The shades are up and look great.
Took me less than an hour to install,
and we saved at least a thousand dollars.
Thanks so much!
Bill Bock, Charlotte, NC

Economical Vinyl Fiberglass

Blackout Shades for Room Darkening / Commercial Use Shades

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. Shades can be made up to 144″w x 134″h.

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  • Economical Vinyl Fiberglass Blackout Description

    These blackout shades feature a four-ply construction consisting of three layers of matted vinyl with an interior layer of fiberglass. The fiberglass insures the material will not stretch or shrink and gives it extra durability. Guaranteed not to crack, break or get pinholes, these shades are also flame resistant, washable, colorfast and moisture resistant, making them excellent for humid locations.

    North Solar Screen takes cords and child safety seriously. Our shades are available cordless (recommended where young children are present.) All chain shades have cord safety tensioners to reduce the hazards of cord strangulation or entanglement or they can be motorized.

    Features:

    • Available in 72″ widths in all colors.
    • Stop Light Blackout Shade’s lighter weight makes it easy to roll for oversized windows.
    • Dual colored blackout shade fabrics are white to the outside to maximize heat rejection in the summer.
    • In the winter Stop Light Blackout Shades stop cold transfer through windows.
    • Seams are sonically welded for the strongest possible bonding.
    • Stop Light Blackout Shade bottoms are finished with a weighted bar inside a sonically welded pocket. Radio frequency welding eliminates the need for stitching. (A stitched bottom pocket punches holes in the fabric allowing pin holes of light to shine through. Stitching often fail in UV light causing the pocket to open and the weight bar to fall out.)
    • These blackout shades are lead free.
    • Our brackets are universal so blackout shades can be mounted inside the frame, outside the frame or from the top down.
    • Stop Light Blackout Shades are shipped with all the necessary hardware.
    • Chain lengths are 3/4′s of the way down the blackout shade. All chains come with child proof tensioners. Please specify if you need longer chains.

    Care & Warranty

    Cleaning & Care
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  • Economical Vinyl Fiberglass Blackout

    Hiding the Roller

    Reverse Roll
    Shade material runs over the front of roller instead of the back. This hides the shade roller but also causes the material to be further away from the window. Also, this does not hide the clutch chain mechanism at the top.

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    Fascias
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    Valance DetailFascia Bronze
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    Anodized FasciaAnodized Fascia

     

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    Lift Systems

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    Dark BrownDark Brown
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    The RollEase continuous clutch/chain control lifts evenly, locks automatically and raises and lowers in one control. The P Shaped tension device or Cord Guide reduces the hazards of child strangulation and entanglement by limiting their access to the cord control.

    Rollease Clutches come in white or black. Black is used for exterior shades. Chain colors are available in white, light gray, bronze, black and steel. Standard color chains for exterior shades are black or bronze. There is an extra charge for steel chains.

    Motorization Options

    SOMFY Battery Operated Radio Motor

    Somfy 12V Battery Operated motor with reloadable Battery wand. Operates with handheld or wall mounted single or multi channel remotes. Transformers available to save on batteries, as well as timers for the ultimate in convenience.

    • Powered by a Battery Wand that uses 8 Lithium Batteries. (Batteries are not rechargeable)
    • Multi channel remotes can operate up to 100 shades. The last button opens and closes all simultaneously.
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    Reloadable Battery WandReloadable Battery Wand
    BlackRadio Remotes
    Dark BrownWall Mounted Wireless Switch

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    110V Plug In Motor With Radio Remote

    Plug-In-Smart-Motor

    Motor plugs into Standard 110V Outlet, shipped with 6 feet of wire and a plug, special order longer wire.
    (Do not shorten power cables to less than 42″ because the antenna is in the cable and the motor will not work if the antenna is cut.)

    Motor is inside shade roller, on right or left your choice, only power cord sticks out.
    Each shade is controlled by a hand held remote or wireless wall switch.
    Control single or multiple shades by pressing a button, shade can be set to stop at a mid point or run to the limit stops

    Motors use about 1.5 amps, remote range 100 ft.
    To hardwire to a junction box install a shut off switch for each motor so you can disconnect each motor from power source to program.

