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CLEAR VIEW TINTED SOLAR ROLLER SHADES

$170.00$949.00

Reject up to 91.9% of the total solar energy. Create daytime privacy. Reduce eye straining glare while maintaining the full view out
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Plastic View Solar Roller Shades – Clear View Tinted Mylar

 

Benefits:

  • Rejects up to 91.9% of total solar energy
  • Provides daytime privacy
  • Reduces glare, while maintaining visibility
  • Blocks 99% of harmful UV radiation, protecting interior furnishings
  • Retains interior heat, acting like an extra pane of glass
  • Lowers air conditioning costs
  • Enhances living and working conditions

Ideal for Various Applications:

  • Homes and offices
  • Apartments and hotels
  • Air traffic control towers
  • Marine vessels
  • Storefronts, restaurants, and view windows
  • RVs
  • Gate guard stations
  • Control operator booths
  • Heavy equipment

Available Options

1. Triplex Black/Silver/Black 8 (Non-Reflective Outside)

  • Three-ply material: two layers dyed for color and one metallized for energy efficiency
  • Reflects 56% of total solar energy
  • Retains 58% of interior heat
  • Blocks 99% of UV rays
  • Color: Dark gray on both sides

Performance Specs

  • Visible Light Transmittance: 12.3%
  • Ultraviolet Transmittance: 0-1%
  • Solar Reflectance: 14.6%
  • Solar Transmittance: 26.7%
  • Winter U-Value: 1.16
  • Solar Absorption: 58.7%
  • Shading Coefficient: .50
  • Total Energy Rejected: 56.3%

2. Duplex Black/Silver 8 (Reflective Outside)

  • Densely silver metallized layer for maximum energy efficiency
  • Reflects 91% of total solar energy
  • Retains 58% of interior heat
  • Blocks 99% of UV rays
  • Color: Dark gray inside, reflective “mirror” outside

Performance Specs

  • Visible Light Transmittance: 2.4%
  • Ultraviolet Transmittance: 0-1%
  • Solar Reflectance: 78.6%
  • Solar Transmittance: 3%
  • Winter U-Value: 1.09
  • Solar Absorption: 18.5%
  • Shading Coefficient: .09
  • Total Energy Rejected: 91.9%

Comparison with Standard 1/8″ Non-Tinted Glass

  • Visible Light Transmittance: 92%
  • Ultraviolet Transmittance: 86.3%
  • Solar Reflectance: 4.1%
  • Solar Transmittance: 86%
  • Winter U-Value: 1.3
  • Solar Absorption: 8.3%
  • Shading Coefficient: 1.0
  • Total Energy Rejected: 12.4%

Technical Definitions

Visible Light Transmittance (VLT): The percentage of visible light that passes through the material. Lower VLT means less light enters, reducing glare.
Ultraviolet Transmittance: The amount of UV energy that passes through. Lower percentages indicate better protection against UV-induced fading.
Solar Reflectance: The percentage of total solar energy reflected by the shade material.
Solar Energy Transmittance: The amount of total solar energy that passes through the material.
Winter U-Value: Measures the insulation capability of the material. Lower values indicate better insulation.
Solar Absorption: The percentage of solar energy absorbed by the material.
Shading Coefficient: The effectiveness of the material in blocking solar heat compared to clear glass. Lower values indicate higher efficiency.
Total Energy Rejected: The total amount of solar energy/heat blocked by the material, including both reflected and absorbed energy.

Ordering Instructions

1. Measure the inside width and height of each window boxing.
2. Select the appropriate dimensions from the pricing list. For example, if your window measures 36″ wide and 48″ high, select “Inside width up to 37 1/4″ and height up to 58″, cost $176.00 per shade.”
3. Enter the exact dimensions in the provided text boxes.
4. Choose the Tinted Mylar Type: Triplex Black/Silver/Black 8 or Duplex Black/Silver 8.
5. Specify the quantity and add the roller shade to the shopping cart. Repeat for additional shades with different dimensions.
6. Finalize your order through the secure shopping cart.

Your order will be reviewed by our customer service team, and you will be contacted to confirm all details before production begins.

**Note:** Current lead time for custom tinted roller shades is 3-4 weeks.

Mounting the Roller Shade to the Inside of the Window Frame

RollerShadeWindowDimensions

Mounting the Roller Shade to the Top Outside Surface of the Window Frame

Roller Shade Outside Mount

Ceiling Mount Instructions

For tall windows, bay windows, recessed windows, or sliding glass doors, you can install the roller shade on the ceiling. Simply attach the mounting brackets to the ceiling, either flush with the wall or recessed from the window boxing.

