Effortless Operation for Cellular Shades
Cellular Shades are technologically advanced window coverings made from pleated fabric that forms honeycomb-shaped cellular compartments. The air pockets created by cellular shades traps air, providing excellent insulation for your rooms, thus saving on your energy bills. Cellular shades are available in single, double and triple layers. Cellular shades with more layers have higher insulation and energy efficiency. They are typically installed on the sides of the window frame, rather than being installed with a valance at the top of the frame, which makes it convenient to be pulled down from the top as well. They enhance any home décor and are available in a broad spectrum of choices for customers.
Apart from being highly effective in saving energy bills and providing exceptional aesthetic appeal to the windows, cellular shades are highly practical offering different opacity options. They are available in sheer, light filtering, room darkening, and blackout fabrics that meet every requirement of a building.
Modern day cellular shades can be operated with different types of control options. Customers can make their choice based on their budget and requirements. The control options available to us today –
1. Standard Cord Control
The Standard Cord Control is available at no extra cost along with the shades. The cord is color-coordinated to enhance the visual appeal of the shade. The controls can be placed either on the right (standard) or the left side. Care should be taken to keep the cord out of reach of children and pets using cord winders and cord cleats to prevent unwanted strangulation hazards. Typically the cord length is approximately 1⁄3 of the shade height.
2. The Cordless Lift
Cordless Lift is a safe window treatment operating option that is ideal for homes with children or pets. An optional sky pole of is provided with cordless lift shades for windows that are not easily accessible and shade widths not exceeding 36″ (91.5 cm). However, two sky poles can be used in tandem to ensure even operation of the wider shades. As the cordless lift is efficiently used on smaller, easily accessible windows, the following option is the better bet for larger windows and those that aren’t easily reached.
3. Continuous Cord-Loop Lift
Continuous Cord-Loop lift is recommended for larger and heavier shades. It comes with a clutch mechanism concealed in the color coordinated aluminum head rail that assists in raising and lowering the shade with ease, in addition to stopping the shade at any point bottom rail held level. A single continuous cord-loop raises and lowers the shade and keeps the cord at the same length. The Continuous Cord-loop Lift stacks the fully raised shade compactly and holds it securely. The control length for Continuous-loop Lift shades varies based on finished shade height. Optional cord loop lengths can be specified at the time of order.
4. Motorized Lift
With the new innovation Motorized cellular shades, can be operated from virtually anywhere in the home. The motorized option provides easy operation of even hard-to-reach or large window coverings. It efficiently manages energy by decreasing heat gain and loss. Motorized Lifts operate multiple window treatments simultaneously or individually and are the preferred ‘safe’ alternative to dangling cords. They can be easily integrated with other home automation systems with WiFi that are gaining popularity among homeowners today. The low voltage Motorization requires no costly electrical hard-wiring, which makes installation of the system easy and hassle-free. Moreover, it comes with multiple control options for customer satisfaction.
Virtual cord control is the latest addition to the operating options in cellular shades. The new technically advanced motors of virtual cord control utilize a unique communication protocol referred to as “iO” that provides precise, reliable shade operation, and simplified programming. Each shade includes all components for superior installation and operation. These modern day innovative cellular shades have many key features that make them the perfect choice for your windows.
Simple, intuitive control using the unique Virtual Cord is included with every cellular shade. The availability of an optional single channel remote to control shades individually or in a group makes operating the shades quite easy for everyone. Homeowners will also have the convenience of operating shades from virtually anywhere in the home, up to 65 feet. The consistent motor speed regardless of size or weight keeps the shades moving smoothly. Virtual cord control provides efficient management of energy through reduced heat gain or loss through the windows. It is a safer and more effective alternative to accessible cords that are traditionally used to operate window covering. They are ideal and safe for homes with children and pets.
The appeal of the new operating system is enhanced by the clean design that has an integrated antenna and LED operation confirmation. LED feedback on controls simplifies operation and programming for customers. The push button control on shade end cap provides both a programming function at set-up and for shade operation, should the control be misplaced.
The new design operates larger shades and narrower widths even in the tallest heights, quietly and smoothly. Moreover, it has a limit safety protection feature that simplifies reprogramming, should it be necessary while protecting the shade from damage. The low voltage Motorization requires no costly electrical hard-wiring.
With the availability of such vast range of choices in every area, cellular shades today are considered the complete package for ideal window treatments.