How do Roller Shades work?



Roller shades are pretty simple mechanics. Picture it as as a bigger and more fancy toilet paper roll. That being said there are three general differences on the valance. Classic corded roller shades, spring roller shades and most comfortable, the motorized roller shades


Roller shades, compared to shutters do work quite simple. The fabrics will simply be rolled over a tube while at the ends a cover is placed. This cover is a big wider and holds the cord inside. Meaning the cord will go around the tube within the cover. While pulling the cord in one direction, the tube will turn back or forth moving the rolled up fabric down or up. Pretty simple mechanics.


So how do cordless shades work then? Cordless roller shades however work a bit different but not much more complicated. A simple spring keeps the shade in position. Pull it down or up just with your hands to whatever position you need. Repairing this mechanism is not as complicated as it sounds.


Motorized shades work similar. However there will not be a cord tangling down but more the motor will be directly connected to the tube with  gearwheels. From there the motor will rotate the tube whilst moving the fabric up and down.


Light Filtering

Light filtering fabric is made out of high quality Polyester which makes it light weight, durable and easy to clean. Meaning it can be rolled up and down years and years without crumbling or developing other issues.


Blackout fabric however is coated one sided with white color. This one sided coating will make sure that blackout roller shades do not let any harmful UV rays through. Usually we place it on the outer side of the roller shades to make sure you can enjoy chosen color on your window treatments.


No Drill

If we want to install anything other than ordinary window treatments, we must drill holes on or on both sides of the windows so that we can use screws to fix the blinds when we install them.

The installation method of easy install blinds no tools is not the same. If you don not want to drill holes in the wall, you will need no drill window shades or blinds.


Roller Shades can also come with a more decorative valance. For example a stunning metal valance. Due to its weight, these can only be fitted by using screws. For this you need to drill holes into the wall where the valance should be placed. Please have a look at our full instructions for each product.

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