Economical PVC Free Serenity Blackout

Economical PVC-Free Light Blocking Shades

Perfect for large bedrooms, home theaters, examining rooms, or wherever dark or total privacy is needed. Available in wider sizes than our other black out roller shades, they’ll also save you money by keeping heat out in the summer and in during the winter. Our most economical blackout shade. Available in 6 different colors.

Maximum Dimensions:

108″w x 144″h (120″w x 96″h railroaded)

Chain operated, Cordless, or Motorized

“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
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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 allow 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 & CareWarranty

Manual Lift Systems

Chain Operated

Our standard chain roller offers black or white clutch options with 4 bead chain finishes in white, black, bronze (metal) and steel (metal) Available in reverse roll. May be ordered with 3” or 4” Fascia or Designer Cassette, (regular roll only.)

Skyline hardware is available on a no headrail roller or in a Designer Cassette. Just choose your clutch color; white, satin nickel, ivory, bronze or black. All hardware is color coordinated, including clutch, bracket covers, bead chains and tensioners.  Available in reverse roll.

Cordless

The cordless system is available in white, satin nickel, ivory bronze and black with color coordinating brackets covers for a finished appearance on all cordless roller shades. Available in reverse roll. May be ordered with the Designer Cassette, (regular roll only).

Shade Pulls
plastic handle on indoor shades

Shades come with clear plastic handles that fit over the bottom bar to maintain cleanliness.

Dual Roller Shades
dual shades light blocking and solar shade for indoor

Dual Roller Shades are the perfect way to combine the light filtering and blackout fabrics on one set of brackets. The light blocking fabric rolls over the light filtering shade at night when you need privacy. May be ordered with pull chains or motors.

Motorization Options

Picture of two remotes side by side, one white and one black, 14 channels to operate up to 14 motorized indoor shades
Picture of hand holding remote in front of indoor solar shades that are motorized in modern kitchen
Simplicity Battery Operated Rechargeable Motors
  • Motor and rechargeable lithium ion battery in motor casing are concealed in roller
  • No special wiring requirements
  • Rechargeable battery comes fully charged from factory, no external battery wand is required
  • Factory programs upper and lower limit stops but does not program channels because that needs to be completed after shade installation.
  • Average battery charge lasts 6-12 months under normal use one cycle per day
  • Battery can be recharged up to 500 times
  • Takes approximately 5 hours to recharge a depleted motor
  • Recharge when shade starts running slow to avoid losing programming
  • Shade will beep when the remote button is pressed
  • Do not leave charger plugged in for more than 24 hours as it can prematurely age the battery
Remotes

Simplicity 14 Channel Remote The 14 Channel Remote can automate up to 14 different shades individually or 14 groups of shades. The remote can be wall mounted for easy access. Available in black or white.

 

  • Motorized lift system raises and lowers one shade or a group of shades with a push of a button
  • Radio frequency motorization is excellent for large, hard to reach windows and multiple windows
  • Simple, convenient, child-safe method of operating shade
  • 14 channel remote can operate up to 14 windows or groups of windows
  • Remote comes with holder to mount to a wall for easy storage
  • Range of remote is approximately 80 feet
Plug with coiled wire used to charge motorized indoor shades
Battery Charger

8.4 volt charger plugs into standard power outlet to recharge

Plugs into charging port of motor

Charger is black and comes with 13 feet of wire

EZ Charge Extension Wand Great for Out of Reach Windows

EZ Charge Extension Wand easily recharges your hard to reach Simplicity Rechargeable Shades. Extends up to 31” in length. Simply touch the magnetized wand tip to the port to attach. Then plug the charger into the base of the wand.

EZ Charge Wall Mount Receiver can be  easily concealed by a valance

You need 1 EZ Charger extension wand per order (more can be ordered).

E-Z Charge Extension Wand Video

 

 

Ez Charge Wand used with EZ Charge wall mount receiver kit to motorized indoor solar and cellular shades
EZ Charge Wall Mount Receiver

The EZ Charge Wall Mount Receiver includes screws and anchors. These can be used for wood or drywall mounting.

Extension cable plugs into charging port of Simplicity Rechargeable shades.

Each shade will need an EZ Charge wall mount receiver.

