Last week the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) announced the winners of the 2010 WCMA Product Awards. We’re thrilled that a number of our manufacturers received recognition for their excellent work.

One product worth an extra look is DSC Window Fashions’ HiTech Ultimate Roman Shade, which received honors for Most Innovative Overall Design in the “Green” Products — Health and Environmental Safety category.  When we saw this product up close we were impressed by the thought that went into the design.

The side facing the room is a beautiful Roman shade, which lets homeowners get the look of a soft treatment with the ease of operation of a blind; the side facing the exterior of the home is a white cellular shade. The design completely conceals any internal cords, which offers a sleeker look to the homeowner and makes it less tempting for children to play with the window treatment.  This treatment can be motorized by Somfy to completely eliminate exposed cords.

This is also a good option for homeowners who want to stylishly conserve energy.  According to the manufacturers’ website the cellular shade offers a 62% reduction in heat or cold transfer.

Other benefits of the HiTech Ultimate Roman Shade:

  • Customers can choose from a wide fabric selection or send in their own fabric — though plaids and sheers are not accepted.
  • The window treatment comes with a 4 1/2″ valance for added panache.
  • Blackout or sateen lining can be added to the to the face fabric if desired. This option will stabilize light-weight fabrics and silks as well as enhance room darkening. (Excellent for media room and bedrooms.)
  • Widths up to 96” in one piece are available or order two shades and butt them together to go even wider.
  • Home owners can enhance the beauty of this shade with contrasting valances or by adding decorative trims or bandings.
  • The metal headrails are sleek and modern in design and easy to install.
  • The HiTech Ulitmate Shade is manufactured in the USA.

When choosing window treatments for your home, consider HiTech Ultimate Roman Shades!