Custom Roller Shades

Roller shades provide privacy with a creative and eye-catching feel and are right for every decor. Raise and lower in one smooth easy motion. Rich in character! Use alone or with a complimentary window treatment like a drapery panel or cornice box.

Product Overview

Custom Roller Shades in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, Fresno

Roller shades have become quite the popular window treatment trend due to their clean, sleek look, simple operation, and versatility. Many people have bad connotations when it comes to roller shades because they think about the old ones that use to roll and flop around the window, but that’s not what 3 Blind Mice offer today. This type of window shades are built by attaching the fabric, vinyl or solar screens to spring-loaded or motorized rollers, conventional roller, and solar shades are now offered in a wide range of styles, colors, textures, and patterns that can be custom built to match any home’s décor.

Fully Retractable

View-Through

Motorized / Alexa Compatible

  • Vertical
  • Horizontal

Orientations

12″ – 240″

12″ – 360″

Sizes

  • Low
  • Moderate

Cost

Highlights

Motorization helps your roller shades & other window coverings last longer because the wear and tear associated with manual pulling and tugging goes away. Today’s motorization systems also offer a variety of remote control options, and vendors like QMotion now have Apps to control your window treatments from your iPhone, iPad or Android device! Learn more about motorized window coverings.

Most roll shades come with a variety of fabric choices that allows you to control the amount of light you let in while affording different degrees of privacy and controlling the amount of solar heat you can prevent or retain. Typically, the shades are inside mounted so it does allow a certain “halo” effect around the edges of the blinds. To eliminate this “halo”, you have several options: a blackout track system that runs along the edges and bottom of the shade, an outside mount that overlaps the sill or drapery side panels.

3 Blind Mice cares about the safety of your children (and pets), which is why we offer a variety of child-friendly shades that provide a safe environment for your children. For more detailed information, please view our blog on child-safe window treatments.

Modern roll shades raise and lower in one smooth easy motion or can even be motorized for an easier operation. Because of their sleek, minimal effect when raised, they are a wonderful way to add a simple, understated design element to any room in your home, and can be used alone or with a complimentary, multi-layer window treatment by adding drapery panels, valances or cornice boxes to give your window design an even more dramatic look. 

FAQS

Roller shades are motorization compatible which makes controlling your shades with your phone, tablet, remote or voice with automation solutions a dream. If you already have roller shades installed in your home and would like to add automation, you can add solutions that are battery powered if you prefer to avoid electrical work. If you are considering blackout roller shades for your space, automation allows you to schedule your privacy! At sunset or at sunrise you can have privacy with the push of a button, flip of a switch, or the accuracy of a timer.

Whether custom vinyl roller shades or beautiful fabric roller shades are destined for your space, the first step to installing roller shades is to measure. First, measure the depth of the window casing to ensure all of the hardware can be sufficiently installed within the window casing. If it can’t, you’ll want to opt for outside-mounted roller shades. Depending on the style selected, you’ll need between 1.5-3 inches of depth. Next, measure and record the width of the window at the top of the casing. Last, measure the length of the window in three places: the left, center, and right, recording the longest of the three measurements. For each measurement, round to the nearest one-eighth inch.

Although roller shades are a durable window treatment option, occasionally they need to be adjusted. A roller shade can become too loose, causing the fabric on the roll to hang off the roll or preventing the shade from rolling up. To fix a loose roller shade, the spring inside of the mechanism will need to be tightened. Remove the blind from the bracket, tighten the flat pin, pull down the blind and roll it back up manually, and then check the blind for correct resistance by pulling it down and releasing it up. If a roller shade is too tight it will quickly snap back or be difficult to pull down, so ensure you do not over-tighten the flat pin.

To install a roller shade you will need a screwdriver, measuring tape, pencil, and wall anchors (if the mounting surface is hollow). For spring roller shades, the left and right bracket may be different so begin by identifying the correct bracket orientation and then screw in the brackets. The next step is to install the shade and align the brackets to the pins on either side of the shade, making sure to pair the locking pin with the locking bracket. Test the operation of the shade: there should be enough space between the top of the shade and the window casing for the shade to open and close without friction. If you prefer to leave the installation to the pros, we can help! Contact 3 Blind Mice to order and arrange installation of your new roller shades.

Roller shades are simple and versatile, remaining a popular window treatment choice for many years due these qualities. Since roller shades do not have any folds, slats, or louvres, these window treatments are incredibly easy to keep clean. With just a headrail and one solid piece of material (fabric or synthetic), roller shades are designed to extend the full length of your window. Roller shades can be installed inside the window casing (a popular option if you have attractive molding) or outside the window casing. They are compatible with motorization and available in cordless options, making them an excellent option for a stylish and safe home.

A roller shade is a simple shade that lays flat when lowered and when raised, it wraps around a cylinder. Roller shades come in a wide variety of materials, from blackout material to sheer and everything between.

Pros/Cons

Pros
Cons
Contemporary Large gaps
Non-Intrusive Telescoping
Translucent Mistaken for off-the-shelf

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We are delighted with our motorized blinds and would highly recommend ‘Three Blind Mice’.

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