QC ROLLER SHADE SPECIFYING TIPS: CHANNELS

As complete light blockage in hotel rooms becomes more of a preference for travelers and hotel guests, window treatment manufacturers are coming up with new ways to cater to that preference. Adding channels along the window edges when specifying a roller shade has been found to be a huge aid when it comes to light leakage. When choosing, there are multiple options, so we bring you the three different kinds that Quiltcraft offers and a few tips so that you can make an educated decision next time you specify roller shade channels.

 

“L” CHANNEL

Use  

Minimizes light penetration while providing guests’ shade forgiveness

Notes

Most commonly used as a sill channel but, can also be side channel.

Avoid

When complete light capture is required (in meeting rooms, etc.).


“U” CHANNEL

Use

Ensures complete light capture by encapsulating shade.

Notes  

While terrific at capturing light, this channel provides very little flexibility with use. Helps eliminate light from coming in on side of the shades. Used for absolute blackout in the room. Can function for either inside or outside mounting as well as sill or side channels.

Avoid

Common for made to come out of channel and often require property to adjust.


CENTER CHANNEL

Use

When multiple shade bands create intolerable light gaps.

Notes

Requires solid continuous blocking for shades placed next to each other. Can be utilized for independent shades covering one space.

Avoid

Applications where channel cannot be continuously secured and supported.


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We hope this post was helpful to you. Click below for an in-depth explanation on
the difference between “L” and “U” channels
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