Solar Screen Shades – Contemporary Shades

Solar ScreensSolar shades provide excellent protection from the sun while preserving your view. Often referred to as “sunglasses” for your windows, their ability to cut the glare makes them ideal for media rooms, studies, or any sun-facing room where sun control is desired while still maximizing your view. Solar shades protect from the sun in 4 ways: they protect furniture from damaging Ultra Violet (UV) rays, reduce glare, diffuse light, and help control heat gain.

Optional Upgrades

Cassette Headrail/Fascia Valance

With a cassette headrail or fascia valance upgrade, the roll as well as the brackets are hidden at the top of the roller shades providing a cleaner more finished look. Fascia valances are designed to hide the mounting brackets as well as the roll.

Most of our fascia valances cassette headrail comes standard with matching fabric on the valance with the exception of the square aluminum fascia valance. This valance is simply an “L” shaped aluminum extrusion which covers the bottom and front of the roller.

Reverse Roll versus Standard Roll

The direction which the fabric rolls off the roller at the top of the shade. Standard roll is when the fabric rolls off the back of the roller, showing the back of the fabric on the roller. Reverse roll is when the fabric comes off the front of the roller, hiding the roller and fabric.

Things to Consider:

Although the reverse roll may provide a cleaner more appealing look to the roller shades, because the fabric rolls off the front of the roller shades there is a larger gap with privacy issues to consider. On a reverse roll, the fabric will be farther away from the wall on outside mount roller shades which allows less light and privacy along the edges of the shades than a standard roller shade. On inside mount, the fabric will be farther from the window pushing it towards the front of the window frame. This may only be a concern on shallow window frames. The taller the window and the thicker the fabric, the more this will be noticeable.


Motorization/Remote Control Shades

Motorized roller shades offer cordless roller shades that can be operated with the touch of a button. Each shade can be controlled with either a hand held remote control or a wall control. Single channel remotes raise and lower either a single shade or multiple shades at the same time. Multi-channel remotes can raise and lower up to five different shades or groups of shades by changing the channel on the remote to control other shades. Sensors are also available to operate automatically based on the time of day or level of sun.