Iris Window Coverings offers Blackout Shades

Blackout Shades

Roller Shades are a superior choice to add a touch of fashion and style to any living area.

For a “utilitarian modern look,” choose a solar sun screen fabric.

For a “more traditional look,” choose one of our various decorative or cloth fabrics.

Open by winding around a tube, and thus only available in a flat style.

Roller shade lift hardware systems include spring tension, chain operator, crank mechanism, and motorized.

Motorized solar sun screen shades with programmable controls are perfect for clerestory windows, large openings and exterior applications. Integrated packages of motorized shades and lighting controls offer a one-touch solution to light control.

Blackout Shades

Solar shades employing blackout fabric is among the most popular way to provide blackout window treatment.

Adding pocket, side channels and sill channels will endow a room with true blackout capabilities. But regardless, a blackout shade can provide a very dark room with minimal light leakage around the edges.

Bedrooms usually utilize a room-darkening window treatment, and they are also used in other rooms that house collectible art, books or antiques, or theatre-style media rooms.

But note there's a considerable difference between window treatments that are room-darkening and that are blackout.

While room-darkening window coverings allow for a tranquil, shaded ambience in the room with very minimal light, true blackout window coverings should allow no light into the room at all.

A popular misconception is that a blackout fabric will provide a true blackout situation. But in reality, while the fabric itself is blackout, there is always some slight light leakage around the window covering. And while adding side channel, sill channel and a pocket to a motorized blackout shade will minimize the amount of light leakage, it will not totally eliminate it.

Blackout Shades
  • Available Motorized or Manual
  • Motorized shades can be controlled by Building Management Systems, Home Automation Controllers, simple switches or wireless remote control
  • Continuous cord loop lift system standard
  • Fire rated (pass NFPA 701) fabrics
  • Offered in different textures and colors
  • Sustainable and Greenguard Certified fabrics
  • Various valance types and fascia are available to hide the roller
  • Side and Sill channel offered to minimize light leakage
  • All shades meet the ANSI Standard for child safety