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Window Shades for Single-Hung Windows

October 10, 2010

When choosing window treatments for single hung windows, you will find a wide variety of choices. Some of the most popular styles of window shades and blinds include:

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  • Pleated shades. These shades stack compactly and are available in a variety of colors and fabrics. When open, these shades can stack all the way above single hung windows so you won't obscure the view or natural light.
  • Cellular or honeycomb shades. These shades have layers of fabric that are pleated into a honeycomb shape for style and added insulation.
  • Roman shades: These shades can be raised and lowered like a blind and are usually made of fabric so that they resemble curtains.
  • Woven-wood shades. Usually made from bamboo or reeds or other natural looking materials, these shades are typically thicker than other shades so they need more stacking space.
  • Venetian blinds. These horizontal blinds, usually made of aluminum, are available in various widths from ½ inch to 2 inches.
  • Vertical blinds. These fabric, vinyl, or wood blinds work best for larger windows and sliding glass doors, but if you have tall single hung windows you may want to try them.

As you can see, there are a lot of options when selecting window shades for single hung windows. Prices depend on the style and material you choose, along with the size. In general, you can spend as little as $30 or as much as $200 or more for window shades.

If you spend less on single hung windows, you can always upgrade your window shades to add style to your rooms.


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