Industrial Strength

Industrial Strength Film Shades

High Performance Protection from Intense Glare

These dark smoke shades provide protection to counter blinding glare, UV rays and heat. From control towers to tugboats to computer rooms, anywhere harsh glare presents an issue for professionals, these are the shades of choice. Details are vivid. Colors are true. Industrial Strength Shades are available with spring tension, clutch chain or motors.

Maximum dimensions:

144″ w x 134″ h.
Chain operated, spring tension, or motorized

“The shades arrived Thursday and were installed today. They look great! Moreover, they work exactly as expected.”

 

-MICHAEL KHAIRALLAH
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Industrial Strength Description

Industrial strength relief from intense glare, UV and solar heat. Shades are constructed of five gauge multi-ply film and will not pit. Industrial Strength Shade material is stronger than steel and virtually tear proof. Industrial Strength shades are made of a scratch resistant material. Looking through the shade, colors remain TRUE insuring that Visual Light Signals are easily recognized. Red, Yellow and Green Signal Markers are never distorted, even at a great distance. Industrial Strength Shades provide daytime privacy only.

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.

  • Designed for the most demanding applications in the harshest conditions.
  • 5 Gauge
  • For applications where dust, drafts and open windows are the norm.
  • A special coating means less abrasion from air born dust, insuring longer service life.
  • Built for reliability and durability – not affected by sub zero cold or tropical heat and humidity. This is important for shades used in specialized work areas, on construction and mining equipment, ships and locations that are not accessible for normal maintenance and repairs.
  • These shades are engineered for full vision under severe environmental conditions.
  • Maximum dimensions for Industrial Strength Film Shades are 144″ wide x 134″ high.
  • The bottom of shades are finished with a weighted bar.
  • Industrial Strength Shades are available in spring roller, clutch chain or motorized.
  • Special cord locking systems available for control towers.
  • All shades are lead-free.
  • Boats and Cranes frequently have windows that tilt inwards (like windshields) or outwards. These require special mounting features.

Shades are shipped with all necessary installation hardware. Our brackets are universal, so shades can be mounted inside the frame, outside the frame, or from the top down. Chain lengths are ¾ of the way down the shade. Please specify if you need longer chains.

Care & Warranty
Cleaning & Care

 

Warranty

Features

Specialty Industrial Strength Shades

For Tilted Windows (Either tilted inward, like a windshield, or outward, like an air traffic control tower)

  • We recommend sending photos and calling for assistance with boat and crane shades.
  • Can be angle cut on one or both sides (If the angles are at the same degree).
  • If windows are wider at the bottom than the top the shade must be mounted on the bottom of the window frame.
  • Order with a constant spring tension system to keep the shade parallel to the glass for better visibility and to keep the shade from rubbing the glass.
  • Order with either cord lock, or Self Leveling Double Pulley Bottom Bar.
    • Pulley locks – for relatively small windows, shades can have angle cut sides. Cords secure the shade from the center of the bottom bar.
    • Self Leveling Double Pulley Bottom Bars – shades can have angle cut sides. Cords secure the shade on the sides of the window rather than center for less shade movement and less distracting cords.

We recommend sending photos and calling for assistance with boat and crane shades.

FAA Spec Cord Lock with Mounting Plate and Directional Pulley

Pulley Lock

For relatively small windows, order shades with constant spring tension rollers and Pulley Locks. A cord will go across the glass when the shade is open. (For bottom up shades.)

Hiding the Roller

Reverse Roll
reverse roll

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.

Fascias

Anodized Fascia Inside Mount

white fascia bracket

Fascia White

bronze fascia bracket

Fascia Bronze

black fascia

Fascia Black

anodized fascia bracket

Anodized Fascia

Lift Systems

Spring Tension
spring tension roller shades

Easiest for shades under 65” high from the floor

Chain Operated
roll ease clutch in white

Rollease clutch in white black also available

roll ease roller shade

Rollease continuous clutch chain control

black chains

Black

Dark Brown Chains

Dark Brown

Silver Chains

Stainless Steel

White Chains

White

Gray Chains

Gray

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. Chain colors are available in white, light gray, bronze, black, steel and nickel. There is an extra charge for steel and nickel chains.

