The Insolroll Blog

Solar Shades are for the Birds

It’s getting to be that time of year again, if you are a birder, for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Great Backyard Bird Count. This year’s count will be held February 14-17th, and those who enjoy what is purportedly the nation’s second fastest growing hobby eagerly await the chance to observe, count and catalog the birds that visit their yards. Birding has really stepped up its game technologically, with all kinds of identification apps, song…read the full post


January: The Return of Light (and increasing glare!)

A lot of people around here at Insolroll headquarters REALLY look forward to the passage of the winter solstice and the return of longer days! Our National Sales Manager, Earl Cornelius, follows the time the sun will set each day, and how much more light we have than we had the week before. It feels good as the days begin to lengthen again, but even in the winter, we have sun glare to deal with.…read the full post


How Safe are YOUR Window Shades? Part 1

Whether you have children of your own, grandchildren, or even children of the furry kind, this is an issue that is high interest for many. Some people just want to be sure their homes are safe, and to avoid hassles when they sell the home one day. Real estate professionals now warn clients to remove window treatments from a home on the market that are not child safety compliant to avoid culpability after the sale.…read the full post


UL Listed Motorized Solar Shade Systems: Meet Codes, Less Hassle!

If the prospect of meeting local building codes with a motorized shading systems you’re installing in a home or business seems daunting, you’re not alone. Meeting local building codes and passing inspection can be a headache. If you’ve never run into a problem passing inspection, you’re fortunate, but most people aren’t so lucky. Many municipalities require UL Listed systems, and some inspectors will refuse to accept the motorized shades you’re installing. FACT: Most competitive solar screen…read the full post


Insolroll Motorized Solar Shades Meet UL Listed Standards

Insolroll’s Motorized Solar Shade Systems have achieved a UL listing designation. The designation “UL Listed” certifies that the final assembled shade product meets rigorous electrical safety standards and the complete system has been approved by the UnderWriters Laboratory. “We are proud to have our shades UL Listed as it distinguishes them from the other motorized solar shade products available in the market”, says Rick Pease, co-owner at Insolroll. “The UL Listing makes it easier for Architects…read the full post


Child Safety in Roller Shades: Insolroll Raises the Bar

  Insolroll, Inc. has created durable child safety roller shade solutions that are compliant with the new American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products (ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012). Insolroll provides cord-free, single cord pull, continuous bead chain pull roller shades that meet and exceed new standard implemented by a joint effort of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Insolroll Metal Select locking chain guide for bead chain loops sets the…read the full post


Custom Printed Roller Shades Command Attention!

Many Shades of Profit Insolroll is proud to offer custom printed roller shades that can help our dealers sell more jobs, and help any brick and mortar business generate more excitement at their windows and more traffic through their door. We print in-house, allowing us to control the printing process as well as provide top quality shades, something quick printing and sign companies cannot do. Printing can make shades sing in residential applications- the ultimate…read the full post


Recycled Solar Screen Shade Fabric Available for Commercial Projects

Insolroll Window Shading Systems is proud to introduce SheerWeave Infinity2, the ultimate green shading fabric.  The amazing Infinty2 fabric has the look of a traditional basketweave solar screen shade fabric and is made with 100% recycled content and 100% recyclable with the industry’s most aggressive and active recycle program.  This fabric is available for commercial projects demanding recycled solar screen shades. SheerWeave Infinity2, manufactured solely by Phifer Incorporated for the purpose of solar protection as an…read the full post


Solar Screen Shades: ‘Green’ Solution for Commercial Window Treatments

Solar screen shades are a popular solution for commercial window covering projects. The ability to have the shades down to provide glare control while maintaining “view through” to keep the inside spaces connected with the outdoor environment is truly unique. Performance issues are often overlooked by designers focused only on specifying PVC-free or recyclable products. Although there are many ways to interpret what is Green, making sure that window treatments meet or exceed necessary performance…read the full post


Motorized Roller Shades Switched Through iPad, iPod & iPhone

When Apple created the iPad, little did we know that it would re-invent the home automation graphic user interface options. Often lighting controls and home automation controls have been selected by the look and feel of the touch pads which switch the lights and home controls. Now, Apple jumps into the game with a powerful, value packed option for to switch everything in the home. Many of the home automation and lighting control manufacturers have…read the full post


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