January 7, 2014
Roller window shades are always a great window treatment option to have in your home. Roller shades are offered in a large variety of fabric textures and colors, with several add-on accessories to “dress-up” the window shade. One such accessory is a hem bar. A hem bar is a weight ovular rod that the fabric is stitched into. The hem bar weight creates a smooth, wrinkle-free operation of the shade and accents the beauty of the fabric. One frequent mistake we see with hem bars, are roller shades that are ordered without a “fabric wrap”. A fabric wrap is when the fabric overlaps the hem bar and is attached on the backside of the fabric after is wraps around the hem bar. If the fabric wrap is not ordered, the shade fabric is inserted straight into the middle of the hem bar and is prone to separate from the fabric due the hem bar weight. Using a “fabric wrap” on your roller window shades prevents this from happening and allows for a more continuous overall appearance of the window shade.