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Dual Shades

These beautiful and elegant Dual Shades offer the benefits of both roller blinds and venetian horizontal blinds in one convenient product.

Dual Shades feature alternating sheer and solid linear fabric bands. The bands can be aligned to block out light and increase privacy or alternated to allow light to diffuse into the room. When fully lifted, they are cleverly hidden in the headrail.

While they come standard with manual operation, motorization is available. No matter your style, you are sure to find Dual Shades that work as they are available in a variety of fabrics, textures, and sizes.

Additionally, Dual Shades boast EnviroGreen™ certification – so you can rest assured knowing that the fabric used is guaranteed to be safe for your health and the environment.

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Product Features:

  • Allows for you to select the amount of light and privacy needed.
  • Elegant and Decorative.
  • Available in a wide array of fabrics and textures.
  • Made in CANADA

Available With The Following Controls:

  • Miracle Lift (Cordless & Child-Safe)
  • Motorization – MaxxMotor & Somfy (Child-Safe)
  • Plastic Beaded Chain
  • Metal Beaded Chain
  • DecoraSafe (Concealed Cord – Child-Safe & Proprietary To Maxxmar)
  • Genius (Pump Action System – Child-Safe & Proprietary To Maxxmar)

Standard Dual Shades

Dual Shades

Product Features:

  • Available in light filtering fabrics only.
  • Fits rectangular window openings.
  • Uses a plastic beaded chain or cord loop clutch system that offers the privacy of a shade, the softened view of a sheer and the option of raising and lowering your shade with privacy control at every level.
  • 100% polyester wide width fabrics allowing for wide shades without seams.
  • Fabric insert into cassette system is standard.
  • 2 on 1 / 3 on 1 HEADRAIL AVAILABLE – MAXIMUM WIDTH IS 144”
  • Grande Cassette NOT APPLICABLE for 2 on 1 / 3 on 1 Headrail.
  • Offers maximum control of the sunʼs glare and harmful UV rays while maintaining optimal light control and intimacy.
  • Two design options: Dual Shade and Tri-Shade.
  • Manual shade operation (motorization available).
  • Four different settings for maximum light control: Light Filtering, Translucent, Optimal Light Control and Room Darkening.
  • All fabrics are EnviroGreen™ rated material and are ultra-sonic cut.

Size Standards:

  • Maximum width varies depending on fabric.
  • Minimum shade width is 12”.

Opera Dual Shades

Opera Dual Shades

Product Features:

Innovative, Patent Pending Shade offering the ultimate in light control combining two shades in one sleek operating system.

  • We offer an extensive, current and vast selection of fabrics to select from for the interior shade.
  • Uniform room darkening fabric to the exterior allows for consistent street-side appeal and conforms to condominium regulations.
  • Decorative fabric coordinated cassette wrap.
  • Sealed fabric wrapped bottom hem bar with coordinated ends caps.

Size Standards:

  • Minimum width 12”.
  • Maximum width 102 ”.
  • Maximum height 108” except for Cassini and Triad fabrics which is 60”.


  • Ecoflex white is the standard back fabric. Other Ecoflex colours are available for the back fabric.
  • Headrail requires 1 ¾” depth for inside mount.
  • Universal (wall and ceiling mount) or side mount brackets available (specify at time of order).
  • Side mount applications are available maximum size 60” x 60”.
  • Minimum depth required for inside mount 1 1/2”.
  • Cassettes only available white with fabric wrap for colour coordination and end caps on the cassette are available in five colours white, cream, silver, brown, black.

Additional information

Window Covering


Shade Product

Standard Dual, Opera Dual

Shade Type Option

Double Shade Grande, Multiple Shades



Opacity Level

Translucent, Room Darkening

Opening Direction


Manual Controls

Cord Loop, Metal Chain, Plastic Chain

Motorized Controls

Maxx Motor, Somfy


Miracle Fit, Palladian Shelf

Additional Options

BetterFit, Specialty Shapes

Child Safe Features

DecoraSafe, Genius, Miracle Lift, Remote Control, MaxxLink

Shade Type Option

Dual Double Shade Grande

Double Shade Grande

  • The Grande Cassette features a elegant classic square design with a stylish Mirage matte textured finish that will complement any decor.
  • Available in 5 Colours: white, cream, grey, brown & black.
  • Suitable for:
    • Manual Shades (available with DecoraSafe™)
    • Motorized Shades
    • Miracle Lift

Combination of the above:

  • Motorization and Manual
  • Miracle Lift and Manual

Exclusive Genius Mechanism will also be an option.


