Solar Screens Installation and Information

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The SC3000 Mastershade® is an exterior vertical rolling screen which can be rolled up and down as needed. The fabric runs inside vertical guide Tracks or Cable Guides by means of gravity. When the shade is retracted the fabric is stored in the built-in protective box. A specially designed horizontal weighted Hem bar keeps the fabric taut. The Mastershade® is made of the highest quality extruded aluminum.

Although mounted on the outside, the SC3000 Mastershade® is easy to operate with the standard manual hand crank and gear set either from the inside or outside the structure. A convenient push-button motor is also available. When motorizing we recommend using the RTS remote standard motor a Telis1 or Telis 4 hand held or wall mounted remote switch.

The SC3000 Mastershade® is available with standard track, cable guides, or no track /cable guides.

Available STOCK mesh fabric patterns are the most popular Soltis 86 (14% open), Mermet Natte 4500 (14% open), and Satine 5500 (6% open).

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Exterior Sun Control Product Overview

Did you know that sunlight on windows can account for up to 50% of the heat gain in your home, and that the most effective way to reduce this heat gain is with exterior shading? Unfortunately, we all don’t have large shade trees in front of our sun-stroked windows, but we can utilize solar screens using Phifer’s Exterior Sun Control fabrics to significantly reduce the solar heat gain.

Phifer Exterior Sun Control Products have been popular on homes and buildings since the 1970s, and are American-made right here in Phifer’s Alabama facility. They work by reflecting, absorbing, and dispersing a large amount of solar heat and glare before they have a chance to reach and penetrate the glass in your windows and doors. This results in a more comfortable indoor air temperature, more efficient air conditioning, and ultimately, lower utility bills for you. In fact, studies have shown that shaded windows can save up to 25% of the cost of air conditioning when compared to unshaded windows.

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Solar screens work with the window open or closed, offering daytime privacy while reducing the harmful UV rays that damage drapes, furnishings, and decor. In addition to these benefits, the screens allow good outward visibility as well as insect protection. Solar screens can be removed in the winter months if solar heat gain is desired. Phifer’s Exterior Sun Control fabrics are woven with either vinyl coated fiberglass or vinyl coated polyester yarns, and can block 65 to 90% of the sun’s heat and glare depending on the product.

The product line for solar screens consists of solar insect screening, sun screen, Super Solar Screening +, Suntex 80 and Suntex 90. If you need a drop or retractable exterior shade, the Suntex 90 design or Suntex 95 fabrics have been specifically designed for these applications.

We invite you to browse the many features and options in our product line right here on our website.

All of Phifer’s exterior Sun Control fabrics meet Greenguard Gold standards, which mean that the materials are tested and certified to comply with strict EPA standards for product emissions and chemical content. In addition, all of our Suntex fabrics are infused with Microban Antimicrobial product protection. Microban works continuously to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration, and is exclusive to Phifer fabrics.

Phifer’s Exterior Sun Control fabrics: The best solution to your sun problem.

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Enjoy your outdoor living environment more this year by utilizing shading with Phifer SunTex 95. SunTex 95 is a new shade fabric designed specifically for exterior roller shade applications. A vinyl coated polyester fabric, SunTex 95 is thinner and lighter weight than traditional SunTex fabrics, and is a full basket weave construction.
With a 5 percent openness factor, SunTex 95 offers improved heat and glare control, stopping approximately 95 percent of the sun’s hot rays for a cooler, more comfortable outdoor environment. By reducing the sun’s penetration to interior rooms, these shades can lower cooling demand, leading to less energy consumption.
Phifer SunTex 95 fabrics are infused with Microban antimicrobial product protection for an added level of defense against microbes such as mold and mildew that can damage the shades. Added during the manufacturing process, Microban protection works continuously for the lifetime of the shade to inhibit the growth of stain causing bacteria, mold, and mildew.
For additional peace of mind, Phifer SunTex 95 fabrics are also GREENGUARD Gold certified. The GREENGUARD certification program is an internationally recognized product emissions certification and labeling program for manufacturers of low-emitting indoor materials.
For more information on SunTex 95 and the full lineup of Phifer sun control fabric.

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