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The Top Window Styles Taking Over NYC

Posted: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | Filed under: blackout shades, nyc apartment, NYC window treatments, Skylight Shades, window treatments
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NYC WindowsChoosing a window treatment for your NYC apartment can be a challenging process. With so many customizable options available, how can any NYC homeowner possibly expect to settle on just ONE window treatment? Not to worry we’ve listed the top window treatment styles that NYC homeowners absolutely love!

Bamboo Blinds

When it comes to creating an earthy or bohemian vibe, Bamboo blinds are less expensive compared to other shading options while offering a wide flexible range of options. Naturally tough, bamboo blinds provide top durability lasting many years. Bamboo blinds hold up better than other types of blinds when placed in high humidity areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike fabric-based blinds, bamboo does not need to be machine-washed, just an occasional dusting or wiping down to remove any dust build up.

Black Out Shades

Blackout shades prevent any and all outside light from entering the room. A “true” blackout shade will block light using a tight design within the window casing. This type of shade leaves little room between the material and the window structure, maximizing its effectiveness.

Blackout shades work best for individuals living anywhere in the 5 boroughs including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens. Additionally, blackout shades maximize the enjoyment of entertainment rooms where the television or computer screen normally competes with the glare from sunlight.

Vertical Shades

Vertical Shades have been around one of the most common options selected. Similarly, vertical shades close easily and efficiently, preventing most light from penetrating the room. You’ll be thankful for this option because it prevents your space from the sun’s harmful UV rays which might damage furniture or the room’s wood flooring.


Glass skylights can be a great feature for any room, allowing natural light to enter through the ceiling. The downside, however, may bring unwanted heat and glare when you craze privacy. By adding skylight shades to your ceiling windows, you can control the amount of sunlight that enters throughout the day. During summer months, the ability to control the unwanted heat entering your home or office will help significantly with cooling costs. Because skylights are becoming more popular as a design element, skylight shades are available in a greater variety of different options and designs than in the past.

Skylight blinds and shades are made by a variety of manufacturers including Lutron, Mechoshade, Hunter Douglas and many others. While most skylights come in standardized industry sizes, expert contractors can create customized skylight blinds for irregular-sized windows.

Sheer shades, unlike regular shades, typically combine some of the qualities of solar shade blinds.  Sheer shades can allow you to “open” or “close” the shades, varying the amount of daylight that comes into your rooms.  One helpful tip when deciding on what type of sheer shading will work best with your room, the slats that you can maneuver open or shut in a sheer shade come in varying widths.  Keep in mind that smaller widths mean that when the shade is “open” your views will be impeded by more lines from the turned slats.

Which Window Treatment Will You Install?

Welcome to NYC, the city that never sleeps! Luckily, you’ll be able to sleep better knowing that you have many different options for window treatments. If you are living in the greater New York City area, contact Shading Systems to help you make choosing window treatments for your home a smooth easy process.

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