Traditional Roller Shadestraditional room darkening shade


Traditional Roller shades have been used for generations for light control, privacy and window insulation. We have a variety of window shade materials with both light filtering and room darkening properties. The majority of these shades come on the Rollease bead & clutch lift system as standard equipment. Styles "Cotton Duck" and "Plisse" however, are available only on spring rollers as they do not operate satisfactorily on bead & clutch.

Room Darkening Shade Fabrics

These fabrics block out the light completely. In order to acheive maximum blackout in a room they should be mounted outside (on the window frame or on the wall), shades mounted inside the window frame will always have some light leakage around the edges and work best with side panels or some other side treatment if room darkening is desired. Shades wider than the fabric width must be railroaded (length for width) and will be seamed with stitchlines which will leak pin holes of light.

Majestic - 100% cotton muslin machine laminated onto a room darkening vinyl backing. This fabric comes in three colors: white, parchment and blush. All three are duplex fabrics meaning they are white on the back. Shades wider than 79 1/4" must be railroaded with stitchlines approximately 76" from the bottom.

Sea Island - 100% polyester - has excellent hanging properties, resists curling and is insensitive to dirt and humidity. This fabric comes in four colors" white, cream, beige and apricot. It is the same color back and front. Shades wider than 76 1/4" must be railroaded with stitchline approximately 76" from the bottom.

Moire - Twelve ounce, four ply vinyl coated fiberglass with moire imprint. This fabric comes in three colors: white, champagne and oyster. The colors are the same front and back. Due to the pattern, shades made of this fabric are limited to 73 1/4" wide and cannot be railroaded.

Dakota - Twelve ounce, 4 ply vinyl coated fiberglass with a smooth finish, resists dirt and humidity. Flame resistant, meets Federal Spec CCC-C-521E. Colors are, white, cream, oyster, dark green and Smoke Blue. Darker colors are duplex (white on the back). Shades wider than 73 1/4" must be railroaded.

Kensington - Same characteristics as Dakota but with a boucle finish. Flame resistant, meets Federal Spec CCC-C-521E. Colors are the same back and front, white, champagne and oyster. Shades wider than 73 1/4" must be railroaded.

     

traditional shade light filteringThese shades control light and UV rays, provide privacy and insulation without darkening the room.

Cotton Duck - untreated poly cotton blend duck cloth, holds up to UV well, available only on spring rollers, maximum width 55 1/4"

Gossamer - traditional style, polyester fabric with textured pattern, three colors available: snow, silk and cream, maximum width 79 1/4 inches.

Plisse - Classic Old World look, 100% mercerized cotton with a textured pattern. Colors: white and natural, available on spring rollers only, maximum width 73 1/4 inches.

Linen Weave - 100% polyester, linen texture design, colors white and champagne, shades wider than 79 1/4" wide must be railroaded with a stitchline at approximately 75" from the bottom.

Grayson - 100% cotton with vinyl sizing. These are your grandmother's shades! But still an excellent choice for providing privacy and light control on today's windows. Wide choice of colors: white, champagne, antique, ecru, dark green and black, shades wider than 73 1/4" must be railroad with stitchlines at approximately 68" from the bottom.

Manchester - 100% cotton, very sheer, color natural, shades wider than 73 1/4" will be railroaded with a seam at approximately 68" from the bottom.