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Cut Glare,Decrease Heat gain, and Save Money with Solar Shades

As window technology advances, windows are getting larger. As a result we are becoming more aware of the amount of solar energy as well as glare at different times of the year. Window shades or treatments offer the ideal flexible opportunity to economically control this source of energy at the right times of day or season. A moderate climate for example will benefit from cutting this energy thereby lowering the need for air conditioning in the summer while taking advantage of the heat gain in cooler months. Nearly all window treatment options offer some degree of solar control. Even smaller scale windows with the right treatment option will result in the potential for great savings in cooling costs, increased comfort, a lower overall footprint, and aesthetic appeal.

HappyShade Solar view through


Earthshade Solar Control
Many of the more open HappyShade roman fabrics will preserve the view, reduce glare (see above), and provide a 40 - 60+% reduction of the suns energy! With fabrics designed specifically for this, the SafeShades Roller line offers an economical solution in the lowest emission solar screen fabrics. Note, that colors will perform drastically different. As seen below dark colors will absorb energy and light increasing the view through; whereas a lighter fabric with the same openness (fabric weave density) will reflect the energy and light reducing the view and increasing the overall light level in the space.

Summer Heat Gain
Heat is gained through a window system primarily through the "greenhouse effect" where the rays of the sun are strong enough to permeate the glass. Some of this energy is then transferred to the space as well as its surfaces. Energy that is reflected back towards the glass is then too weak to permeate back through increasing the temperature in the space. Both the Happy shades Roman as well as the Safeshades Roller line offer a wide array of options that will reduce, reflect, absorb, or cut heat gain increasing the efficiency of ventilation systems thereby saving energy and money while cutting Carbon emissions. The industries only chemical free light-filter liner can be added to any HappyShade Roman shade as an additional energy saving option that will also provide 100% privacy.

SafeShade solar color montage



Earthshade Solar Control Fabric Suggestions

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Pattern attributes are defined below

Kindly see Pricing-Ordering-Contact for Pricing information


HappyShades Roman
SafeShades Roller

Marseille Marseille (Natural w/ White*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 50%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 15%
Material: Wood reeds

TIbetan Twine Tibetan Twine (Natural w/ White*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 55%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 85%
Material: Wood reeds

Persian Peace Persian Peace (Natural w/ White*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 65%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 40%
Material: Grass & Cellulosic fibers


Turkish Tiwig Turkish Twig (Bronze w/ Brown*)
Privacy: Low/Med
Shading: 75%
Insulating: r2.45
Light control: 40%
Material: Oven baked bamboo & wood reeds w/ house made water & mineral wash over reeds

Malaysian Milk Malaysian Milk (Natural/ Bone*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 45%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 15%
Material: Sisal & cellulosic fiber

Zulu Mist Zulu Mist (Natural w/ White*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 40%
Insulating: r2..00
Light control: 10%
Material: Wood reed

Ho Chi Ho Chi (Bamboo w/ Hemp*)
Privacy: Low/Med
Shading: 75%
Insulating: r2.45
Light control: 35%
Material: Bamboo & wood reeds

Winter Lotus Winter Lotus (Natural White / Bone*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 45%
Insulating: r2.06
Light control: 15%
Material: Cellulosic fiber

Tibetan Twine Tibetan Twine (Natural w/ White*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 55%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 85%
Material: Wood reeds

Persian Peace Persian Peace (Natural w/ White*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 65%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 40%
Material: Grass & Cellulosic fibers


Tahiti Twist Tahiti Twist (Deep Natural*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 35%
Insulating: r2.00
Light control: 15%
Material: Wood reeds

Taipei Twig Taipei Twig (Natural w/ White*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 55%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 15%
Material: Wood reeds

Malaysian Moss Malaysian Moss (Natural Tan*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 45%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 10%
Material: Sisal & c
ellulosic fiber

HO Chi Min

Ho Chi Min (Bamboo w/ Brown*)
Privacy: Low/Med
Shading: 75%
Insulating: r2.45
Light control: 35%

Material: Bamboo & wood reeds


Crouching Tiger Crouching Tiger (Natural Tan w/ Sisal*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 45%
Insulating: r2.00
Light control: 15%
Material: sisal, grass & cellulosic fiber


Szechuan Sun

Szechuan Sun (Natural w/ Tan*)
Privacy: Low
Shading: 60%
Insulating: r2.06
Light control: 25
%
Material: Bamboo & wood reeds


Fiji Fun Fiji Fun (Natural w/ Tan & Grass*)
Privacy: Low//Med
Shading: 70%
Insulating: r2.10
Light control: 35%
Material: Bamboo & cellulosic fibers

