Screen & Sheer Fabrics
Screen and sheer fabrics are fabrics that allow light and heat to enter a building. Screen fabrics generally refer to fabrics used with blinds and sheers are those fabrics used with curtains. The advantage of these fabrics is that they give daytime privacy and heat protection without compromising the view to the outside.
Screen and sheer fabrics are available in varying degrees of openess which can be chosen to correspond with light heat and privacy requirements. Sheer curtain fabrics give a sensual soft feel to a space, and with the appropriate pleat such as "S" fold a free form floating appearance is achieved.
Screen and sheer fabrics will only achieve partial privacy during the night. If complete privacy is desired during these times a translucent or block-out fabric may be more appropriate or a combination of fabrics and furnishings.