In contrast to cellular shades, pleated shades do not offer the multi-layer insulation or heat blocking properties, but offer great benefits in terms of style and simplicity. There are many options to choose from for the material type, color and opacity of pleated shades. Generally, pleated shades are best used in Denver homes or businesses which require a certain amount of light to enter and add a feeling of lightness due to their delicate appearance. While the fabric used to make pleated shades can be of varying degrees of density, to add the needed level of blockage of light and sun rays into your space.
Pleated shades can be found in a variety of different materials, some of which may work better than others in your home, office, or building. Consider the degree of light you would like to consistently have in the room. Another important consideration is the angle and position of your window toward the sun. If you have east or west facing window, you may need a thicker or more substantial shade to ensure you are able to reduce the heat or glare coming in through the window. If your window is shaded by a large tree or an awning, for example, you may only need a light, sheer pleated shade to meet your needs. Your surroundings play a vital role in determining the type of shade that will work best for you.
Consider addition the automatic function of motorization to your pleated shades to not only make using them a breeze, but eliminate unwanted cords which can become a risk factor for small children.
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