"With a cathedral ceiling and two stories of west-facing window, we found our cottage unbearably hot during our first summer there (2008). The air conditioner didn't have a chance against the afternoon summer sun, and the mercury rose inexorably. Venetian blinds were totally ineffectual against the heat, and the upper-level trapezoidal windows that let in a lot of the heat couldn't be fitted with venetian blinds anyway. The combination of Duette trapezoids on the top and Window Quilts on the lower windows you installed last fall has made an enormous difference: in hot weather we close the blinds in the afternoon and, almost magically, the rooms that would have been swelteringly may hot warm up a bit, of course, but stay almost always well within the comfortable range. In cooler weather we close the blinds when it gets dark outside and, without any heat source being used, they stay comfortably wamr over night. We've used the air conditioner only a couple of hours in the summer, and the fireplaces and furnace a lot less in the cooler weather. In short, these blinds have solved our heat and cold problems brilliantly!"

Rev. Patrick Gray

"I would like to express my most sincere appreciation for your commitment to outstanding service. The custom made blinds you so carefully installed in my condo look magnificent and your willingness to continuously follow-up was very impressive and a clear indication of your professionalism."

Elise Kalles

"I just want you to know how pleased I am with your work. You are a perfectionist."

Marianne Shapiro

"We paid for a first-class product and installation and that is exactly what we got ... good value for our money. Everything was installed with with neatness, also with attention to detail and quality workmanship."

James B. Slater

"We have been very pleased with the installation of the Duette blinds throughout our home. We have received many compliments regarding these shades. We chose you because you knew your product and you had exceptional knowledge regarding motorized installations. Your post installation service has been excellent and we will not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends.”

Margaret and Reg Swain

"The motorized shades which you installed are performing beautifully. In my dealings with you I have found you to be knowledgeable and competent and the project was completed in a timely and efficient manner. I’m very pleased with your work and would not hesitate to recommend you highly."

L. Finkelstein, P.Eng


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Brading Specialty Shades is the leading provider of high end specialty shades to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Southern Ontario. Our shading solutions include roller shades, folding shades, vertical sheers, drapery tracks, horizontal sheers, cellular shades, blinds, shutters, skylight shades, sunroom shades, exterior shades, and home automation. Our suppliers include Lutron Shading, Silent Gliss, Hunter Douglas, Elarashade, Solarashade, Solara Sky, Window Quilt, Aristocrat Awnings, Somfy, Omron, and Pentagon.