Maximum Transparency Solar Shades

Best Outward Visibility
This material is woven with a thinner yarn diameter that gives clearer outward visibility without compromising strength. Customizable in a range of colors and weave densities you can select the level of visibility, light and insulating qualities. Colors closest to white give better heat reduction than darker colors but they are harder to see through. If you have a heat problem but prefer dark colored shades, consider upgrading to High Performance Verosol.

Maximum Dimensions:
120″w x 144″h

Chain operated, Cordless, or Motorized

 

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Maximum Transparency Description

Maximum Transparency Custom Solar Shades provide the most undistorted outward visibility of any fabric on the market. The secret lies in the fineness of the yarns, the uniform coating of the fiberglass and the regularity of the basket weave. 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. Available in 5% (95% dense,)10% (90% dense,) 3% (97% dense) and 1% (99% dense.)

  • Flame Retardant – exceeds the U.S. commercial fire ratings.
  • Protect your furnishings and art from fading.
  • Superior Strength and Dimensional Stability – yarns are 36% fiberglass and 64% PVC. They will not stretch, shrink or twist. Shades always hang flat and roll true.
  • Fade Resistant Yarns – color life exceeds all commercial requirements.
  • Anti-Bacterial and non-toxic Materials – Reject mold, bacteria and dry rot.
  • Fiberglass is manufactured from all natural materials: quartz, sand, soda and lime. It is not affected by extreme temperatures. Super fine yarns for maximum undistorted vision.
  • Meets Greenguard Certification for low VOC safe for schools These shades are lead free.
  • Provides daytime privacy only
Care & Warranty

Cleaning & Care
Warranty

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.

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

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

Specifications

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

  • Standard roller – 120″ wide x 144″ high

Solar Shades are shipped with all the necessary hardware. Our brackets are universal so shades can be mounted inside the frame, outside the frame or from the top down. 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.) 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 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, 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

3″ fascias are 3″ deep (for a flush mount) and 3″ tall.

4″ fascias are 4″ deep (for a flush mount) and 4″ tall.

Fascia, Motorized: 4″

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

  • 3 3/4″ needed for flush mount (shade will be inside window frame).
  • 1″ needed for shallow mount (shade will protrude from window frame).

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.

A side mount is not recommended unless you have an arch top or you can’t mount from the top down.

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.

Brackets

360 CHAIN OPERATED SHADE BRACKET
R-8 Chain Shade Brackets

Use with R8 Clutch or 12V motor

  • Shades up to 78″ wide (depending on height and fabric type)
  • Spear for clutch or motor is 3/8″
  • Inside mount 1/2″
  • Height (face mounting or ceiling mount space needed) 1 1/2″
  • Clutch diameter 1 3/4″
  • Roller diameters: 1″,1 1/4″, or 1 1/2″
  • Bracket protrudes from surface 1 1/2″
  • Inside mount total depth needed at least 2 3/8″
380 SHADE BRACKET (EXTENSION BRACKET)
R-8 Extension Bracket

Use with R8 Clutch or 12V motor

  • Shades up to 78″ wide (depending on height and fabric type)
  • Roller diameters: 1″,1 1/4″, or 1 1/2″
  • Spear for clutch or motor is 3/8″
  • Inside mount 1/2″
  • Height (face mounting or ceiling mount space needed) 1 1/2″
  • Clutch diameter 1 3/4″
  • Bracket protrudes from surface 1 7/8″
  • Inside mount total depth needed at least 2 7/8″
560 CHAIN OPERATED SHADE BRACKETS
R-16 chain shade brackets

Use with R16 Clutch

  • Shades 78″110″ wide (depending on height and fabric type)
  • Roller diameters: 1 1/2″, 2″
  • Spear for clutch is 5/8″
  • Inside Mount 1/2″
  • Height (face mounting or ceiling mount space needed) 2 1/2″
  • Clutch diameter 2 1/2″
  • Bracket protrudes from surface 1 5/8″
  • Inside mount depth needed 2 7/8″
SUPER CLUTCH (CAN BE EXTENSION BRACKET FOR 560)

