Storefront Shades

Fade Protection With Full Visibility
Made specifically for retailers who want to protect their merchandize and interior from bleaching and fading, these shaded are not designed for glare or heat reduction.

The only UV blocking shade that allows for both inward and outward visibility.

Maximum dimensions:
144″ w x 144″ h.
Chain operated, spring tension, or motorized

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  • Storefront Shades Description

    Storefront Shade material is made from several layers of laminated mylar joined with heat and pressure to form a flexible and durable shade material. These layers are coated with uvenol, a colorless UV inhibitor that screens out 99% of the ultraviolet light.

    Ultraviolet light is the primary cause of fading. However, visible light (blue light in particular) and heat also play a role. North Solar Screen offers different shade colors that address varying amounts of light and heat rejection. These shades are lead-free.

    Features

    The storefront shade colors below are listed by Sun Fade Control Value. All three provide vision into a display window for a full view of merchandise on display.

    Silver Tint – Moderate Sun Fade Conditions
    Silver Tint shows less dust than clear shades. Also in combination with Awnings or building overhangs. No color distortion of merchandise. Fade protection only Ultra Violet Light and blocks 47% visible light. 2 Ply, 3 Gauge.

    Silver Tint comes in 72 inches wide. Shades can be made up to 12 feet wide by 12 feet tall.

    Clear Transparent U.V. – Mild Sun Fade Conditions
    Also in combination with Awnings or building overhangs. No color distortion of merchandise. Fade protection only from Ultra Violet Light.

    Clear film comes 60” wide. Shades can be made up to 12 feet wide by 12 feet tall.

    Dual Color Combination Shade
    The best over all protection for storefronts. Clear or Silver Tint for eye level down for visibility in through the store window and fade protection. From eye level up smoke/smoke for glare, heat and fade reduction. This concept works best for tall windows.

    All necessary hardware and installation instructions are included with Storefront Shades.

    Care & Warranty

    Cleaning & Care
    Warranty


  • Storefront Shades

    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
    Fascia BlackFascia Black
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    Lift Systems

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    Dark BrownDark Brown
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    image022P Shaped Tension Device

    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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    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

  • Storefront Shades

    Storefront Shade color Clear comes 60" wide. Any storefront shade whose dimensions are BOTH wider than 60" and higher than 58" will require a horizontal seam. (Ex. 75" x 75".) Silver/Tint comes 72" wide. Any shade BOTH wider than 72" and higher than 70" will require a horizontal seam. (Ex. 85" x 85")

    All necessary hardware and installation instructions are included with Storefront Shades.

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    Product Description

    Store Front Mylar Window Shades For Fade Reduction

    Clear: Only reduces fading.
    Silver Tint: Reduces fading, gives some glare and heat reduction.

  • Storefront Shades

    Installation PDFs

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    FAQS

    Q: How much narrower is the Film 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

    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.
    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.