We installed the wheat blackout shades in our bedroom last night – very straightforward installation and the measurements were dead-on. All the best.
Heather Ward, Elm City, NC

Insulator Blackout Symphony™


Insulating Window Shades / Insulated Shades / Thermal Shades
Elegant Insulator™ double honeycomb insulated shades have two rows of foil lined cells for opacity, insulation and energy savings. With 99% light blocking capabilities they’re great for bedrooms, media rooms and nurseries.

PVC-free-iconMaximum dimensions:
120″w x 120″h (Depending on lift system)
Manual or Motorized

Comfortex

 

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  • Insulator Blackout Symphony TM Description

    Double Honeycomb Insulated fabric traps air in its cells acting as a barrier against cold air flow in the winter and locking the warm air inside. In the summer, the cellular air pockets trap cool air inside reducing unwanted heat gain. The Insulator™ uses integrated foil technology to maximize the light block and insulating properties of Double Honeycomb Insulated fabric for even greater fuel savings. Review an Energy Savings Report (pdf) on Comfortex Symphony Cellular Window Insulated Shades. The Insulator™ will add an additional 10% savings to the figures in the report. They also reduce heat loss in the winter because of drafty windows.

    North Solar Screen takes cords and child safety seriously. All cord shades have safety tensioners to reduce the hazards of cord strangulation or entanglement or they can be motorized.

    Symphony TM Light Blocking Cellular Shades at glance

    • Best energy efficient cellular fabric, winter and summer R Value 5+
    • Durable polyester that is washable, dust resistant and will not fade or fray
    • UV Protection: nearly 100% of harmful UV rays are blocked Pleat retention: 3/8″ pleats retain their beautiful look
    • Compact stacking height: The crisp pleats raise to a small, unobtrusive stack
    • Sound Absorbing
    • White to street side for uniform look and summer heat rejection

    Care & Warranty

    Cleaning & Care
    Warranty


  • Insulator Blackout Symphony TM

    Lift Systems

    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 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
    • 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 for double cell fabric

    • 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″

     

     

     

     

    Motorization Options

    simplicity battery operated radio motor

    Simplicity 12V Battery Operated motor with reloadable Battery wand. Operates with handheld multi channel remote.

    • Powered by a Battery Wand that uses 8 Alkaline Batteries.
    • Remotes are pre-programmed to correspond to each shade. Please tell us how you want the remotes set.
    • Up button, down button, stop button.
    • Multi channel remotes can operate up to 100 shades.

    Simplicity-Remote_6channel

    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)
    • Remotes are pre-programmed to correspond to each shade. Please tell us how you want the remotes set.
    • Multi channel remotes can operate up to 100 shades. The last button opens and closes them simultaneously.
    Round Radio HeadRound Radio Head Motor
    Reloadable Battery WandReloadable Battery Wand
    BlackRadio Remotes
    Dark BrownWall Mounted Wireless Switch

     

  • Insulator Blackout Symphony™

    Specifications

    Shade Sizes

    Minimum: 8" x 8"
    Maximum Varies by Lift System

    • Standard 120" wide x 120" high (we recommend Cordloop over 72" wide by 120" high)
    • Standard Top Down Bottom Up 84" wide x 96" high (we recommend Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up over 72" wide x 120" high)
    • Cordloop and Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up 120" wide x 120" high
    • Comfort Tracks and Slumber Tracks 96" wide x 120" high,
      except Standard Top Down Bottom up which cannot be larger than 84" wide x 96" high

    Depth Required

    Varies by lift system and track options. Measure depth at the shallowest point for double hung or sliding windows

    • Standard, Standard Top Down Bottom Up
      • Flush mount 2"
      • Shallow mount 1/2"
      • Shallow mount with Comfort Tracks 3/4"
    • Cordloop, or Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up
      • Flush mount 2 1/4"
      • Shallow Mount 1/2"
      • Shallow Mount with Comfort Tracks 3/4"

    Thermal Energy

    Sustainable Manufacturing
    Capable of being continued or maintained with minimal long term effects on the environment.

    sustainable

    Energy Thermal Efficiency
    Reducing energy consumption and cost by preventing solar heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.

    Responsible Materials
    Those that have a lesser impact on humanity and the environment. Responsible materials are made from renewable resources or recycled content, they emit low VOC’s such as toxins, allergens and carcinogens, and can be disposed of by recycling or reusing.

    They also act as a barrier against cold air flow in winter, locking warm air inside. Available in the same light filtering and blackout options as our regular cellular shades, they are for inside frame mounts only. The cellular insulated blackout shades provide the maximum insulation values.

  • Blackout Insulated Cellular Shade Sample

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    Product Description

    The Insulator Symphony and Slumber Shade Color Samples

    Maximize the Insulation of Your Cold, Drafty Windows – PVC Free Noise Reducing Shade

    Cordless and Cordless Top Down Bottom Up only available in 1/2″ single honeycomb.

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

  • Insulator Blackout Symphony™

    Installation PDFs

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    FAQS

    Q: How much depth do I need to mount my shade?
    Depth required depends on a combination of width, height, material ordered, lift system, and headrail option. Contact us for specific information about your particular order. Measure depth on double hung windows or sliding windows at the shallowest point. General guideline (Hardware minimums, does not include thickness of fabric. Add 1/8” per 10” of shade height.)

