Silhouette® Window Shadings Buying Guide

Silhouette® Window Shadings Buying Guide
24 Jul 2020
If you wish to afford the luxury of having light and privacy at the same time, then Silhouette® Window Shadings are a great choice. Silhouette® Window Shadings are amongst the most premium window coverings available in the market today. Silhouette® Window Shadings feature soft, adjustable, S-shaped vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabrics. This innovative design lets light filter through while also obscuring the outside world’s view into your space. If you have been contemplating buying Silhouette® Window Shadings , our Silhouette® Window Shadings buying guide will help you understand the intricacies and make the right decisions.
  • Key reasons to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings
Transforming harsh sunlight into softly filtered light, UV protection and offering daytime privacy are the key reasons to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings .
  • Fabric opacity & light control
The choice of fabrics will be determined by your requirement to filter sun’s harmful rays. Depending on your choice of fabrics, Silhouette® Window Shadings can filter up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays. You have a choice of two fabric options to choose from.

The type of construction you choose will depend on the temperature extremes you live in. For particularly hot or cold temperatures, the double honeycomb, triple honeycomb or Architella® construction would make for a good choice for their ability to provide higher insulation.
  1. Translucent fabric - A white rear sheer fabric obscures the view into your home, providing you daytime privacy even when the S-shaped vanes are open. This offers great benefit specially to city dwellers. With apartments windows peeping into each other, maintaining privacy is a challenge and the only way it comes is by trading off the sunlight entering your room. Translucent fabrics let the sunlight through but block outside views into your home, thus helping you achieve the perfect balance between privacy and light control.
  2. Light dimming fabric - If your window faces the east or the west direction and is exposed to harsh sunlight, light dimming fabrics are a good choice. The light dimming fabric disperses the sunlight entering into the room. At the same time, this fabric uses the same natural light to illuminate the interior of the home.
  • Translucent and Light dimming in one shade
Hunter Douglas’s Duolite® system allows you to strike the perfect balance of light and privacy by combining two fabrics - one light filtering and the other room darkening - into a single shade. This beautiful feature allows every space in your home to be multifunctiona

  • Selecting the right vane size
The S-shaped vanes are available in three sizes viz. 2 inches, 3 inches and 4 inches. The choice of vane size will depend on the size of your window. A larger vane size is suitable for large windows while the smaller vane size is suitable for smaller window sizes. If you aren’t able to decide the right vane size, we would recommend taking an expert opinion.
  • Fabric design, textures & colours
This is one factor that is completely dependent on you. There are plenty of choices available in the design, texture & colours of fabrics. Spend plenty of time considering your options and ensure that your choice fits the style of your apartment and is exactly as per your taste.

  • The operating system
The operating system of your Silhouette® Window Shadings will determine how much you enjoy them. Here too, you have plenty of choices to consider:
  1. Manual operation - If you prefer to operate your shades manually, you have three choices:
    • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
    • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.
    • EasyRise™- Features a system of a continuous cord loop that’s specially engineered for smooth, easy operation.
  2. Automatic operation/ Motorised operation - If you are habituated to frequent opening and closing of the window blinds throughout the day, then you must choose the automatic operation system which comes with many advantages. For ex. PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas allows you to control or schedule your Silhouette® Window Shadings through a remote control, through a mobile app and even through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  • Prefer only premium honeycomb shades
Only honeycomb window shades can offer you the complete benefit of energy saving, sound absorption as well as choice of fabric opacity, fabric material, colours, designs & textures. Hence you must only opt for premium window honeycomb blinds.
  Where to buy Silhouette® Window Shadings ?

Silhouette® Window Shadings are definitely among the most popular window coverings in the market today. To buy Silhouette® Window Shadings you can visit a Hunter Douglas Dealer near you. You can also submit an enquiry online by clicking here :