 94010.