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3 Differences Between Draperies & Roller Window Shades December 13, 2017

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3 Differences Between Draperies & Roller Window Shades, Honolulu, Hawaii


Draperies or Roller/Solar Shades?

There are a multitude of options to consider in the selection of a window treatment and it is wise to explore the different styles with a window covering specialist like the experts at Kreative Kamaaina Enterprises,LLC in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The following are some factors to consider in choosing between draperies or roller/solar shades.

1. Privacy

One of the most important considerations in selecting a window treatment is the amount of coverage or privacy a window treatment provides. The privacy factor addresses not only how much light is blocked out but also how much privacy the window treatment will deliver. Drapery fabrics are considered “soft” treatments and have the pliable characteristics to be fabricated and installed in a manner which provides complete coverage in terms of light filtration and privacy with minimal hardware. Options to control light filtration and privacy are also available with Roller/Solar shades but it requires additional hardware to achieve complete blackout conditions. 

Both draperies and roller shades have an array of choices with fabric or material selection. In a single treatment design, fabric draperies offer many solutions in controlling privacy. Visit a drapery workroom like Kreative Kamaaina and compare the opacity of Sheers, Woven Fabrics, Blackout Fabrics and much more to meet your requirements. Solar materials are offered in either blackout or with openness factors of 1%, 3%, 5%. 10% and 20%. If complete privacy is required at night, the only solution for roller shade applications is a blackout material. 


2. Maintenance

draperiesThere are two components in the maintenance factor of any window treatment application – (1) the hardware that controls the movement of the treatment and (2) the fabric or material that controls privacy.  A baton controlled drapery hardware system requires less maintenance and provides better safety conditions versus a clutch oriented chain/cord control system typically designed for other treatment styles.  Both draperies and roller shade fabrics are easily maintained with daily movement to minimize dust buildup and light vacuuming, if necessary.  

3. Style

Roller shades offer a contemporary design with its sleek, sharp appearance as the window treatment can be tucked away in its housing at the top. Designing a room with fabric draperies and top treatments allows for more creativity and expression. A combination of both draperies and roller shades offers another option to a balanced design.   

To learn more about the products Kreative Kama’āina Enterprises offers, check out www.kreativekamaaina.com. You can reach their knowledgeable staff for assistance at (808) 841-8731 or toll-free at (800) 372-5513. Kreative Kama’āina Enterprises is also on Facebook.

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