For both overhead and vertical applications, Retractable Tension Shades offer the ideal solution for sun shading and blackout needs over skylights, light panels, and glass structures, such as greenhouses or sunrooms. While the natural lighting supported by these architectural design options adds to the ambiance and style of a property, overhead windows can significantly contribute to solar heat gain (UV Resistance) and glare inside the building. Retractable Tension Shades reduce uncomfortable afternoon heating within a room and reduce the energy required to cool the space.
When your property requires clean, modern lines and an upscale, top-quality feel, Retractable Shades provide the best solution on the market.
A Look Inside: The Retractable Tension Shades Design
Customized for the specifications of your project, Tension Shades are a reliable, high-quality exterior shading solution. They incorporate revolutionary tensioning technology for exceptionally smooth fabric tension that’s able to withstand wind loads up to 75 MPH. For properties that require more substantial wind load capacities, an Eide engineering specialist can help to identify the best-suited solutions.
Featuring a compact headbox design that integrates seamlessly with the structure, Tension Shades add to the look and feel of your property – regardless of whether you’re opting for an interior or exterior application. Perfect for commercial projects both big and small, these designs are able to span large distances – up to 322 square feet. Tension Shades are ideal for both new constructions and renovations, and they’re suitable for all window types, including aluminum, wood, and PVC.
Unlike traditional manual window shades, Retractable Tension Shades incorporate electric motors with smooth, quiet operations. From high-rise buildings to single-story skylights, this gives property owners the ability to enjoy the benefits of on-demand exterior shading even in inaccessible applications. In fact, many commercial property owners have chosen to design their Retractable Tension Shade systems with multi-colored panels, turning the building’s facade into continuously changing functional artwork.
Are Retractable Tension Shades Right for Your Commercial Property?
At Retractable Structures (a division of Eide Industries, Inc.), we specialize in designing, manufacturing, and engineering commercial retractable structures and awnings. With almost 80 years of extensive design, construction, metal fabrication, industrial sewing, and installation experience, we are proud to offer the highest quality custom and pre-engineered products possible, made right here in the U.S.