Clutch roller mechanisms allow a shade to be raised and lowered by pulling a side-mounted bead-chain loop.
Shades are Custom Made with a Customer’s Decorative Fabric heat fused to one of our blackout or translucent lining materials.
Romanzia® Clutch Roller Shades Feature:
Quality Bead-Chain Clutch Rollers with lifting capacities paired precisely to the size and weight of the shade. Minimum width is 6". Maximum width is the width of the fabric or 54", whichever is less. Standard chain materials are plastic and stainless steel. Plastic chains are available in ivory, white, grey, brown, and black. Bead chain loops must be installed with the safety tension device provided.
Standard Turned and Sewn Bottom Hems with enclosed weight bars. Optional Exposed Metal Baserails or Fabric Wrapped Baserails. Scalloped and Trimmed Hems are also available as well as Metal Fascias, Fabric Covered Fascias, Cassettes, and Matching Fabric Valances.
Working with Customer's Fabric
Our Fused Lining Process
Our Customer's Fabric Roller Shades are made by heat-fusing a customer’s decorative fabric to one of our special lining materials. Almost any fabric can be used: solid, print, bedsheets, denim, silk, synthetic... use your imagination!
Choose blackout or translucent heat fused lining. The standard lining color is white? Colored linings are available for an extra charge.
Scalloped, trimmed, and specialty hems are available - as well as fascias, cassette systems, and matching Shade Topper Valances.
The width of customer’s fabric shades is limited to the width of the customer’s fabric - up to 54” wide.
Shipping Customer’s Fabric & Trim to Romanzia
To determine how much fabric to send, please use the Fabric Yardage Guide. Fabric should always be shipped on a roll to avoid wrinkling. Fabric that is received folded or wrinkled will be subject to a pressing charge. Please be sure that our workroom can match your fabric to your order by carefully describing your fabric on the order form and clearly identifying your fabric package when it is shipped.
Please be sure to include PO Box 72 on all parcels.
Romanzia inspects customer’s fabric upon arrival as a courtesy.We do our best to inform our customers of any printing flaws or fabric defects. Romanzia, however, does not assume responsibility for printing flaws, dye lot match, or other defects in customer’s fabric.
Return of Customer’s Extra Fabric
Romanzia will return extra fabric only if it is requested. Only full width pieces will be returned.
Suitability of Customer’s Fabric
While almost any fabric can be used to make roller shades, very thin or very thick fabrics may not be suitable. Also, certain embroidered, quilted, or multi-layer fabrics may not be suitable.
Embroidered patterns often have long patches of skipped-stitch threads on the back of the fabric.When we fuse our lining to the back of this type of fabric, the lining sticks to the skipped-stitch threads in some places and to the back of the surface fabric in others - resulting in what appears to be bubbling or puckering in the face of the shade. Quilted and other multi-layer fabrics may produce the same bubbling or puckering effects.
If you have a question about the suitability of your fabric, please send us a sample and we’ll fuse it to our lining material for free as a test for your approval.
All roller shades are susceptible to some degree of edge curling. Edge curling can be caused by variations in temperature or humidity between the window and the room. We have selected shade lining materials that are soft and stable in order to minimize edge curling. We cannot, however, guarantee that your shades will not show some degree of curling.
Customer’s Fabric Pattern Matching
When making multiple shades using a patterned fabric, Romanzia will always match the pattern starting from the bottom hem.
Customer’s fabric that is received folded or wrinkled will be subject to a pressing charge. To avoid wrinkling, always ship fabric on a roll.
A variety of colored fused linings are available from Romanzia and can be substituted for Romanzia’s standard fused white linings. An extra charge will apply. See the Romanzia Shade Linings sample card.
Flame Retardant Lining
Romanzia can use FR lining if it is requested. An extra charge will apply. Please note that any fabric or trim supplied by the customer must already be flame retardant for the finished shades to be flame retardant. Romanzia does not provide flameproofing service for fabrics, trim, or finished shades. Romanzia makes no claims as to the fire retardancy of its products other than passing through the flame retardancy certifications of the linings that are used.
Railroading Customer’s Fabric
In some cases, it may be advantageous to “railroad” a customer’s fabric - to run the fabric horizontally across the face of the shade. This procedure may be used to produce shades that are wider than our price chart allows, so call for pricing and yardage estimation.
For customer’s fabric shades - use a brush, vacuum, or dry cleaning process (if recommended by the face fabric manufacturer).
A Note About Using Translucent Lining
When using translucent lining to make customer’s fabric shades, decorative fabric patterns will be visible from the outside at night if lights are on inside.
Fabric Estimation Guides
for Customer's Fabric Roller Shades & Shade Topper Valances
Clutch Roller Shades with Standard Universal Brackets
All Clutch Roller Brackets are designed for wall mount, ceiling mount, or side mount. Extension Brackets are also available.
Clutch Roller Shades with
Optional Square-Front Aluminum Fascia
Clutch Roller Shades with Optional Cassettes
Shades are pre-mounted in cassettes. The cassettes are then mounted with simple spring clip brackets. The thickness of the fabric and the length of the shade will determine which size cassette to use.
All cassettes have a matching fabric insert.
Standard cassette frame and end cap colors are
White, Vanilla, Bronze, Black, and SilverGray.
Clutch Roller Shades with Optional Shade Topper Valances
Shade Topper Valances are available in the hem styles pictured here and in "Scalloped and Trimmed Hems" below.
Valances attach to a mounting board (included) with a hook and loop fastening strip.
Valances should be ordered with a face width at least ½” wider than the bracket to bracket width of the shade they cover.
Maximum valance width is 144". Maximum valance length is 12" including trim.