    Somfy RemotesSomfy Remotes
    Wall ControlWall Control

  • Economical Vinyl Fiberglass Blackout

    Specifications
    Shades over 72" wide and 70" tall will require seaming maximum size 144"w x 134"h
    Performance

    Solar Heat Control Properties of PVC Free Supreme
    Fabrics Installed Internally, Zero-Degree Profile Angle
    *Solar Optical Properties

    Shading Coefficient with:

      Single   Insulating
    No. Color   TS RS AS TV   1/8CL 1/4CL 1/4HA   1CL 1HA
    P62 White   0 65 36 0   0.31 0.31 0.30   0.30 0.24
    V40 Onyx   0 64 36 0   0.31 0.31 0.30   0.30 0.24
    TS=Solar Transmittance
    RS=Solar Reflectance
    AS=Solar Absorptance
    TV=Visual Transmittance
    1/8 CL=1/8″ Clear Glass
    1/4 CL=1/4″ Clear Glass
    1/4HA=1/4″ Heat Absorbing Glass
    1 CL=1″ Insulating Clear Glass
    1HG=1″ Insulating Heat Absorbing Glass

    *Performance evaluations conducted by Matrix, Inc.

    White is on the exterior facing side of the shade material to reflect out the heat.

    Fire Rating
    Flame Test meets (Fed.Spec CCC-C 521E) and NFPA 701 Small Scale

  • Economical Vinyl Blackout Shade Sample

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    Product Description

    Material Specifications: 100% Light Blocking,  4-ply

    Construction: 1 Layer Fiberglass,  3 Layers of Vinyl

    Flame Test Meets: Federal Spec (CCC-C 521E),  + NEPA 701 Small Scale

    *White is the exterior facing side of the shade material to reflect out the heat.

    We are happy to send you up to SIX swatches per shade type.

  • Economical Vinyl Fiberglass Blackout

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    FAQS

    Q: How much narrower is the shade material cut than the tip of the roller?
    Spring Tension: 1/2" on spring end, 1/2” on pin end

    • Clutch/Chain Operated: 3/4" on clutch side and 1/2" on pin end
    • Battery Motors: 3/4" on motor side and 1/2" on pin end
    • Somfy 110V Radio Motors: 1 1/8" on motor side and 1 1/8" on pressure pin end
    • Somfy Hardwired Motors: 1 1/8" on motor side and 1 1/8" on pressure pin end

    Q: How much DEPTH do I need to install roller shades?
    These are guidelines only—shades made with heavier materials, or exceptionally tall shades, may require more space. Depth is measured from the shallowest point. On double hung windows, use the shallowest section of the window frame. Take into consideration things such as window cranks

    Clutch Operated

    • Shade Width up to 78" = 2 3/8" of depth for inside frame, outside frame mount or ceiling mount.
    • Shade Width from 78-110" = 2 7/8" of depth or inside frame, outside frame mount, 3 1/4" for ceiling mount.
    • Shade Width 110" or larger = 3 3/8" (R16 clutch) OR 3 7/8" (R24 clutch) of depth for inside frame, outside frame mount, ceiling mount 3 7/8"-4" depending upon fabric.

    Spring Spring Tension

    • Shade Width up to 79" = 1 5/8" of depth
    • Shade Width from 79-120" = 1 7/8" of depth

    Motorized Somfy 12V Battery operated

    • Shade Width up to 96" = 2 3/8" of depth

    110V Somfy Plug In or Somfy Hardwired

    • Shade Width up to 144" = 3 3/4" of depth for side mount, 3" of depth for ceiling mount

    Q: What are the dimensions of your shade brackets?
    Q: My spring tension film shade won’t go up anymore. How do I correct this?
    Leaving the shade in the brackets, pull it down as far as it can go. Then remove it from the brackets and roll it up by hand, being very careful not to let the material of the shade “telescope” off the end of the roller (this could cause it to fray or be otherwise damaged.) Put it back in the brackets and see if it’s functioning properly. If it’s still weak, follow the same procedure again. You may want to pull it down less than all the way after the first attempt to correct the problem so you don’t wind the spring up too tight.