Opening Directions & Controls

Chain / Cord Loop Controls

Dual Shades with both controls to one side

Opera Dual Shades with both controls to one side

Opera Dual Shades with split Controls

Opera Dual Shades with split Controls


Miracle Fit

Miracle Fit

Miracle Fit Specifications:

  1. Available in Cotton colour only.
  2. Miracle Fit comes in a two piece set always, Miracle Fit Base and Miracle Fit Extension.
  3. For Installation the Miracle Fit Base has two sided tape attached to it that is peeled off when installing on the inside of the window trim. If necessary silicone can also be used around the edges of the base or screws can be drilled through the back lip of the base for extra support.
  4. Optimum positions for installing the Miracle Fit is either directly behind the fabric of the shade or parallel to the fabric of the shade depending on the needs of the customer. The Standard 1 1/2 ” Miracle Fit will be used the vast majority of times as gaps on the sides of the shades or blinds rarely exceed 1”.
  5. For shipping and packaging purposes, when the Miracle Fit is ordered with shades or blinds at the time of order the Base will be cut to the maximum width of the blind and you may have multiple pieces of the Base being sent depending on the height of the shade ordered but the Extension will always be the full height of the shade or blind ordered in one full length piece.
  6. When ordering the Miracle Fit please keep in mind that you are ordering two times the height of the shade as it goes on both sides and we will round up to the nearest foot. If a Miracle Fit Sill Option is required then you require two times the height and one time the width of the shade to be ordered for the Miracle fit.

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Palladian Shelf

The Palladian Shelf is a decorative and functional mounting surface designed to support blinds and shades to create a division in rectangular, arched and angled windows. It is designed to allow ceiling mounts for blinds & shades instead of side mounts to minimize light bleeds.

Palladian Shelf

Measuring Tips:

  • Use a steel or construction grade measuring tape.
  • Do Not round up as this will ensure a true fit
  • Always round down to the nearest 1/8”


  • Material: solid wood
  • Face width: 1 1/8”
  • Depth: 2”
  • Max width: 96”
  • White painted finish

Palladian Shelf

Additional Option

BetterFit Dual Shades

Will fit most types of windows

BetterFit™’s unique bracket system allows it to be fitted to many types of windows. This is an excellent choice for European style casement windows that open towards the inside of a room. BetterFit™’s alternative magnetic system is also available for specific applications.

Child safe

BetterFit™ shades are child safe because there are no loose operating cords or loops leaving window sills clutter free. The ultimate in style and safety.

Reduced light gaps for greater privacy

The BetterFit™ shade fits neatly onto the window and enhances your privacy because there are no gaps down the side of the blind.

Easily cleaned

The frame is easily removable from the bracket system to allow for quick cleaning.

Size Standards:

  • Minimum Width: 14.5”
  • Maximum Width: 55”
  • Maximum Height: Please Consult Cordless Dual Shades Fabric Specifications Chart

Framing Colour Selection:

  • White
  • Light Grey
  • Silver
  • Steel
  • Golden Oak
  • Dark Brown
  • Mahogany
  • Black

Dual Shades Framed Specialty Shapes


  • Arch (Half circle/Perfect and Imperfect)
  • Extended Arch
  • Angle Windows (Straight sections)
  • Eyebrow.
  • Extended | Eyebrow

* Please inquire with customer service for shapes not listed above.


  • Inside mount applications only.
  • For operable shades specify left or right control.
  • Valance colour cotton white.
  • Required depth 2” when ordering with 1/4” lip required depth is 1 1/2”.
  • Template required.

Size Standards for Dual Operable:
Dual Operable

  • Minimum width 24”
  • Maximum width 72“
  • Minimum height 12”
  • Maximum height 48”



Size Standards for Dual Fixed:
Dual Fixed

  • Minimum width 12”
  • Maximum width 72“
  • Minimum height 6”
  • Maximum height 48”

Child Safe Features

Child Safety with Cord or Chain Operated Window Coverings

Comprehensive bilingual warning tags, stickers and installation labels, which communicate the important safety issues to the consumer, are on all manufactured customer products.