Motorization Options

New Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Motors by Rollease
lion remotes and chargers

Order with the Pulse Hub to control you shades with Alexa.

These radio control rechargeable battery motors are user friendly. They are available in 2 different sizes to accommodate:

MEDIUM: up to 84”w x 84”h
LARGE: up to 120”w x 120”h

Features
  • Motor is inside roller, your choice left or right
  • 12V built in Li-ion battery pack with integrated charge management
  • Has a small antenna
  • Has a wire that plugs into a cable to recharge
  • Comes with 12 feet of cable
  • You need to purchase the AC charger to plug into an outlet
  • Batteries could last up to 1.5 years under normal use: one cycle per day
  • Single channel or a 15 channel remotes available for multiple shades
  • A “favorite position” can be pre-set and recalled at any time.
  • If voltage drops to less than 10V motor will beep to prompt charging
  • Levelling control feature allows precise positioning of multiple shades for perfect alignment.
  • Charge motor for 6 hours using recommended AC charger before first use
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.
smart motor

Round Radio Head Motor

Battery Wand

Reloadable Battery Wand

Somfy remotes

Radio Remotes

Wall Mounted Wireless Switch

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.

Magnetic Hold Downs

For regular vertical windows in moving vehicles or surface mounting on doors, Magnetic Hold Downs are available for both Chain shades and Spring Tension shades. Neodymium rare earth magnets (3.6 pull force) are attached to an adhesive backed aluminum mounting plate. Install magnets directly on wall or window trim for outside mounts, or use angle brackets to mount them to the sill for inside mounts. For installation to wood surfaces, remove magnet from plate and secure with a screw.

For spring tension shades, order with the optional metal handle for the bottom bar; this is not necessary for chain pull shades.

Shades up to 36″ wide come with 2 magnets; up to 48″, 3 magnets; up to 60″, 4 magnets.

Specifications

  • Maximum dimensions for Industrial Strength Film Shades are 144″ wide x 134″ high.
  • Industrial Strength Shade material comes 72″ wide.
  • The longest shade without a seam is 72″ wide x 134″ high.
  • The widest shade without a visible seam is 144″ wide x 70″ high.
  • The bottom of shades are finished with a weighted bar.
  • Industrial Strength Shades are available in spring roller, clutch chain or motorized.
  • Special cord locking systems available for control towers.
  • 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.
  • All chains come with child proof tensioners. Please specify if you need longer chains.
  • These shades are lead free.
  • Please contact us for more information about Industrial Strength Shades.

All shades are finished with a metal bottom bar with non marring end caps that prevents damage to walls and adds extra child safety.

Performance

Description Label Value

industrial

Industrial Shade Color Sample

Emmissivity EM 0.76
% Total Solar Transmission ST 17.02
% Total Solar Reflectance SR 10.50
% Total Solar Absorbance SA 72.48
% Visible LightTransmission VLT 2.56
% Visible Light Reflectance VLR 8.60
% Visible Light Absorbance VLA 88.84
% Infrared Transmission IRT 31.99
% Infrared Reflectance IRR 12.68
% Infrared Absorbance IRA 55.32 airport
U-Factor Summer US 1.11
U-Factor Winter-Median UW 1.05
U-Factor Winter-Design UWD 1.09
Shading Coefficient SC 0.43
Solar Heat Gain SHG 92.03
Total Heat Gain THG 108.60
Total Solar Energy Rejection TER 0.63
Mirror Index MI 3.36
Measuring Videos
Inside Frame Mount
Outside Frame Mount
Measuring Instructions
Materials needed for measuring
  • Decide whether you want the shade mounted inside the frame of the opening or outside the opening. An inside mount can look cleaner, but if there are obstructions (photo 1) if you want more complete coverage, you may want to order outside mount, or if you want to cover more than one opening with a shade.
  • Always use a steel measuring tape. (photo 2)
  • Measure to the nearest 1/8” (photo 3) 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 the site.
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 If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.
view out from air traffic control tower from transparent film shades
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Installing Indoor Roller Shades – Inside Frame Mount
Installing Indoor Roller Shades – Outside Frame Mount
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Programming Li-Ion Battery Motors/Remotes
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