Roller Shades in the sheer fabrics and materials category offer a privacy rating 1, on a 1-5 (sheer to blackout) scale. These fabrics allow light to enter, while reducing glare. Sheer fabrics work great in areas where privacy is not an issue and a view is desired while reducing glare. Fabrics offered in this subcategory are made of a polyester / rayon blend and offer a screen textured appearance. These materials can also be found in our Solar Shade section.
Semi-Sheer Roller Shades offer a privacy rating 2, on a 1-5 (sheer to blackout) scale; they soften incoming light and provide moderate privacy. These fabrics diffuse light for a soft, screened view. The variety of fabric choices is plentiful. Semi-Sheer Roller Shade fabrics are typically used in open living areas like living, dining and family rooms or any room where dressing up your windows with a beautiful fabric is key while keeping a soft view to the outdoors.
Our Roller Shades with light-filtering materials provide a privacy rating 3, on a 1-5 (sheer to blackout) scale and transmit filtered light with no view through. This category provides substantial privacy, while allowing a soft glow into the room. The range of materials is plentiful. Light-filtering roller shades work in just about any room where a fabric is desired to decorate your window.
Roller Shades with room-darkening and blackout fabrics offer privacy ratings between four and five, on a 1-5 (sheer to blackout) scale. They diffuse light or block all light and give complete privacy. This line of materials gives most light control. Room-darkening Roller Shades are best suited for bedrooms, rooms with entertainment systems or any room where a high degree of light control and privacy is desired.