Denver’s Top 5 Window Covering Features

We all have things in common when it comes to our homes, and at Rocky Mountain Shutters & Shades, we are here to let you in on a little secret. Denver area homeowners are all searching for the same window covering features! As we reveal the list of the Top 5, pay attention to which ones you can relate to…

Covering Glass Doors?

Our sliding glass doors and patio doors are the gateway to getting outside–which we ALL love. So, access is one of the most important features. That’s one of the reasons many homeowners are waiting to cover the doors of their homes–they don’t want to sacrifice function. The other reason? They don’t often know what’s possible, often wanting contemporary options. We pride ourselves on offering great solutions for glass doors that increase light control, but don’t interfere with function!

large windows and glass doors with gray roller shades
Designer Roller Shades


Dual Shades: Twice the Control

Here in Colorado, we are big fans of sunshine…until we’re not. We want the light, but then we want to block it out. We want custom options, so it’s no surprise that dual shade options are high on this list of top window covering features. With the light filtering portion lowered in place, it’s easy to take in the view and enjoy softened sunlight. Then, when the sun gets too intense, or it’s heating up your interiors, simply lower the blackout portion into place.

home office with dual sheer shades in Denver CO
Nantucket™ Window Shades


Motorized Blinds

Remote control blinds and smart shades are of high-interest to homeowners. So much so that we recently put together a list of frequently asked questions for our clients to help you understand your options. Homeowners are loving the automatic adjustments that come from scheduled openings and closings. This not only increases the comfort of our homes, but it can conserve energy–which is vital to all of us! Speaking of conservation, one of the most sought-after window covering features of motorized blinds is the rechargeable battery wand designed to replace the use of disposable batteries. Get convenience, save money in the long run, AND keep us from throwing out batteries? That’s a “Yes” from all of us!

man on handheld device with powerview app to adjust automated shades in Denver CO
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with PowerView® Automation


Room Darkening

We’ve already mentioned how we love the light that our Colorado skies have to offer. But, it’s really about control when it comes to window treatments. The ability to turn off the sunlight is important for getting sleep when you want it. Your media space or living room can be darkened–no matter the time of day–so you can enjoy a marathon of your favorite show. Or, what about that wall of windows that gets hit hard by the late afternoon sun? Blackout shades are ideal for keeping the interior of your home from heating up.

room darkening and blackout shade halfway down in bedroom with bunk beds
Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades


Skylight Windows

A beautiful feature for homes, skylight windows bring in natural light while maintaining the privacy of your home. But, depending how many you have, or which direction they face, you can find yourself wishing you had more control of the light. Skylight window shades are a great way to get control. They range in options of fabric opacities, so you can choose to filter the light and enjoy tree top and sky views. Or, you could have the opportunity to block out the light when you want, or let it stream in when it’s convenient with opaque fabrics.

skylight windows with honeycomb shades in Denver home
Duette® Honeycomb Shades


At Rocky Mountain Shutters & Shades, we would love to have you visit one of our local window treatment showrooms to see what’s new. Find favorites, feel fabrics and operate the full-size displays to discover which window features you like the best. Then, schedule and in-home consult with us. Our window covering designers bring ideas and inspiration for you, ready to guide you to the right options for your home. Get in touch with our team today!