Natural Wovens

The Natural Wovens are a group of light filtering roller shades with a timeless, subtle woven texture that blend with any décor. They are available in 5 soft colors that provide total privacy from the outside.  Couple them with (optional) matching cassettes at the top to hide the roller and fabric covered bottom bars and you have a unified window treatment that complements the room by adding a pretty textile dimension.

Maximum Dimensions:
92″w x 144″h *Cannot be railroaded
Chain operated, Cordless,  or Motorized
100% polyester

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Affordable Vinyl Fiberglass

Blackout Shades for Room Darkening / Commercial Use Shades

One of our most affordable light-blocking option is durable and well suited for commercial, industrial, school and residential use. While the shade keeps the light out, the shade will also keep your heat in. Available in 72″ widths in all colors; wider shades may have a seam.

Maximum dimensions: 144″w x 134″h.

How Solar Shades Will Save You More Money

Windows have the lowest insulation value of any element in a building and are therefore responsible for the greatest energy loss. 50% of the solar heat that enters a room comes through the glass while 40% of the heat that escapes leaves through it.

Transparent solar shades significantly reduce the high cost of energy consumption for cooling and heating without sacrificing outward visibility. They maintain the open feeling of looking out. Because they quickly pay for themselves, with skyrocketing fuel costs they are like putting money in the bank.

Solar shades are a transparent woven material. They come in different densities or openness factors. The tighter the weave, the more heat that is rejected because light causes heat when it hits something solid and converts to heat energy.

Exterior Solar Shades are the best defense against the heat. They started in Europe as a way to keep buildings cool.  Because they absorb the solar radiation before it passes through and needs to be reflected out, they keep the interior much cooler. Darker colors on the exterior absorb more light and are therefore 10% more effective than light colors against the heat. The tighter the weave, the more sun they block and therefore the cooler you are on the inside.

Interior Solar Shades form an insulating air pocket between the shade and the window. Our high performance solar shades are enhanced with a layer of aluminum on the outside facing side to maximize heat rejection. You can use any color on the inside and still get maximum heat rejection. This is also great because darker colors give sharper outward visibility and better glare reduction. High performance solar shades actually stop more heat than a regular white shade.

If you don’t want the aluminum on the outside facing side, white or colors closest to it reflect the most heat back out through the glass in the summer. For instance, you will notice If you put your hand on a black car and a white car, the white car is always cooler. Again, tighter weaves will give more heat reduction because light causes heat. In the winter shades should be raised during the day to allow in the sun’s radiation. At night in the winter or on cloudy days they should be lowered to reflect heat back into the room.

Motor Accessories

SOMFY MOTOR CONTROLS

Somfy offers a variety of ways to control you shades that go beyond the simple RTS hand held or wall mounted single and wall mounted remotes.  Use the following information to select the right accessories to control your environment and safeguard your shades.

WIND SENSOR

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You must have a regular hand held or wall mounted remote to set the limit stops.

The wind sensor plugs in with a transformer and can control multiple shades. It is best to have one for each direction your shades are facing as wind will come at the shades differently.

You can set the wind speed anywhere from 6-31 mph.

When wind higher than your setting is sensed for a duration of 2 minutes, the shades are automatically retracted.

Once the wind speed has lowered to below your setting and remained lower for 15 minutes, you will be able to control your shade with your remote. The shades do NOT go down by themselves when the wind stops. Bear in mind that the 15 minutes is from when the wind is reduced. If it goes back above your setting before the 15 minutes is up, it will be yet another 15 minutes before you can lower the shade.

TIMER & REMOTE

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If being used with one shade, the Telis 1 Chronis timer can be used to set the limit stops. For more than one shade you will also need the multi channel remote to set the limit stops.

The timer can be set to lower the shades once a day and raise them once a day.

If used in conjunction with the wind sensor, the wind sensor will raise them as described above, and you can lower them with your remote after the wind dies down, but the timer will not lower the shades again that same day as it only sends one ‘lower’ signal and one ‘raise’ signal per day.

SUN & WIND SENSOR

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You must have a special ‘Soliris’ hand held remote to set the sun sensor, which can also be used to set your limit stops. Wall mounted remotes can’t set the sun sensor, so if you want one of those it would be in addition to the Soliris.

