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Roman Shades

Fashion Tech Roman Shades

Fashion Tech Roman Shades

Styles, Fabrics and Uses

Roman shades provide a graceful look to any room. Roman Shades can be made from a wide variety of materials including fabrics, grasses and woven woods. They are available in many styles of hobbles and folds. The available colors are endless. Roman Shades can even be custom made with supplied fabrics from the consumer. There are Roman Shades available from sheer to room darkening fabrics. It is not uncommon to have a sheer or privacy shade with a blackout roller shade hidden behind to provide the best of both worlds. A beautiful sheer shade during the day and a room darkening treatment for sleeping.

Nearly all of our Roman Shade fabrics are GREENGUARD indoor air quality certified. Learn more about GREENGUARD here.

Controls, Shapes and Manufacturers

There is a wide variety of manual control options. Some of these include: continuous cord, cordlock, cordless lifts and UltraGlide on Hunter Douglas shades. UltraGlide is a ratcheting system that eliminates long dangerous cords by keeping the pull cord the same height all of the time. Roman Shades can come in the standard (bottom up) configuration or top down/bottom up from select manufacturers.

Motorization is accomplished by adding a motor to the lift system. Typically the motorized lift system uses a roller tube and either cords, strings or tapes. Lutron has developed their own uptake system that uses a roller shade type of mesh fabric. The CERUS system (see below). Dependent on the size and weight of the completed shade there are multiple motorization options available. We offer lithium battery powered motors, low voltage and line voltage motors.

Roman Shades can be controlled via RF(radio frequency) or IR(infrared) remotes. There is always the option to have an in-wall keypad or have them controlled with an automation system.

Specialty shapes are available with limitations.

We offer Roman Shade systems from Lutron, Hunter Douglas, Fashion Tech and Alta.

DVD Custom Installations is proud to offer Hunter Douglas hardwired motorized systems. We have been factory certified through the Hunter Douglas Certified Motorization Specialist program. This certification is only available to dealers that have been hand selected by Hunter Douglas. The chosen dealers have a high level of knowledge of motorized window coverings and integration. Dealers must complete a lengthy and intense certification process and in doing so prove they have an above average understanding of Hunter Douglas hardwired motorization systems and related components.

Unique Systems

No cords

Lutron has developed a revolutionary roman shade take up system. The Cord Eliminating Roman Uptake System or CERUS. The CERUS system does away with the traditional cords and loops in Roman Shades that have caused many child safety concerns. Instead of using cords the CERUS system uses a woven mesh fabric as its uptake mechanism eliminating the potentially dangerous cords. The CERUS system is available on Lutron shades or is offered as a kit for workrooms so a customer's own materials can be used.

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