Commercial Blackout Shades

Insolroll commercial blackout AV shades conference room

Commercial blackout shades enhance the functionality of work spaces, and provide room darkening, privacy and ambient light control.

Fabric Swatches

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Blackout Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades For Interior use

Fire-rated (FR) blackout fabric; opaque with no view-through for privacy and room darkening. In 6 decorator colors, with the look and feel of rich cloth; composition: 100% polyester with acrylic foamed backing (PVC Free). Click to view larger swatches.

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Blackout Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades For Interior use

Nightfall is an opaque, fiberglass and vinyl Fire-rated (FR) blackout fabric. 3 ply vinyl, 1 ply fiberglass construction results in a commercial grade, durable blackout fabric. Click to view larger swatches.

Pale Khaki
Dove Grey
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Blackout Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades For Interior use

Fire-rated (FR) blackout fabric made of 100% polyester with acrylic coating; Nocturne is a commercial grade, durable blackout fabric available in 5 classic colors with an off-white backing. Orient x2 and Midnight x2 feature the same color on both sides. Click to view larger swatches.

Orient x2
Midnight x2
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Blackout Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades For Interior use

Orion FR blackout fabric is a lightly textured, smooth fabric with soft acrylic foam backing and 100% polyester base fabric. Perfect for adding privacy or room darkening, Orion is available in 5 neutral colors. Click to view larger swatches.

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Blackout Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades For Interior use

Twilight Fire-rated (FR) blackout fabric has a rich, textile appearance with a subtle sheen, and will not allow light flow through the fabric. This elegant fabric has a matching translucent fabric counterpart, Daybreak. Composition: 42% fiberglass, 51% acrylic 7% cotton flocked backing (PVC-Free). Click to view larger swatches.

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Blackout Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades For Interior use

Zenith Fire-rated (FR) blackout fabric layers a subtle, textured pattern over a soft, luxurious backing for total light blockage. 100% polyester with acrylic foamed backing, available in 5 colors. Click to view larger swatches.

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Blackout Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades For Interior use

Woven with a rich texture similar to grasscloth, Denali blackout fabric brings casual elegance to any room and provides sun protection, room darkening and complete privacy.

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Blackout Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades For Interior use

Blackout fabric has a linen, textile appearance made of polyester, and is designed with an acrylic foamed backing to eliminate light flow through the fabric. This fabric coordinates with Sopris Semi-sheer fabric perfect for one dual application.


Commercial blackout window shades

Blackout shade in cafeteria

The Insolroll® audio-visual blackout shade system is available with our fascia systems, access flap & hanger for custom pockets, or our extruded headbox. Side tracks and sill channels help reduce light leakage.

Commercial blackout shade options are selected on an à la carte basis to get the right amount of light blockage for each application.  For many school and conference applications it may be preferable to install shades without tracks to allow some light in so participants can take notes.


Commercial Blackout Window Shades are ideal for:

Conference rooms: Enhance media viewing and presentations in small conference rooms and large meeting rooms alike. Optional side tracks increase the level of room darkening where needed.

Rooms with glass walls: Boardrooms, offices and similar spaces with glass walls facing common areas, factory spaces or other higher traffic spaces may require privacy sometimes. Commercial blackout shades provide complete privacy to the interior when it is required, and can be retracted when no longer needed to preserve the openness and view in the building design.

Video training areas and screening rooms: Wherever video is being presented to an audience, blackout shades with side tracks allow nearly all light to be blocked. Informational video screening rooms at National Park visitor centers, museums, and other attractions can benefit from Insolroll audio-visual blackout shade systems. Simply move the shades up to increase natural light when video isn’t being viewed. 

Schools: Large rooms in schools, universities and other educational facilities often do double duty, requiring room darkening for presentations and media viewing, and daylight at other times. Blackout shades meet this need alone, or in combination with solar shades as part of a dual shade system.

Hospitals: Hospitals, surgical centers, dental offices and other health care facilities need patient privacy, and may need room darkening for patient rooms. Hospital blackout shades can be lowered when needed and raised when not needed. 

Hotel rooms: In the hospitality industry, guest privacy is paramount, and room darkening essential for any guests resting during the day. Manual or motorized blackout shades bring a clean lined solution to hotel rooms, with a sophisticated, updated appearance. Blackout roller shades can be paired with either draperies or solar shades as part of a dual shade system for complete light and privacy control for guests. Ballrooms with windows may require blackout shades for room darkening, with easy remote control operation.

