Roller Shades Never Go out of Style In Baltimore MD

Designer Roller Shade

Designer Roller Shade

Roller shades have withstood the test of time and are still very popular. Many years ago, all we had were the roller shades that came in a heavy vinyl material for room darkening or a softer fabric for diffused light or the old and still attractive sheer curtains. Those were our options! When the pleated shades came into the market, it was a game changer, but the roller shade just kept getting better. It is still a great choice for many windows in many homes.

Save on Energy Costs

Are you aware that an untreated window can lose up to 50% of your home’s heating and cooling energy? It literally goes out the window! You may not want to cover your windows and lose the view, but covering them at least at night and or during very sunny days in the summer can help make your windows more energy-efficient. Your windows should be treated as a function first and then the softer side of draperies can be added.

Any shades or blinds that carry a vertical line can be pulled up and totally disappear under a valance or blend into the woodwork. Blinds and or shades have been designed to reduce the amount of solar heat that passes through the window. It is referred to as the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). If you don’t have any treatments, you might want to consider a Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shade. They come in many different colors and textures that will not only enhance your window but also insulate it, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Good Solutions for Sunroom or Patio

Designer Screen Shades

Designer Screen Shades

If you don’t find anything in the Designer Roller Shade collection, look at the Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades Collection. They provide excellent UV protection through a great selection of translucent fabrics that allow you to enjoy the view of your outdoors. Also have a look at the Hunter Douglas Alustra®Collection of Screen Shades and Roller Shades. The Screen Shades have more of a contemporary look to them due to the combination of fabrics and hardware. The Roller Shades are a nice alternative to the woven woods through the use of their light-filtering fabric selection.

A Few Tips for Treating Your Window

  • A window at night will appear to be a shiny big black spot, unless it is treated and or has lighting outside that is turned on and shining from the ground up.
  • Take a picture of your home from the outside and take note of the products and colors of your existing window treatments. Are they all the same color? Carry the same line (vertical or horizontal)? What new products would help enhance the look from the curb?
  • Do you want color on the window or the wall? When you put color on a window, your eye is drawn to it and it will stand out to become the focal point.
  • The more interesting accessories, fabrics and color you have in a room, the less color and texture should be on the windows. When in doubt about color and texture on your windows, less is best. You can always add valances or side panels to a functioning window treatment in a neutral color.
  • We all need to be more energy-efficient. Let Roller Shades or Screen Shades do that in your home!

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. <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Contact us</a> today for a design consultation!