Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions.

Is there a showroom near me?

Our centrally located Houston showroom is located at 4122 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77027 - near the Greenway Plaza/Galleria area. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help; no appointment necessary! We are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.




Is there a showroom near me?

What type of window treatments can be motorized?

Motorized window treatments can be achieved through hardwiring or battery operation. For hardwired shades, our team will work in collaboration with your electrician, AV company, or any architects, builders, or designers involved in the project, to ensure that wiring is run to the correct location to achieve motorization. Alternately, battery-operated shades are installed wirelessly and can be controlled anywhere in the room using a remote or smartphone app. Battery-operated motors are either rechargeable or batteries can easily be replaced without having to take down and reinstall the shades.



What type of window treatments can be motorized?

What kind of shades can I do on specialty shaped windows?

Specialty-shaped windows can be daunting, but there are a surprising number of solutions for your uniquely shaped windows – whether they are arches, angles, circles, bay windows, bow windows, or corner windows.

Arched windows are best treated with natural woven shades, custom Roman shades or plantation shutters. Alternatively, any window treatment or drapery can be outside mounted to preserve the integrity of the arch and allow the arch to be fully exposed when the shades are open.

Angled windows add architectural drama to a home, but often let in more direct sunlight than homeowners anticipate. If you would like to filter light and maintain the unique aesthetic of your angled windows, Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades or Pirouette Window Shadings can both be mounted inside the window casement of an angled window. Alternatively, operable plantation shutters are a great custom solution for angled windows.


What kind of shades can I do on specialty shaped windows?

What kind of window treatments are best for doors?

Window treatments on doors – whether they are single doors or French doors – are typically mounted beyond the glass, on the door itself.

Custom roller shades, Roman shades, natural woven shades, and Hunter Douglas Duette shades are well suited for these applications as they allow for a narrow mounting space and do not protrude too much into the room. Roller shades, Roman shades, and natural woven shades can be mounted closest to the door glass which allows us to guide the shade material behind the lever handle. Custom shutters are also uniquely suited for doors and can be custom manufactured to accommodate door handles or knobs with specialty cutouts.


What kind of window treatments are best for doors?

How far can a retractable awning extend?

Our motorized awnings can cover an area of up to 46’ wide and have a max projection of 15’11” (depending on the width of the awning).


How far can a retractable awning extend?

What are the best blackout shades?

There are several options when it comes to room-darkening shades: blackout roller shades, blackout Roman shades, blackout draperies, blackout woven woods, and blackout cellular shades.

To achieve total room darkening, we can add custom side channels to your opaque roller shades and cellular shades.  Alternatively, blackout drapery panels can be layered with your blackout shades to prevent unwanted light seeping in through the sides of the shades.


What are the best blackout shades?

What type of window treatments can be motorized?

Roller shades are the most commonly motorized window treatment, but almost any product we offer can be motorized for ease of operation. Our custom Roman shades, draperies, woven shades, Duette honeycomb shades, and more are often motorized as well – especially when windows are numerous or in higher or hard-to-reach locations. In terms of outdoor shading, all of our retractable patio screens, awnings, and pergolas can (and usually are) motorized as well.


What type of window treatments can be motorized?

We completely understand that custom window treatments and outdoor shading solutions can be complex,
so please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!



Client Testimonials

Larry and his team at The Shade Shop are one of my best vendors in Houston. I would highly recommend them!

Meg Lonergan Interiors

As architects, we thoroughly enjoy working with the Shade Shop. Larry and his team are so skilled and knowledgeable with all things solar. From roller shades, draperies, exterior shading, shutters, you name it!

Dillon Kyle Architects

We are extremely pleased with the window treatments that were made & installed by the Shade Shop. We did soft, timeless Roman shades and curtains, which are the quality you'd expect in a high-end hotel. Everyone on the staff was responsive and professional, and the quality of both the products and installation was top-notch.

Nathan Hoot

Moving to Houston and into a renovated house, I had a major blind/shutter job on my hands. There are so many companies out there and my goal was to balance quality, aesthetics, and price. I assumed a local shop wouldn’t be competitive with a major chain, but I was (happily!) very wrong. I found exactly the look and quality I wanted, for a reasonable price, and with unbelievable service. Nothing beats being able to take your time to review options, try out swatches at home, and then feel like you’re getting personalized care through the ordering and installation process. I highly recommend that you go straight to the Shade Shop!

Johnna Gluth

As a member of the design community I have depended on The Shade Shop for more than twenty years. Their professionalism and product quality never disappoint.

David Brantley

Highly recommended! The entire process was flawless. Everyone was easy to work with, great products, great installers, and great customer service. There's no other place to go for window treatments. We love our motorized shades. They are beautiful to look at and they work perfectly.

Brian Davis

We purchased the motorized roll-up shades for our outdoor patio area. Love, love, LOVE them! We also purchased fantastic quality plantation shutters for our windows. What can I say? I love them as well. VERY HAPPY with both purchases. I would highly recommend "The Shade Shop, Inc." In fact, I just recommended them to our daughter!

Minnie Acevedo

Shade Shop is a first class business. We had such a wonderful experience working with the staff from start to finish for our shades. They were very prompt and professional and communicated with us every step of the way. We couldn't be happier with our new shades!!! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone in the market!!!

Liba Stern

Would recommend this team to anyone looking for professional drapery services. They have shown great customer attention and executed the project flawlessly, with excellent quality. Thank you guys!

Richard Parker

Wonderful folks work here and are very responsive! Very professional, can't say enough good things about them.

Carolyn Boyle

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Any Questions?

Our experienced staff is always happy to help. Please visit our showroom at any time, give us a call, or fill out the form below. If you are interested in a preliminary quotation, feel free to provide approximate dimensions in the comments field.