Drive-through, ticket and teller windows: Blackout shades enhance security for windows where customers interact with employees, and make it clear when the business is closed. Printed blackout shades in these applications can take advantage of the space, featuring business hours of operation, logos and signage.

See how Insolroll® Dual shade systems combine a blackout shade with solar shade for glare control to create the perfect environment for any business or entertainment event.

Manual operation- 2 child-safe operator choices

Hotel dual shades
Dual clutch shades

Metal Select locking chain guide
Metal Select Chain Guide

Universal chain guide option
Universal locking chain guide

Clutch operation

  • Adjustment Free, highest quality clutches in sizes to accommodate all shade sizes, Spring Assist makes lifting larger, heavier shades easier; available in 3 colors
  • Easy mounting to wall or ceiling
  • Bead chains available in 6 color choices
  • 2 Child-safe, locking chain guide choices: Metal Select & Universal

Metal Select Chain Guide: Our proprietary locking chain guide; attractive, durable, and exceeds designated child safety standards for corded window treatments; in 5 colors.

Universal Chain Guide: Durable, economical locking chain guide, meets child safety standards for corded window treatments; available in 4 colors.

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Quiet Spring Roller (QSR) operator

Insolroll’s QSR manual shade operator is not like the old roller shades you may remember. QSR is easy to operate, with a solid, sturdy feeling and easy control. Child Safety issues that are associated with corded treatments are eliminated, making the QSR a perfect choice for locations where children or pets will be present.

  • Cordless
  • Optional loop-free pull kit for hard-to-reach windows
  • Adjustable top stop prevents shade from going up too high
  • Easy, spring tension adjustment
  • Easy to install with mounting rail that snaps into spring-loaded brackets
  • Available in black and white

Motorized operation

Somfy Situo 1

The most convenient method of operating shades, motorization makes it easy to raise and lower very large, heavy shades as well as hard to reach, high shades.

Motor options: AC standard & AC radio motors

  • Four-wire Directional
  • Radio Motors
  • Intelligent Motors
  • Ultra Quiet Motors

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Fascia system with audio-visual accessories


Our Audio-Visual and Dual shades are available with fascia and additional accessories that block light at the edges and the bottom of the shades.

  • Fascia System to conceal the roller in 5 colors
  • Side tracks to reduce light leakage; 3 colors
  • Sill channel is used to prevent light leakage at the sill for extreme darkening applications. applications; 3 colors.

Note: For many school and conference applications it may be preferable to install shades without tracks to allow some light into room participants to take notes.

Dual blackout shades

dual blackout solar screed shades conference room office

Insolroll Blackout Window Shades can be paired in the same window opening with Solar Screen Shades for complete sun and light management in a space. This Insolroll® Dual Shade system is available with a double fascia system, a 6″ x 6″ valance system, or mounted into a custom ceiling pocket to completely conceal the roller systems. Side tracks to reduce light leakage is another available option. A wide range of blackout fabrics are available to coordinate with any decor.

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Dual shades with 6″ valance system

Insolroll Dual Shade with 6" valance

Insolroll offers a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ dual bracket for clutch shades and small motor systems. A separate 6″ valance system is designed to conceal the rollers.  This is ideal for hotel and conference room applications.

Dual shades with 7″ Fascia

Insolroll offers a 5 9/16″ x 7 5/16″ dual bracket for AC and BAT-L3 motors. This sleek design, mounts directly to the brackets and conceals the rollers. Available in Black, White and Clear Anodized.

“Built-in” blackout shades

Insolroll  blackout shades can be “built-in” to a recessed pocket created at the time of construction. The shades descend from the ceiling when in use, and disappear above when retracted. The shades descend from the ceiling when in use, and disappear above when retracted.

Insolroll has two pocket installation options, the Extruded Shade Pocket and the Site-built Pocket. Both installation methods result in shades that roll up above the ceiling when retracted. Our Extruded Shade Pocket is an aluminum box custom made to the width of the roller that is installed above the ceiling, while the Site-built Pocket is an empty cavity created by the builders.

Extruded shade pocket

“Built-in” dual shades

Dual motor shade site built pocketLike single fabric interior roller shades, Insolroll  dual shades can be “built-in” to a recessed pocket created at the time of construction. 

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