Roller Shades Conserve Energy
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Effective Management of Sunlight
Through the use of textile fabrics in various fabrics, patterns and openness, natural filtered light can be used as an element of design. While also managing the sun’s heat and glare through the use of interior or exterior sun control products and fabrics. The use of an interior sun control retractable shade can make any room, office, or restaurant a more comfortable environment by eliminating the sun’s heat and glare, while maintaining the view. Sun Control fabrics filter and diffuse the damaging uv rays that cause interior furnishings, flooring and portraits to fade. Utilizing sun control fabrics to effectively reduce the energy consumption, thus reducing the amount of solar heat gain, and thereby lowering your energy costs. Using lighter color fabrics on the interior to reflect the sun’s rays and reduce the amount of heat absorption from the sun’s hot rays is more energy efficient than using a darker color fabric, which creates heat absorption into the interior. However, lighter color fabrics while more energy efficient than a darker fabric for interior use, also provides more glare and reflection than the darker colored fabrics which have no glare or reflection and provide a much more enhanced view. With this in mind textile fabricators have created various performance fabrics that allow a lighter color or aluminum finish to the exterior (facing outward) that defuses the light entering the room and eliminates the glare factor of lighter colored fabrics. These performance fabrics with the aluminum coating are also much more energy efficient than the traditional sun control fabrics. Darker fabrics provide an excellent view to the outside, and absorb light and heat entering the room. This reduces the glare and reflection created by the lighter non-performance fabrics, making them ideal for computer and television screens. Roller shades provide the ideal combination of sun control, visibility, solar protection, and heat reduction to meet any of your needs!
Safety Tension Device
Polar Shades is proud to introduce our new child safety device that complies with the CPSC has been engineered to lock the cord/chain if it is not installed to the wall or if it comes loose from the mounting surface. The locking mechanism will render the shade inoperable until the safety device is reattached properly in compliance with ANSI/WCMA standard section 6.5.2. Once installed, the Cord/Chain Safety Locking Tensioner is designed to allow the chain connector and/or stop bead to pass easily through the opening.
Basic Cord Safety
Children and window cords don't mix. When window cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards.
This is especially important with older window coverings that may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety.
The Window Covering Safety Council is urging parents and caregivers to make the right choice and only use cordless window products in young children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas. Owners and renters should replace all window coverings in the home made before 2001 with today’s safer products.