Residential Solar Shades

residential solar shades

Today’s interiors are full of windows, which is a beautiful thing! However, as anyone who has lived with lots of windows can attest, along with glass come high temperatures and sometimes uncomfortable brightness. Solar shades are a perfect solution to this dilemma, allowing the best that windows have to offer while controlling glare, heat and UV rays.

Insolroll solar shades residential hawaii sunroom
Insolroll solar shades block glare and improve the view

Solar shades block the sun, not the view

Light is powerful. That’s why it doesn’t take much openness in solar fabrics to provide excellent view-through. Solar shade fabrics are woven to very precise standards, controlling the amount of surface area that is left open. Fabrics with openness between 3% and 10% provide excellent levels of view-through in combination with excellent levels of solar performance.


Insolroll solar shades residential window seat
Insolroll solar shades filter the light.

Solar shades provide total lighting control

Solar shades are designed to control light without eliminating it. Like sunglasses for your windows, solar shade fabrics reduce glare while allowing excellent views to the outside.
Block up to 99% of harmful ultra-violet rays

  • Reduce glare and increase visual comfort
  • High performance solar shades block heat and keep your home cool

Elements Dune Translucent Dining RoomInsolroll Elements® adds more textured solar screen options

Insolroll has added a whole new decorative roller shade product line that includes sheer, semi-sheer, translucent, solar screen, and blackout fabric options.   Click here and check out the textured Aegean, Antigua, Corsica, and Monaco solar shade fabrics.

Fabric Swatches

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Solar Screen Fabrics Oasis® Patio Shades For Interior use

FR Aurora solar screen fabric consists of vinyl-coated polyester yarns woven in a 2 x 2 basketweave configuration. This value-priced fabric provides excellent view-through visibility. 27% Polyester, 73% PVC solar fabric in 3% and 5% openness choices.

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E Screen with KOOLBLACK Technology

High performance, FR solar screen fabric with KOOLBLACK Technology to provide maximized heat blockage and energy savings in dark colors. In 3% and 5% openness, 36% fiberglass, 64% vinyl.


Woven in a 2 x 2 basketweave configuration to maximize clarity of view, Equinox FR Solar Screen is available in 1%, 3%, 5% and 10% openness choices. Composition: 36% fiberglass, 64% Vinyl.


GreenScreen Revive is a vertical weave, FR solar screen fabric with Cradle to Cradle (cm) Bronze certification. This sustainable fabric is 100% recyclable, available in 1% and 5% openness choices, and in 5 colors.


Sustainable FR solar fabric, recyclable and made with recycled contents. Full basketweave design, in 3% and 5% openness choices, and in 5 colors.


FR solar screen fabric, Mesa is woven in a 2 x 2 basketweave pattern, available in wide widths and 7 stylish colors. With a composition of 37% fiberglass and 63% vinyl on fiberglass, each color is available in 4 densities: 1%, 3%, 5%, and 10%.

Charcoal/ Chestnut
Pearl Grey
Beige/Pearl Grey

FR Mojave solar screen fabric is woven in a configuration that results in a soft, linen-like apperance. In 3% and 5% openness choices and made of 36% fiberglass, 64% PVC.


FR solar screen fabric woven with diverse textures and rich colors for a natural shade appearance with superior durability, minimal maintenance and excellent outward view-through. In 5-10% openness, composition varies for each fabric. PVC coated polyester with additional acrylic or oelifin yarns

Tweed Buckeye
Tweed Oatmeal
Bamboo Wheat
Bark Tiger Oak
Rattan Umber

Our Natural Weave Linen collection features FR solar screen fabrics woven with a slubbed texture and varied colors for a sophisticated, linen-like appearance. Made of polyester and vinyl, the fabric's 3% openness provides excellent outward visibility.


FR solar screen Sedona is a rib weave fabric with a subtle, organic looking texture created by the variation in both vertical and horizontal threads. Available in 3% and 5% openness choices to meet view and sun management needs.

River Rock

FR solar screen fabric in3% and 5% openness, Sierra is woven in a basketweave pattern to maximize clarity of view. Value and performance in 5 color choices.


High Performance FR fabric; 4% openness. Composition: PVC-coated fiberglass with highly reflective aluminum backing.

Light Grey
Dark Grey
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T Screen with KOOLBLACK Technology

Dual-colored high performance FR solar screen shade fabric that combines the superior heat reflectivity of a white fabric with the glare control and crisp view-through of a dark fabric; 36% Fiberglass, 64% Vinyl; 3% and 5% openness.


