Solar shades

Solar shades

  • 1%, 3%, 5% and 10% solar shades
  • Resistant material for extreme temperatures
  • Silent Rollease mechanism with a lifetime warranty

Solar shades

Solar shades

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Solar shades are unique roller blinds which have a wide variety of different fabrics allowing you to optimize the brightness in the room by choosing a weave which works best for your space. Unlike blackout roller blinds, which have white fabric on the back of the blind, solar shades have the same look whether you are looking in from the outside or from the inside. So it is possible to color coordinate with the exterior of your home as well, giving your residence great curb appeal.

The fabric of solar shades is made of polyesters and has tiny micro-perforated holes which are then classified by a percentage anywhere from 1% to 15%, depending on the tightness of the weave. The lower the percentage, the less light that will penetrate the pierced holes, and the more privacy and darkness it will provide. A 1% solar blind will allow 1% of light to shine through whereas a 10% will allow 10% trough, while blocking 90% of the sun’s rays.

Because of their versatility and durability, these blinds are quite popular in commercial spaces, such as professional offices, malls and warehouses. They are one of the easiest types of shades to maintain; you simply need to wipe down with a wet cloth and mild soap. The strong reinforced mechanism also stands up to continuous use and harsh elements and the fabric is fire retarded to be compliant with insurance standards. Solar shades are a good investment for window coverings as  they will last for years and years.

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SOLAR SHADES – ADVANTAGES

Our solar window shades are designed to maintain privacy, while still allowing to preserve the view to the outside. This shade also has good energy efficient properties which will help save on your heating and cooling bill in the summer and winter months. This window covering is easy to install, with all matching hardware and installation instructions provided, you’ll have your solar shades up in no time.

OPTIONS OFFERED FOR YOUR NEXT SOLAR SHADES

Cassettes and Fascia

We offer variety  cassettes and valences to cover the top of roll of your desired solar shade. All of the components are made of aluminum and will automatically be matched to the color of your fabric. Cassette come in 5 colors: white, ivory, grey, brown and black.  This option will elevate the style of your window covering and give it a refined look.

2 shades on 1 headrail

For those unusually wide windows, or patio doors, consider adding the 2 on 1 option to meet your window dressing needs. Fabric sheets are limited to a certain size, and if you go past that, the shade cannot be made unless it is seamed together. By customizing your solar shades as 2 shades on 1 headrail, you are no longer limited by fabric sizes and can order a total width of up to 144”.

Cordless lift system

Make your blinds even safer for children by choosing the cordless lift option. The mechanism is made up of the latest technology allowing you to operate the blind by touching it lightly with your fingertips, without chains or cords. You will no longer need to deal with chains or tangled cords again!

Motorization

Another cordless option is to motorize your blinds. Control them with a remote control right out of the box. They are pre-programmed and installed at the factory so there is little set-up after installation. These new generation, more powerful, reliable, and discreet motors are good investment to add home automation at a reasonable price.

Battery motors come with rechargeable battery which last on average up to 6 months without having to be recharged. If your window gets a lot of direct sun, consider adding a solar panel to harness the sun’s energy for less battery usage. We also offer a wired motorization package for installation directly into your existing electrical.

SOLAR SHADES – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are window solar shades?

Solar shades are made to reduce the heat from the sun’s rays while preserving the view to the outside. They are usually made of vinyl and will give you semi-privacy during the day. That’s why it’s a great choice for patio doors, offices, meeting rooms and verandas.

How efficient are solar shades?

From an energy standpoint, solar shades are one of the most effective window treatments. They help to reduce the heat in the summer that enters the room and will serve as an insulant in the winter. The lower the percentage of weave of the fabric, the greater energy efficiency the shade will provide.

How does a solar window cover work?

Roller shades, commonly called roller blinds, are constructed with aluminum tube around which the fabric is wrapped when rolled up. Inside the tube is the mechanism commonly known as the “clutch” which will connect the tube to the chain. To raise and lower the window fabric, simply pull on the chain.

What does the fabric percentage mean?

The percentage indicated means the percentage of light that the solar shade will let through. So a 5% solar shade will block 95% of the sun’s rays. The higher the percentage, the more it will allow you to see outside. So a 10% shades will provide a more unobstructed view outside than a 3% shade.

What are the advantages of solar window coverings?

One of the main advantages is that this fabric blocks harmful UV rays from the sun. This has the effect of protecting furniture and floors from discoloration. Another advantage is that it will reduce glare on televisions, computers or other screens.

What warranty applies to your custom-made solar shades?

Our solar shades are assembled right here in the United States by a reputable manufacturer who only makes very high quality window coverings. For this reason, our solar shades have a lifetime warranty on the mechanism while the fabric come with a 5 year warranty. This makes it one of the best warranties in the industry!

What is the manufacturing / delivery time to receive my new window treatments?

Usually it is very fast. It all depends on the time of year, but on average it takes a little less than 10 business days from purchase to receipt of your new window treatment.

Where is your window fabric store located and where do you offer your services?

We do not have a physical store; we are available online only. We have no business premises or fixed costs to maintain which allows us to offer you the best prices and we offer you the opportunity to order free fabric samples before placing your order. We ship anywhere in the United States and delivery is completely free.