Please read installation instructions thoroughly, install all supplied safety hardware as indicated including, but not limited to cord cleats, tension devices and cord weights and ensure there are not any closed cord loops which are accessible or within the reach of children.

In any window covering installation Child Safety is always an important consideration. All cords must be kept out of reach of children, including infants, to prevent serious injuries or strangulation. Young children can become entangled and strangle in bead chain and cord loops:

  • Always keep cords and bead chains out of children’s reach
  • Move cribs, playpens and other furniture away from bead chains and cords. Children can climb furniture to get to the inner cords or lift cords.
  • DO NOT tie cords together. Make sure cords do not twist which can create a loop.

Child Safety

Maxxmar™ is the leader in Child Safe Shades and Blinds

Maxxmar™ has created a line of new innovative products that eliminate the use of cords and chains on shades keeping your children safe. Details are outline in this price guide.

  • DecoraSafe™ – The Original Solution to Child Strangulation
  • Genius – New Revolutionary & Elegant Child Safe Solution
  • DecoraSafe™ Uni-Control LightLift – with Gear & Pusher System for 2” Wood & Faux Wood Horizontal Blinds
  • HeavyLift™ – Cordless for 2” Wood & Faux Wood Horizontal Blinds
  • Miracle Lift Easy Lifting System
  • Maxx Motor – Convenient & Affordable Motorization Systems

Child Proof your Existing Shades and Blinds

  • DecoraSafe™ Uni-Control – Child Proofing System

Maxxmar’s NEW’S CHILD SAFETY SOLUTION is designed for EASY INSTALLATION by HOMEOWNERS who want to protect their children by converting their existing chain operated shades and blinds to CHILD SAFE WINDOW COVERINGS

DecoraSafe™ The Solution to Child Strangulation

Maxxmar’s revolutionary DecoraSafe™ Children Anti-Strangulation Blinds make your homes, offices, schools, hospitals and any other environment safe by protecting your children from the danger of strangulation by chain and cord loops on window coverings.

Every year many children die due to strangulation by cords and chains on window covering products as reported by Health Canada and the Consumer Federation of America. For all the details and statistical data please visit following website:

Why continue to buy the same kind of exposed cord/chain loop shades putting your children at risk of strangulation (as reported by Health Canada and the Consumer Federation of America) when you can buy a patent pending solution from Maxxmar that eliminates this strangulation risk.



DecoraSafe™ Children Anti-Strangulation Blinds Features and Benefits:

  • Protects children from strangulation by eliminating all dangerous cord and chain loops on window coverings.
  • Very low cost
  • Aesthetically appealing design with an ultra slim profile.
  • No drilling into windows and frames at installation of the shades. This is a free hanging system.
  • Ease of operation
  • Acts as a light block on the side of the shade
  • Available in 5 colours: White, Ivory, Grey, Brown and Black
  • In 5 preset lengths: 1.5 feet, 2 feet, 3 feet, 4 feet, 5 feet and 6 feet.

DecoraSafe™ is Available on the Following Shades & Blinds


Revolutionary GENIUS Solution

GENIUS – Easy to Operate

The Genius mechanism operates your shades by merely pulling up and down on the handle.

Genius Genius


Genius is shown above with an open-roll Roller Shade – Genius is also available with cassette.

The handle features a switch that determines whether the shade goes up or goes down.

Genius Genius

Genius is shown above with an open-roll Roller Shade – Genius is also available with cassette.

  • New Proprietary Solution for Child Safety.
  • State-of-the-art mechanism that eliminates the use of cords/chains.
  • Revolutionary as nothing exists like it on the market.
  • Available for inside mounts and outside mounts.
  • Available with:
    • Dual Shades & Opera Dual Shades
    • SunSet Shades & Perfect SunSet
    • Roller Shades & Opera Roller Shades
    • Cellular Shades & Opera Cellular Shades
    • Pleated Shades & Opera Pleated Shades
    • Roman Shades & Opera Roman Shades
  • Available in 5 Colours
  • Custom Lengths: Not Available

Genius is Available on the Following Shades & Blinds


Miracle Lift – Cordless & Child Proof

  • New innovative system that eliminates the use of cords and chains on shades.
  • Raise or lower the shade to your desired position without the use of spring back motion on the shade.
  • Available on: Roller and Opera Roller Shades as well as Dual and Opera Dual Shades.

