I’ve had a sleep disorder for years and I can’t thank you enough for the black out shades I’ve installed in my bedroom. FINALLY, I’ve been getting an excellent nights rest and am not “up with the sun” in the morning. Bless you!
Pamela King, Mount Pleasant, SC

Economical PVC Free Serenity (Wider Openings)

Wide PVC-Free Blackout Shades

Perfect for large bedrooms, home theaters, examining rooms, or wherever dark or total privacy is needed. Available in wider sizes, they’ll also save you money by keeping heat out in the summer and in during the winter. Our most economical blackout shade.

Maximum Dimensions:
116″w x 144″h (120″w x 102″h railroaded)

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  • Economical PVC Free Serenity Blackout Description

    Made from 100% polyester with a 100% white acrylic backing for better heat rejection in the summer they also keep rooms warmer in the winter because they stop cold transfer. Their wider widths allot for coverage of larger sized windows without the need for seaming. Ordered with sufficient overlap of windows (mounting the shade above the window and beyond the window frame by 3” per side) most side-light will be eliminated.

    Features:
    The fabric has a light texture so it does not collect dust. PVC free means it has no off gassing.

    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.

    Care & Warranty

    Cleaning & Care
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  • Economical PVC Free Serenity 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.

    reverse-roll


    Cassettes
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    Smooth Lift CordlessSmooth Lift Cordless
    Comfort Sleek StraightUltra Sleek Cassette Headrail
    Comfort Sleek PlusUltra Sleek Plus Cassette
    Bronze Cassette HeadrailCassette Headrail

     

     

     

     

     

    Roller Notes:

    • Ultra Sleek Cassettes: need 2 7/8″ for a minimum depth for flush inside mount including brackets.
    • Ultra Sleek Plus: require 3 3/4″ of depth.
    • Ultra Sleek Cassette: minimum depth for shallow mounted (Some of the shade will stick out) is 1″.
      Height of headrail is 2.5″.
    • Ultra Sleek Plus Cassette: minimum depth for shallow mounted (Some of the shade will stick out) is 1 1/8″.
      Height of headrail is 3 3/8″.
    • Outside mount: Minimum height required for mounting is 1″.

    Fascias
    A side mount is better for greater shade coverage. A minimum depth of 1″ is required.
    Ceiling mounts require a minimum depth of 2 1/2″ and you must drill your own holes in the fascia.
    3″ Fascia sticks out 3″ 4″ fascia sticks out 4″.

    Valance Detail
    Fascia White
    Valance DetailFascia Bronze
    Fascia BlackFascia Black
    Anodized FasciaAnodized Fascia
    Anodized FasciaVanilla Fascia

     

     

     

    Lift Systems

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    RolleaseRollease
    RolleaseRollease
    BlackBlack (nylon chain)
    Dark BrownBronze (metal chain)
    Stainless SteelSteel (metal chain)
    Reverse RollWhite (nylon chain)
    Smooth LiftSmooth Lift Cordless

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The RollEase continuous cord control lifts evenly, locks automatically and raises and lowers in one control. The tension device 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.
    Round Radio HeadRound Radio Head Motor
    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 PVC Free Serenity Blackout

    Specifications

    The minimum size of a shade is 12" x 12". The maximum size of a shade depends on the style:

    • Standard roller - 116"w x 144"h (120"w x 102"h railroaded)

    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
    California U.S. Title 19 (small scale)
    NFPA 701-1999 TM#1 (small scale)
    British Standard 5867

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  • Economical PVC Free Serenity Blackout

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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” 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

    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 right hand control and regular roll, and you want a left hand reverse roll, you have to remove the shade and the brackets, and mount the brackets so that the pin end bracket is on the right and the clutch bracket (the one with the little flipper) is on the left. When you put the shade up, it will have to be a reverse roll. When the shade is all the way up, the bead should be at the top, touching the clutch on the side nearest the room.

    If your shade is a left hand control and regular roll, and you want a right hand reverse roll, you have to remove the shade and the brackets, and mount the brackets so that the pin end bracket is on the left and the clutch bracket (the one with the little flipper) is on the right. When you put the shade up, it will have to be a reverse roll. When the shade is all the way up, the bead should be at the top, touching the clutch on the side nearest the room.

    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.