Roller shades are a highly popular window covering that is mostly used in screen rooms and bathrooms because they are durable, easily maintained and simple to clean. Roller shades are window coverings made from vinyl, laminate or fabric and are available in a variety of thicknesses. Roller shades are made up of a single sheet of fabric and are raised by a spring like mechanism that retracts and closes by manually pulling on the bottom corner of the shade. The vinyl and laminate roller shades are fairly easy to clean and can be cleaned using simple house cleaners.
When attempting to clean fabric roller shades you will find that they are not as forgiving when it comes to cleaners as the laminate and vinyl roller shades are. Fabric roller shades require regular maintenance to assure that they do not get damaged from dust and dirt. Fabric roller shades should be regularly vacuumed using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner and dusted. It is possible to clean fabric window roller shades by lightly spot cleaning with a clean cloth and hot water. Vinyl and laminate roller shades are simple to clean because the material is not absorbent but instead repellant. This makes the roller shade a great window covering choice when you need durability and style. The best cleaning solution for vinyl and laminate is a regular all purpose cleaner such as 409 and Mr. Clean. Simple wipe the dirt off with a damp cloth and some all purpose cleaner and they will look like new in no time.