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SECTION 12 24 13
ROLLER SHADES
 
 
Copyright 2004 - 2016 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** MechoShade Systems, Inc.; interior manually-operated and electrically-operated roller shades and control systems.
.
This section is based on the products of MechoShade Systems, Inc., which is located at:
42-03 35th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (718)729-2020
Fax: (718) 729-2941
Email : request info
www.mechoshade.com
Energy-conserving MechoShade's and ElectroShade's work in harmony with the dynamic use of glass to improve interior environments with optimum solar protection, greater use of natural light, energy savings and those vitally important outdoor views so beneficial to human personal well-being and productivity.
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MechoShade Systems offers an integrated system of visually transparent and room darkening roller shades that provide optimum solar protection with the functionality and design esthetics architects and designers worldwide desire. Whether you need a manual chain-driven shade for a typical window, a motorized mid-window alignment system for a curtain wall, a multi-zone shading control system for an entire office, or a computerized solar tracking system for the entire building, MechoShade is the shade of choice for windows, skylights, greenhouses and atriums.
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PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any types below not required for project. Select fabric and features in Part 2 of this Section..
 
A.
Sunscreen roller shades.
B.
Room darkening roller shades.
C.
Room darkening and sunscreen double roller shades.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry: Wood blocking and grounds for mounting roller shades and accessories.
B.
Section 09 21 16 - Gypsum Board Assemblies: Coordination with gypsum board assemblies for installation of shade pockets, closures and related accessories.
C.
Section 09 51 00 - Acoustical Ceilings: Coordination with acoustical ceiling systems for installation of shade pockets, closures and related accessories.
D.
Division 16 - Electrical: Electric service for motor controls.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
ASTM G 21 - Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi.
B.
NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code.
C.
NFPA 701 - Fire Tests for Flame-Resistant Textiles and Films.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00.
B.
[ Product Data ]: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Styles, material descriptions, dimensions of individual components, profiles, features, finishes and operating instructions.
3.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
4.
Mounting details and installation methods.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph below if no motor-operated units.
 
5.
Typical wiring diagrams including integration of motor controllers with building management system, audiovisual and lighting control systems as applicable..
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph below for projects without complex requirements for window treatment and rely on submission of window treatment schedule specified following.
 
C.
Shop Drawings: Plans, elevations, sections, product details, installation details, operational clearances, wiring diagrams and relationship to adjacent work.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Manufacturer recommends retaining paragraph below to reduce preparation time for shop drawings.
 
1.
Prepare shop drawings on Autocad or Microstation format using base sheets provided electronically by the Architect.
D.
Window Treatment Schedule: For all roller shades. Use same room designations as indicated on the Drawings and include opening sizes and key to typical mounting details.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors and shadecloth have already been selected.
 
E.
Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, one set of shade cloth options and aluminum finish color samples representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
F.
Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, one complete set of shade components, unassembled, demonstrating compliance with specified requirements. Shadecloth sample and aluminum finish sample as selected. Mark face of material to indicate interior faces.
G.
Maintenance Data: Methods for maintaining roller shades, precautions regarding cleaning materials and methods, instructions for operating hardware and controls.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Obtain roller shades through one source from a single manufacturer with a minimum of twenty years experience in manufacturing products comparable to those specified in this section.
B.
Installer Qualifications: Installer trained and certified by the manufacturer with a minimum of ten years experience in installing products comparable to those specified in this section.
C.
Fire-Test-Response Characteristics: Passes NFPA 701 small and large-scale vertical burn. Materials tested shall be identical to products proposed for use.
D.
Electrical Components: NFPA Article 100 listed and labeled by either UL or ETL or other testing agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction, marked for intended use, and tested as a system. Individual testing of components will not be acceptable in lieu of system testing.
E.
Anti-Microbial Characteristics: 'No Growth' per ASTM G 21 results for fungi ATCC9642, ATCC 9644, ATCC9645.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
F.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up (manual shades only) of one roller shade assembly for evaluation of mounting, appearance and accessories.
1.
Locate mock-up in window designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until, mock-up is accepted by Architect.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver shades in factory-labeled packages, marked with manufacturer and product name, fire-test-response characteristics, and location of installation using same room designations indicated on Drawings and in the Window Treatment Schedule.
1.7
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Environmental Limitations: Install roller shades after finish work including painting is complete and ambient temperature and humidity conditions are maintained at the levels indicated for Project when occupied for its intended use.
1.8
WARRANTY
A.
Roller Shade Hardware and Chain Warranty: Manufacturer's standard non-depreciating twenty-five year limited warranty.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the two following paragraphs unless both fabric types are required.
 
B.
Standard Shadecloth: Manufacturer's standard twenty-five year warranty.
C.
Ecoveil Shadecloth: Manufacturer's standard ten year warranty.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph below if no electrically-operated roller shades.
 
