Kansas City’s Stop for Commercial Shades
The right window treatments can really bring a space together, and your business is no exception to that rule. Whether you are needing office window shades, retail store window shades, restaurant window shades or any other variety of commercial shades for your business, Blinds To Go has got you(r windows) covered!
What is the difference between blinds and shades?
When it comes to commercial window treatments, words like blinds and shades can be tossed around willy-nilly. But there are actual differences between the two. Window treatment is the umbrella term to refer to anything you do to dress up and improve the function of your window – usually, blinds and shades. Blinds are considered a “hard” window treatment consisting of individual slats usually made out of vinyl, wood, or metal. Most often they are horizontal slats, but vertical blinds are also available. Because they are individual slats, blinds can be tilted to alter the amount of light being let in as well as the angle in which the light comes in.
So what are commercial shades?
Commercial shades are different from blinds in that they are a “soft” window treatment, generally made with a single panel (or layers of panels) of soft fabric materials that are on a continuous roll. Shades are raised and lowered to control the amount of light that comes through. Shades are not curtains – like blinds, shades are inside-mounted whereas curtains are installed entirely outside of the window frame. Commercial shades offer a particularly clean look – they fit snugly into your window and have no slats or vanes. Different fabrics offer various levels of opacity depending upon your desired level of light-filtering.
Our Commercial Shades Offerings
There is never a shortage of options when it comes to choosing the best office window shades or retail store window shades, but what about restaurant window shades? The fact is, there are so many possibilities to work with that we always recommend you start by contacting us for a free, confidential quote before getting started. There are so many factors to take into consideration – things like what the hours of business are and which direction(s) your windows face, how much light filtering you need or want, and what styles will do what you want your commercial shades to accomplish.
If you want the latest technology for your commercial shades, look no further than Blinds To Go’s selection of motorized shades. Embrace the magic of opening and closing your shades with the touch of a button. Imagine the relief in your customer’s face when you notice them squinting in the sun and are able to lower the restaurant window shade with a quick touch, rather than the customer having to do it themselves or wait for a server to come around. Motorized shades are also a life-saver when it comes to the tall, elegant, but difficult-to-reach windows in many commercial spaces.
What better choice for your retail store window shades than something with your business logo or another graphic on it? These offer the most personalized commercial shade you could hope for and give your business extra advertising to passersby. Choosing graphic shades means no one will have a design quite like you.
Solar shades are like sunglasses for your windows. A great option for office window shades, these offer unparalleled UV protection to everyone and everything inside. These commercial shades also increase the energy efficiency of your space so you get the benefit of lower heating and cooling bills. Solar shades are also one of the most private commercial shade options you can choose from without totally limiting your ability to see outside.
Often confused with solar shades, cellular shades are mainly designed for efficiency. Made of pleated fabric formed into honeycomb-shaped cellular compartments (or cells), they come in a variety of layer options that trap air inside and provide the highest level of energy efficiency for your commercial space.