Simple and elegant, roller shades are a great way to help cool any room, while also maintaining views, having privacy or achieving room darkening, depending on the fabrics selected. Roller shades can be manual or motorized.
The most effective way to reduce solar heat gain and still allow for excellent daylight control, outdoor Venetian blinds are a European innovation now becoming more popular in North America. Exterior Venetian Blinds are motorized, and can be integrated with other devices like sun and wind sensors. They are practically a requirement when building very high performance (low energy use) homes with extremely good insulation.
Roller shades made with exterior environments in mind, these products use more sturdy components, aluminum housings and heavier fabrics. They also often come with either side cable or guide rails for added wind stability. They are an excellent way to reduce solar gain, while still maintaining views. They are almost always motorized, though can be manual in some situations.
Roman shades are refined and elegant. There are several different styles depending on the fabric used and the desired appearance. Custom Romans can be lined on the back (or interlined) with light filtering or room darkening liner, allowing for some or no light passing through the shade. Roman shades can be manual or motorized.
Made in the Roman shade style, shades made with woven grass and reed material are a beautiful addition to any room. Like fabric Romans, natural woven shades can be lined on the back to increase privacy, permit light or for room darkening. Natural woven shades can be manual or motorized.
Silhouette® shadings, with the Signature S-Vane™, magically float between two sheers and diffuse harsh sunlight. Simply tilt the vanes to achieve your desired level of light and privacy.
Plantation shutters are a beautiful way to furnish your windows. Shutters come in a variety of louver sizes and styles, and either stained or painted finishes. Shutters can look great almost any setting, but work especially well in more traditional homes, craftsman style homes and "Northwest Contemporary" homes.
In addition to the products shown above, we offer a variety of other products to help our customers address their shading and design requirements, including modern draperies, cellular shades, horizontal blinds, panel glide systems and even some we have custom designed.