Seasonal Benefits:

  • In the Winter, Plastic View shades retain furnace heat, prevent air infiltration, operate as a thermal barrier, and allow the free solar heat to enter for natural solar heating.
  • In the Spring, Plastic View shades enhance privacy, increase security, and improve view.
  • In the Summer, Plastic View shades reflect up to 96% of the solar energy and heat while reducing cooling costs.
  • In the Fall, Plastic View shades provide flexible personal comfort control, reduce exterior noise, and operate as more than a window covering.

When ordering on our website, remember to follow the instructions carefully to ensure proper measurements and selections for your custom roller shades. For any assistance or inquiries, please contact our customer service team.

Any season is a good reason for Plastic-View window shades…

In winter…
  • Retains interior heat like storm windows or thermal panes
  • Acts as a thermal barrier, reducing air infiltration
  • Allows natural solar heating, reducing the need for artificial heating and lighting
In spring…
  • Enhances privacy and security
  • Reduces glare while maintaining an outside view
  • Provides a more spacious atmosphere
In summer…
  • Reflects up to 96% of solar energy, lowering cooling costs
  • Minimizes room hot spots and sun glare
  • Protects interior furnishings from UV damage
In fall…
  • Offers flexible personal comfort control
  • Reduces exterior noise
  • Functions as an efficient window covering system

COLD WEATHER

Most of us are aware of how valuable good insulation is, and in fact, probably already have some type of insulation for the walls and ceilings. However, in many cases, the single largest energy waste area that is overlooked is the windows.

It has been estimated that 20% of our nation’s yearly energy production is consumed in the space conditioning of residential and commercial buildings, with windows accounting for 25% of wasted energy. Energy escapes ten times faster through windows than through any other surface. Over 2/3 of the salvageable energy is lost at the window area. The potential for reducing these heat losses and gains is very high but requires a strategy that combines many different functions.

What this means is that your money is literally going out the window!

Plastic-View heat reflective shades are actually a byproduct of the U.S. Space Program. Our window shades offer the energy efficiency and flexibility required to combat this tremendous energy and monetary loss. In the summer season Plastic-View shades reflect up to 92.5% of the total solar energy. Many window shades take anywhere between 10 to 20 years of energy savings just to recover the amount of energy costs to produce and install. However, Plastic-View shades take only 1 to 2 years to recover the amount of energy costs and have a rapid return on investment of only 1 to 3 years.

Plastic-View heat reflective shades perform as a passive solar control system that allows all of the available free solar heating to enter when not in use (i.e. shades in up position). When in use (i.e. shades in down position), it reduces cold air infiltration while retaining and re-radiating precious interior heat back inside the room.

The skillfully controlled metallization process on our heat reflective materials actually re-radiates furnace heat back inside the room. In the winter season Plastic-View shades limit cold air infiltration and retain as much interior furnace heat as do either storm or duo-pane windows. Furthermore, they are flexibly designed to allow 100% of all the available free solar heating and natural light to enter, eliminating the need for unnecessary energy demands and/or costs.

During the hours of direct sunlight on any window, Solar shades conveniently raise to allow 100% of the available free solar heating and natural light to enter.
As the sun angle changes, PLASTIC-VIEW shades are easily lowered, trapping the free solar energy inside the room. This reduces the need for any additional and costly heating.
At night, PLASTIC-VIEW shades should remain in the down position. This results in an insulated air space between the window and shade, reducing the cold air infiltration. PLASTIC-VIEW heat reflective shades also re-radiate convective furnace (manmade) energy back inside the room for additional heat savings that would have ordinarily been lost.
A ‘THERMOS BOTTLE’ FOR WINDOWS

HOT WINDOWS

Plastic-View solar control window blinds reject up to 94% of the total solar energy. Thus, the need for air conditioning is either completely eliminated, or greatly reduced in demand and/or cost.

Plastic-View solar control window blinds reject up to 94% of the total solar energy. Thus, the need for air conditioning is either completely eliminated, or greatly reduced in demand and/or
cost.

Metallization in the Plastic-View window blind shade material construction simulates the thermos bottle principle as outside heat is rejected, while inside cold is retained.