EN-1 Snow swatch EN-1 Snow
High privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 12%
100% Polyester
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Privacy, Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100 Certified

EN-1 Butter Swatch EN-1 Butter
High privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 12%
100% Polyester
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Privacy, Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100 Certified

EN-1 Pumpkin swatch EN-1 Pumpkin
High privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 14%
100% Polyester
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Privacy, Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100 Certified

EN-1 Sand swatch EN-1 Sand
High privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 12%
100% Polyester
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Privacy, Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100 Certified

EV-10 white swatch EV-10 White
Low privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 2%
100% Recyclable Polyester
Glare/Fade reduction, Daylighting,
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified

EV-10 EV-10 Linen
Low privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 4%

100% Recyclable Polyester
Glare/Fade reduction, Daylighting,
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified

EV-10 Brown swatch EV-10 Brown
Low privacy 1% Light filter
Light control:6%

100% Recyclable Polyester
Glare/Fade reduction, Daylighting,
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified

EV10 Grey swatch EV-10 Gray
Low privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 4%

100% Recyclable Polyester
Glare/Fade reduction, Daylighting,
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified

ES-1 Wheat swatch

ES-1 Wheat
High privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 10%

100% Polyester
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Privacy, Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100 Certified


ES-1 Silk swatch ES-1 Silk
High privacy 1% Light filter
Light control: 8%
100% Polyester
No Formaldehyde. No chlorine,
Privacy, Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100 Certified

EV-3 White swatch EV-3 White
Low/Med Privacy 3% Solar screen
Light control: -2% - 2%
100% Polyester
Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified
NFP701

EV-3 Smoke swatch EV-3 Smoke
Low/Med Privacy 3% Solar screen
Light control: 1 -2%
100% Polyester
Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified
NFP701

EV-3 Saddle swatch EV-3 Saddle
Low/Med Privacy 3% Solar screen
Light control: -2% - 2%
100% Polyester
Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified
NFP701

EV-3 Chocolate swatch EV-3 Chocolate
Low/Med Privacy 3% Solar screen
Light control: 6%
100% Polyester
Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified
NFP701

EV-3 Steel swatch EV-3 Steel
Low/Med Privacy 3% Solar screen
Light control: 2%
100% Polyester
Recyclable, Daylighting,
Oekotex 100, Green Guard Certified
NFP701


Privacy Rating:
Low: Highly decorative, preserved view, reduced glare by day. Diffused, minimal privacy at night. = 5-10% open solar
Med: Decorative compromised view. Screened diffused light. Reasonable privacy at night.
High: Functional, obscured view to virtual room darkening. Full privacy by night.

Shading Value:
Approximate percentage of the patterns ability to reduce heat gain. The higher the value, the more effective the pattern is.
Average conventional window treatment rating: 30-79%.

Insulating R Value: Approximate value of the patterns ability to resist heat loss. The higher the value the more insulation the pattern provides. Average conventional treatment rating: R 2.0-3.0.

Light Control:
The approximate percentage of a patterns ability to reduce overall ambient light in an average sized room. Light control will vary depending on mounting attributes, window orientation, interior finishes, or the materials Inherent characteristics. Comparable industry average: 88%

Insulating R Value: Most Safeshades fabrics have an R value very close to one another. The exception is the RL-O light control fabric which will have the best performance slowing summer heat gain as well as winter heat loss with an R-value in the range of 2.5. Even our most open fabric at 10% will perform in the range of an R 1.60 or higher depending on the mounting configuration.

Sound Absorbence/control:
Some manufacturers report acoustical control as an additional asset to their shading products. While this may be measurable under the right circumstances with the right equipment, We have not seen a single person view such performance as considerable. We do agree textiles will have an effect on sound reflectance to one degree or another; we simply do not feel these are worthy selling points.

Note: Values are subjective to the individual and may vary according to the inherent qualities of the materials.

 

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NOTES:
- Due to the nature of the material: *color, grain, texture, privacy and light transparency may vary according to the inherent characteristics of the materials.

-Though we strive to control every last detail regarding our shade production, some patterns (including those that are GreenGuard or Oeko Tex certified) may not be suitable for our friends with chemical sensitivities. Please call for additional details.

-Some patterns may require additional operating options based on ordered dimensions, conditions, and or customer desires. An Earthshade Representative will assist with recommendations.

-Minor stretching and twisting is inherent to the materials and may require a varying amount of time to acclimate. Sun exposure may cause discoloration or fading

-Kindly see Pricing-Order-Contact for Additional terms, conditions, and warranty details

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