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  • TruePerformance™ Manual Solar Shades

  • TruePerformance™ Manual Solar Shades

    ​What sets the SWFcontract Manual Solar Shades apart is our attention to detail at the engineering level. From our robust TruePerformance™ Clutch System to our TrueTrack™ Spline to our resilient fabric collection, the smooth operation and durability of our products is unmatched. These solar shades are the perfect solution for today’s commercial applications.

  • CONTROLS

    • The TruePerformance Clutch System consists of fiberglass-filled nylon for wear resistance, smooth operation, and corrosion resistance.
    • The clutch uses a Velvetrol™ internal spring arrangement for a smooth pulling force that locks the shade in any position when operating the control loop.
    • The clutch mechanism is inserted in the roller tube at manufacturing. The mechanism is bidirectional and does not require adjustment or lubrication.
    • The control loop is a 10-pound stainless steel bead chain with bead stops attached to the chain to protect the shade from over-rotation.
    • The idle end is constructed of high-strength, fiberglass-filled nylon with spring-loaded pin-end technology for wear resistance, smooth operation, and corrosion resistance.
    • The lift assist system is a heavy-duty torsion spring located inside the roller tube. This mechanism reduces the pull force, allowing easy lifting of larger shades.

    FABRICS

    • Fabric options range from 100% opaque to 14% open.
    • Shades with railroaded fabric may have heat-sealed seams.
    • Heat-sealed fabric spline allows for easy shade band removal.
    • Fully-enclosed heat-sealed hem pocket is standard.
    • Fabric-wrapped hem bar is extruded aluminum and completely enclosed in a hem pocket with heat-sealed seams and ends.
    • Solar and blackout shade fabric co​​llections are antistatic, fade and stain resistant, and pass NFPA 701-1999 FR, and ASTM-G21 and G22.
    • Solar and blackout fabrics feature options that are GREENGUARD Gold certified and FR rated NFPA 701.
    • Fabric options also i​​​nclude ShadeDefense Antimicrobial Protection, our antibacterial and antifungal technology that meets ASTM G21 and ASTM E2180 test methods.​​

    TUBES

    • Tube sizes include 1½", 2", and 2½" diameters.
    • Tubes are extruded aluminum engineered with a channel to accept fabric spline.
    • Tube diameters and wall thickness provide optimal performance and minimal deflection. (Dimensions are determined by manufacturer based on fabric selection and shade size.)
    • The TrueTrack Spline keeps fabric straight on tube, minimizing fabric tracking and creasing. Our unique co-extruded spline is heat-welded to the fabric, providing a secure attachment to the tube while allowing easy removal of the fabric band.

    NOTE: The tube size is engineered based on the following: height of shade for length of fabric and thickness of fabric as it is spooled on the tube; deflection concerns based on the weight of the fabric; and common tube sizes across all shades to accommodate similar rollup speed, etc. Let the SWFcontract team help you with all the details.

    FASCIA

    • 3" and 4" fascia front and back
    • 7⅝" dual shade fascia

    OPTIONS

    • An optional 5" pocket with lip provides ceiling tile support, or without lip provides a clean appearance in an exposed application.
    • Closure plates
    • Side, sill, and center channels
    • Dual and coupled shades
    • External fabric-wrapped hem bar
    • Plastic bead chain

    COMPLETE PRODUCT INFORMATION

    For complete product information and option details, please see the product’s Data Sheet.

    Dimensions

    Minimum width: 10⅝"

    Maximum width: 192" for heat-sealed hem bar, 144" for fabric-wrapped hem bar.

    Minimum height: 6"

    Maximum height: 240"

    (Dimensions are dependent on fabric choice.)

    Installation Considerations

    Inside Mount Minimum Space Requirements​

    Jamb MountOverhead Mount
    No Fascia¾"4⅛”
    3" Fascia¾"2¾"
    4" Fascia1⅜"3¾"

    ​BRACKETS

    • Nonhanded brackets for easier mounting and superior performance.
    • Color coordinated brackets blend seamlessly with fascia, unlike visible zinc-plated brackets.
    • Shades are easy for installer to level, eliminating fabric tracking and reducing callbacks.
    • Bracket covers are optional.
    • Installation brackets are 16-gauge, corrosion-resistant, stamped steel, and can accommodate overhead, side, and face mounting.
    • Brackets are powder-coated and available in white, vanilla, gray, or black.
    • Optional dual shade brackets hold two shades in one bracket assembly. Coupled shades are connected with a linked bracket mechanism.