Manual & motorized operation

All of our solar window shade operating options are designed with ease of operation, durability, and safety in mind.

Clutch operation

clutch and bead chain operation Metal Select locking chain guide Universal child-safe chain guide

An adjustment-free system controlled by a nickel-plated steel ball chain or a plastic bead chain on polyester cord, the clutch system is comprised of multi-banded steel springs that create the pressure necessary to keep the shade in the desired position.
Proprietary Metal Select Locking Chain Guide is attractive, durable, and exceeds Child Safety Standards; in
5 colors

Child Safety Corded Window Treatments Warning Web

  • Universal Locking Chain Guide for an economical choice that meets the safety standard
  • Smooth, easy to operate and economical; in 4 colors.
  • Easy mounting to wall or ceiling
  • Sizes to accommodate all shade sizes, with Spring Assist to make lifting larger, heavier shades easier

Insolroll Quiet Spring Roller (QSR) operator

Quiet Spring Roller Child Safe Shade operatorWe have upgraded the traditional spring roller shade with an innovative new system that eliminates Child Safety Issues associated with corded loop shade operators!

  • 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
  • Cordless, with optional loop-free pull kit for hard-to-reach windows
  • Available in black and white

Insolroll motorized window shade controlMotorization

Operate your solar shades with the touch of a button or the tap of an iPad, for existing homes and new construction.  Insolroll motorized solar window shades are ideal for windows that are difficult to access, large window walls, and homes with a lot of windows.

Motorized window shades can be automated for shading efficiency or integrated into home automation or lighting controls to control natural lighting in concert with artificial lighting.

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Motorized Window Shade Options

child safety graphicChild safety for solar window shades

Insolroll, Inc. has created durable child safety window 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 shades, and motorized window shades that meet and exceed new standard implemented by a joint effort of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Additional child-safe window shade recommendations:

  • Use cordless shades in playrooms and children’s bedrooms.
  • Keep cribs away from windows with corded window treatments.
  • Shorten cords to be out of reach of young children.
  • Inquire with local window treatment dealer about child safe chain or cord guides if you have free-hanging loops on existing window treatments.

ExposedRollerSilScrHardware accessories that cover the roller

In some applications, an exposed roller and operator is just what the design calls for. Designers often use this approach in lofts and spaces with a very urban or industrial design scheme. However, in applications that call for a more finished appearance, the roller and operator are usually covered.

Insolroll has several systems for masking these components:



Insolroll® roller shade fascia in clear anodized color/finishFascia system option

Insolroll has designed a Fascia System the protects fabric when it is retracted and conceals the roller for a more clean-lined appearance than the exposed roller (left). Think of it like a valance box that also protects the fabric of  your solar shades. Available in five colors to complement any room design: Black, White, Vanilla, Bronze and Clear Anodized.

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Paramount valance with Tahoe fabric insertParamount Valance option

Our handsome Paramount Valance features a metallic champagne base color finish, and a matching fabric insert.


4 inch cassette fabric covered3″ or 4″ cassette option

Our cassette option both protects and conceals the fabric roller. Two sizes are available,  in white or black, and can be fabric wrapped or unembellished.

Download Insolroll® Clutch Shade with Cassette Technical Drawing

“Built-in” shades installed in a site-built or extruded Pocket


Shade concealed in site-built pocket above angle topped window

Shades can be installed in a cavity above the ceiling, either in an Extruded Shade Pocket or a Site-built Pocket. When the shade is lowered, no hardware or roller is seen at all, and when the shade is raised, it disappears out of sight into the pocket.


We have 2 pocket options for installing and concealing shades:

  • Extruded Shade Pocket: Available in 5″ and 5 5/8″ sizes; perfect for grid- and drop- ceiling applications. Also used as a roller and fabric enclosure for very tall shades that would not fit into a fascia system.
built-in pocket for shade
Mounting detail for motorized solar shades in aluminum extruded pocket above the ceiling

Mounting detail for motorized solar screen shades in aluminum extruded pocket. 110v AC Motor

Download Insolroll® Motorized Shade with Ceiling Pocket Technical Drawing

  • Site-built Shade Pocket: A cavity built at the time of construction above the window, into which the shade roller is installed. The only Insolroll hardware accessory required for this type of application is a flap and hanger, which partially closes the pocket opening, but allowing easy access and further masking the roller from view.
4 3/4" Site Built Pocket
Mounting detail for Insolroll motorized shades with 110v AC motor in a site-built pocket with J-box prewiring.

shades for natural lighting control



Download Insolroll® Motorized Shade in Site-built Pocket Technical Drawing


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