Best Window Shades in the Market

By: Smart Zero Home
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Shading the window (especially West and South facing windows) in summer afternoon keeps your home cool and saves electricity, puts less load on the AC, and makes the space comfortable Shading windows effectively is also a passive cooling strategy and can be accomplished by blinds, roller shades and curtains. See our post on choosing the right window shade.

The choice of window shade type should depend on the room/space, its required for

Here are the best window shades available in the market today, based on our analysis, and feedback from customers and retailers:

Company Lutron Levolor Bali Hampton Bay HomeBasics
Rating* 9.5 9 8.8 8.8 8.8
Price** $324 $82 $78 $115 $122
Opacity 85% 65% 75% 65% 90%
Shade Type Electronic Shades Blinds Roller Shades Roman Shades Shutters
Model Details (from manufacturer) Sivoia honeycomb Wireless electronic shades, remote control, air pockets for increased insulation Visions 2, for smaller windows, comes in a variety of finishes including faux wood Solar Roller Shades, blocks 90% UV rays, insulates Premier Roman Shades, foldable rods at the back of the fabric, number of fabric designs available Plantation Shutters, vinyl shutters suitable for high humidity spaces such as bathrooms
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* Smart Zero Home overall rating based on customer and retailer feedback and our 5 parameter market analyses
** Price is the best price available online, and may include discounted/bargain prices that may not be available everywhere


Also see our post on Windows Installation and on Window Shades 101.