     

    TPSL No Fascia Bracket (TPSL 10,15,20,30) 2.2" (W) x 2.88" (H)
    3" TPSL Fascia Bracket 3.00" (W) x 3.395" (H)
    4" TPSL Fascia Bracket 4.00" (W) x 3.915" (H)
    TPSL Dual Bracket 6.47" (W) x 7.33" (H)
    TPSL Dual Fascia Bracket 7.15" (W) x 7.65" (H)

    Several opaque and blackout fabrics are available in solar shades, providing the best possible energy efficiency and insulation.

    GREEN PROPERTIES

    • Boasting a shading coefficient range of .21 to .74, SWFcontract Solar Shades prevent heat gain, which conserves energy and lowers cooling costs.
    • With an openness factor of 1–10%, solar shades block harmful UV rays, protecting furniture, fabrics, and interior finishes. This extends the life of furnishings and prevents them from ending up in landfills prematurely.
    • To help create more healthful indoor environments, several SWFcontract solar s​hade fabrics are GREENGUARD certified—they have successfully met the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute’s rigorous chemical emissions standards.
    • SWFcontract Solar Shades are designed, engineered, and tested to ensure a long product life. This ultimately reduces landfill waste and conserves resources.

     

     
     
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4% Openness 

Aspect

Cream
C9201
Platinum
C9202
Stone
C9204

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

1% Openness 

Crosshatch A100

Bone/Platinum
F105
Camel
F104
Charcoal/Platinum
F108
White/Bone
F102
White/Platinum
F103

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

3% Openness 

Crosshatch A300

Bone/Platinum
F305
Camel
F306
Charcoal/Platinum
F308
White/Bone
F302
White/Platinum
F303

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

5% Openness 

Crosshatch A500

Bone/Platinum
F507
Camel
F506
Charcoal/Platinum
F508
White/Bone
F502
White/Platinum
F503

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

1% Openness 

Crosshatch R100

Charcoal/Gray
C7919
Chocolate/Linen
C7916
Ebony/Linen
C7917
Ebony/Stone
C7918
Eggshell/Fog
C7912
Linen/Fog
C7913
Smoke/Platinum
C7915
White/Cream
C7910
White/Eggshell
C7909
White/Fog
C7914
White/Linen
C7911

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

3% Openness 

Crosshatch R300

Charcoal/Gray
C8219
Chocolate/Linen
C8216
Ebony/Linen
C8217
Ebony/Stone
C8218
Eggshell/Fog
C8212
Linen/Fog
C8213
Smoke/Platinum
C8215
White/Cream
C8210
White/Eggshell
C8209
White/Fog
C8214
White/Linen
C8211

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

5% Openness 

Crosshatch R500

Charcoal/Gray
C8319
Chocolate/Linen
C8316
Ebony/Linen
C8317
Ebony/Stone
C8318
Eggshell/Fog
C8312
Linen/Fog
C8313
Smoke/Platinum
C8315
White/Cream
C8310
Item setup issue
White/Eggshell
C8309
White/Fog
C8314
White/Linen
C8311

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

1% Openness 

Crosshatch S100

Ebony
C7908
Ebony/Chocolate
C7907
Eggshell
C7902
Fog
C7904
Linen
C7903
Smoke
C7905
White
C7901

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

10% Openness 

Crosshatch S1000

Ebony
C8408
Ebony/Chocolate
C8407
Eggshell
C8402
Fog
C8404
Linen
C8403
Smoke
C8405
White
C8401

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

3% Openness 

Crosshatch S300

Ebony
C8208
Ebony/Chocolate
C8207
Eggshell
C8202
Fog
C8204
Linen
C8203
Smoke
C8205
White
C8201

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.

5% Openness 

Crosshatch S500

Ebony
C8308
Ebony/Chocolate
C8307
Eggshell
C8302
Fog
C8304
Linen
C8303
Smoke
C8305
White
C8301

Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.