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					Roman Shades
Window shades that hang flat over a window and fold up in accordion -like
fashion are called Roman shades. Roman shades are either made of fabric
or woven wood. They are easy to use and, depending on the weight of the
material, can be very efficient in insulation as well as in keeping glare
out of a room.
Styles
Roman shades come in several styles. The most traditional roman shades,
folded roman shades, have evenly spaced overlapping folds. Soft Roman
shades have soft overlapping folds. Flat roman shades are so called
because they do not have horizontal seams and thus have no bumpy seam
marks. The balloon Roman shade has box pleats on top and flowing balloon
shaped folds below. These come in light filtering or room darkening
variations. Light filtering Roman shades screen some sunlight but will
not block out all light from entering a room. Room darkening Roman shades
not only block out a greater amount of sunlight, they are also very
effective in insulating a room.
How to buy
When purchasing Roman shades, look for models that lay flat and require
less straightening out than other types - these are more convenient and
decorative. Also check the mechanism for pulling up your shade. Models
that feature a continuous cord loop are more flexible and less likely to
snap during use. Also consider your reasons for buying a Roman shade. Are
you mainly concerned with light control or with insulation, or both? The
color and weight of the material will affect your shade's effectiveness
in both.
Cleaning
Like all window treatments, Roman shades will benefit from regular
dusting and spot cleaning. You can also use vacuum cleaner attachments
especially designed for such tasks. Check with your manufacturer before
using any detergents or abrasive cleaners; use only cleaners recommended
by your seller. Hand held steaming will remove wrinkles from the fabric.
Shades provides detailed information on Shades, Lamp Shades, Roman
Shades, Bamboo Shades and more. Shades is affiliated with How to Make
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