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Roller Shades on Patio Doors

This blog is to show what roller shades on patio doors look like and how they work. This is a job that we did in Incline Village NV. I will be adding some extra details to the blog to give some information that should be helpful to you. This client spent quite a bit of time with us doing consultations in order to make sure that they got exactly what they needed. So, please watch the video and you may pick up a nugget or two that will help you decide if this is a good choice for you.

Some Technical Details

30 seconds! That is not a short period of time. There were a LOT of factors that went in to the choice we made. Since the whole home was done with Hunter Douglas PowerView motors, we needed to use their system to keep consistent operation. I did explain to the client that they would need some patience when opening the shades if they were needing to get outside. Even though it takes 30 seconds to open, it could have taken longer. I made a design choice on this project to use a larger tube size. The larger the roller tube, the faster the shade will raise and lower. Keep in mind that this patio door is about 8 feet high.

If you wanted a roller shade for a patio door that would raise more quickly, can it be done? Yes. Check out this link to another video that I did on a large sliding door. This video showed a patio door that is about the same height, but the lift time is half of the one in this blog. It takes 16 seconds to raise or lower. The reason for this is that on that job, I used a different motor which spins at a quicker rate. If you want to learn more about that motor, go to the video link.

More Details on Roller Shade Fabrics

View Through Screen Shade

Another factor to consider is what kind of fabric to choose. When it comes to selecting a fabric, it becomes one of the most important choices you can make. Why is this so? It is because the fabric you choose can have a giant impact on the feel of the room. Let’s use this room as an example. As you heard me say in the video, the customer was having the sun hit them in the face when they were trying to relax in the space. This is why we chose the dark version of the 1% screen shades. Had we chosen a white fabric, the light would be amplified when the sun hit it. Would it protect the room from UV light damage, yes. It would also provide shading at a slightly higher level. And the insulation factor would also be a little better as well. But, the most important thing that the client wanted was a comfort level when the sun was projecting toward them in that space.

I could write a lot more, but my specialty is to work specifically with you on your project. My goal is to make sure that you are listened to and assisted to make the best decisions for your project. I hope that you will consider using Kempler Design Window Fashions when you are trying to make great choices for your home or other locations.

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Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.

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