Construction of blackout waterfall Roman shade

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Construction of blackout waterfall Roman shade

Is this a standard construction of a blackout waterfall Roman? The Hunter-Douglas version, albeit in a less attractive fabric, has a flat panel behind the folds. I wonder if that would provide better light-blocking and insulation. Many thanks for guidance.
 
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There's many ways to make a Roman, but this is one of the standard and accepted ways. The lining is under the cords (can be any kind of lining) and the twill tape is used for hobbled (what you call waterfall) Romans.
A flat back Roman (flat panel behind) is also standard. It depends on who's making them and how it's ordered.
To answer your question, both are standard and both are acceptable. Not all workrooms make a flat back as standard, and some may not even know about it. Sometimes you need to show them would you want or would prefer.
 
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Thanks for that information, Shadeladie.

Is there a difference in the functionality between the flat back and the lining under the cords, i.e. which one do you think would work better for light-blocking and insulation?

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No, no difference. The lining used would be the same. Only difference is it's either over or under.

It's the type of lining used that would make a difference. Either thermal (dim-out), blackout or napped lining, would be insulating. Also adding a layer of heavy interlining would make them even more insulated.
Blackout is needed for light-blocking.
 
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Many thanks, Shadeladie - you're the best!
 
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