Mylar Solar Shades are not just for summer months - in the winter, Mylar Shades can retain up to 27% of the sun's infrared heat thereby improving the efficiency of your home heating appliance. In the Summer months Mylar Shades repel up to 63% of the sun's infrared heat thereby improving the efficiency of your home cooling appliance. With Mylar Solar Roller Shades you can protect your privacy during the day (w/silver reflective backing), you can reduce the sun's glare that can lead to a loss of productivity (eye strain & fatigue) and you can maintain a decent view outside.
Production Time: Approximately 8-10 Business Days Delivery: 3-5 Business Days After Shipment
The chart below illustrates the solar reflective capabilities of each color we offer on the website.
Gray Silver w/Gray Backing
Bronze Silver w/Silver Backing
Gray Silver w/Silver Backing
% Solar Transmittance
% Solar Reflectance
% Solar Absorption
% Visible Light Transmittance
% Ultraviolet Transmittance
Total Energy Rejected
Solar Protection Factor
Fade Protection Factor
Privacy Performance Factor
What does it all mean?
Solar Protection Performance = Rejects 75% to 100% of total energy
Fade Protection Performance = Filters almost all Ultra-Violet, Infra-Red & Visible Light Rays
Privacy Performance = Daylight Reflective
Assoc. of Industrial Metalizers Coaters & Laminators DefinitionsTotal Solar Transmittance
The ratio of the amount of total solar energy in the full solar wavelength range (300-2,100 nanometers) that is allowed to pass through a glazing system to the amount of total
solar energy falling on that glazing system. Value is usually expressed as a percent.
Total Solar Reflectance
The ratio of total solar energy which is reflected outward by the glazing system to the amount of total solar energy falling on the glazing system. On filmed windows this reflectance
is a function of the side of the film facing the window surface. Value is usually expressed as a percent.
Total Solar Absorption
The ratio of the amount of total solar energy absorbed by a glazing system to the amount of total solar energy falling on the glazing
system. Solar absorption is that portion of total solar energy neither transmitted nor reflected. Since solar transmittance and solar reflectance are
measured directly, the following equation should be used in calculating solar absorption. Solar absorption =1.00 - (solar transmittance) - (solar
Visible Light Transmittance
The ratio of the amount of total visible solar energy (380-780 nanometers) that is allowed to pass through a glazing system to the
amount of total visible solar energy falling on the glazing system. Value is usually expressed as a percent. Glare is influenced by visible light
transmittance through a glazing system.
Ultraviolet (UV) Transmittance
The ratio of the amount of total UV solar energy (300-380 nanometers) that is allowed to pass through a glazing system to the amount of total
UV solar energy falling on the glazing system. Ultra-violet is one portion of the total solar energy spectrum which greatly contributes to fading
and deterioration of fabric and furnishings.
Shading Coefficient (SC)
The ratio of the solar heat gain through a given glazing system to the solar heat gain under the same conditions for clear, un-shaded
double strength window glass (DSA). Shading coefficient defines the sun control capability or efficiency of the glazing system.
Total Solar Energy Rejected
The percent of incident solar energy rejected by a glazing system equals solar reflectance plus the part of solar absorption which
is reradiated outward.
NOTE: The mounting requirements vary between the available options, please review the information below the "Specs" tab to make sure you meet the minimum mounting requirements for inside and outside mounts.
Spring Roller or Clutch Roller - Same Price!
The Spring Roller Shade is the control option that most of us are familiar with. To raise or lower the shade simply give a gentle tug to the hem bar - hold the hem until the shade reaches the desired position and then let go.
The Clutch Roller Shade features a a continuous looping beaded chain designed to make it easier to raise/lower large shades. A cord tension device is attach to the wall to eliminate the cord's loop and make it more taut. Pull down on the first cord to raise the shade - pull down on the 2nd or back cord to lower it.
This Planning Guide includes tips on measuring, available options, stacking heights and mounting depth requirements.
Inside Mount (IM) Depth Requirements and Size Restrictions
Min. IM Shallow Depth:
Min. IM Flush Mount:
*or the maximum fabric size - whichever is less.
Please remember that this is a do-it-yourself site and that the products on it are custom-built to your specifications and cannot be returned for any reason other than warranty repair/service. If you have any questions or concerns please email us before you order and we'll help you in any way we can.