D.
Roller Shade Motors and Motor Control Systems: Manufacturer's standard non-depreciating five year warranty.
E.
Roller Shade Installation: One year from date of Substantial Completion, not including scaffolding, lifts or other means to reach inaccessible areas.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: MechoShade Systems, Inc., which is located at: 42-03 35th St.; Long Island City, NY 11101; Tel: 718-729-2020; Fax: 718-729-2941; Email: angela.gratereaux@mechoshade.com; Web: www.mechoshade.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete two of the following three paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions. If products with plastic components or products with lesser performance are acceptable, also consider specifying light-commercial grade MechoShade Suburban/2 line and reduce warranty provisions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00.
D.
Alternates: The following products and manufacturers may be bid as an alternate product in accordance with Section 01 23 00 - Alternates. Any pricing for alternate products shall be listed separately from the base bid specified product. Any alternate pricing must include line-by-line compliance or non-compliance with the specifications. If the alternate product is acceptable to the Architect, the specified manufacturer will be given the opportunity to provide an equivalent proposal.
1.
Suburban/2 Shade System by MechoShade Systems, Inc.
2.
((List other manufacturer or product here.))
2.2
ROLLER SHADE TYPE AND SHADECLOTH
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete manual shades or motorized shades as required. Retain both if both types required.
 
A.
Manually Operated Shades:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete mounting types not required.
 
1.
Mounting: Surface mounted.
2.
Mounting: Surface mounted with pocket.
3.
Mounting: Surface mounted with fascia.
4.
Mounting: Recess mounted with ceiling pocket and fascia.
5.
Mounting: Recess mounted without ceiling pocket or fascia.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete configuration not required.
 
6.
Configuration: Single solar shadecloth.
7.
Configuration: Single blackout shadecloth.
8.
Configuration: Double solar and blackout shadecloth.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete shadecloths not required. Retain solar shadecloth, blackout, or Dimout shadecloth for double roller shade systems (two rollers on one bracket). Note: All fabrics listed pass NFPA Rating 701 and are Fire Retardant. Specifications of shadecloth (including colors and series availability) subject to change without notice. Other widths might be available on special order. Minimums and lead times apply. Please consult with MechoSystems representative for additional details.
 
9.
Solar Shadecloths:
a.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 0900, 0-1 percent visually translucent extra-dense linear weave pattern.
b.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 1000, 2-3 percent open, dense linear-weave pattern.
c.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 1300, 5 percent open, 2 by 2 dense basket-weave pattern, colors match 1500 (3 percent open), also 126 inch wide.
d.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 1500, 3 percent open, 2 by 2 dense basket-weave pattern, colors match 1300 (5 percent open), also 126 inch wide.
e.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 2100, 10 percent open, 2 by 2 open basket-weave pattern, colors match 1300 (5 percent open) and 1500 (3 percent open).
f.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 3000 satin, twill-weave pattern at 1-2 percent open, with an alternating predominant color in the warp and weft (fill). Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
g.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 3200 satin twill weave pattern at 1-2 percent open, with an alternating predominant color in the warp and weft (fill). Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
h.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 3300 diamond earthtone twill-weave pattern at 1- 2 percent open, with an alternating predominant color in the warp and weft (fill). Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
i.
Fabric: EuroVeil 5300, thin, fine, screen cloth in broad range of colors in basket weave pattern at 5 percent open.
j.
Fabric: EuroTwill 6000, finely woven Reversible Weave at 3 percent open. Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
k.
Fabric: EuroTwill 6200, distinctive, tightly woven twill design, comprised of fine polyester with PVC coating at 1 - 2 percent open. Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
l.
Fabric: EuroTwill 6450, a broke twill-weave design comprised of fine polyester with PVC coating at 3 percent open. Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
m.
Fabric: EcoVeil 0950, TPO Cradle to Cradle Certified, fabric, non-PVC, 1 X 1 basket-weave pattern at 1 percent open. Colors match 1350 (5 percent open) and 1550 (3 percent open).
n.
Fabric: EcoVeil 1350, TPO Cradle to Cradle Certified, fabric, non-PVC, 1 X 1, basket-weave pattern at 5 percent open. Colors match 0950 (1 percent open) and 1550 (3 percent open).
o.
Fabric: EcoVeil 1550, TPO fabric, Cradle to Cradle Certified, non-PVC, 1 X 1, basket-weave pattern at 3 percent open. Colors match 0950 (1 percent open) and 1350 (5 percent open).
p.
Fabric: SoHo 1100, (1 percent open), 2 x 2 basket-weave pattern of fine yarn PVC and polyester blend, same colors as in 1600 (3 percent open) and 1900 series, (5 percent open).
q.
Fabric: SoHo 1600, (3 percent open), 2 x 2 basket-weave pattern of fine yarn PVC and polyester blend, same colors as in 1100 (1 percent open) and 1900 series, (5 percent open).
r.
Fabric: SoHo 1900, (5 percent open), 2 x 2 basket-weave pattern of fine yarn, PVC and polyester blend, same colors as in 1100 (1 percent open) and 1600 series, (3 percent open).
s.
Fabric: Bogota 0500, tightly woven 100 percent polyester, PVC-free, low-E metallic backing, at 5 percent open. Available 98 inch.
t.
Fabric: Bogota 0550, tightly woven 100 percent polyester, PVC-free, at 5 percent open. Available 98 inch.
u.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
v.
Color: Custom color.
10.
Blackout Shadecloths:
a.
Fabric: Classic Blackout 0700, Vinyl coated fabric blackout material same color reverse side (for exterior).
b.
Fabric: ThermoVeil Equinox 0100, blackout shadecloth with opaque acrylic backing, PVC-free, white color reverse side (for exterior). Available 98 inch.
c.
Fabric: Midnite 200, blackout shadecloth with opaque acrylic backing. PVC-free, white color reverse side (for exterior), available 126 inch wide.
d.
Fabric: Distinctive Blackout 0800, blackout shadecloth with laminated 2 x 2 basket weave, opaque fiberglass base with Vinyl coating, heavy-weight construction, white color reverse side (for exterior).
e.
Fabric: Duplex blackout 0250, blackout shadecloth with opaque foam backing and base polyester cloth, PVC-free, graphite color reverse side (for exterior). Available in 118 inch wide.
f.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
g.
Color: Custom color.
11.
Specialty Shadecloths:
a.
Fabric: ThermoVeil Mirrofilm 0600, transparent, light filtering and heat insulating material
b.
Fabric: AcosutiVeil 0890, dimout, 0-1 percent open, fabric, sound-absorbing, with noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of 0.575, to aid in reducing echoes, polyester, PVC-free with a Declare label.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete manual shades or motorized shades as required. Retain both if both types required.
 
