Skylight Tension Systems
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Shading with Tension, at Ease
Engineered for peace of mind, our Skylight Tension Shades deliver flat, taut shading panels in a wide range of horizontal shading applications. Consult with us to design a system for skylights, bottom-up applications, or even exterior conditions.
The key feature of our skylight tension shades is the single-motor mechanism, which reduces system complexity and improves overall reliability.
- Innovative tensioning system adjusts automatically to keep shades taut across longer spans
- Exclusive single motor drives and motor coupling tension systems reduce installation costs, controllers and wiring
- Coupling of two tension systems through a single motor reduces cost
- Available dual-shade systems make it possible to create solutions that combine both translucent and blackout shades
- Specifically designed for Skylights and custom glazing applications
- The same high powered motors and flexible control options available on our regular motorized shades are standard on all specialty systems
- Similar to a standard Motorized shaded system in appearance, the Skylight Tension System can be mounted in conjunction with standard shade installations in vertical windows
- All hardware is contained within the channel extrusions leaving no exposed components and providing a clean appearance
- Our unique tension system is designed to operate with only one motor. There is no requirement for a second motor which “draws” the shade across, reducing wiring and control costs
- Automatic tensioning of the fabric expansion and contraction rates
- Virtually unlimited in shape and size of system. We are able to produce trapezoidal, triangular, horizontal, inclined, and sloped shades as easily as any standard system
- Our standard variety of hembars are available, providing a similar appearance to motorized shades
- Numerous control options available
Standard fabrics and colors have a 3-4 week lead time.
* Fabrics and colors shown with an asterisk (*) have a 4-6 week lead time.
NOTE: Color and fabric images are for illustration purposes only. For accurate specification, please request product samples.
The general well-being of a building's occupants contributes to the cost benefit of sustainable design. Hunter Douglas' overall shading strategy addresses daylighting, glare control, management of heat gain and general aesthetics. Each plays a key role in improving indoor environmental quality, conserving energy and supporting built environments that are comfortable, healthy, productive, and sustainable.
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