Although we have not measured the temperature difference, it must be significant. Now we can comfortably use two west-facing rooms – a sunroom and a bedroom – during the heat of the day. We feel good about conserving energy and almost certainly trimming our cooling bill.
Heather Ward, Elm City, NC

Vela Eco Green PVC Free


PVC-Free Green LEED Solar Shades
If you’re serious about the environment and air quality, you’ll want to consider the Vela Eco Green solar shades. They contribute to 3 of the 5 LEEDS certification categories. The fabrics are 100% polyester, PVC and lead–free, contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and are 100% recyclable.

Maximum Dimensions:
116″w x 144″h
Chain operated or Motorized

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  • Vela Eco Green PVC Free Description

    Why use up energy resources and add carbon keeping cool in summer and warm in winter when you can stay comfortable the natural way. PVC Free Vela Eco Green fabrics are popular for both commercial and residential applications and contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), eliminating off gassing and improving your air quality.

    Vela Eco Green solar fabric is 100% Polyester and is PVC and lead free shade. Available in coice of 3% or 4% openness depending on your color choice. Colors closest to white block 30% more heat than darker colors and allow for more natural light. Darker colors give sharper outward visibility and more glare reduction.

    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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    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

    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

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    Specifications

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

    • Standard roller - 116" wide x 144" high
    • Please contact us for headrail maximum dimensions.

    Our brackets are universal so shades can be mounted inside the frame, outside the frame or from the top down. Shades are shipped with all the necessary hardware. Chain lengths are 3/4's of the way down the shade. Please specify if you need longer chains.

    Performance
    Fire Rating
    NFPA 701-99 Small Scale

    These shades are lead free.

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    Product Description

    Colors closest to white for best heat reduction and natural light, darker colors best glare reduction.

    Colors closest to white stop 33% more heat than darker colors.

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

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    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” 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 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.