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Single vs. Dual Roller Shades: What’s the Difference?

Single vs. Dual Roller Shades: What’s the Difference?

With so many types of motorized shades on the market, selecting the right one can feel overwhelming, especially if you don’t know the differences.

 In this blog, we will discuss the differences between single roller and dual roller shades, why this distinction matters, and what that means for your Dallas, TX home.

See also: Why Smart Window Shades Are a Great Addition to Any Space

What is a roller shade?

Single or double, roller shades are made up of a panel of fabric rolled on a rod that is fixed to the top of a window frame.

Unlike traditional drapery or blinds, roller shades are designed to be compact, so they can be completely invisible when rolled up. This is especially beneficial for rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, where you don’t want shades detracting from the view outside.

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Make Your Window Shades Smart with Home Automation

Make Your Window Shades Smart with Home Automation

The modern smart home has gone far beyond keyless locks and 4K Ultra HD TVs. Everything from your home surveillance cameras to your window shades can be automated with technology that adds convenience and comfort to your home. Below, we’ve covered two of the main ways that upgrading to motorized shades can make your Dallas, Texas home smarter.

SEE ALSO: 3 Reasons to Invest in Motorized Shades for Your Home

Energy Management

It takes a lot of energy to keep a home cool in Dallas, especially during Texas’ stifling summer months. The large windows that add so much beauty and character to your home are actually contributing to your high energy bill. Once the sun comes up, your windows can essentially bake your home in the sunlight, significantly raising interior temperatures.

The regular approach to this problem is to hang shades on all the windows, but with your curtains always closed, you don’t get to enjoy your outdoor views, and you have to rely on artificial lighting all the time (which also requires energy). Motorized shades solve this problem by intelligently monitoring your home’s temperature and lighting. The motorized shades automatically adjust throughout the day to ensure your rooms are adequately lit without the sun blasting heat into your home. Sensors detect the amount of sunlight hitting the window and cause the shades to lower or raise as needed.

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