Reinvented Roller Shades

Designer Roller Shades in the Breakfast Nook

Designer Roller Shades in the Breakfast Nook

The roller shade has been around for years and will continue to be around for many more. This is a window treatment option that will never go out of style and can easily match any décor. At Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore MD area, we’ll be happy to show you the benefits.

Newly Designed Roller Shades Improves Light Gap

Designer Roller Shades in the Bedroom

Designer Roller Shades in the Bedroom

Year after year, roller shades continue to be the best-selling window treatments on the market. They are simple to use, affordable and convenient. The operating mechanism hasn’t changed much over the years, but the shade has become more durable. The one drawback to roller shades is the light gap that comes from the sides of the shade when installed inside the window frame. One side of the roller shade has a clutch to raise and lower the shade. As a result, the fabric on the control side leaves a light gap for the clutch to operate.

Smaller Light Gap for Roller Shades

This year, Hunter Douglas has recognized the need to modernize and streamline this classic shade. They have developed a new, ultra-slim system called custom clutch. This new custom clutch, which is attached to the bracket, now offers the smallest light gap in decades. In the past, the control clutch was attached to the shade which added to the larger gap. This changed and streamlined clutch allows the fabric of the shade to be cut larger for better coverage. Yes, there is still a small light gap on each side of the shade; however, it is minimal and provides greater privacy. The new design includes nine custom hardware colors to coordinate with the shade fabric. You can also upgrade to a designer metal bracket in pearl chrome or burnished chestnut for a more contemporary look. Without question, today’s updated, spring-loaded roller shade by Hunter Douglas is setting a new standard for this time-tested classic.

What You Should Know About Mounting Your Roller Shade

Did you know that you have two choices when mounting your roller shade inside your window frame?

  • The first is called “regular roll.” This means the fabric will roll off the back of the tube closest to the glass. This is the preferred way to have the fabric roll when seeking more privacy and the least amount of light leakage. You can always add a soft valance or perhaps a contemporary hard treatment called a Fascia over the top of the roller to match your décor
  • Your second option is called “reverse roll.” The shade fabric will actually unroll off the front of the tube, further away from the glass. With this option, you will have less privacy and more light leakage. You might need to consider this option if you have a double-hung window. Although you may have enough mounting space to do a regular roll on your shade, you may not have enough space for the material as it drops in front of the lower window. You may also have other obstructions like handles or cranks that will make having a reverse roll a necessity. Although you would not be able to use a Fascia valance with this type of mount, you could always use a top treatment outside the frame of the window to tie in to your overall décor.

This simple functionality combined with a classic look is just one of many reasons roller shades remain a popular choice in window treatments.

Finding Roller Shades in Baltimore, MD Area

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville.

We serve the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel including Ellicott City, Randallstown, Owning Mills, Timonium, Westport, Forest Hill, Annapolis, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a design consultation!