Natural light can be a beautiful
design element with a little sun
management. Elegantly managing the sun's
heat and glare can be accomplished with
Phifer's SheerWeave interior sun control
fabrics for solar shades.
qualities diffuse light, reduce glare and
help control solar heat gain to make any
room a more comfortable environment. As
SheerWeave filters and diffuses light, it
also helps reduce the fading of textiles
and interior furnishings. Window treatments made with SheerWeave
fabrics provide energy-efficient solutions
by reducing the amount of solar heat gain.
While lighter color fabrics reflect light
and illuminate the interior with just the
right amount of light, darker solar shade fabrics
provide a superb view to the outside and
absorb light making them ideal for viewing
computer and television screens.
The openness of a fabric refers to the
weave or mesh structure and determines the
amount of heat and light that enters a
room. A more open fabric allows more heat
and light to penetrate through, while
tighter meshes block more heat and light.
SheerWeave solar shade fabrics are offered in a
variety of openness factors to allow
optimal light in commercial buildings or
provide more privacy for such applications
as hospitals and doctors offices.
With a whisper of light and color,
SheerWeave fabrics are the perfect
complement to any interior decor. The
simple yet beautiful weaves of SheerWeave
fabrics add a rich, subtle texture without
taking away from the overall interior
design scheme. Simple, clean and classic,
the aesthetic quality of SheerWeave allows
solar shades to be used in combination with other
draperies and window coverings. Are large
windows in your architectural design?
SheerWeave is available in wide widths to
cover large window openings. Phifer's
exciting palette of styles, patterns,
colors and weaves can provide you with the
tools you need to create the perfect look
for your next window covering project. If
one of the Phifer stock lines does not
work with your interior design, use our
Special Weave Program to create one that
will. From restaurants and offices to
hotels and homes, Phifer SheerWeave has
been used in residential and commercial
spaces worldwide. SheerWeave fabrics
provide the perfect balance of light,
comfort and beauty making them the ideal
window covering solution.
Phifer's quality standards are among
the highest in the world. All SheerWeave
fabrics are manufactured in a
state-of-the-art facility in Tuscaloosa,
Alabama USA under strict guidelines
through ISO certified production
processes. From yarn coating to packaging,
every step of the production process is
checked to ensure only the finest quality
fabrics are given the Phifer name.
SheerWeave fabrics are as durable as they
are beautiful to handle high-traffic
applications with ease. Independent
laboratory testing found SheerWeave
fabrics to meet or exceed flame retardancy
and bacteria/fungal resistancy
requirements. These solar shade fabrics are easy to
maintain, as they require only occasional
cleaning using a mild detergent, brushing
Now With Microban
Microban antimicrobial protection works continuously to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. It is infused into Phifer SheerWeave sun control fabrics for lasting protection that won’t wash off or wear away for the lifetime of the shade.
|Ts: Solar Transmittance
Measures the proportion of solar energy transmitted through the fabric.
A low figure indicates a good filtration of solar energy by the fabric.
|Rs: Solar Reflectance
measures the proportion of solar energy reflected by the fabric. A high figure indicates a good reflection of solar energy by the fabric.
|As: Solar Absorbancies
Measures the proportion of solar energy absorbed by the fabric.
A low figure indicates a low absorption of solar energy by the fabric.
|Tuv: The UV Transmittance
Is closely related to the openness factor and measures the amount of UV that is transmitted through the fabric.
|Tv: Visible Light Transmittance
Measures the percentage of visable light coming through the fabric that can bee seen by the naked eye. It is related to the amount of light (brightness) a person receives through a glazing system. A low figure shows a very efficient fabric.
|O-F: The Openness Factor
Measures the proportion of holes in a woven fabric. This parameter, together with other technical properties of the fabric, should be considered when determining the degree of visibility and heat and glare control, that the fabric offers. The openness factor can vary slightly from color to color in the same fabric, and is often expressed as as Average OF. A low OF shows that the fabric is a very low weave.
|Sc: The Shading Coefficient
Is the ratio between the solar factors of the protected window
(glazing + sun blind) and the solar factor.