Motorized Blackout Roller Shades with Side Channels: IWCE 2013

Who knew there was a secret to those wonderful blackout roller shades in Vegas?!?! Well, now you do! A “three-way blackout track system” combines felt-lined track embedded shades; this removes the “halo effect” caused by most shades that claim they are blackout shades. A popular alternative to blackout curtains, these can also be motorized for all your cave-like needs.

In the video, you will see how the roller shade material goes inside the channels and glides effortlessly through the channels, eliminating light and giving you the sleep or rest you need. All of our roller shades can come manual or motorized and come in various calming colors.  If you need a dark room, man cave, theater room, kids room, or bedroom blacked-out, call 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings.  We are the motorization specialists for QMotion, Lutron, and Mechoshade.

Product Demo: Blackout Roller Shades Motorized with Side Channels

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This is our 7th post in the series from the International Window Coverings Expo in New Orleans. We made close to 20 videos from vendors like Graber, Qmotion, Lutron Kirbe, Horizon Shades, and Somfy.  To view the other videos from the show, view this playlist. Subscribe to the blog to stay tuned


Comments (14)

Can I provide measurements for a custom order for a home in LA?

Thank you for contacting 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings.

Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to service your area.  

Our areas of service are the following:

San Diego County CA
Orange County CA
Sacramento County CA
Fresno County CA

You may try the following websites as they provide services outside our coverage area.

Thank you for contacting 3 Blind Mice Windows Coverings!

3 Blind Mice Window Coverings, Inc.

I need a black out shade for a church project. It would need to be about 18′ wide and at least that long . Is this possible?

Thank you for contacting 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings. We provide Free In home consultations with an experienced designer.   

We service San Diego, Southern Orange County and Sacramento areas. Do you reside within our service territories? 

We look forward to hearing from you,
3 Blind Mice Window Coverings

Yes do you have anybody in the Houston, Texas area to purchase and install MOTORIZED BLACKOUT ROLLER SHADES WITH SIDE CHANNELS?


Hi Glenn, Thank you for contacting 3 Blind Mice Winndow Coverings. We do have Designer in the Austin area. Hi name is Kevin Renker. We will go ahead and forward your email to him.

Kinds regards,
3 blind Mice Window Coverings.

Hi Thea, would they come out to my area if I asked him? I know it’s not the Austin area.

Typically the designer will travel up to 50 miles from his location.

That is a great tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
Short but very precise info… Appreciate your sharing this one.
A must read post!

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Do you have a filler remedy for the little space above the upper horizontal rail? Light filters in over the blind.

Hello Teriza – if you are located in one of our California locations we may be able to come out to your home and provide a free consultation to assist with your project. Call our team at 858.452.6200. Cheers!

Thank you for your kind offer. Just for clarity with everybody my blind is NOT one of yours and I don’t live nearby. I was asking to see if you could help solve my problem of light sneaking in over the top of the blind. I may have to fashion some kind of flap myself to stop the damn light! Thank you for offering!!!!

Hi! Is this available in Birmingham, Alabama?

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