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Choosing the Right Window Shade

Draper offers window shades for every application.  Interior shades are convenient to operate, from motorized options to budget- friendly manual controls and are easy to install. They may be layered with other window coverings for light control as well as energy savings.

Openness and Opacity

A wide range of fabric colors and types are available. If room darkening window shades are required for projection, privacy, or for daytime rest, consider an opaque fabric. To preserve daylight and views, Draper offers a wide variety of mesh fabrics.

  • You can get an idea of what opacity means and how it effects the view by using our View-Through Simulator.
  • To explore the styles, colors and opacity of the fabrics available use our Fabric Selector tool and the
  • The Fabric Description tool shows you detailed technical data like thickness, weight and certifications on the fabrics available.


All of Draper’s residential window shade fabrics are fire retardant. Contact Draper, Inc. for information on specific standards and certifications. Other fabrics are also available.

GREENGUARD® Certification

GREENGUARD® Children & Schools™ certified materials meet or exceed the strictest standards for indoor air quality where children spend many hours a day. Draper’s GreenGuard® certified fabrics include a wide range. Check out the Fabric Description tool to find out if the fabric you are interested in is certified.

Microban® Protection

Microban antimicrobial protection works continually to inhibit the growth of stain-causing bacteria, mold and mildew for the life of the shade. Numerous fabrics by Phifer now include Microban. Microban is a registered trademark of Microban Products Company.

Consider Draper FlexShades In Your Home Theater, Office or Conference Room

If you have windows in a room where you will be viewing data, movies or other presentations you need effective light control. Draper FlexShades offer fully opaque shades in a variety of fabrics install next to the glass, behind your decorator window coverings, or even on the outside of the window. Motorized units are compatible with automation systems, and are the most energy-efficient type of window coverings, depending on the level of control you desire.

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