Quiet Shade Motors : How Quiet is Quiet?

Posted by Greg Amato on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Do quiet motors sound like a luxury to you? It all depends upon your needs, your environment, and your personal preferences.

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Topics: Somfy Radio Quiet, RTS Motors, lutron roller shades, automated shades, Castec, BTX, Mechoshades, Motorized

Managing sunlight and privacy with rolling shades

Posted by Greg Amato on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 12:09 AM

The challenge: Managing light so sunlight can be blocked and filtered at the same time?

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Topics: aia lunch and learn, motorized shade control, lutron roller shades, architects, Architects & Designers, Bay Screens and Shades, Bay Screens and Shades, Lutron Shades, Draper Shades, Castec, Draper, manual shade, light control, Motorized

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Bay Screens

Posted by Greg Amato on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 12:06 AM

Ahh, Spring is here, warm winds, fresh air, we all want to leave our windows open to let the air in. Some of us worry about bugs flying or crawling inside, others like to keep the dust out. Whatever your concern, insect screens will keep out mosquitos, flys, bees, wasps and any and all types of flying creatures. We put them on windows, sliding sns swinging doors. we now have retractable windows and doors, that are unseen, till needed. We even have screens with alarm wiring to let you know when an intruder tries to get in. We make upper attic vent screens or lower crawl space screens, to keep mice and rats out. Even pesky squirrles are no match for our 1/4" hardware cloth. We do them all. We meausre and install, sometimes the same day. You can bring them into our shop or we can send trained installers to your site for an experts opinion on your needs. We even do motorized insect products, and can now do openings 30' wide and 12' tall with products that are bug tite and hold up to the wind and weather and ar controlled with hand held remotes or wireless wall switches.

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Topics: home automation, window screens, interior screens, interior window screens, residential window screens, Sliding screen door, alarm screens, Santa Monica ScreensBay Screens and Shades, lutron, fabrics, Shades, Architects & Designers, window coverings santa monica, Lutron Shades, Draper Shades, Phifer, Draper, Insolroll Shades, rolling shades, shading solutions, Mermet, roller shades, bay screens, designer shades, designer window treatments, designer roller shades designer solar shades, light control, Motorized, exterior sun shades, exterior solar shades, exterior patio shades, patio shades

History of the Roman Shade

Posted by Greg Amato on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 @ 09:25 AM

The concept of Engineered Shading Solutions goes back thousands of years with the Roman Shade. The Greeks and Romans provided shading in their Porticos and Colonnades. The Pantheon in Rome was built in 126 C.E. and shaded the Romans from the harsh Italian sun.


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Topics: fabrics, Shades, commercial, Solar, InSync, roller shades, Motorized, Roman Shades, motorized roman shades

Caution – Our Shades are Very Graphic!

Posted by Greg Amato on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 @ 12:08 PM

We know what you were thinking – This can’t be legal!  I’ll only take a quick peek!

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Topics: fabrics, Shades, commercial, Solar, Window Shades, Architects & Designers, Motors, draperies, Decorating with Fabric, Motorized, Product News, NYC, Smart, Quiet, Graphics, Recycle, Recycled Material

The Designer's Coach 2nd Edition

Posted by Greg Amato on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 @ 12:06 PM

Who Else Wants to Discover the Hidden Keys to Running a Booming Decorating Business Using Dynamic 21st Century Tactics Combined With Timeless, Legendary Customer attraction Strategies

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Topics: fabrics, Shades, commercial, residential, Window Shades, Architects & Designers, draperies, The Green Window, The Designer's Coach, Decorating with Fabric, Motorized