Solar shades offer light-dimming options great for open living spaces and also help protect the room from harmful UV rays. Thee styles usually roll up instead of using a rope to pull them up. Some roller shades are on rollers and move from side to side instead of up and down.
When you look at them from the side, these blinds are diamond shaped cells and are generally made out of a solid, lightweight cloth-like material. They come in a wide variety of colors. Some blinds of this style can slide up from the bottom or down from the top, making them a versatile option any room at any time of day. There are also room-darkening and motorized shades–great for a bedroom.
These blinds are durable and offer control over the light and darkness of a room. There are a number of features such as head rails that make them more seamless in the room as well.
These shades are great for reducing the interior temperature of your home by blocking out the heat form the sun. They are most common on large windows, porches, or 4 season porches where they can be used with discretion. Do not mistake exterior shades for awning; the two are very different.
Like Roman shades, pleated shades have a cloth material that folds as it goes up and unfolds as it comes down. Unlike Roman shades, pleated shades have sharper, pleated edges instead of rounded folds when not fully extended.