Shades do a lot for your RV. Yes, they are good for blocking out sunlight. That is the first, and most important, task. But, they do so much more. In blocking the light from your RV, they also protect from harmful UV rays. Some shades (like the black-out shades) offer more protection than others, but it is vital for your health, and the health of your RV to have exposure reduced.
Exposure. That's another important of having a good set of shades in your RV. While you're on the road, actually on the road, shades might not be the most critical thing in the world. But, when you're stopped at night, or on the campground, a good set of shades is a huge deal. Not only do they block the outside lighting (from security lights and other light pollution), but they also keep prying eyes from, well, prying. Privacy is important, and your shades help you keep your family secure while you relax.
Relaxing. Another benefit of a set of pleated shades from RecPro is that they help you relax. How? By mitigating the temperature fluctuations. If your shades are down, that means they're blocking out the sun's rays (or the radiant bleed of frigid temperatures through your windows), and they're helping to stabilize the temperatures inside of your rig. This means you have a better chance of relaxing when you are comfortable and cozy in your home away from home.
When looking through the pleated shades we have, here are some key details to consider:
Custom Orders Require 2-3 Week Lead Time
Custom Orders are Non-Refundable
Pleated Polyester Material
Opaque Night Shades Block the Majority of Intrusive Light
Day Shades come in 2 Colors
Night Shades are Offered in 17 Colors
Bellagio shades are UV resistant
Mounting Hardware Included
At RecPro, we believe in giving our customers options. Pleated shades are no different. But the great thing is, you can mix and match them. We have standard sizes in stock for the Darkening Shades, Day Shades, Night Shades and Day & Night Shades. Each has corresponding colors with the others, except for the Darkening Shades which are only available in black. When you are looking for Day & Night shades or Night shades only and don't see the size you need available in the drop-down, just head on over to Custom Day & Night Shades or Custom Night Shades and ta-da! You can order the size you need. It is interesting to note when you are selecting your custom options, not only can you select colors and sizes, you can also select if you would like the square rail with lift knobs or a rounded fingertip lift rail for a flush finish.
With all of these choices, the best place to start is with the size and type. When measuring, be sure and measure the width and length (drop) of the area you want the shades to cover when they are down. If you have valances or draperies that will be used in combination with your shades, make note of that measurement as well. Our custom-made options can be ordered in 1/2" increments for a perfectly tailored fit.
What if you are not ready to completely change out your window coverings and are just looking to fix the ones you have? We understand. While you are narrowing in on the shades that will make your interior space into your home and need to use your torn or broken shades, for the time being, a Shade Repair Kit or some Replacement Spools may be the quick fix you are looking for. And even though our shades don't use them, we offer Drapery Batons, because at RecPro we believe in being your one-stop retailer for all of your RV restoration needs.
Now that you understand what shades can do for you, and what RecPro has to offer in this vital category, we hope you will stick around and take note of what you need. After you have finished filling out your wish list, make sure and contact our Customer Care Department and place your order, today.