Stack Heights – How Thick Will Your Shade Be?

Cordless Double Cell Light Filtering Stack Height
The stack height is how thick the entire shade is when it’s fully compressed.

Stack Height: The distance from the bottom of the bottom rail to the top of the headrail of a window treatment that is fully raised up to the top of the window.

Knowing Stack Height Helps to:

  1. Determine where you should hang your shade above doors or window frames.
  2. Envision how much space at the top of the window will be blocked by the shade.
  3. Decide which type of shade to get in the first place!


Use Your Shades to Trap Solar Heat!

If you already have cellular shades, chances are you’re into saving energy. And maybe you’re into saving some money, too! After all, 20% of the heating bill flies right out the window unless they’re covered with any sort of insulating material.

So you know how cellular shades reduce energy transfer by keeping your heat from escaping out into the cold. BUT, do you know how to use your shades to actually get free heat? Allow us to introduce: Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (aka SHGC).

How To Remove Mini Blinds

Sorry buddy, your special fortress has gotta go.
Sorry buddy, your special fortress has gotta go.

It has been an eyesore to you for years, but now it’s finally time to take down those mini blinds that have been cluttering your home’s interior space. Before you take these blinds down and replace with a new set of cellular shades, you want to make sure you don’t damage your window frame or walls. For this project, you’re going to need a few tools and an open afternoon.