 

 

 

wand and battery charger

Battery Charger – SOLD SEPARATELY. You must specify charger when ordering a Simplicity Rechargeable Motorized Shade. The charger plugs into the wand base. The 8.4 Volt charger requires a standard power outlet to recharge the motor. The charger is black and comes with a 156” wire. Dimensions are 1” wide x 2½” length x 13⁄4” deep.

Simplicity Smart App Controller
simplicity app

The Simplicity Smart Controller powered by NEO Smart Blinds App is a small device that you install in your home that allows you to set automatic opening and closing times for all Simplicity motorized shades from your Apple or Android Smartphone, voice controlled Amazon, Google home automation device, tablet, or PC anywhere in world.

  • Works with Apple and Android Smartphones
  • Free downloadable app
  • Compatible with previously installed Simplicity motorized shades
  • Can schedule operation up to 14 shades in a single room or every shade throughout the house
  • Controller has same range as remote (150 feet) so one per floor is usually sufficient

Simplicity Smart Controller                        One box/2000 sq. ft recommended

GET STARTED IN 4 EASY STEPS

  1. Download the free NEO Smart Blinds App from Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and create an account.
  2. Purchase our palm sized Simplicity Smart WiFi Controller
  3. Plug into a central location with a strong WiFi signal
  4. Add your shades in the app
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Motors at a Glance

Rechargeable Batteries

Headrail Options

  • No headrail, regular or reverse roll
  • Designer Cassettes with Fabric Insert or Smooth
  • 4″ Fascia

Power Sources

  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery is inside shade roller
  • Order at least one plug in 8.4V recharger. Black, with 13′ wire. For convenience order 1 per shade so you can charge all at once during the night.
  • Charge when shades starts running slowly so programming is not lost. Full charge will take 4-5 hours.

Programming

  • Limit stops programmed by factory, program each shade to remote on site

Hiding The Roller

Reverse Roll

side by side picture vs diagram of reverse roll on an indoor shade to cover the roller

For a uniform appearance, choose the reverse roll option. The fabric rolls off the front of the roller tube, closer to the room, hiding the roller. No extra charge. Only available with no headrail.

Designer Cassette Fabric Insert

designer cassette wrap for hiding the roller on a shade

The cassette has a matching strip of roller shade fabric running along the front face of it to provide a continuous, all-fabric look for your window. Available in White, Satin Nickel, Ivory, Bronze and Black.

Designer Cassette Smooth Face

Five Different Colors of Smooth Face Cassettes Lined Up to Cover the Roller of an Indoor Solar Shade

This is a clean and seamless way to hide a roller. Available in 5 hardware finishes: White, Satin Nickel, Ivory, Bronze, and Black.

Fascias

close up of bronze fascia used to cover shade roller for indoor solar shades

Metallic fascias placed in front of roller shades conceal the roller hardware and protect the fabric when the shade is fully raised. They are open to the top and back. Available in white, satin nickel, ivory, bronze, or black.

Standard 3” and 4” fascia are L shaped and cover the front and most of the underside. Skyline 4” fascia do not cover the underside.

3″ Fascias

Line of 3" Fascia Colors Available to Hide the Shade Roller

4″ Fascias

Line of 5 different colors of 4" fascias available to cover shade roller on indoor solar shades

Skyline Hardware

List of Skyline Hardware Colors Available for Shade Coverings

Skyline Hardware in white, black and ivory is standard on all roller shades. When ordering shades with Skyline hardware all of the components are completely color coordinated all the way down to the tensioner.

Fabric Valance*

*Friction Fit Mounting System Only

Close up image of 4.5" fabric valance loop that covers shade roller and mounting system

Use the 4 1/2″ tall fabric valance to conceal both the roller and the rail for the Friction Fit Mounting System. The valance matches the shade fabric for a cohesive look. Cannot be used with any other roller shade system.

Friction Fit Mounting System

NEW! Friction Fit Mounting System

No Bracket Drilling Required!

Inside mount only  |  Max Width: 84″ |  Minimum Depth: 2 1/8″

Pressure mounted system uses an aluminum rail designed with a high-tension spring. Installation brackets are pre-attached at the factory for easy installation on site.

To install, simply insert rail within the window opening and secure the lever. This increases the pressure to the ends of the rail, allowing for a snug fit.  Smooth surfaces such as tile or metal will require use of included double sided adhesive.