    Exposed Roll, Chain or Motor:

    • Up to 90" wide, side mount, 2 1/2"
    • Up to 90" wide, ceiling mount, 2"
    • Over 90" side mount wide, 3"
    • Over 90" wide, ceiling mount 2"

    Exposed Roll, Chain, Commercial

    • Up to 90” wide, side mount, 2 1/2"
    • Up to 90” wide, ceiling mount, 2"
    • Over 90” side mount wide, 3"
    • Over 90” wide, ceiling mount 2"
    • Over 90” wide, side mount: 3"
    • Over 90” wide, ceiling mount: 2 5/8"

    Exposed Roll, Smooth Lift Cordless:

    • Up to 72" wide
      - 1 1/2" for ceiling mount
      - Face mount, 2 1/4"
    • Over 72" wide
      - 1 3/4" for ceiling mount
      - Face mount, 2 3/4"

    Fascia, Chain or Motorized: 3"

    • Oversized shades require 4", which cannot be motorized

    Ultra Sleek Headrail, chain

    • 2 7/8” flush
    • 1” shallow mount

    Ultra Sleek Plus Headrail, Chain, Motor, or Smooth Lift cordless:

    • 3 3/4" flush
    • 1 1/8" shallow mount

    Slumber Roller Shade, Chain: 3 3/8"

    Q: My shade won’t go all the way up, or all the way down.
    How do I fix this?
    This is caused by the metal chain stopper being in the wrong place and usually happens when the shade is installed wrong.

    Here are the "rules of thumb" about chain stoppers:

    • Regular roll shades: metal stopper bead is at the top, touching the clutch on the window side, when the shade is all the way up.
    • Reverse roll shades: metal stopper bead is at the top, touching the clutch on the room side, when the shade is all the way up.

    Here is how to fix common stopper bead problems:

    • If you have a Regular roll shade (the material goes down the back of the roller and is near the glass), then when the shade is all the way up, the metal stopper bead should be at the top, touching the clutch, and on the side of the clutch nearest the glass. If this is so, but your shade isn't all the way up, here’s how to correct it:
      - If the shade is small and easy to handle, the easiest way is to roll the shade up as far as it will go. Remove the shade from the brackets. Slip the clutch out of the roller. Manually roll the shade until it is all the way up. Put the clutch back into the roller.
      - If the shade is large and you don’t have help, you can correct it while it’s still in the brackets. Take hold of the bottom of the shade by the weighted bar, and physically lift the shade material up and over the front of the roller. By doing this you are manually rolling up the shade. Repeat until the shade is all the way up. It should operate correctly now.
    • If you have a Reverse roll shade (the material goes down the front of the roller and is further from the glass), then when the shade is all the way up, the metal stopper bead should be at the top, touching the clutch, and on the side further from the glass. If this is so, but your shade isn't all the way up, here’s how to correct it:
      - If the shade is small and easy to handle, the easiest way is to roll the shade up as far as it will go. Remove the shade from the brackets. Slip the clutch out of the roller. Manually roll the shade until it is all the way up. Put the clutch back into the roller.
      - If the shade is large and you don’t have help, you can correct it while it’s still in the brackets. Take hold of the bottom of the shade by the weighted bar, and physically lift the shade material up and behind the roller. By doing this you are manually rolling up the shade. Repeat until the shade is all the way up. It should operate correctly now.

    Q: The material on my shade is rolling up crooked.
    What causes this and how do I fix it?
    This is usually caused by the installation not being level; the shade will roll towards the higher side. It must be corrected immediately or the shade material, telescoping over the end, will rub the shade brackets and get damaged.

    • Best solution is to remount the brackets so the shade will be level.
    • Another solution is to lower the shade until the roller is exposed. On the side opposite the incorrect roll place a 3 inch length of 1 1/2" masking tape on the long edge of the shade material, or on the roller edge. This will balance (level) the roller. Additional layers of tape may be required until the shade rolls up evenly.
    • Operate the shade slowly to be sure the roll is correct; stop at once if the material runs to one side.

    Q: I want to change the side my chain is on, or make my shade a reverse roll instead of regular. How do I do this?
    If your shade is a left hand control reverse roll, and you want a right hand control reverse roll, it’s a bit trickier to correct. If you have already installed the shade, roll the shade all the way up (the bead stopper will be at the top and on the side further from the glass) remove it from the brackets, take the brackets down, and reinstall the brackets so that the clutch bracket is on the right. Then, pull the clutch and the pin end out of the roller, and put the pin end on the end you just took the clutch from. Holding the clutch in your hand with the chain on the right hand side, pull the chain until the bead stopper is at the top on the opposite side (which will be again further from the glass when in the shade). Insert the clutch in to the right hand side of the tube and place the shade back on the brackets. It should operate correctly now, and be a right hand controlled reverse roll shade.

    If your shade is a right hand control reverse roll, and you want a left hand control reverse roll, roll the shade all the way up (the bead stopper will be at the top and on the side closer from the glass) remove it from the brackets, take the brackets down, and reinstall the brackets so that the clutch bracket is on the left. Then, pull the clutch and the pin end out of the roller, and put the pin end on the end you just took the clutch from. Holding the clutch in your hand with the chain on the left hand side, pull the chain until the bead stopper is at the top on the opposite side (which will be further to the glass when in the shade). Insert the clutch in to the left hand side of the tube and place the shade back on the brackets. It should operate correctly now, and be a left hand controlled reverse roll shade.

    Q: Will Solar Shades save me 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 visibility through a window.  Because they quickly pay for themselves, with skyrocketing fuel costs they are like putting money in the bank.

    Interior Solar Shades form an insulating air pocket between the shade and the window. Metallized fabrics or colors closest to white best reflect the heat back out through the glass in the summer.  If you put your hand on a black car and a white car, the white car is always cooler. In 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.