IRIS Window Coverings offers dozens of top brand name roller Solar Shade sunscreens and blackout shades designed with manual rollers
or installed with motorized systems. Solar Shades are a superior choice to add a touch of fashion and style to any office space or living area.
Motorized Solar Sunscreen Shades with programmable controls are perfect for clerestory windows, large openings and exterior applications. Integrated packages of motorized shades and lighting controls offer a one-touch solution to light control.
Solar shades utilizing sunscreen fabrics offer light-filtering qualities that diffuse light, reduce glare and control solar heat gain yet maintain excellent outward visibility.
Sunscreen Solar Shades also reduce the fading of textiles and interior furnishings by significantly blocking harmful UV rays. Three basic factors – density (openness factor), weave, and color – determine the performance of the fabrics, and ultimately what fabric is best suited for your application.
Decorative Shade Fabrics
Solar Shades may be fabricated utilizing one of many different types and styles of decorative fabrics. This includes fabrics specially designed for roller shades, and standard cloth fabric usually used for drapery and upholstery (When utilizing a standard cloth fabric it may be necessary to laminate the cloth to a rigid backing.)
Solar Shades employing blackout fabric is among the most popular way to provide blackout window treatment. Adding pocket, side channels and sill channels will endow a room with true blackout capabilities. But regardless, a blackout shade can provide a very dark room with minimal light leakage around the edges.
Bedrooms usually utilize a room-darkening window treatment such as blackout shades for obvious reasons. A stylish blackout shade system is also the perfect solution for a theatre media room, or a library where collectible art and books are kept safe from sun damage.
Solar Shade Product Features can Include:
- Available as Motorized or Manual
- Motorized shades can be controlled by Building Management Systems or Home Automation
- Controllers, simple switches or wireless remote control
- Continuous cord loop lift system standard
- Fire rated (pass NFPA 701) fabrics
- Presented in myriad styles and colors
- Openness factors from 1% to 14%
- Lighter color fabrics reflect more light and illuminate the interior
- Darker fabrics absorb more light and provide a superb view to the outside
- Sustainable and Green Guard Certified fabrics
- Various valance types and fascia are available to hide the roller
- All shades meet the ANSI Standard for child safety