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Deluxe Solar Shades 3 Percent Openness

An excellent balance of clear viewing of your lawn or outdoor area, with the privacy and insulation you expect from high-quality window treatments. Because they block 97% of UV rays, these shades keep harmful sun exposure out of your home and off your furniture and other décor.

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Blindster's Price:$75.72
Production Time: Approximately 5-6 Business Days.
Shipping Time: Approximately 1-5 Business Days.

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  • PVC and polyester yarns with 3% openness factor
  • Light gap per side: without cassette valance 7/16"; with cassette valance 9/16"
  • Beaded chain colors for continuous loop lift: White, Vanilla, Grey or Black.  Clutch is white.
  • Cassette valance colors (coordinated to fabric color): White, Vanilla, Brown, Silver or Black
  • Cassette valance available with the continuous cord loop lift system only for an additional charge.  The cassette valance must be ordered with the original shades and cannot be added after the shades are made.  
  • Plain tailored hem; no fringe options
  • Factory width deductions for inside mount: 1/8" tip to tip deduction; 1/2" barrel deduction: 1 1/4" fabric deduction
  • Factory width deductions for outside mount: no deduction tip to tip; 3/8" barrel deduction; 1 1/4" fabric deduction
  • Minimum width: 15" chain lift; 24" cordless spring roller
  • Maximum width: 72" cordless spring roller; 114" chain lift; 96" cassette valance
  • Minimum height: 24"
  • Maximum height: 108" up to 96" wide; 84" on widths 96 1/8" to 114"; 72" cordless spring roller
  • Minimum depth required for inside mount: 1 1/4" without cassette valance; 1 3/4" with cassette valance
  • Depth required for inside flush mount: 2 1/2" without cassette valance: 4" with cassette valance
  • Outside mount flat space required: without cassette valance 1 1/2"; with cassette valance 2 7/8"
  • Choice of Standard or Reverse roll. Cassette is not available with reverse roll option.
  • Continuous loop lift: cord length approximately 2/3 height of shade
  • Reverse roll shades must be mounted to the top or side (cannot be mounted to the wall for outside mount).  In addition, reverse roll shades will have a large gap between the back of the window/wall and the fabric, increasing the amount of light around the edges of the shade.
  • Please note: the optional cassette valance cannot be mounted at the sides. It must be mounted at the back or at the top of the cassette.


Cassette Valance
  • Cassette Valance - (varies by width) - The optional cassette valance covers the roller at the top of the window and provides a clean, modern look.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The cassette valance option cannot be added after the shade is manufactured.
Standard Roll Orientation
  • Standard Roll Orientation - Fabric rolls off the back of the roller (closest to the window).
Reverse Roll Orientation
  • Reverse Roll Orientation - (adds $2) - Fabric rolls off the front of the roller (away from the window).
Cordless Spring Roller
  • Cordless Spring Roller - A spring hidden inside the metal roller tube allows for raising and lowering the shade by grasping the bottom hem.
Chain Lift
  • Chain Lift - A continuous loop beaded chain with tensioning mechanism is used to operate the shade. This lift type is required on shades over 73" wide.

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Inside Mount

  • Mounted within the window frame
  • Provides a clean, built-in look
  • Great way to leave attractive woodwork exposed
  • Minimum depth required for secure inside mount: 1 1/4" without cassette valance; 1 3/4" with cassette valance
  • Depth required for inside flush mount: 2 1/2" without cassette valance; 4" with cassette valance
  • If window frame isn't deep enough, please select outside mount

Outside Mount

  • Great option when there is not enough depth for an inside mount
  • Mounted to the wall, ceiling or molding surface surrounding the window
  • Often used to make the window appear larger or to hide a less attractive window or door
  • No minimum depth requirement
  • Minimum flat surface (on wall, ceiling or frame) required for secure outside mount: 1 1/2" without cassette valance, 2" with cassette valance.
  • Cordless shades with reverse roll must be mounted to the top (generally a ceiling mount).

Measuring for Inside Mount

STEP 1: Measure the inside width the top of the window opening (where you will mount the shade). We will make the necessary deductions (approx. 1/8").

STEP 2: Measure the height at 3 locations - the left side, middle and right side. Record the largest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering height.

NOTE: Roller shade fabrics will be approximately 1-1/2 inches narrower than your ordering width to allow for brackets. If concerned over resulting light gap please select outside mount.

Measuring for Outside Mount

STEP 1: Measure the width of the area you wish to cover. If space allows we recommend adding 2-3" (1-1 1/2" each side) to this measurement to help eliminate light seepage. This is your ordering width and will be the overall measurement of the blind.

STEP 2: Measure the height of the area you wish to cover. This is your ordering height. Be sure to take into account the flat mounting surface needed (see above) when measuring the area you want to cover with your shade. The factory will make your shade (including the roller at the top or the cassette valance, if ordered) to the height ordered. Generally 3" - 4" added to the height of your opening (including molding or framework you wish to cover) will allow you room to mount above the window frame.

NOTE: Your shade material will be made 1-1/2 inches narrower than the measurement you provide to allow for brackets. If you need your shade to cover a specific width (e.g. for mounting a shade on a door) add 1-1/2 inches to your ordered width for the desire fabric width.

How to Install Deluxe Solar Shades

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