Window Treatments in Northfield NH

The Centerpiece Of Any Room In Your Northfield, NH Home Will Be Your Windows… When You Enhance Them With Elegant Window Treatments From Hunter Douglas

Rod Ladman’s Window Designs is a central NH based window treatment provider who covers Northfield, NH and all ofwindow treatments in a northfield nh home Grafton, Belknap. and Carroll County. We are an authorized Hunter Douglas Dealer with over 40 years in the window treatment and interior decorating business and have filing cabinets full of files on satisfied customers. We sell, install, and repair all Hunter Douglas products, and guarantee a 100% customer satisfaction rate when we do a job.We carry just about every type of window covering.

We have a skilled artisan and fabricator with a workroom in our employ and she can create whatever you can imagine. Many of the below products can be easily motorized for the ultimate in convenience. Our team are factory trained professionals and we guarantee to you’ll be happy with your new installation. If you have a window treatment project in your Northfield home, we would love to help you in any way we can!

Our window treatments include:

    • Window Blinds
    • Vertical Blinds
    • Venetian Blinds
    • Wooden Blinds
    • Window Shades
    • Roller Shades
    • Custom-Made Drapery
    • Faux Wood Blinds
    • Pleated Shades
    • Roman Shades
    • Solar Shades
    • Room-Darkening Shades
    • Custom-Made Valances
    • Custom-Made Cornices
    • Cellular Shades
    • Woven Wood Shades
    • Plantation Shutters
    • Custom-Made Curtains
    • Custom-Made Sheers
    • Custom-Made Roman Shades
    • Drapery Hardware

And let’s not leave out the many kinds of complimentary bedding accents we can make for you including Duvet Covers, Shams, Tufted Coverlets, Bed Skirts, Pillowcases, et al. AND…Table accessories like Table Cloths, Runners, Placemats, etc. Whatever you need, we can do it.

Fabric Basics

vertical blindsin a living roomFabric consists of fibers that are natural, such as cotton or wool – or synthetic-such as rayon. When the fibers are spun (twisted), they become yarn. During the spinning process, natural and synthetic fibers can be blended, as in a cotton polyester mix. Yarn quality depends on how tightly it is spun, how many strands of fiber are used, and the length of the fiber. To make fabric, yarns are then woven on a loom. Yarns used lengthwise on the loom are called warp; yarns that run widthwise are called weft. The same type of yarn can be made into a number of different weaves. For example, cotton can be woven into a damask or a canvas.  For a plain weave, the yarns are alternated over and under each other,from side to side, from top to bottom. This is the most common type of weave, A variation on the plain weave. A variation on the plain weave is the ribbed weave, which features a thick yarn over a thinner one. A basket weave uses two pieces of yarn for each row in a plain weave pattern. A twill weave results in a herringbone pattern. A satin weave produces loops that are then cut to create a soft surface; velvet is a good example of this weave. A Jacquard weave requires a special loom that can do combinations of weaves, such as plain, twill, and satin

A design can be woven into a fabric, becoming an integral part of it. Woven designs can be seen on the reverse side of the material. some patterns are printed onto the surface of the cloth with dye, however.The color can seep through to the back of the material, but the design is blurred. Highly detailed printed fabrics can have as many as 20 or more colors.

Fabric Color and Opacity

The colorfastness of dye varies, an important factor with regard to window treatments. Fabric colors will fade duecloseup of a roman shade window treatment to constant exposure to the sun. Darker and brighter colors tend to fade faster than lighter, neutral colors. For the best resistance to sun damage, natural fibers should be vat-dyed, and synthetic fibers should be solution-dyed. You can ask your fabricator about the coloring process. There are special finishes that can be applied to fabrics to help resist fading. There are also finishes to repel stains, mildew, and wrinkles, as well as fabrics with a sheen finish, such as that of glazed cotton (chintz)

A fabric’s opacity influences how it will look in a room. Even if the color is dark, a sheer fabric or those with an open weave crate a soft effect and allow in light. Heavyweight fabrics, whether they are in a light or dark color, create a cozier atmosphere and keep out the sun.

Be aware that there is a difference between decorator fabrics and garment fabrics. Decorator fabrics have a higher thread count and are more tightly woven, so they will hold up better. Most are 54″ wide. The wider the fabric. the less yardage you’ll need for the window treatment, but the decorator fabrics are more costly.