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The Insolroll Blog

Residential Solar Shade Style

Some people think solar shades are perfect for “modern decor”. Maybe they’d go so far as “contemporary” (not interchangeable terms!). If you share that opinion, I’d like to try to change your mind… Energy Efficiency goes with every style With every day that passes, we become more conscious of energy usage in our homes. Solar panels go up, incandescent light bulbs get switched out for CFLs or LEDs. Weather stripping is applied, smart power strips are investigated.…read the full post

Insolroll Shades: What WCMA “Green” Product Award REALLY Says About Us

We certainly hope we’ve been tooting our horn loudly enough that you’ve already heard about Insolroll’s 2014 WCMA “Green” Product Award! If not, in a nutshell, our UL Listed Motorized Shade Systems featuring EnviroScreen were recognized as the Most Innovative Concept this year in WCMA’s “Green” Products category in the area of Health and Environmental Safety. But that award says more about Insolroll… and what we do to continue to create the very best product for…read the full post

High Performance Solar Screen- Beat the Heat and Get in the Silver Sweet Spot!

Hot enough out there for you? Get in the Silver Sweet Spot! Insolroll’s high performance, silver backed fabrics change the whole equation when it comes to fabric color and performance. Conventional solar screen fabrics have some predictable performance characteristics- if you look at the chart above, you’ll see that typical light colored screens perform well at keeping a room cooler, with a lower shading coefficient overall, but they also fall to the right on the…read the full post

Oasis® 2700: Patio Shade OR Exterior Window Shade… Which is it?

Insolroll’s Oasis® 2700 can inspire some questions… Is it a patio shade or an exterior window shade? The answer is simple- it’s both! This versatile outdoor solar shade has dual applications, which makes perfects sense when you consider the features, and that form follows function. Like every Oasis® shade product, it’s not JUST about function- it looks great, too! Oasis® 2700 Basics: Block the Sun, Not the View! Protection from heat, glare, and golf balls Keep the view…read the full post

Oasis® 2800 Patio Shades: Happy Birthday to Insolroll’s Original Patio Shade!

We’ll be back next week with Oasis 2700… this week, Oasis 2800 is celebrating its birthday! In 1986, Insolroll developed our first patio solar shade, which ultimately came to be branded the Oasis® 2800 Patio Shade. Apart from enhancements to the basic system, Oasis 2800 remains much the same today, and there’s good reason for that. We did it right the first time. Top shelf fabrics, hefty hardware, and a choice of guide systems and…read the full post

Oasis® 2650 Patio Sun Shades: Added Function in our Manual Patio Shade

Hallelujah! That’s what many of our dealers are saying this spring with our introduction of the Oasis® 2650 Patio Sun Shade. We’ve heard the requests for quite awhile now, and this patio season we’re introducing our new member in the Oasis® family! Oasis® 2650 was designed to be a step up from our 2600 Patio Shade. It’s a manual, clutch operated patio shade for openings up to 12 feet wide. Like the 2600, its solar screen…read the full post

Oasis® 2600 Patio Sun Shades : Bigger Value Than a Ready Made Shade

It’s pretty easy to go out and find a ready made patio shade. Chances are, if you do, you’ll need to do it again in a couple of years, due to degraded, frayed fabric, failed hardware or damage due to the elements. And, it probably won’t fit your patio opening just right- it will likely not cover the whole thing, or overlap with the patio structure or another shade. Insolroll’s economical, manually operated Oasis® 2600 Patio…read the full post

Corded Window Treatments and Child Safety is No Joke

by Kim Newby for Insolroll Many of you in the window treatment industry will have seen this viral video by Parents for Window Blind Safety and Red Castle Productions. If not, here it is so you can get up to speed: This film is hard to watch. It’s heartbreaking. And yet, when you view it on YouTube, you will see many ignorant and even snarky comments by YouTube users. This is disturbing, and yet, not…read the full post

Oasis® Patio Shades : We Build a Better Shade, From Start to Finish!

  In the coming weeks, we’ll be talking more and more about patio shades, and each of the 5 Oasis® Patio Roller Shades models.  Why Oasis® patio shades? When it comes to our Oasis® line of patio shades, we at Insolroll  have a history of quality, innovation and longevity. We’ve developed 5 distinct patio shade models, to cover every type of application beautifully, with design features, functionality, and quality of materials and manufacture that are…read the full post

Insolroll Quiet Shade Motors : How Quiet is Quiet?

Do quiet motors sound like a luxury to you? It all depends upon your needs, your environment, and your personal preferences. It’s a little tough at first to get your head around just what “quiet” really means… we all have sort of a sliding scale. It turns out, though, that there are actually levels of safe noise exposure suggested by  governmental agencies like NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). You don’t want to…read the full post