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Sunscreen Roller Shades

Sunscreen fabrics help reduce energy consumption by reflecting solar energy and filtering the light. They protect furniture and furnishings from the effects of fading and discolouring by eliminating 85-95% of UV rays. They also provide daytime privacy as you can see out but the outside cannot see in. They do not however provide night time privacy or good night time insulation.


Visit one of our showroomsor call (416)-787-8555 to speak to a Sunscreen
and Motorization
Specialist to arrange a complimentary in-home consultation.

Request a free written estimate for your window treatments. Simply provide us with approximate measurements and we’ll get back to you within 48hrs.


Hunter Douglas is a leader in new manual operating systems for their roller shades, however for basic suns screen roller shades we recommend alternative suppliers who use the same basic hardware, the same fascia systems and metal chain controls at a budget price.

Our range of sunscreen fabrics are constructed from a mixture of fibreglass, fibreglass/PVC, and polyester. These yarns provide high heat and weather resistance, longevity, dimensional stability and fire retardancy. The yarns are also mould resistant and can therefore be safely installed in bathrooms and areas of high humidity and moisture

Product Overview

Sunscreens are available as interior Roller Blinds, Roman Shades, Panel Glides. Sunscreens allow the building occupants to enjoy their view and natural light whilst providing low light transmission, glare reduction and excellent shading values.

Fabric Range

Sunscreen M-Screen 8505,  E-Screen 7505, E-Screen 7510, T-Screen 9603, Metalized fabrics Silverscreen Metalized 816 Metallized 812 Metallized 878, Greenscreens.

Heat Protection

In summer the need for heat protection is a key consideration in the comfort of the building occupants and the cost of cooling the building with air conditioning.

Sunscreens transmit as little as 7% of heat, depending on colour and weave. Lighter colours and less open fabrics reflect more heat than darker colours in more open weaves.

Sunscreens provide the greatest heat protection when fitted externally, as they stop most of the sun’s rays before they reach the glass.

UV Protection

UV protection. UV radiation damages furnishings – unprotected carpets near windows can fade within months. Sunscreens filter UV radiation, reflecting up to 94% of the UV radiation that is transmitted through the window.


Investment dressing for your windows Style and practicality are usually not words that you would use in the same breath, but Sunscreen fabrics combine both. 


The balance between light and shade, Sunscreens have become the product of choice for shading windows and it is easy to understand why.

Hardware Specification

Rollershades and Sunscreens are available in spring, chain or automated operating systems. Chain control, automation and spring control utilise extruded aluminium roller tube and hard-wearing UV resistant plastics. Durability Glass fibre based fabrics possess inherent strength, dimensional stability and chemical resistance. Polyester fabrics are also available to provide an environmentally friendly option while still offering high levels of performance. Sunscreens are naturally resistant to growth of mould and mildew and are easily cleaned.


All Sunscreens and Rollershades can be automated with remote control, wall switches or linked to Home Automation Systems.

Maintaining your outside view

The unique weave of Sunscreen fabrics allows a view through the fabric from the area of lesser light to the area of greater light. That means that during the day, building occupants can see through the fabric to the outside, while there is a high level of privacy from people looking from the outside into the building. The darker the colour, the greater the amount of light transmitted, hence the better the view through the fabric. In fact, black fabric provides very little obstruction to the view outside.

Sufficient natural light

Human beings crave natural light. It sets our body clock and triggers the sensation of colour in our brain. The open weave of Sunscreens filters natural light – the higher the openness factor and the lighter the colour, the more light is transmitted. 

Sunscreens transmit around 5% to 25% of the outside light, depending on the weave and colour, and so provide significant shading that supplements the shading provided by the glass.

Glare reduction

Reflections and high luminance variations cause eye discomfort, particularly where people are using computers. Sunscreens provide uniform shading across a window, eliminating light spots and annoying reflections. The darker the colour, the greater the glare reduction