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  • Writer's pictureJoel Guyer

How Much Do Roman Shades Cost in 2022?


Roman shades are a unique blend of classic drapery and modern shades. The body of these types of shades is made from drapery fabric but with the functionality of blinds, operating from a headrail type design. They can be made in a wide variety of fabric styles, from heavy fabric to sheer and airy materials, to enhance the room. Guyer Shutter Company uses two primary suppliers for roman shades – one of our suppliers has over 500 fabrics from which to choose and the other has almost 400.


One of the best things about Roman Shades is their simplicity – for instance, the method of opening and closing Roman Shades vs. draperies. With Roman shades, you get the ease and feel of a lightweight, smooth functioning blind, because the shade utilizes a corded system that runs vertically from the top headrail to the bottom hem, lifting the shades in folds.

Why Roman Shades are a Great Choice


The elegant Roman shade is a perfect choice for homeowners who want style as well as cost-efficiency. These delightful window treatments are more than just a pretty covering for windows. They are also extremely efficient. Heavier fabrics create an even more energy-saving value, but even the sheerest materials help conserve energy in your home’s weakest area when it comes to heat transfer. In the summer months, the hot, penetrating sun can increase a room’s temperature quickly. That means higher energy bills in your mailbox every month due to excessive air conditioning use.


In the winter, the heater will run more if a home’s windows aren’t covered well to eliminate heat loss through the windows. Winter is an especially difficult time for windows because the heat coming through from the inside, meeting with cold air on the outside also causes heavy condensation that increases wood breakdown and freezing ice crystals on the windows, making it harder for the home’s heating unit to keep up. Roman shades help block heat transfer, keeping warm air inside. They also help to shield windows from the room’s heat, so they won’t accumulate moisture as much or freeze over.


Not Your Grandmother’s Draperies


Roman shades are a modern twist on a timeless classic for sure, but even more, they aren’t simply one-style fits all drape. Just like traditional drapes, Roman shades come in different fabrics such as cotton, linen, and silk. From elegant and formal to fun or simple, there are multiple fabric choices for every taste.



Pricing


So how do Roman Shades stack up against other products when it comes to price? Just like any other product it depends on several factors including materials and options chosen, as well as the more obvious factor: window size.


While windows can be almost any size, single-window openings are usually one of just a few sizes:


36” x 60” (typical upper floor window)

36” x 72” (typical lower floor window)

48” x 48” (typical bathroom window)

24” x 72” (typical French door opening)


Roman Shades for these windows will vary greatly based on fabric selection, what options are chosen, and the pricing of the retailer.

Here is a price range that you can expect to pay for each of the windows:


36” x 60” $270 - $893

36” x 72” $320 - $1042

48” x 48” $284 - $968

24” x 72” $263 - $802

Even beyond these prices are upgrades like thermal liners, water repellent liners, fire retardant liners, cordless lift, or the bottom-up/top-down option which allows you to lower or raise the shade.


The Bottom Line on Beautiful Roman Shades


No matter what style you choose, Roman shades are versatile, easy to use, and energy-efficient. They truly offer something for every style and function. In addition, they are as appealing from the outside of the home as they are from the inside, so your home will never look better while giving you the most value for your investment.


If you are interested in Roman Shades, contact us, and let us show you how many choices there are and why this could be one of the best choices you make in your home.


We are in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but also serve all of South Central Kentucky and the areas in Middle Tennessee.



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