Picture diagram broken into three parts, first showing an indoor solar shade in a dark color covering windows, and the second images below show the shade mounting system that uses no drilling for installation
  • Mounting System available in white or black rail
  • Cordloop, cordless roller or motorized
  • Only cordless and motorized can use the designer cassette
  • Cord loop has optional 4 ½” fabric valance to conceal roller & rail
  • White, ivory & satin nickel clutches have a white rail & brackets
  • Black or bronze clutches will have a black rail & brackets

Dual Roller Shade Brackets

Dual Roller Shade Brackets

Ceiling or Undermount
Mount two shades, one transparent and the other room darkening on one bracket for economy of space

Dual Shade Brackets used to have the benefits of a solar screen combined with the night time privacy of a black out shade rolled over it

In daytime use solar shades to reduce heat & glare while preserving your view, then roll the blackout shade over the solar shade for nighttime privacy.

Use with SL8 and SL16 Skyline style clutches

  • Available in black or white
  • Minimum Depth required to mount top down: 3″
  • Depth required for flush mount: 3″
  • Minimum Depth for side mount: 1”
  • Height of bracket is 5″
  • Center of top roller is 1 7/8″ from ceiling
  • Center of bottom roller is 5″ from ceiling
  • Chains go on the opposite ends of each shade

The blackout shade must sit on top of the solar shade using a reverse roll, and is closer to the room.
The solar shade must sit below as a regular roll (standard), and is closer to the window.

Bottom Bar

Bottom Rails

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. The bottom rail is 7/8″ tall.

Matching Fabric Wrapped Bottom Rail to fit seamlessly with the shade design
All Six Colors Available for Bottom Rails on Indoor Shades

The minimum size of a shade is 12″ x 12″

  • Standard roller – 108″w x 144″h standard orientation, 120″w x 96″h railroaded. No seams.

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.) Call for assistance

Exposed Roll, Chain or Motor:

  • 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″.

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, ceiling mount 1 1/2″
  • Up to 72″ wide, face mount, 2 1/4″
  • Over 72″ wide, ceiling mount 1 3/4″
  • Over 72″ wide, face mount, 2 3/4″

Fascia, Chain: 3″ or 4″ depending on shade size

Fascia, Motorized: 4″

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.
Measuring Instructions
Materials needed for measuring
  • (Photo 1) Decide whether you want the shade mounted inside the frame of the opening or outside the opening. An inside mount can look cleaner, but you may want to order outside mount if there are obstructions, if you want more complete coverage, or if you want to cover more than one opening with a shade.
  • (Photo 2) Always use a steel measuring tape.
  • (Photo 3) Measure to the nearest 1/8”. Round DOWN, not UP, if it is 1/16th over.
  • Tell us raw measurements. Do not take your own deductions.
  • Always give width before height
  • IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT to take note if any of the adjoining shades meet at a 90% angle, as one or both shades may need to be cut narrower to make sure the brackets don’t conflict with one another.  We recommend that you order only one of the corner shades, and order the second one after you have installed the first one to make sure the brackets don’t impede each other.
  • And always, feel free to call us for help and email us photos of where you are installing.
Inside Frame Mount
Height and width for measuring inside mount window shades
  • Measure width at top, middle, and bottom (A) Tell us the raw measurements. Let us take the deduction for fit. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height (B) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.
Outside Frame Mount

To Fit Brackets on Trim/Posts

measuring for outside mount window shades
  • Measure width of the outside of the post to the outside of the post at the top, middle, and bottom (A)
  • Measure width of the inside of the opening (B) to check for fabric overlap. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height (C) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.
To Order by Fabric Width
Ordering by fabric width diagram
  • Decide where you want the fabric to overlap on each side. Mark on the post/trim and measure this width (A). We will tell you how much room the shade needs to fit.
  • Measure the height (B) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.
To Cover Multiple Openings in a Row
wall of windows for measuring
  • Measure the width of the full span of space you have to fit the shades in at the top, middle, and bottom.
  • Measure the end to center post and center to center post widths at the top, middle, and bottom. Tell us the raw measurements. Let us take the deduction for fit.
  • Measure the width of the inside of the opening to check for fabric overlap. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height – let us know if you’re not ordering the shade to drop all the way down.

Measuring Videos

Inside Frame Mount

Outside Frame Mount

PVC Free Serenity Samples
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We are happy to send you up to FIVE swatches per shade type.

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

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