Shades and blinds come in a range of types and styles. From the flowing elegance of Roman shades to the brute functionality of aluminum blinds, shades and blinds can meet almost any window treatment need. But what if you need a window treatment that has more than one function or setting? The problem with many shade designs is that they are often single function, acting as an on and off switch for light and privacy. Dual shades, also known as dual functioning shades, are shades designed to give the user more control over the lighting and privacy of their rooms. Let’s take a look at the differences and benefits of these shades.
What are Dual Shades?
While many single function shades act merely as an on/off switch for privacy and lighting, the dual shade is designed to utilize two fabrics from the Solar and/or Roller shade. Each shade can be lowered or raised independently of the other. This allows for more precise control over the amount of light desired and the amount of privacy needed.
For instance, a light filtering shade can be used during the day to reduce glare and solar heat gain without having to sacrifice your view.
At night the room darkening privacy shade safeguards your privacy while providing a complementary accent to any room decor.
Benefits of Dual Function Shades
The versatility of a dual functioning shade designs means that you get the glare reduction of solar shades with the privacy provided by blackout shades.
A dual shade setup with a solar shade is a great option if you are trying to reduce heating and cooling costs. Solar shades allow the light into the room while blocking harmful UV radiation and reduce the heat loss or transfer that occurs between the window pane and the inside air.
With dual shades, you won’t need to use as much energy on daytime lighting. The solar shade can be lowered allowing in enough light to work or relax while blocking glare and UV radiation.
At night, the privacy shade can be lowered to create a cozy and comfortable indoor sanctuary.
With indoor dual function shades, you get the benefits of both solar shades and privacy shades.
Dual Functioning Shades with Reno Blinds and Repair
The Reno /Sparks area is know for it’s awesome outdoor activities and year around sunshine. Dual functioning shades are great for the Reno resident who wants to allow the bright Reno sun indoors during the day while maintaining privacy in the evening.
Graber LightWeaves® Dual Shades from Reno Blinds & Repair make it easy for the you to control light levels while maintaining privacy in the interior of your home. Come check out our product catalog and contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you.