Blackout Shades for Room Darkening / Commercial Use Shades
One of our most affordable light-blocking option is durable and well suited for commercial, industrial, school and residential use. While the shade keeps the light out, the shade will also keep your heat in. Available in 72″ widths in all colors; wider shades may have a seam.
These blackout shades feature a four-ply construction consisting of three layers of matted vinyl with an interior layer of fiberglass. The fiberglass insures the material will not stretch or shrink and gives it extra durability. Guaranteed not to crack, break or get pinholes, these shades are also flame resistant, washable, colorfast and moisture resistant, making them excellent for humid locations.
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.
Available in 72" widths in all colors.
Stop Light Blackout Shade’s lighter weight makes it easy to roll for oversized windows.
Dual colored blackout shade fabrics are white to the outside to maximize heat rejection in the summer.
In the winter Stop Light Blackout Shades stop cold transfer through windows.
Seams are sonically welded for the strongest possible bonding.
Stop Light Blackout Shade bottoms are finished with a weighted bar inside a sonically welded pocket. Radio frequency welding eliminates the need for stitching. (A stitched bottom pocket punches holes in the fabric allowing pin holes of light to shine through. Stitching often fail in UV light causing the pocket to open and the weight bar to fall out.)
These blackout shades are lead free.
Our brackets are universal so blackout shades can be mounted inside the frame, outside the frame or from the top down.
Stop Light Blackout Shades are shipped with all the necessary hardware.
Chain lengths are 3/4's of the way down the blackout shade. All chains come with child proof tensioners. Please specify if you need longer chains.
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.
Plastic Clear Edge Valance
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P 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.
New Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Motors by Rollease
Single Channel Remote
15 Channel Remote
15 Cable Connection
These radio control rechargeable battery motors are user friendly. They are available in 3 different sizes to accommodate:
SMALL: up to 48”w x 60”h
MEDIUM: up to 84”w x 84”h
LARGE: up to 120”w x 120”h
The Levelling Control feature allows for precise positioning of multiple shades ensuring perfect alignment. Additionally, a favorite position can be pre-set and recalled at any time. This motor is inside the roller and has a 12V built in Li-ion battery pack with integrated charge management. Under normal use, (once or twice a day) batteries could last up to a year. Remotes are available either as a 1 channel for a single shade or a 15 channel for multiple shades.
The motor has a little wire that plugs into a cable to recharge. Shades come with 12 feet of cable but you need to purchase the AC charger that plugs into an outlet. There is also a little antenna. Before the first use please charge the motor for 6 hours using the recommended AC charger.
During operation, if the voltage drops to less than 10V the motor will beep 10 times to prompt that it needs to be charged. The motor will stop running when the voltage is lower than 7v and will resume when the voltage is greater than 7. Under normal (once or twice a day)
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 Head Motor
Reloadable Battery Wand
Wall Mounted Wireless Switch
110V Plug In Motor With Radio Remote
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.
affordable Vinyl Fiberglass Blackout
Shades over 72" wide and 70" tall will require seaming maximum size 144"w x 134"h
Solar Heat Control Properties of PVC Free Supreme
Fabrics Installed Internally, Zero-Degree Profile Angle
*Solar Optical Properties
Q: How much narrower is the 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
Somfy Hardwired 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
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.
Cleaning Indoor Shades
Light vacuuming initially to remove the airborne particles followed by cold water with a mild non-ammoniated liquid detergent on a standard sponge. Avoid rubbing too hard. Rinse by immersing in clean water. Dry by hanging the shade in a rolled-down position. Make sure the fabric is flat.
WARRANTY PERIOD AND TERMS FROM DATE OF SHIPMENT 1st Year: Full Replacement 2nd Year: Charged 1/3 of current cost 3rd Year: Charged 2/3 of current cost Covered: 1. Defective Shade Material 2. Seams opening 3. Shade Material delaminating 4. Defective Spring Motor 5. Defective Bead Chain Drive Unit DAMAGES IN SHIPPING: When you receive your shipment, if there is any sign of damage to the outer packaging, you MUST notate that there was such damage on the bill of lading when you sign it and send us photos of the damaged packages and shade products. If you do not, we will NOT be able to replace parts or shades that are damaged. We can ONLY REPLACE, we CANNOT REFUND for damaged shipments. We are constrained by the freight companies’ policies in this matter. 15% restocking fee for return of components (i.e., motors, replacement clutches, chains. We do not take returns on custom cut shades.)
