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Buffalo Solar Shades vs. Roller Shades: Getting the Right Fixture for Your Home

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Did you know roller shades and solar shades in Buffalo are often confused? People view them as the same thing, because they both work in the same way. However, there are subtle differences that offer various benefits to your home. It’s time to understand the difference to make sure you get the right type for your home.

Different Variations of Light Through the Window

The big thing about solar shades is the variations of light you can let through your window. It’s possible to buy shades with different thickness. They come in 3%-14% transparency, with the higher number being the most transparent. If you want to add more privacy and darkness to your room, you just need to buy solar shades in a thicker material.

If you’re not too concerned about privacy and just want to eliminate glare, you can choose the more transparent solar shades. They will help to add beauty and style, while offering some of the temperature benefits since the material will bounce the heat backwards. They’re perfect for conservatories, where you want light without glare.

This isn’t the case with roller shades. They come in one thickness, usually thin enough to still allow sunlight through. While you cut off the glare, they don’t prevent all the light and can only offer minimal privacy. However, you can buy blackout roller shades when you want complete darkness, which isn’t something Buffalo solar shades are able to offer.

Roller shades tend to be better for bedrooms, especially when it comes to kid’s rooms. They can come in a variety of styles and patterns, working with all décor needs.

Different Styles of Shades

Roller shades open and close in one way. You pull on a cord to open and close. The shades are wound up around the top bar and the rolling mechanism is where the name comes from. They’re extremely easy to use, but there are worries about the use of cords in homes with children.

Solar shades in Buffalo are a little different. They can come in a variety of styles, whether you want rolling shades or material that stacks. The name for these shades is because of the sheer material and not the mechanism for opening and closing. This means you can cut the cords relatively easily.

Working with Motorized Options

Both types of shades will work with motorized options. Buffalo solar shades tend to be the cheaper option of the two, because they are so easy to connect to the system. However, it really will depend on the amount of material you need.

If you’re just looking for something that connects to a remote wirelessly, both of the shades will be perfect for your needs. You’ll just need to decide on the amount of sun you want to let into your home.

Before you jump into a purchase, it’s worth researching the differences. Roller shades and solar shades in Buffalo have specific differences in looks and style. Consider the rooms you’re placing the shades in to get the perfect look and feel.



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