Since 2000 we have been a leading online retailer for affordable and custom-built window coverings to include: perfect arches, natural woven woods, cellular shades, roller blinds, faux wood blinds, mini blinds, outdoor solar window treatments, plantation style window shutters, real wood blinds, roman blinds and skylight window treatments. We offer free samples, free shipping on most products and we do not collect sales tax.

Transparent Mylar Solar Roller Shades

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

Available Colors

Product Features

  • Cordless Spring Roller is Standard.
  • Cord Loop Clutch Option - FREE.

Solar Performance

The chart below illustrates the solar reflective capabilities of each color we offer on the website.

Solar Properties Gray Silver w/Gray Backing Bronze Silver w/Silver Backing Gray Silver w/Silver Backing
% Solar Transmittance 0.1 0.11 0.1
% Solar Reflectance 0.63 0.63 0.63
% Solar Absorption 0.27 0.26 0.27
% Visible Light Transmittance 0.07 0.09 0.07
Winter U-Value 1.1 1.1 1.1
% Ultraviolet Transmittance <1% <1% <1%
Shading Coefficient 0.19 0.2 0.19
Total Energy Rejected 0.83 0.82 0.83
Solar Protection Factor 1 1 1
Fade Protection Factor 1 1 1
Privacy Performance Factor 1 1 1
Thickness 3 mil 3 mil 3 mil

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 Definitions Total 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 reflectance)

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.

Product Options

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.

Standard Spring Roller

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.

Product Specifications

Planning Guides

PDF Icon Planning Guide This Planning Guide includes tips on measuring, available options, stacking heights and mounting depth requirements.

Inside Mount (IM) Depth Requirements and Size Restrictions

Product/Hardware Spring Roller Clutch Roller
Minimum Width: 13-3/4" 8"
Maximum Width: 96" 168"*
Minimum Height: 6" 6"
Maximum Height: 96"* 168"*
Min. IM Shallow Depth: Question Mark 1" 3"
Min. IM Flush Mount: Question Mark 3" 4"

*or the maximum fabric size - whichever is less.

DIY Guides

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.

Free Samples

Samples are shipped within 24-hours

Free Shipping

On most products up to 96" wide.

No Sales Tax!

Outside the US Virgin Islands

I deal with Shawn Bushway and he is always most helpful. The BlindsShopper process is very easy and I've never had a blind that didn't fit.

C. Major- artvark, ltd. LLC

Hey Shawn - my new shade looks and fits great. Really pleased with my purchase and would recommend you to anyone that asks.

D. Decker- Erie, CO

Our new shades reflect the sun's heat back out even through low-e glass. Thanks for the excellent service in helping us find the right product.

J. Lever- Andover, MN

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