Iris Window Coverings offers Pleated Shades

Pleated Shades

The main difference between decorative shades and roller shades is the manner in which they operate.

While a roller shade opens by having the shade wind around a tube, a decorative shade opens by having the shade fold up into overlapping layers.

Decorative Shade hardware systems include cord and cord lock, chain operator, and motorization.

There are many types and styles of decorative shades, ranging from an elaborate fabric roman shade with scallops and trim, to a slim and simple pleated shade.

Decorative Shades are available in a myriad of fabrics, including a wide selection of natural material.

All these types of shades can function as complete window treatments or can be accessorized with valances, top treatments or drapery panels.

Pleated Shades Pleated Shades

Pleated Shades (Z-Shades) are similar in style to Cellular Shades, but are a single layer of fabric as opposed to the two or more layers of fabric found in Cellular Shades.

Also sometimes called a "Z-Shade," since when the shade is pulled closed, the fabric unfolds in a "Z" shape.

This style of shade has exposed holes through which the lift cord runs.

And since there is only one layer of fabric involved, these shades are usually less expensive than Cellular Shades, all while providing essentially the same stylish look.

Pleated Shades
  • Available Motorized or Manual
  • Motorized shades can be controlled by Building Management Systems, Home Automation
  • Controllers, simple switches or wireless remote control
  • Assortment of styles offered
  • Large palette of colors
  • Hundreds of fabrics in many different textures
    • Some fabrics may be available as matching Vertical Blinds
  • Opaqueness varies from sheer (see through) to almost total light blocking
  • Optional backings for additional privacy and/or energy efficiency
  • Cordless lift mechanism
  • Continuous cord loop lift system
  • Cordless and Standard cord lift mechanism are available as top-down/bottom-up
  • Specialty shapes including arch and angle tops
  • All shades meet the ANSI Standard for child safety