COLD WINDOWS

On cold days, when in the down position, Plastic-View window shades are comparable to storm windows or duo-pane glass for retaining interior heat. When in the up position, our shades have the tremendous advantage of allowing 100% of the available free solar heat and light to enter the room. Plastic-View window shades will also improve the energy efficiency of duo-pane or Low-E windows.
Plastic-View metallized window shades and the insulating air space between glass and shade material form a barrier against cold or heat transfer.

HOT WEATHER

PLASTIC-VIEW heat reflective shades are a by-product of the U.S. space program. The precision metallization control technology produces the incredibly high total solar energy rejection of up to 94.9%, while still maintaining excellent optical clarity.
By reflecting excess solar energy back through the glass, inside temperatures are kept more comfortable. In many cases this eliminates the need for air conditioning altogether, or at least decreases the demand and strain on existing equipment. Smaller and more economical machines may be utilized to satisfy air conditioning requirements.
WITHOUT  HEAT REFLECTIVE SHADES inside temperatures soar, especially at the window areas. If the air conditioning is set high enough to make those near the
window comfortable, then others in the room away from the window are cold.
WITH HEAT REFLECTIVE SHADES, the temperatures becomes more uniform and the working environment is far more comfortable for everyone.
UV Radiation

UV radiation is the main factor responsible for skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and possibly melanoma. In fact, the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization have identified broad spectrum UV as a human carcinogen.  According to the American Skin Cancer Foundation, UVA is long wavelength (320-400 nm) UV and accounts for up to 95 percent of the solar UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface. It can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and has for years been thought to play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling. Importantly, recent studies strongly suggest that it may also initiate and exacerbate the development of skin cancers. UVA rays are present during all daylight hours and throughout the winter months. Although UVA rays are less intense than UVB rays, they are present all year round and depending upon the time of the year, can be 30 to 50 times more prevalent than UVB rays. Furthermore, UVA radiation can penetrate glass and clouds. Thus, we are exposed to large doses of UVA throughout our lifetime. There is a resource guide to sunburn and skin cancer awareness. This guide highlights what is sunburn, risks associated with sunburn, treatment and prevention to name a few.  You can see this guide and other information regarding sunburn and skin cancer awareness at  https://thedermreview.com/guide-to-sunburn-and-skin-cancer/

The UV Index, developed by the National Weather Service and EPA, indicates the strength of solar UV radiation on a scale from 1 (low) to 11+ (extremely high). You can use the UV Index to take appropriate sun-protective behaviors and avoid overexposure to UV radiation.  To get the UV Index forecast for your community or for a place you are visiting go to https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety

Rollease Clutch Bead chain mechanism and Universal Brackets

The Rollease clutch bead chain mechanism is perfect for small, medium, or large size windows that are high or difficult to reach or that span from floor to ceiling.  The Rollease mechanism can be mounted in three different ways.  Inside window jam mount, outside window wall mount, and ceiling mount. Universal brackets are provided with all Rollease Clutch bead chain mechanisms and can  be used for either of the three different mounting options.   Roller shades that must fit inside a fixed window or door JAM to JAM dimension must include allowances for the roller pins and the width of the mounting brackets.   If the actual mylar material on a roller shade must be wide enough to cover the exposed area of a window or door, then allowances must be made for the roller pins and the width of the mounting brackets.

Locking side universal bracket.  (Rollease). Designed for the square pin with swivel lock on standard roll shade applications.
Clutch side universal bracket.  (Rollease). Designed for the clutch insert pin on standard roll shade applications.
Inside window jam mount
The Rollease brackets may be used wherever there is 2 inches of depth inside the window boxing to accommodate the roller. Roller shades that must fit inside a fixed window or door JAM to JAM dimension must include allowances for the roller pins and the width of the mounting brackets.
Outside wall mount
The Rollease brackets mount on the frame of the outside of the window or on the wall adjacent to the window facing the room. It is needed where there is no space on the inside of the window frame. It is also used where it is desirable to cover inner edges of a window frame, or for shades wider than the windows.
Ceiling mount
The Rollease brackets mount to the ceiling above the window. Particularly useful on ceiling – high windows, bay windows, or those with deep recesses, and sliding glass doors. Also useful on an overhang above the windows.