B.
Motorized Shades:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete mounting types not required.
 
1.
Mounting: Surface mounted.
2.
Mounting: Surface mounted with pocket.
3.
Mounting: Surface mounted with fascia.
4.
Mounting: Recess mounted with ceiling pocket and fascia.
5.
Mounting: Recess mounted without ceiling pocket or fascia.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete configuration not required.
 
6.
Configuration: Single solar shadecloth.
7.
Configuration: Single blackout shadecloth.
8.
Configuration: Double solar and blackout shadecloth.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete shadecloths not required. Retain solar shadecloth, blackout, or Dimout shadecloth for double roller shade systems (two rollers on one bracket). Note: All fabrics listed pass NFPA Rating 701 and are Fire Retardant. Specifications of shadecloth (including colors and series availability) subject to change without notice. Other widths might be available on special order. Minimums and lead times apply. Please consult with MechoSystems representative for additional details.
 
9.
Solar Shadecloths:
a.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 0900, 0-1 percent visually translucent extra-dense linear weave pattern.
b.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 1000, 2-3 percent open, dense linear-weave pattern.
c.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 1300, 5 percent open, 2 by 2 dense basket-weave pattern, colors match 1500 (3 percent open), also 126 inch wide.
d.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 1500, 3 percent open, 2 by 2 dense basket-weave pattern, colors match 1300 (5 percent open), also 126 inch wide.
e.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 2100, 10 percent open, 2 by 2 open basket-weave pattern, colors match 1300 (5 percent open) and 1500 (3 percent open).
f.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 3000 satin, twill-weave pattern at 1-2 percent open, with an alternating predominant color in the warp and weft (fill). Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
g.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 3200 satin twill weave pattern at 1-2 percent open, with an alternating predominant color in the warp and weft (fill). Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
h.
Fabric: ThermoVeil 3300 diamond earthtone twill-weave pattern at 1- 2 percent open, with an alternating predominant color in the warp and weft (fill). Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
i.
Fabric: EuroVeil 5300, thin, fine, screen cloth in broad range of colors in basket weave pattern at 5 percent open.
j.
Fabric: EuroTwill 6000, finely woven Reversible Weave at 3 percent open. Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
k.
Fabric: EuroTwill 6200, distinctive, tightly woven twill design, comprised of fine polyester with PVC coating at 1 - 2 percent open. Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
l.
Fabric: EuroTwill 6450, a broke twill-weave design comprised of fine polyester with PVC coating at 3 percent open. Reverse side can be used facing interior if specified.
m.
Fabric: EcoVeil 0950, TPO Cradle to Cradle Certified, fabric, non-PVC, 1 X 1 basket-weave pattern at 1 percent open. Colors match 1350 (5 percent open) and 1550 (3 percent open).
n.
Fabric: EcoVeil 1350, TPO Cradle to Cradle Certified, fabric, non-PVC, 1 X 1, basket-weave pattern at 5 percent open. Colors match 0950 (1 percent open) and 1550 (3 percent open).
o.
Fabric: EcoVeil 1550, TPO fabric, Cradle to Cradle Certified, non-PVC, 1 X 1, basket-weave pattern at 3 percent open. Colors match 0950 (1 percent open) and 1350 (5 percent open).
p.
Fabric: SoHo 1100, (1 percent open), 2 x 2 basket-weave pattern of fine yarn PVC and polyester blend, same colors as in 1600 (3 percent open) and 1900 series, (5 percent open).
q.
Fabric: SoHo 1600, (3 percent open), 2 x 2 basket-weave pattern of fine yarn PVC and polyester blend, same colors as in 1100 (1 percent open) and 1900 series, (5 percent open).