Use with Super Clutch (R40), R24 or R16

  • Shades over 110″ wide (depending on height and fabric type)
  • Roller Diameters: 1 1/2″, 2″, or 2 3/8″
  • Spear for clutch is 5/8″
  • Foot of bracket is 1/2″
  • Height (face mounting or ceiling mount space needed) 2 1/2″
  • Clutch diameter 2 1/2″ (R16) or 3 1/2″ (R24)
  • Bracket protrudes from surface 2 1/8″
  • Inside mount total depth needed for R16 at least 3 3/8″; for R24 or R40 3 7/8″
FASCIA BRACKETS, 3″

Use with R16

  • Shades 78″ to 110″ wide and no more than 120″ tall (depending on height and fabric type;)
  • Roller diameters: 1 1/2″ or 2″
  • Can be used with Somfy or MC 400 series motors
  • Spear for clutch is 5/8″, 1 1/2″ from bottom of bracket
  • Inside mount total depth needed at least 3″; have to drill holes in brackets
FASCIA BRACKETS, 4″
fascia 4inch brackets

Use with Super Clutch (R40), R16, R24 clutches, Somfy 110V HW or plug in motors

  • Shades over 110″ wide, or narrower shades over 120″ tall (depending on height and fabric type)
  • If used with motors, factory has to re-fit with the crown and pressure pin parts
  • Spear for clutch 5/8″ wide, 2″ from bottom of bracket
  • Inside mount total depth needed at least 4″; have to drill holes in 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 other 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″
  • Top shade (light blocking) must be ordered Reverse Roll and lies closer to room
  • Bottom shade (transparent) must be ordered as Regular Roll and lies closer to window
  • 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

Performance

Double Glazing Black Silver Screen Black Common Screen Dark Grey Silver Screen Dark Grey Common Screen White Silver Screen White Common Screen Beige Silver Screen Beige Common Screen Light Grey Silver Screen Light Grey Common Screen
Solar Transmission 4% 4% 4% 4% 7% 23% 6% 18% 6% 15%
Solar Reflection Outside 74% 6%  70% 9% 72% 66% 70% 66% 69% 53%
Light Transmission 4% 4% 4% 4%

7%

22%

6%

16%

6%

12%
Light Reflection Outside 72% 6% 69% 10% 70% 74% 68% 65% 68% 58%
UV Transmission 4%

4%

4%

4%

6%

6%

5%

5%

6%

6%
Openness Factor 3%

3%

4%

4%

5%

5%

4%

4%

4%

4%
Color Rendering Index 100

100

100

100

100

94

99

88

99

93
Light Transmission * 78% 3% 3% 3% 3% 6% 15% 5% 14% 5% 11%
g-value* 71% 22% 51% 24% 50% 24% 28% 25% 31% 25% 33%
U-value in W/m2k 2.6 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.8
Width in CM 220 220 220

220

220

Weight in g/m2 400 400 400 400 400
Thickness in MM 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,5
FR according to standard NFP 92503 specification M1 yes yes yes yes yes
* Calculation with double clear glazing according to EN 410 and ISO 15099 without ventilation.

Fire Rating

NFP 92503 specification M1
M1 NFPA 701
ISO 6941
BS5867 Part2 type B
These shades are lead free.

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

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E SCREEN MAXIMUM TRANSPARENCY FABRICS

Openness Factor  10%, 5%, 3%, 1%

UV Blockage: Approximately  90%, 95%, 97%, 99%

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

For bright early morning or late afternoon sun, 3% or 5% openness is recommended.

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

E SCREEN MAXIMUM TRANSPARENCY FABRICS

Openness Factor  10%, 5%, 3%, 1%

UV Blockage: Approximately  90%, 95%, 97%, 99%

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

For bright early morning or late afternoon sun, 3% or 5% openness is recommended.

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

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