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What Are Transitional Shades?

Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 | Filed under: modern window treatments, motorized window treatments, Roller Shades, transitional shades
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Transitional shadesThe keyword is right in the name, transition. Transitional shades perform a subtle transition between outside luminance and indoor dimness of your home. This window treatment is done with dual fabric alternating layers. The function of this type of window treatment provides both your typical window shade and a sheer shade to softly illuminate the room. Transitional shades emit subdued natural lighting while providing you privacy. Read more »

Why Do I Need Motorized Shades?

Posted: Thursday, September 13th, 2018 | Filed under: modern window treatments, motorized window treatments
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Motorized ShadesSmart-home technology has come to the world of window treatments, with programmable timers raising and lowering your blinds and shades at the perfect hours during the day. With custom motorized window treatments, you won’t have to spend time going all through your home to lower blinds against the scorching sun. Instead, your programmable motorized window treatment system does all the blind- and shade-lowering for you, creating a comfy environment and saving you a fortune in energy costs. Moreover, motorized shades give you control over the volume of light in each of your rooms.

Especially invaluable while you’re away on vacation, motorized shades add an extra layer of safety to your home, giving the appearance that someone is in the house and deterring robbers from targeting your home. Thinking about investing in motorized shades? Here are some essential tips that will help make your decision easier.
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What Window Treatments Work Well In Offices?

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commercial window treatmentsWhether you are a small business owner moving into a new space or redesigning your existing office space, choosing window treatments for an office setting can be daunting. While seemingly minor, working with a design professional can simplify your selection process from both a functional and a decorative perspective. The experts at Shading Systems offer a variety of different options to determine which window treatments work best in your office setting.
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Window Treatment Trends: Blackout Shades

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Room Darkening Shades
A good night’s sleep in New York City comes with some frustrating pitfalls. While the Manhattan Skyline is breathtaking, the noise and morning light may have you reconsider life in the big apple. New York City’s high-rise buildings have no shield from the rays of bright morning light shining into your bedroom window. Fortunately, city dwellers can install blackout shades to combat the bright lights and even deafen the cacophonous street noise. Blackout shades offer a solution for sleepless nights by providing total darkness in your bedroom allowing your body to sleep soundly. Luckily, the window experts at Shading Systems share how you can regain sleep and sanity with blackout shades.

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Window Treatment Trends: Energy Efficient Window Treatments

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shading energy efficient windows
Did you know 40% of unwanted heat enters through windows? However, making small adjustments to the way you view window treatments can be cost-effective in the grand scheme of renting or owning a home. Everyday growing numbers of homeowners search for creative ways to make their homes more environmentally friendly. Whether you live in an NYC apartment or house, window treatments can effectively conserve more energy (and a little more cash). Making small adjustments can be cost-effective, such as closing the shades or drapes during the day and opening them at night during the summer months. The window professionals at Shading Systems share the following additional way to save by using a variety of different styles of energy-efficient window treatments to reduce heating costs while helping the environment.

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