How Many Types of Roller Shades Are There?

Roller shades have always topped the list of popular window treatments. They’re designed incredibly well, function seamlessly and provide solutions for common window issues. But are you aware of all the choices in this uber-popular category? There are 7 different types of roller shades! Yes, 7. Let’s explore them all and find a favorite!

#1 Architectural Roller Shade

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Alustra® Architectural Roller Shades

First up, it’s the new kid on the block! The most recent addition to the Hunter Douglas family, meet the Alustra Architectural Roller Shade. If you want luxury, stop right here, the search is over. The Architectural Roller Shade is designed with exclusive Alustra® fabrics that create an incredible finished look for the windows of your home.

#2 Rolling Roman

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Next up, an industry favorite, the Rolling Roman. This product acts like a roller shade but looks like a roman. If you love the timeless look and orderly sturture of a roman shade, install this beauty in your home. Enjoy their ease of function by rolling them up to reveal your landscape view.

#3 Designer Banded Shade

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Designer Banded Shades

Even Designer Banded Shades roll! The most innovative out of all the types of roller shades, these roll and rotate into position. Take advantage of their two layer fabric design, and alternate between a sheer geometric look and a solid fabric style. Designer Banded Shades provide light control and privacy, too. If you desire a wide open view to the outdoors, they will roll all the way up and out of view!

#4 Woven Textures Rollers

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Alustra® Woven Textures® Roller Shades

Sometimes when you’re designing your dream home, you need to be a little “extra.” With Woven Textures Roller Shades you can create that unique look with the extensive choices in specialty fabrics, colors and hardware options. Your home will be the envy of the neighborhood.

#5 Cellular Roller

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Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades

Roller shades are great for blocking the sun or maintaining privacy from the street, but in the past, they were never the “go-to” product for energy efficiency. But times have changed and there are endless types of roller shades. Now, Cellular Roller Shades are the new energy efficient choice in a roller! The honeycomb cell structure provides insulation from the elements and can flatten and roll up into the headrail and hide from view. They are an incredible choice for your home.

#6 Exterior Screen Shades

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Everyone’s home is unique, and with a little guidance from our designers, we can fit your home–or your exterior–with the perfect roller shade selection. Take the patio screen shade options for example, these shades are the perfect pairing for your outdoor area. Reduce the glare & direct rays, while adding UV protection, insect control AND an incredible view!

#7 Designer Roller Shades

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Designer Roller Shades

Finally, the window product that started it all, the original roller shade! But today, these shades come in more colors than white! The Hunter Douglas collection of Designer Roller Shades were created with style & function in mind. They feature fabrics with patterns and beautiful colors that will elevate the design of your home.

Which Is Your Favorite out of the 7?

With 7 types of roller shades available, you are bound to find the perfect product for your home. If you’re overwhelmed by the options, we can help make sense of it all and point you in the right direction. Contact Austin Window Fashions for a FREE Consultation at one of our showrooms, or in your home. We can evaluate your needs, offer suggestions and make your dreams come true!