The wind sensor works as described above. The sun sensor lowers the shade when it senses enough light. When the light dims (either because of nightfall, clouds, or shadows from trees etc.) the shades are retracted. If the sun sensor has lowered the shade, but the wind exceeds your setting, the wind sensor will over ride the sun sensor and raise the shade. Once the wind is reduced to below your setting for 15 minutes with the sun shining on the sensor, the shade will be lowered again.

Bear in mind that passing clouds and shadows will raise and lower the shade possibly many times a day, with the wind sensor also raising it for wind. You may disconnect the sun sensor and just operate it manually, but you can’t disconnect the wind sensor as the shade will then behave erratically, searching for  a signal from the disconnected wind sensor every hour.

 

MY LINK  (App is free, but you buy the MyLink)

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You must have a regular hand held or wall mounted remote to set the limit stops.

My Link is a smart phone app that you can use to control your shades from afar. You won’t have a way of knowing if your shade is up or down from the app; you would have to have some sort of home security camera for knowing this.  If you use it with a wind sensor you would be able to lower the shade again with the app as long as the 15’ of reduced wind has gone by, again you would need to have a security camera that would tell you if the shade was up or down.

My Link has a built in timer that you can set for 5 scenarios  (5 ups and 5 downs a day.) If used with a wind sensor and the shade was put up because of wind, you could have the shade automatically go down again at a preset time—as long as the wind was not blowing at that time.

RAIN AND SUN SENSOR

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You must have a special ‘Soliris’ hand held remote to set the sun sensor, which can also be used to set your limit stops. Wall mounted remotes can’t set the sun sensor, so if you want one of those it would be in addition to the Soliris. Solar-powered, so there is no need to plug the sensor in.  We would recommend this for vinyl shades, when you want to have the shades lowered whenever it rains.

You can set the rain sensor from condensation/fog to heavy rain. Snow will also activate the sensor.

The sun sensor would be set to raise the shade when it senses enough light. When the light dims (either because of nightfall, clouds, or shadows from trees etc.) the shades are lowered. If the sun sensor has raised the shade because it is sunny, but the rain exceeds your setting, the rain sensor will over ride the sun sensor and lower the shade. This would take care of sun showers.  Once the rain is reduced to below your setting for 2 minutes, with the sun shining on the sensor, the shade will be raised again.

Bear in mind that passing clouds and shadows will raise and lower the shade possibly many times a day, with the rain sensor also lowering it for rain. You may disconnect the sun sensor and just operate it with the remote, but you can’t disconnect the rain sensor as the shade will then behave erratically, searching for a signal from the disconnected rain sensor every 20 minutes or so.

REMOTES

1 Channel Hand Held

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Multi Channel Hand Held Remote (4 individual channels for shades or groups of shades, and one channel for ‘all’

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16 Channel Hand Held Remote

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Wall Mounted 1 or 5 Channel-available white, ivory, and black. Wireless. We recommend that you also order a hand held remote to program your limit stops as it’s difficult to do with the wall mount units.

Soliris Remote for programming Sun Sensors

Lift Systems (Light filtering and Linen Weave Light Filtering)

Cellular shades come in various lift systems.

Standard

  • Raised and lowered by pulling the thin cord. As you pull the cord, the shade goes up, and the cord becomes longer. Recommended for smaller shades. Breakaway cord for child safety.
  • Max size 108″ x 120″; we recommend Cordloop over 72″ x 120″
  • Depth required

Standard Top Down Bottom Up

  • Also have thin cords, one on each side of the shade. One cord lowers and raises the bottom rail of the shade, while the other allows you to raise and lower the top rail of the shade. You can open the top of the window shade but leave the bottom of the window covered for privacy. Breakaway cords for child safety.
  • Max Size: 84″ wide x 96″ high (We recommend Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up over 72″ x 120″)
  • Depth Required

Cordloop

  • Raised and lowered with a loop of thicker cord. Pull on one side of the loop to raise the shade, and the other side of the loop to lower the shade. Cord tensioning devices for child safety.
  • Max size: 108″ wide x 120″ high
  • Depth Required

Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up

  • Thicker cord loops, one on each side of the shade. One loop lowers and raises the bottom rail of the shade, while the other allows you to raise and lower the top rail of the shade. You can open the top of the window shade but leave the bottom of the window covered for privacy. Cord tensioning devices for child safety.
  • Max Size 108″ wide x 120″ high
  • Depth Required

     

Cordless and Cordless Top Down Bottom up

  • Raised and lowered by simply pushing the bottom rail up or down by hand. The ultimate in child safety–no dangling cords or loops.
  • Max size: 96″ wide x 84″ high
  • Depth required
  • Raised and lowered by simply pushing the bottom rail up or down by hand. The ultimate in child safety—no dangling cords or loops.
  • Max size: 96″ wide x 84″ high
  • Depth required

