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Iris Window Coverings Outfits Seattle-Area High School With Roller Screens And Blinds For Maximum Solar Control

Iris Installation Of MechoShade Roller Shades Will Provide The Ultimate In Energy Effectiveness and Cost Savings

RENTON, WA (November 7, 2011) --- Iris window Coverings, established in 1984 and now one of the largest and most respected window shade dealers in the Pacific Northwest, is proud to announce the recent installation of 44 MechoSystems motorized MechoShade® roller shades and 600 horizontal mini-blinds (horizontal) to the recent addition at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, WA.

The 1,100-student school, located in the Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, added a building to its growing campus, and working in conjunction with Project Manager Lydig Construction of Bellevue, WA, contacted Iris for its solar solutions.

Iris was quick to ascertain that a system was needed to maximize and minimize the sun for the best solar effectiveness in both cold and hot weather, while also creating the most cost-friendly energy bills.

Thus, Iris selected and installed two products – 44 of the MechoSystems motorized MechoShade® roller screens and 600 mini-blinds (horizontal), both of which they felt offer the most comprehensive solar protection on the market.

“We always enjoy working with schools, because we know how committed they are to high energy standards, as well as lowering heating and cooling costs,” said Iris President Richard Benton. “It's situations like these where our products stand out the most.”

The MechoShade features ThermoVeil® and EuroVeil® (visually-transparent sunscreens and room-darkening shades), a full range of hardware options for motorized operation, along with Lifetime Limited Warranty with 100% replacement and no depreciation over the life of the warranty.

The mini-blinds have become a standard in the window covering industry for their effectiveness, ease of use and ease of cleaning. Additionally, these blinds meet the ANSI standard for child safety.

Since the addition's opening, school officials have been nothing short of thrilled with the energy cost savings witnessed compared to other schools in the district, and are already making plans to have Iris outfit these additional locations with similar window coverings.

This work is the latest in a long line of prominent structures Iris Window Coverings has provided window shading solutions to, which has included Microsoft headquarters (Redmond, WA), headquarters (Seattle, WA), The Gap headquarters (San Francisco, CA), Qwest Field (Seattle, WA), Seattle Seahawks headquarters (Renton, WA), Seattle Opera House, University of Washington, and Seattle Aquarium, among many others.


Iris Window Coverings of Renton, WA, is one of the Pacific Northwest's largest window shade dealers, providing the largest selection of quality products, custom products, engineered solutions, installation and repairs, in addition to a host of sustainable solutions.

With offerings ranging from louver systems and roller shades, to draperies and shutters and everything in between, Iris Window Coverings can provide a myriad of interior or exterior window covering solutions, with the ability to motorize or automate most selections.

Iris Window Coverings, established in 1984, is proud to have provided window coverings across much of the United States, as well as in Canada.

Iris Window Coverings' main showroom and corporate offices are located at 505 South 4th Street in Renton. For more information, call (800) 533-IRIS (4747) or (425) 793-9398, or visit