On the Opera both front and back shades must be Miracle Lift. No other combinations.
2 on 1 and 3 on 1 Headrail not available on Miracle Lift.

Maxx Motor – MaxxLink Controller & Bluetooth

MaxxLink Controller:

MaxxLink Controller

  • State-of-the-art in embedded WiFi technology – control your shades from anywhere in the world using Cloud
  • No limit to number of shades that can be programmed
  • Easy to connect using an Android or iphone
  • Currently compatible with Control4 smart home system
  • Download app at Apple Store or Play Store
  • MaxxLink can only be used with Maxx Motor with remote control

Maxx Motor Bluetooth:

MaxxLink Bluetooth







  1. Warranty on window coverings is as per original manufacturer(s).
  2. The manufacturer Maxxmar™ Window Fashions, warrants all blinds and shades under a Lifetime Limited Warranty. Please see the guidelines below:

Product  / Component Period of Coverage
Headrails/Manual components/brackets Limited Lifetime
All fabrics/Materials 5 years
Cording systems 3 years
Chain drive mechanisms 5 years
Wood slats, faux wood slats 3 years
MaxxValue faux Wood/Rollers/PVC Verticals 1 year
Commercial orders 1 year
Motors for automated blinds 5 years
Remote control, Switches, etc. 5 years
Shutters 25 years

  1. This warranty covers and is inclusive against any defects in material and workmanship to the original purchaser of the product.
  2. This warranty does not cover any damage caused by or resulting from misuse, abuse, alterations, or excessive discolouration due to sunlight or passage of time, humidity, exposure to salty air, change in atmospheric conditions or corrosive materials.
  3. This warranty does not cover damage of any kind caused by fire, act of God, acts of nature, storms, or acts of war.
  4. This warranty also does not apply to conditions caused by normal wear and tear upon the actual product. The following characteristics are considered normal and are not manufacturing defects:
  • Loose fibers may appear on material edges from time to time. This is normal and does not effect the overall integrity of the shade.
  • Simply trim off the loose fibers with a pair of sharp scissors.
  • Material edges may curl inward (hourglass). This is especially noticeable on long narrow shades.
  • Screen material is designed to have a clear view-through when viewing directly or on a slight angle. Waviness and distortion is characteristic when viewing from an angle of approximately 30% or more, depending on the pattern.
  • Material tube deflection may occur, and a slight V shape may appear in the top and center portion of the shade, especially on shades over 120” wide. This is considered normal, providing that the material does not wrinkle when rolled up onto the tube.
  • A moire effect: please be aware that installing screen shades on windows that feature screens may cause a moire effect.
  • Although we maintain the highest quality standards, we cannot guarantee an exact pattern match at the seam on individual shades. We do not guarantee pattern matches shade to shade horizontally or vertically on multiple shade orders.
  • Pin Holes are inherent on Blackout Fabrics: touch up must be used at the time of installation.
  1. Maxxmar™ offers a Limited 5 Year Warranty on all Maxx Motor and controls. Specifically, we warrant Maxx Motor and controls to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal and proper use for a period of 5 years commencing with date of order. Maxxmar™ will repair or replace defective equipment which does not conform to this warranty. Maxxmar™ shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of, or the inability to use, the equipment.
  2. Pleated, Cellular, Dual Shades, Roller, Opera Shades, SunSet Shades, Roman and Panel Track: under normal use for a period of five (5) years.
  3. This warranty does not cover curling, soiling, scratching, normal fading or loss of colour intensity from use.
  4. Wood and Faux Wood Blinds: under normal use for a period of three (3) years against cracking, peeling, excessive fading, and extreme loss of colour intensity or warping.
  5. This warranty does not cover variations in texture, colour grain nor does it cover product installed in areas of high humidity.
  6. In the event of a defect under this warranty, the product purchaser must notify the retailer immediately upon detection of the defect first appearing. The retailer will return the product to the manufacturer to determine whether the defect is covered and once determined, the product will be either repaired or replaced as determined by the manufacturer. If it is not covered under the warranty, then the manufacturer will advise the retailer of the cost to repair as well as give options to address the defect.
  7. Window Mart Inc. provide 1 month warranty for all products on SUPPLY ONLY This warranty does not cover any damage caused during the transportation by the customer.


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