ROMAN SHADES IN THE VAUGHAN, WOODBRIDGE, AURORA, MAPLE & KING CITY AREAS
Roman shades have become extremely popular with those seeking to improve the look of their home. Not only are Roman shades functional, but they add a glamorous appeal to any room they grace.
What Are Roman Shades?
As with any window shade, Roman shades have the purpose of filtering light and providing privacy. This particular style utilizes a single section of material that is extended or retracted on a corded pulley system which makes them extremely easy to operate. When the cord is pulled, the material is gathered up in an accordion-like fashion. They can also be installed to either the inside or outside of the window frame giving them even more versatility.
Roman shades can be made from practically any fabric that is light or medium in weight with the most popular choices being cottons and linens. The amount of light allowed to filter into the home depends on the type and thickness of the selected fabric.
Various Roman Shade Styles
There are various styles of Roman shades to choose from and which are available from Solar Window Fashions. A few of the most popular include:
- Flat Roman Shades – This style of Roman shade utilizes a rectangular fabric that is stretched flat at the bottom by way of a dowel rod inserted into the bottom of the material. This shade draws up into an accordion-like gathering, yet maintains a flat, clean and simple appearance when fully extended.
- Soft Roman Shades (European Style) – This style of Roman shade is similar to the flat shade, but contains an even softer, more feminine appearance. No dowel rod is used at the bottom so the fabric creates a soft curved shape when extended. When the shade is raised, the material is gathered in a more random fashion which gives it a soft, free-flowing look.
- Cascade Roman Shades – The difference in this style of Roman shade is that the excess material is pulled up behind into itself as the cross sections meet. This is accomplished using dowel rods at each individual section. The result is that when the shade is lowered, it offers a beautiful waterfall effect.
Solar Window Fashions can provide any style of Roman shades in the colors, materials and designs desired. We also can custom make your Roman shades to fit any odd-shaped doors or windows your home may possess.
The degree of insulation that Roman shades provide is totally dependent on the type of fabric used. Heavier fabrics offer more insulation than thinner fabrics which tend to allow more air to flow through. Linings are often added to the widow side of Roman shade fabric that works to protect the material from fading as well as add greater insulation quality.
Are Roman Shades Expensive?
The cost of Roman shades, like its insulating quality, depends on the materials used. For example, the common cotton fabric is far less expensive than say, silk. How much you decide to spend on your Roman shades is totally up to the degree of elegance you want to create.
Solar Window Fashions provides the best prices in the industry on quality Roman shades. Get your Free Quote by contacting us today!