Push Button Cordless

  • Push button on bottom bar to raise or lower shade
  • You mus be able to reach the bottom bar of the shade when fully retracted!
  • Depth required
    • Flush Mount 2 3/8″ for shade; handle sticks out further
    • Shallow mount 3/4″

Motorized

  • Simplicity 12V Battery Operated motor with reloadable battery wand. Operates with handheld multi channel remote.
  • Max size 96″ wide x 120″ high.
  • Depth Required:
    • Flush mount 2 1/4″ for shade; battery wand requires another 1″
    • Shallow mount 1/2″

 

  • Simplicity12V Battery Operated motor with reloadable Battery wand. Operates with handheld multi channel remote.
  • Max size: 96″ wide x 120″ high
  • Depth required
    • Flush Mount 2 1/4″ for shade; battery wand requires another 1″ .
    • Shallow Mount 1/2″
  • Simplicity12V Battery Operated motor with reloadable Battery wand. Operates with handheld multi channel remote.
  • Max size: 96″ wide x 120″ high
  • Depth required
    • Flush Mount 2 1/4″ for shade; battery wand requires another 1″ .
    • Shallow Mount 1/2″

 

 

 

 

Lift Systems (Slumber Cellular)

Cellular shades come in various lift systems.

Standard

  • Raised and lowered by pulling the thin cord. As you pull the cord, the shade goes up, and the cord becomes longer. Recommended for smaller shades. Breakaway cord for child safety.
  • Max size 96″ x 120″; we recommend Cordloop over 72″ x 120″
  • Depth required
    • Flush Mount 2″
    • Minimum depth 1 1/2″. For best light blocking use a flush mount.
    • Photo and video do not show the Slumber Tracks and is just to illustrate the lift system
    • click to see video

Standard Top Down Bottom Up

  • Also have thin cords, one on each side of the shade. One cord lowers and raises the bottom rail of the shade, while the other allows you to raise and lower the top rail of the shade. You can open the top of the window shade but leave the bottom of the window covered for privacy. Breakaway cords for child safety.
  • Max Size: 84″ wide x 96″ high (We recommend Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up over 72″ x 120″)
  • Depth Required
    • Flush Mount 2″
    • Minimum depth 1 1/2″. For best light blocking use a flush mount
    • Photo and video do not show the Slumber Tracks and is just to illustrate the lift system
    • click to see video

Cordloop

  • Raised and lowered with a loop of thicker cord. Pull on one side of the loop to raise the shade, and the other side of the loop to lower the shade. Cord tensioning devices for child safety.
  • Max size: 96″ wide x 120″ high
  • Depth Required
    • Flush Mount 2 1/4″
    • Minimum depth 1 5/8″. For best light blocking use a flush mount
    • Photo and video do not show the Slumber Tracks and is just to illustrate the lift system
    • click to see video

Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up

  • Thicker cord loops, one on each side of the shade. One loop lowers and raises the bottom rail of the shade, while the other allows you to raise and lower the top rail of the shade. You can open the top of the window shade but leave the bottom of the window covered for privacy. Cord tensioning devices for child safety.
  • Max Size 96″ wide x 84″ high
  • Depth Required
    • Flush Mount 2 1/4″
    • Minimum Depth 1 5/8″. For best light blocking use a flush mount
    • Photo and video do not show the Slumber Tracks and is just to illustrate the lift system
    • click to see video
  • Push button on bottom bar to raise or lower shade
  • You mus be able to reach the bottom bar of the shade when fully retracted!
  • Depth required
    • Flush Mount 2 3/8″ for shade; handle sticks out further
    • Shallow mount 3/4″

Cordless and Cordless Top Down Bottom Up for 1/2″ single cell fabric only

    • Raised and lowered by simply pushing the bottom rail up or down by hand. The ultimate in child safety—no dangling cords or loops.
    • Max Size 96″ wide x 84″ high
    • Depth Required
      • Flush Mount 2 1/4″
      • Minimum Depth 1 5/8″. For best light blocking use a flush mount
      • Available in single honeycomb fabric only.
      • Photo and video do not show the Slumber Tracks and is just to illustrate the lift system
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      • click to see video
      • Photo and video do not show the Slumber Tracks and is just to illustrate the lift system
      • click to see video