Pleated Shade

Definition

A window blind made of one layer of fabric that folds when it is drawn up and unfolds when it is drawn down.

Things you need to know

Pleated shades supply a certain amount of insulation, but they are not as energy-efficient as honeycomb shades. In the summer, pleated shades protect against solar heat gain, but (consisting of only one layer of fabric) they are less effective at insulating against cold in the winter.

Also known as

Pleated Blind

Cost Considerations

Pleated shades run between $55 and $75 for a 27-inch window. They are less expensive than woven wood shades, but generally more expensive than honeycomb/cellular shades, roller shades, and fabric/Roman shades.

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