Back to School: Roller Shades For Your Home, Office or Dorm

The time of year when students head back to school and the summer begins winding down is already here! Budgets are at the top of everyone's mind, especially students and proud parents looking to save any money with all of the needed back-to-school supplies. Through all of these important purchases, you may not be thinking about window coverings, but this time of year can be the most opportune time to upgrade your window shades or blinds and on a budget.

Easy and Inexpensive Window Covering Solution

This is where roller shades could fit perfectly into your expenses and into your home, office or dorm room. What are roller shades you may be asking? Roller shades are rectangular pieces of cloth that are affixed to a dowel or tube and then mounted to wall brackets over your window. Roller shades then offer a pulley, spring system or a remote automated mechanism that draws the material over your windows for an effective and highly customizable window shade.


    Roller Shade Misconceptions and Facts

    • Many people think that roller shades can look outdated or tacky. The truth is roller shades offer many benefits that other window coverings do not and they can be customized to fit any window, any decor or any given situation.
    • If you are wondering about how much sun gets blocked with roller shades, you are in luck, because roller shades can be tailored to block as much or as little sunlight as you wish. There are even double roller shades available if you want to let as much light in during the day, but would also enjoy the privacy of blackout shades in the evening.
    • The possibilities are endless and if you can dream up a pattern or type of material, you can likely apply that to a roller shade. From crazy patterned fabrics to advanced semi-transparent, UV-ray blocking material, roller shades can offer substantial variability for treating the windows in your home, office or student living space.
    • Surprisingly, roller shades do not require a lot of upkeep and can last for years and years in your home. With routine quick maintenance and cleaning, and the assistance of Galaxy Window Covering's upkeep services, your roller shades can always be a great staple to your home.



    Roller shades can give you a clean look that fits with any decor, even a students dorm room! Plus they are cost-effective and are easy to clean and maintain.

    For more window covering ideas, visit our Window Covering page and contact us today! We can help you pick out the exact right window covering solutions for any situation.