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

Sustainable Solar Control

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, Cordless, 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.

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    Roller Options
    Scroll down for a full description of hardware options by product and visual representation of the various hardware options available.

    HR_StandardStandard Roller

    On a standard roller shade, the roller tube is visible when the fabric rolls off the back. Raise and lower standard roller shades with cord loop operation. Photo shows RollEase chain mechanism. Choose chain side and color.

    HR_ReverseReverse Roller

    For a uniform appearance, choose the reverse roll option on standard roller shades. The fabric rotates off the front of the roller tube, hiding the roller. Photo shows RollEase chain mechanism. Choose chain side and color.

    HR_CordlessDecoCordless Deco Bar

    This cord-free system raises and lowers shades with one tug on the bottom rail. Choose from white or black hardware. Select a decorative pull to make operation easier and keep your shades cleaner. All cordless shades include a clear plastic grip as an optional attachment.


    Shade Pulls

     

    ShadePullsDecorative pulls maintain cleanliness and add an enhancing accent to any roller shade. Shade pulls are available in wooden balls, wooden tassels, beehive pulls and cylinder pulls.

    Motorization

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    A motorized lift system raises and lowers one shade or a group of shades with the push of a button. Radio-frequency motorization is excellent for any space with large windows, multiple windows, or for the simple convenience and child-safe method of operating shades. Available with: Standard Roller, Designer Cassette options and 3″ Fascia.


    Cassettes

    HR_FabricInsertFabric Insert Designer Cassette Cordless and Chain Operated

    Conceal the roller tube with the Designer Cassette head rail for an elegant look with clean lines. Available in white, black and oil rubbed bronze, every head rail also comes with a matching fabric insert strip. All cordless shades include a clear plastic grip as an optional attachment.EnvisionHardware_FabricInsert

    Smooth Faced Designer Cassette (without fabric insert) head rails provide a contemporary look while concealing the shade’s hardware components. Choose from white, oil rubbed bronze or black to complement your room or your fabric selection. All cordless shades include a clear plastic grip as an optional attachment.


    Fascias

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    3” And 4” Fascia Standard Roller and Motorization
    With clean lines and smooth metallic hardware, the 3 and 4-inch fascia placed in front of standard roller shades conceals the roller hardware and protects the fabric when the shade is fully raised. This is the perfect option to achieve a very contemporary look in any space. Available in white, vanilla, black, bronze or brushed aluminum.

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

    Highlights Cornice Valance

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    Upgrade any shade with a Highlights Cornice Valance. If you want to add color to your space, or coordinate with your decor, this valance is perfect for you. It covers all your needs for style and function by concealing your hardware and adding that finishing touch to any design style – from casual to bold, modern to classic.

    Bottom Rails

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    The standard bottom rail is fabric wrapped with clear end caps. For a modern look, select an exposed bottom rail in white, black, vanilla, bronze or brushed Aluminum.
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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.

    DEPTH REQUIRED

    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.

    Designer Cassette , Chain, Motor, or Smooth Lift Cordless:

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

    FABRIC WIDTH:
    Fabric width varies depending on lift system, shade size, and headrail option. Contact us for specific information about your particular order. General Guidlelines:
    Exposed Roll or Fascia with Chain or Motor:

    Up to 90" wide,

    • Inside Mount, fabric is 1 5/16" narrower than the ordered width;
    • Outside mount, fabric is 15/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Side or Exact Mount, fabric is 1 1/8" narrower than ordered width.

    Over 90" wide,

    • Inside Mount fabric is 1 5/8" narrower than ordered width;
    • Outside Mount, fabric is 1 1/4" narrower than ordered width;
    • Side or Exact Mount, fabric is 1 7/16" narrower than ordered width.

    Exposed Roll, Smooth Lift Cordless Roller:

    • Inside Mount, fabric is 13/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Outside Mount, fabric is 7/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Side Mount, fabric is 1 5/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Exact mount, fabric is 5/8" narrower than ordered width.

    Designer Cassette, Chain or Motor:

    • Inside Mount, fabric is 1 1/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Outside Mount, fabric is 11/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Side Mount, fabric is 1 9/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Exact Mount, fabric is 7/8" narrower than ordered width.

    Designer Cassette, Chain, Motor:

    • Inside Mount, fabric is 1 1/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Outside Mount, fabric is 11/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Side Mount, fabric is 1 9/16" narrower than ordered width;
    • Exact Mount, fabric is 7/8" narrower than ordered width.

    Designer Cassette, Smooth Lift Cordless:

    • Inside Mount, fabric is 1 5/8" narrower than ordered width;
    • Outside Mount, fabric is 1 1/8" narrower than ordered width;
    • Side Mount, fabric is 1 1/4" narrower than ordered width;
    • Exact Mount, fabric is 1 7/16" narrower than ordered width.

    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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    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

    Designer Cassette, Chain, Motor, or Smooth Lift Cordless:

    • 3 3/4" flush
    • 1" 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.