The Insolroll Blog

12 Reasons to Attend Insolroll’s Dealer Training Seminar

When we’re in the heat of battle in our daily lives, we can lose touch with what it feels like to be refreshed and invigorated, so when we hear about another meeting or training, we tend to throw up a mental roadblock. “I don’t have time for that right now.”… or “I’ve been meaning to get to that… next time, maybe…”. But when you’re in the midst of an opportunity that gives you energy, and…read the full post

Child-Safe Window Treatments: October and Beyond

I am cute. I am cuddly. I am going to grow. And walk. And climb. And reach for everything I see. Even when you’re near, or you look away for a second, or pass from one room to another. Or when you are in the kitchen and I’m just in the connected living room playing. Even when you’re concentrating on making dinner, or changing my sibling’s diaper. Or when the phone or doorbell rings. Or…read the full post

SC vs. SHGC- Why is This Solar Screen Shade Value Changing?

  Here at Insolroll, we eat, breathe and sleep solar screen shades, which control the amount of heat and glare that enter your home through the windows. People around here, including me, have been wondering “What’s the deal with SHGC on the fabric sample cards? Why can’t they just put SC on the cards?” (Or truthfully, sometimes, “What the heck is SC/SHGC anyway?“) *sound of tires screeching* Hold everything! What??!! We all know that solar screen…read the full post

Solar Screen Shades: a Piano’s Best Friend!

by Kim Newby for Insolroll Any musicians out there? This one’s for you! Pianos are big. Bulky. Heavy. None of that stops them from being a delicate flower, though, especially in a home environment. My granny always told me “Don’t put your piano agains an outside wall!”, and “put a shot glass of water behind the soundboard for humidity”. I don’t know how well either of these pieces of advice actually work, but the idea…read the full post

Solar Screen Shades Create Ambiance and Comfort at Jax Fish House

Last week, we had the pleasure of photographing Jax Fish House in Glendale, Colorado. From the seashells, to the fish tank, what an outstanding atmosphere.   To add to the ambiance, the entire west wall was covered with Insolroll solar screen shades. The dark tones of the solar screens did a fantastic job of keeping out harsh  sunlight, which coupled nicely with the cool, underwater feeling set for the inside of the restaurant. In addition to…read the full post

Motorized Shade Control Innovation- Come See Insolroll at CEDIA 2014 in Denver!

Insolroll will be exhibiting again this year at CEDIA 2014 (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association)- come see us in booth #1136! CEDIA Expo is an exciting place to see what’s new in the world of custom electronics, and we’ll be right there in the mix with some exciting new advances in motorized window shades and control. What’s all the buzz about? Exciting, easy, powerful shade control and UltraQuiet Motors! Insolroll will be previewing our…read the full post

Why Insolroll manual clutch-operated solar shades are easy to lift

One of the major considerations in choosing a manual, clutch operated solar shade is how easy it’s going to be to raise it and lower it.  Here at Insolroll, we make sure that your clutch-operated shade is easy to lift with the bead chain in several ways. Why manual Insolroll clutch-operated shades are easy to lift! RollEase Clutches and Lifting Capacity Insolroll uses the industry’s most dependable, reliable and strong clutches- the RSeries from RollEase. We believe this clutch…read the full post

Growing Up Insolroll: Induction into the World of Solar Shades

My induction into the world of Solar Shades As I sit here at my desk, I look back at the years, and am amazed at the steps I have taken to be where I am today. As a photography and marketing assistant for Insolroll Window Shading Systems, Inc., it has been little stepping stones that have transformed me from the little menace, running around with the other employees’ children at company parties, to the young…read the full post

Why Choose Solar Screen Shades?

We at Insolroll like to use the phrase “Block the sun, not the view!”, and yes, view is paramount when it comes to solar shades.  The quality of the view through solar screen shades is unrivaled among window treatments, but that first half of the phrase is equally important! Solar shades block 3 kinds of the sun’s radiation We have sort of a knee jerk negative reaction to the word “radiation”, but in reality, the…read the full post

Solar Screen Shade Glare Control & Daylighting: Retractability Means Versatility

This past week, the weather in Colorado has been wet and rainy… It got me thinking about one of the qualities of solar screen shades that gives them a clear advantage: retractability. Roller shades have a full range of positions on-demand, whether you have manual shades with clutch or spring roller operation, or motorized shades with on-demand user control or even building automation. Static vs. dynamic glare control Static glare control There is always more than…read the full post