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Roller window shades

All about Roller Window Shades

Roller window shades may seem like a simple window covering solution, but they are very versatile and offer many benefits to homeowners.

One benefit of roller window shades is that they are simple, elegant and attractive. They have clean lines that won’t interfere with the rest of the décor of your home. Roller window shades are great a playing a supporting role in rooms that have themes and designs that are created to be the focal point of the room. They also blend in with any wall color, so that there’s no competing elements in the rooms that will make them seem off balance or haphazardly thrown together.

Roller window shades are easy to use. One feature that homeowners like about roller window shades is how well they can be adjusted to allow just the right amount of light into a room. With a simple motion of raising or lowering the bottom rail, the height of the roller window shade can be adjusted to let more light in or keep more light out. If the home has small children and/or pets, cordless roller window shades that can be adjusted using a button are the best and safest option.

Another benefit of roller window shades is that, when they are closed, they very effective block light from coming into a room. Although normal roller window shades don’t have the same capabilities as blackout roller window shades, which completely block out light, they can be very effective in reducing light (and solar glare) in a den, for example, if family members are watching TV or using laptops.

Roller window shades give privacy. When roller window shades are completely closed, they give the room total privacy, which in turn increases the security and safety of a home. Even when roller window shades are open, the height can be adjusted so that people can’t easily see inside a room from outside.

Another benefit of roller window shades is that they are easy to maintain. They should be cleaned every month, but cleaning is easy. Simply wipe them down with a wet cloth to remove any dust and dirt that’s accumulated. Roller window shades are also less likely to get damaged or broken, and need to be repaired or replaced, because all their moving parts are protectively contained inside the headrail.

Roller window shades can be purchased with a blackout option. This makes it an ideal solution for all the bedrooms in a home. Whether there are babies or small children – hey, or adults – who need or want to take an afternoon siesta, or there are people who work at night and need to sleep during the day, blackout roller window shades are the perfect solution.

Blackout roller window shades also block harmful ultraviolet rays (UV) from sunlight. Over time, as furniture, wood floors, carpets and rugs inside the home are exposed to UV rays, they become faded and dull. Additionally, these are the same rays that cause sunburn, unless exposure is limited, and people can actually get sunburned sitting inside a house where UV rays are coming in through windows.

Roller window shades come in many fabric choices and many colors, so they will fit in with any home design or décor.

For more information about roller window shades, you talk with our experienced staff at McNeill Palm. You can come to our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can call us at (850) 613-6228.

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