How to Order:

  1. All Plastic View solar roller shades are custom fabricated to your specific width and height.  To proceed with ordering, accurately measure the inside jam to jam width and height of each window boxing.
  2. Scroll back to the ordering section on this page. For individual roller shade pricing, make a selection from the pricing list which correctly captures both the inside jam to jam width and height dimensions of your window.  For example, if your exact inside jam to jam width dimension is 36″ and your exact height dimension is 48″, then you would make the selection from the list indicating “Inside jam to jam window boxing width up to 37 1/4″ and height up to 58” high, cost $211.00 per shade.  This is your price per roller shade with your dimensions.
  3. Next, in the appropriate text boxes, enter the “actual” inside jam to jam dimensions you measured for both the width and height of your window boxing
  4. Next, select the Tinted Mylar Type you want.   Triplex Black Silver Black 8 or Duplex Black Silver 8
  5. Select your quantity, and add the roller shade to the shopping cart.  Follow the same procedure for additional roller shades with different dimensions.  Process your final order accordingly through the secure shopping cart.
  6. Your order will then be received and reviewed by a professional in our customer service department.  You will be contacted to verify all dimensions and information before production will begin.

General Instructions

Shade Operation

Always raise and lower shades slowly and smoothly.  Keep roller shades under control at all times.  Shades are not to be jerked up or raced down. Always keep the metal beaded chain out of reach of small children

Cold Weather

All Plastic View solar roller shades are excellent for retaining interior heat on cold days.  The Plastic View shade creates a flexible “Duo-Pane” effect.  In cold weather the shade should be down at all times.  Raise shades only when in direct sunlight on any given window to allow free solar energy to enter the room.  When the window is no longer affected by the direct sunlight, lower the shade to trap the solar and furnace heat energy inside.  Also keep shades lowered at night to reduce cold air infiltration and retain interior heat.

Hot Weather Hints

Keep shades down at all times. This will help reduce the unwanted solar energy entering through the window areas and also reduce demands on any air conditioning systems that are present.  Raise shades only in the event of a cooling trend or to allow for a breeze if present and desired.

Maintenance Notes

To clean, simply dust off the shade material with a slight damp, soft cloth; once a month usually will do.  (Most of the dust will accumulate on the bottom 12″ of the shade.) Smudges wipe off easily this way too.  Neglected shades may require a 1/2 Windex, 1/2 water mixture, or Formula 409 at full strength, or any other non-abrasive cleaner (dilute ammonia-heavy solutions with water to minimize streaking).
Should the material ever get cut, place a clear cellophane tape patch over the cut on both sides.  Black electrical tape is excellent on dark colored materials.
We stand behind our products.   We warrant our roller shade products to be free from manufacturing defects for  a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Our roller shades are each custom built to the proper specifications.   Orders for custom built roller shades must be prepaid in advance and are non-returnable.

Important Instructions

If merchandise is damaged or lost by the transportation companies, here’s what you should do:
DO NOT RETURN ANY DAMAGED GOODS TO THE FACTORY.   Any damages MUST be inspected at the receiving point by the transportation company.
If a shipment reaches you in a damaged condition or the quantities do not check with those shown on the freight bill, be sure to get, at the time of delivery, the carrier’s freight agent’s notation on both the receipt and freight bill showing the shortage or damage involved.
If the boxes, crates or cartons in which our merchandise is packed reach you in apparent good condition, but upon opening a carton you find some contents to be missing or damaged, be sure to call the delivering carrier’s freight agent immediately, so that they can examine the shipping carton and its contents and make a Concealed Damage Report.  Note this information on the face of the original freight bill.
Be sure to open and inspect all shipments within 10 days and submit your claim to the carrier promptly if any merchandise is damaged.  Retain the merchandise in the original cartons and packages for inspection.
We do not assume responsibility for merchandise lost or damaged while in transit..
We will not accept return of any merchandise whether damaged, or for any reason, unless permission has first been issued IN WRITING, via a factory return authorization number.
We are willing to assist you in any possible manner in collecting claims for loss or damage, but this willingness on our part does not make us responsible for collection of claims or replacement of the material.
Select the PRICING PER SHADE based on inside maximum jam to jam window boxing WIDTH and HEIGHT / Select the WIDTH and HEIGHT range for your window *

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Select the Tinted Mylar Type desired *

Triplex Black Silver Black 8 / Non reflective outside (non-mirrored), Duplex Black Silver 8 / reflective outside (mirrored)

Select how the Roller Shade will be mounted *

Roller shade will be mounted to the Inside of the window boxing, Roller shade will be mounted to the top outside surface of the window frame

Select which side the Pull Chain is on facing the window *

Pull chain on the RIGHT Side, Pull chain on the LEFT Side

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