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Mechoshade Window Treatments

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Mechoshade Window Treatments

Mechoshade Window Treatments

MechoShade Systems has been providing quality solar shading solutions, both manual and motorized for over 30 years. With their wide array of window treatments, from manual shades to electronic automatic control shade systems, MechoShades has been creating customized window treatments for residential and commercial properties throughout the country.

MechoSystems manual window shade is a chain-driven roller shade that provides solar protection. With different fabric choices available, it’s simple to customize your shades into room-darkening options. You can also choose from ThermoVeil, EuroVeil, EuroTwill and EcoVeil visually transparent sunscreens as well. If you’re interested in integrating your window shades into motorized systems, MechoShade can do just that! They offer a variety of automated control options including wireless, group control and auto positions with the touch of a button. There are even computerized programs with solar tracking to follow the sun’s activity.

MechoSystems offers a number of different product lines, all with special features. Known as “The Architects Choice” their products have been innovative and eye-catching. Whether you’re looking to add window treatments to your full office building or your living room and family room, there is sure to be a solution for you in MechoShade’s full line. Architects have become reliant on using MechoShade as they help buildings increase their environment, economic and energy efficiency. With their ThermoVeil shade clothes, light and heat are filtered from the outside. These types of shades have been used in building that have been rated by the US Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System and range from chain operating manual shade to fully automated ElectroShades.

MechoShade Systems is known for their energy efficient window treatments as their combination of MechoShades and ElectroShades work together to provide optimum solar protection, while still enjoying the outdoor view. Choosing window treatments can be frustrating (as there are so many options), but MechoShade Systems makes it simple. Deciding whether or not to incorporate room-darkening fabric may be one of the biggest questions to ask yourself. If you’re interested in learning more about MechoShade System’s full line of window treatments, contact a professional.

Lutron Window Treatments

Posted: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 | Filed under: Uncategorized
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Lutron Window Treatments

Lutron Window Treatments

Lutron offers great shading solutions that from roller shades to honeycomb shades to drapery systems and more. Since Lutron is a technology-centered company, their innovations have been practical, yet cutting edge. The innovative Sivoia QS Wireless shading systems are reliable and control your systems with the touch of a button.

Lutrons designs are an array of high quality window treatments and create the perfect amount of light present for any space, while also maintaining energy efficiency. Lutron’s roller shades are customizable with any sort of fabric, even sheer, dim-out or blackout fabric. Sheer fabric will maintain the view from your window, but will block UV rays from damaging any furniture. Dim-out fabrics provide a level of privacy, which blackout fabrics are 100% opaque and eliminate all light entering the room. There are many different styles of roller shades, depending on the window(s) you’re looking to cover.

Lutron’s Siviod QS Wireless system can also be installed in insulated honeycomb shades. This powerful technology is more than just added convenience. Honeycomb blinds can enhance your décor, offering a clean crisp look. With the cord-free operation you’re also making a clean, safe solution to your shading systems. Honeycomb shades are known to save energy because of the air pockets that trap heat and provide insulation. These shades are also very easy to install and maintain. Since there are so many fabric options to choose from, similar to the roller shades (light-filtering, single or double cell or room darkening), you can really choose the best option to fit your needs.

Lutron also offers their cordless Roman Shades to customers. This safe technology eliminates exposed inner cords and also provides reliability and performance. These Roman shades are available in a variety of soft fabrics and can be custom installed by professionals for a perfect window treatment solution.

Lutron also offers many other window treatment and shading solutions. Whether you’re interested in drapery systems, Venetian blinds or even tension shades for skylights or other windows, consider these quality products.

Traditional Window Treatment Ideas

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Whether you’re looking for traditional window treatments or modern window treatments, three things you need to decide are how much light you would like to let in, your aesthetic preferences and the window measurements. Some windows are hard to find measurements for, which may lead you to seek advice and help from shading professionals, but that’s what you need to figure out.

Traditional Window Treatments

Traditional Window Treatments

Traditional window treatments can be anything from Venetian blinds to drapery systems to honeycomb shades and valences. There are endless options, but these three tend to be popular choices.

First, decide on how much light you want to block. Venetian blinds are a great way to block light. You can open and close depending on the time of day. The downside to this type of window treatment is that they do not insulate heat well. SO, although they may be a good solution for your design needs, consider the lack of energy efficiency they provide before purchasing.

Drapery systems are a great option for any home. Motorizes drapery systems are even better. Once you master the vertical operational system to control sunlight and heat, this window treatment can provide a great aesthetic and design solution. Since draperies can be anything from a sheer fabric to a blackout type shades, you can design your system for your needs. Motorized shading solutions are easy to use and can help control sunlight and unwanted heat if your system can be set up on a timer!

When searching for traditional window treatments, you may face some challenges for awkwardly shaped and sized windows, but don’t give up too quickly. Many manufacturers give you the option of custom window treatments. There are professionals that will recommend the best shading solution for your window, depending on its size or shape. There are always answers!

Traditional window treatments come in more than just the examples we’ve provided. There are folding shades, Roman shades, blackout shades and many more options, but be sure to ask yourself how much light you want to come through, the size of the window and what kind of look you’re really seeking, then start shopping around.

Modern Window Treatment Ideas

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Modern Window Treatments

Modern Window Treatments

Modern home design, including window treatments is a great way to incorporate design and aesthetic features into your windows. Window treatments provide privacy, help block outside light from entering and also add a decorative detail to your interior. Depending on how much light you want entering your room, there are many different window treatment options available to suite your needs.

Modern window treatments are often associated with clean, simple lines and many times are eco-friendly. Roller shades are a great example of clean, simple window treatments. With the minimal look, this type of window treatment provides an aesthetically appealing solution. Because roller shades can be customized in a wide variety of fabric options, many interior designers and homeowners are choosing roller shades. Roller shades have quickly become the preferred window covering of modern interiors, and now that manufacturers have started offering “green” fabric options, there are even more options available.

Since many modern interiors are associated with clean, simple and straight lines, another window treatment option available would be folding shades. Folding shades can be designed to complement any interior. There are simple, motorized shade systems and manual systems. Folding shades can be in the form of accordion-style pleated shades (also referred to as honeycomb shades) or they can be Roman shades. Roman shades are designed to block out the sun, but when opened they stack up evenly. Most people are familiar with honeycomb shades or cellular shades are elegant and very energy efficient. These window treatments are very durable and when opened, they also stack in an accordion-like fashion.

One last type of window treatment used in many modern interiors is drapery systems. Draperies operate in a vertical direction, still offering solar control, but in a different way than most horizontal window treatments. Drapery systems can be simple and clean, like most modern interiors, but they can offer the final style touch that any room needs. There are many different styles of draperies that can be customized for different designs.