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Three New and Exciting Technologies In Window Blinds

Aug 30, 2008
Window shades were once simple, practical covering used to block light from a room. But today, window blinds are works of art that can reduce energy costs, filter UV light, and some even over motorized components! In 2007 the window blinds industry welcomed three new technologies: Pirouette window shadings, Skyline Gliding Window Panels, and motorized controls with Platinum Technology.

Pirouette Window Shades
Pirouette window shades combine the look of traditional window shades with the functionality of blinds. These horizontal blinds have wide fabric vanes that can be used to control the look of the shades as well as to precision control the amount of light and privacy in the room.

When the vanes are completely flattened, it gives the shade a smooth, contemporary look while providing maximum privacy and light controlled. If the vanes of the window shades are slightly raised, they look almost like Roman shades. With the vanes fully opened, warm light floods into the room and there is a clear view through the window.

In addition to being highly functional, these window shades come in a wide range of sizes and colors. Options include 4" or 5" vanes, EasyRise or UltraGlide lifting system, and a variety of fabrics offering different levels of light control.

Skyline Gliding Window Panels
Skyline takes traditional vertical blinds and gives them an updated look. New technology gives these window blinds all of the advantages of vertical blinds while addressing their traditional shortcomings. These sophisticated treatments are offered in a variety of fabrics that let them fit a range of decors from traditional to contemporary. Inspired by today's urban influences, they provide a look unlike anything else.

Improved technology means that operating them is simple. The lower track and integrated bottom weights prevent the vanes from swinging back and forth. This makes for smoothing opening and closing and keeps gaps from appearing between panels that let in unwanted light or compromise privacy.

The panels of Skyline gliding window panels are available in 11 1/2" and 17" widths and in a huge range of fabrics. The innovative track design means that there is no limit to the number of panels that can be used on a single track. No window is too wide for Skyline panels.

Platinum Technology
PowerRise, PowerGlide, and PowerTilt revolutionized the window blinds industry when they were first introduced. But since their introduction these features have become even better! The new Platinum Technology versions of these motorized options have made them even more useful. Easy to install and operate, these window blinds can now be controlled up to 100 feet away with the sleek remote control. Multiple window shades can be operated simultaneously, even in multiple rooms!

Window blinds have certainly come a long way since the days of the basic, bland window covering. The huge range of options and features on today's window blinds can turn your windows into a conversation piece with all of the styles and high-tech gadgetry on the market today.
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