Original Ideas for Window Coverings - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Some new types of window coverings that you may not be aware of are solar shades. This is a remarkable product. It comes in solar rated panels, which means there are different opacities to the panel. For instance, this is a 3%, this is a 5%, and this is a 10%. The higher up the percentage, the more transparency and less light filtering you have. Another fantastic thing that people are not aware of now is that you can really control your window coverings by remote. So what is really wonderful about the whole remote system is that you can integrate these and control all your window coverings from one location in the house. All of these buttons can be programmed to control different rooms. You can also do it all by just a hand-held remote. Or, let us say you drive away from your house and you go, 'Oh my god, I forgot to close the front drapes'. You can even manage your window coverings by your iPhone. Another great thing that people are not aware of is that a lot of these products are green. For instance, these vinyl shades are made from recyclable products. If you go into a woven wood system, you have blinds that are made from bamboo. Bamboo being a recyclable and renewable product, so we are not out destroying any of our rainforests. So all in all, with these different products and these different solutions to all your needs, you have so many options now, for every single room, and you can also be earth friendly.