Not Covered: Vandalism, improper operation, customer installation, any installer fees (North Solar Screen will not assume responsibility for any labor installation problems, including NBI and installation of replacement of in-warranty parts), wear on cords, scuffing/scratching of mylar film, chains pulleys and locks, rusting of décor bar, change of color from continued exposure to strong sunlight, damage to exterior shade and/or motor when not retracted in windy conditions. We reserve the right to request specific pictures/videos detailing the problem to send to our factory for inspection and final decision. We may require you to speak to factory personnel for assistance troubleshooting to determine what parts need replacing or if the product needs to be remade. We are not responsible for the payment of any labor associated with the re-installation of parts or shades. Battery life is estimated based on raising and lowering the shade once daily. We do not warranty batteries. Estimated battery life for a single 12 volt wand is about 1-1.5 years. A Booster Battery Wand extends battery life to about 2 years. The life of the battery depends upon the weight of the material and how often it is used per day. Average battery life is about 1.5-2 years depending upon those factors.
RollEase Lifetime Warranty RollEase Inc. warrants that RollEase clutches shall conform to RollEase, Inc.’s specifications and therefore, when properly installed in a window covering, in accordance with intended category, diameter, size, weight and assembly practices, and when used in conjunction with other RollEase, Inc. components or previously-approved components of other manufacturers, shall be free of defects in workmanship and materials under the normal use and service for which intended, for so long as the original purchaser owns the product. During the warranty period RollEase Inc. shall, at its expense and at its option, repair, replace or issue appropriate credit for any clutch that proves to be defective. RollEase Inc.’s liability in such cases applies only to the clutch mechanism and does not extend to include any related costs or expenses incurred by replacement, repair or return. This warranty does not apply to any RollEase clutch subjected to unauthorized repair or alteration, or to misuse or abuse. The warranty herein is in lieu of all other warranties, oral or written, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of fitness for use. In no event shall RollEase, Inc. be liable for loss of anticipated profits or for special, collateral, consequential or incidental damages, direct or indirect.
Somfy Warranty: Somfy warrants their motors and motor control systems to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal and proper use for a period of five years starting from the date stamped on the motor. Mechanical, electrical and electronic accessories are warranted for one year from the date of invoice. SOMFY 5 Year Warranty (pdf)
RollEase Motor Warranty Rollease warrants its battery powered DC motors to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for 5 years when installed properly and operated under normal use from the date stamped on affixed label on each device.
Inspection of Defect: We reserve the right to inspect shades to determine if there is a manufacturing error. Please do not return shades unless we request it. Returns MUST be put in a box and then shipped to us. Returns MUST be shipped in a box and packed well to prevent damage. Freight is not covered. Inspect all cartons immediately for damage. Please do not accept your shipment if the cartons are damaged.
Our Return Policy: When shades are ordered from North Solar Screen, our shade materials must be cut to fit. Once materials have been cut, orders CAN NOT be cancelled.
Color Disclaimer for All Shades We always recommend that you received samples before ordering your shades. Despite every effort to accurately duplicate each product’s color when scanned to our website, actual colors may vary. Due to monitor and/or video card differences, subtle variations in color and surface texture may not be fully revealed. Again, these are custom products and CANNOT be returned for reasons other than warranty repair or service. Therefore you need to be certain that any slight variations occurring between the actual color, and the representation on our website, will be acceptable. Slight variations might occur between the sample and the finished product. These dye lot variations are common to the manufacturing process, and are within industry tolerances. They are not defects. Due to these variations we recommend that when identical products and colors are to used for more than one opening, that they all be ordered at the same time. North Solar Screen cannot be responsible for dye lot variances.