Valances can be mounted in different ways:
Optional Scalloped and Trimmed Hems for Shades and Valances
Any Romanzia Roller Shade or Shade Topper Valance can be ordered with a Scalloped and/or Trimmed Hem.
Hems are finished with a trim supplied by the customer, banding made with fabric supplied by the customer, or with French Gimp supplied by Romanzia (a choice of over 200 colors - see French Gimp Trim).
To determine how much fabric or trim to send, please contact Romanzia Customer Service.
Bottom Hem and Baserail Choices
Choice of Chain Color and Length. Standard chain materials are plastic and stainless steel. Plastic chains are available in ivory, white, grey, brown, and black. Standard chain lengths are 2', 3', 4', 5', 6', 7', 8', 9', and 10'. Stainless steel chains are also available in custom lengths.
Stationary Panels. Flat Panels of shade fabric are stapled to wood headrails or fastened to wood headrails with a hook and loop fastening strip. Turned bottom hems or baserails hang free.
Angled Top Stationary Panels. Flat Panels of shade fabric are fastened to wood headrails with a hook and loop fastening strip. Tops are angled to fit your precise measurements or match your template. Turned bottom hems or baserails hang free.
Outdoor Clutches and Components. RollEase Outdoor Clutch with outdoor brackets? weather-proof bead chain, roller, and hembar. An extra charge applies.
Coupled Clutch Roller Shades. Clutch roller shades can be coupled together so that two shades can be operated with one clutch. The gap between coupled shades is about 1”. An extra charge applies.
Bottom-Up Roller Shades
A constant tension spring roller at the bottom keeps the shade taught while the hem is lifted with a single-cord lift system or a multi-cord lift system.
Single Cord Lift System. Hem is lifted with a single cord pulled through a locking pulley at the top of the window. Maximum width is 54".
Multi-Cord Lift System. Hem is lifted by multiple cords wrapping around a bead-chain clutch lift system at the top of the window - covered with a valance. Maximum width is 96".
Somfy Motorization offers:
12 Volt DC Battery-Powered Motors with external Reloadable Battery Packs. Somfy battery powered motors provide a perfect solution for windows in areas where wiring would be difficult. Standard battery packs contain eight AA lithium batteries which must be replaced periodically. Battery packs with rechargeable AA batteries and solar chargers are also available.
12 Volt DC Battery-Powered Motors with built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries offer another great solution for windows in areas where wiring would be difficult. Batteries must be recharged periodically.
24 Volt DC Transformer-Powered Motors. Somfy offers a great selection of 24 Volt DC quiet motors for when low voltage wiring is preferred.
110 Volt AC Motors. Somfy AC Motors are strong, quiet, and dependable - the traditional choice for windows where 110 Volt power is available.
The Somfy RTS Radio Remote Control System. Somfy offers a complete line of handheld remote controls, wireless wall switches, network controls, and smart home controls including Somfy myLink WiFi.
Rollease Automate Motorization offers:
12 Volt DC Battery-Powered Motors with built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries. Automate battery powered motorized shades are a perfect retro-fit for existing homes or small commercial projects. Li-ion powered motors require no electric wiring, no external battery pack and no complicated installation. There is a Rollease Automate battery-powered motor for every size shade - up to 180" wide. Motors must be recharged periodically. Solar chargers are available.
12 Volt DC Transformer-Powered Motors. Automate DC powered motorized shades are an excellent choice when designing a new home, motorizing an entire existing home, or planning a small commercial project. DC wired shades are maintenance free and low voltage DC wiring keeps installation costs to a minimum.
110 Volt AC Motors. With high lifting capacities, Automate AC Motorized Shades are a great choice for homes and commercial projects where 110 Volt power can be provided.
The complete line of Automate Controls including Paradigm handheld remotes, wireless wall switches, and smart home controls including the Automate Pulse WiFi.
How to Order:
Please use a Romanzia Order Form to place your orders. Order forms may be accessed at our website or requested from Romanzia Customer Service at 715-924-2960. Romanzia Customer Service will also be happy to help with any questions.
Romanzia sells window covering products through interior designers and window covering dealers nationwide. If you are regularly engaged in the business of selling window coverings, you may apply for a dealer account with Romanzia. Dealer Account Applications are available by calling Romanzia Customer service at 715-924-2960 or by accessing www.Romanzia.com.
We will do our best to complete your order in a timely manner. If you have a deadline, please let us know and we will try to work with it. If accommodating your deadline is not possible within our regular work schedule, we may be able to schedule overtime help to complete your order on a rush basis. Please check with Romanzia Customer Service to see if rush orders are being accepted. If so, a 20% rush charge will apply.
Order changes or cancellations may only occur before the start of production.
We will gladly calculate pricing for any of your projects. Larger orders may qualify for a quantity discount. Please e-mail or fax a detailed description of your job to Romanzia Customer Service (you can use a Romanzia Order Form and check "Quote Only" at the top).
Shipping charges are billed to the customer. We will always do our best to send your order by the best and most economical means possible. Orders with one or more items that exceed the FedEx size restrictions must be shipped by truck.
Romanzia products are guaranteed to be free from defect for a period of five years from date of purchase. Romanzia reserves the right to correct any such defect. This guarantee does not extend to any fabric, trim, or lining supplied by the customer, normal wear, or damage as a result of misuse.
A Note about Edge Curling
All roller shades are susceptible to some degree of edge curling. Edge curling can be caused by variations in temperature or humidity between the window and the room. We have selected shade materials that are soft and stable in order to minimize edge curling. We cannot, however, guarantee that your shades will not show some degree of curling.