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|Roller shades have been around for many years due to their practicality and economy. Today they are enjoying resurgence in popularity due to their decorative flexibility. Roller shades, depending on type of fabrics, can also provide solutions for certain problems, such as, light, heat, glare and UV rays. HotBlinds.com offers a variety of fabrics on most of our roller shades to assist you with specific problems that you may be encountering. Please don"t hesitate to call us for advice.
"No Light", "Blackout" and "Room Darkening" are terms that the industry uses for fabrics in which light doesn"t penetrate. Of course, some light will still enter from the sides, top and bottom of the shade.
Our Primo line of roller shades is extremely high quality in every respect. For smooth, trouble free performance all Primo shades are equipped with a heavy duty Rollease Clutch System. This superior clutch system enables the roller shade to hold any desired position precisely and maintain that height with zero slippage. Adjacent Primo/Rollease shades can be set easily to exactly matching heights and have the smallest light gap in the industry. The shades raise and lower smoothly and easily, requiring only about half as much force as raising a comparable shade with a friction brake system. No adjustments are ever needed. The roller shade is operated with a #10 plastic bean chain that is actually rated to handle more weight than a steel chain. You have your choice of a black clutch and black chain or a white clutch and white chain. If you do not select a color for the clutch and chain the factory will color coordinate it for you. The controls/clutch can be placed on either side at the time of installation. However, if you order the optional fascia with the shade you should select the side on which you want the controls - right side or left side. If you don"t select the side, the controls will be placed on the right side by the fabricator. To order this option place a check in the appropriate box below. Price varies depending on the width of the shade.
For extra stability, the Primo roller shades have a heavy duty aluminum roller tube that is 1" in diameter. To add strength this roller tube has 3 spline grooves. The fabric is inserted into a spline which provides a very positive fabric attachment. On some competitor's shades the fabric is taped or glued to the roller tube. Primo shades also have an extruded heavy-weight aluminum hem bar which provides extra stability on larger shades. The exterior of the hem bar is wrapped with the shades fabric for uniform appearance and the fabric is attached to the hem bar with double wrapped inserted spline system for extra strength. Aluminum bars are better than wood because aluminum does not warp.
The width of the shade with the hardware attached to the ends of the roller tube is called the "tip to tip" measurement. Please be aware that the fabric cannot be and will not be as wide as the "tip to tip" measurement. This is true for all roller shades. On all roller shades that utilize the Rollease clutch the fabric will be approximately 1" less wide than the "tip to tip" measurement. There will be a 3/4" on one side and a 1/2" light gap on the other side. In addition to "outside mount" and "inside mount" roller shades can be ordered "cloth measurement/outside mount. For more details click here. Should you wish to order Cloth Measurement/Outside Mount please call us at 888-650-6873.
When measuring the windows do not make any deductions - use exact measurements. The factory will make the necessary deductions. (See instructions for measuring windows).
A specially designed clutch and tube system may be used to produce shades up to 140 square feet in size. Maximum width is 168" and maximum length is 192". Should you have extremely large windows please call for more details.
Frequently, roller shades are used in conjunction with draperies and other window fashions; therefore, fascia panels are typically not included. However, facial panels can be ordered as an option. They are constructed of L shaped aluminum and available in white or bronze. The fascia panel conceals the front and bottom of the roller tube and mounting hardware and provides a very custom and clean finished look. The fascia system is designed for fast, easy and secure installation. They are constructed of L shaped aluminum and available in white, aluminum or bronze. The fascia panel conceals the front and bottom of the roller tube and mounting hardware and provides a very custom and clean finished look. The fascia system is designed for fast, easy and secure installation. As an option the fascia can be wrapped with the shades fabric - see options box below.
The fabric below is known in the industry as "First." "No Seconds" of any nature are ever used on our roller shades. The fabric has a fiberglass base with double coated vinyl plastic to a total weight of 14 ounces per square yard and has a high degree of opacity for effective light control. It is pliable and has been properly treated to resist pinholing, cracking and breaking. And, it is flame resistant. The fabric is waterproof, washable and color fast to water and light. It has sufficient rigidity to insure straight hanging, resists curl twists, bowling and distortion - it is dimensionally stable and will not shrink or stretch. However, shades wider than 108" may have some minor deflection (sag) in the center.
Any roller shade with a panel width greater than the width of the fabric will be "railroaded" (fabric is turned on its side and may be seamed). Any panel with a height greater than the maximum fabric width less 5" will have one or more visible horizontal seams.
Current production time for this product is 10 to 12 business days. Please allow 2 to 5 business days for shipping.