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Create a Professional Atmosphere with Blackout Shades for Your Commercial Business
Blackout shades are a practical and stylish choice for commercial businesses. They are designed to block out all light, making them ideal for conference rooms, media rooms, or any other space where complete darkness is desired. They can also help to improve energy efficiency by blocking out the sun’s rays and keeping the space cooler, reducing the need for air conditioning.
Blackout shades are available in a range of styles and materials, including cordless and motorized options, allowing you to choose the level of convenience and accessibility that is right for your business. They can be an effective addition to any energy-saving strategy and can help to create a comfortable and professional atmosphere in your workspace.
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Blackout Shades Are Widely Used and Are Completely Dark.
When blackout shades are mentioned many people think of a window treatment that gives them privacy, not allowing anyone to look in the window or see any silhouettes or shadows. For others blackout shades illicit images of a room that’s as dark as a cave where no light or visibility comes through the shade at all. While there are a variety of interpretations for blackout shades, we’re glad you’ve taken the time to visit Sunshine Drapery® so you can get a clear definition of what blackout shades are and how they can benefit you in your home or workplace.
Blackout shades are widely used in homes and office spaces as a way to create rooms of complete darkness for sleeping or media purposes. Whether you work the 2nd or 3rd shift and find it difficult to sleep during the day or live in a high-traffic area with a lot of lights and activity, blackout shades will not only solve your sleeping problems, it will also create a visually appealing window in your bedroom.
Blackout vs Room Darkening Shades
When selecting the appropriate window treatments for your home or office interiors, it’s important to understand the differences between blackout shades and room darkening shades or blinds. Room darkening shades are decorative shades that have backings to create complete darkness but still allow light through pinholes. With room darkening blinds you can close the blinds tighter but light can still get in through the slats. What makes blackout shades different from room darkening shades or blinds is that only blackout shades can completely blackout a room.
If you need to completely blackout a bedroom or office, you’ll want to stick with cellular (honeycomb) shades or roller shades. With cellular (honeycomb) shades you can benefit from additional insulation properties because these energy saving blackout shades have cells rather than flat pieces of fabric. It is this cell shape that has both light blocking and energy saving abilities. With cellular shades you’ll save money on heating and cooling costs all year long and you’ll keep the rest of your furniture and fabrics in the room from fading.
Quality Shades On a Budget
Another blackout option for folks with smaller budgets is fabric or vinyl roller shades. Both come in a variety of styles, colors and textures to meet your requirements for your room’s style and décor. As its name implies, roller shades are shades on a roller and can come with a cord or on a spring. The best mounting option for roller shades is an exterior mount on the wall or frame. When it comes to using decorating fabric, be sure to overlap the fabric over the window opening so you avoid large light gaps and completely block out the light. For folks who prefer mounting inside the frame, it’s helpful to have panels or curtains on each side of the window as well as a valance on the top to cover and finish the look.
With the ability to create a completely dark room while remaining visually appealing on windows; provide you with savings on your heating and cooling bills and prevent your furniture and fabrics from fading so quickly, it’s no wonder blackout shades are appearing in more and more homes and offices across the country.