r.
Fabric: SoHo 1900, (5 percent open), 2 x 2 basket-weave pattern of fine yarn, PVC and polyester blend, same colors as in 1100 (1 percent open) and 1600 series, (3 percent open).
s.
Fabric: Bogota 0500, tightly woven 100 percent polyester, PVC-free, low-E metallic backing, at 5 percent open. Available 98 inch.
t.
Fabric: Bogota 0550, tightly woven 100 percent polyester, PVC-free, at 5 percent open. Available 98 inch.
u.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
v.
Color: Custom color.
10.
Blackout Shadecloths:
a.
Fabric: Classic Blackout 0700, Vinyl coated fabric blackout material same color reverse side (for exterior).
b.
Fabric: ThermoVeil Equinox 0100, blackout shadecloth with opaque acrylic backing, PVC-free, white color reverse side (for exterior). Available 98 inch.
c.
Fabric: Midnite 0200, blackout shadecloth with opaque acrylic backing. PVC-free, white color reverse side (for exterior), available 126 inch wide.
d.
Fabric: Distinctive Blackout 0800, blackout shadecloth with laminated 2 x 2 basket weave, opaque fiberglass base with Vinyl coating, heavy-weight construction, white color reverse side (for exterior).
e.
Fabric: Duplex blackout 0250, blackout shadecloth with opaque foam backing and base polyester cloth, PVC-free, graphite color reverse side (for exterior). Available in 118 inch wide
f.
Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
g.
Color: Custom color.
11.
Specialty Shadecloths:
a.
Fabric: ThermoVeil Mirrofilm 0600, transparent, light filtering and heat insulating material
b.
Fabric: AcosutiVeil 0890, dimout, 0-1 percent open, fabric, sound-absorbing, with noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of 0.575, to aid in reducing echoes, polyester, PVC-free with a Declare label.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph below not required. Go to website or call MechoShade for more information.
 
12.
Controls: Electrically operated, Quiet Intelligent Encoded Motor System.
13.
Controls: Electrically operated, IQ/MLC low voltage control system.
2.3
SHADE BAND
A.
Shade Bands: Construction of shade band includes the fabric, the hem weight, hem-pocket, shade roller tube, and the attachment of the shade band to the roller tube. Sewn hems and open hem pockets are not acceptable.
1.
Hem Pockets and Hem Weights: Fabric hem pocket with RF-welded seams (including welded ends) and concealed hem weights. Hem weights shall be of appropriate size and weight for shade band. Hem weight shall be continuous inside a sealed hem pocket. Hem pocket construction and hem weights shall be similar, for all shades within one room.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Always retain the following paragraph.
 
2.
Shade Band and Shade Roller Attachment:
a.
Use extruded aluminum shade roller tube of a diameter and wall thickness required to support shade fabric without excessive deflection. Roller tubes less than 1.55 inch (39.37 mm) in diameter for manual shades, and less than 2.55 inches (64.77 mm) for motorize shades are not acceptable.
b.
Provide for positive mechanical engagement with drive / brake mechanism.
c.
Provide for positive mechanical attachment of shade band to roller tube; shade band shall be made removable / replaceable with a "snap-on" "snap-off" spline mounting, without having to remove shade roller from shade brackets.
d.
Mounting spline shall not require use of adhesives, adhesive tapes, staples, and/or rivets.
e.
Any method of attaching shade band to roller tube that requires the use of: adhesive, adhesive tapes, staples, and/or rivets are not acceptable.
2.4
SHADE FABRICATI0N
A.
Fabricate units to completely fill existing openings from head to sill and jamb-to-jamb, unless specifically indicated otherwise.
B.
Fabricate shadecloth to hang flat without buckling or distortion. Fabricate with heat-sealed trimmed edges to hang straight without curling or raveling. Fabricate unguided shadecloth to roll true and straight without shifting sideways more than 1/8 inch (3.18 mm) in either direction per 8 feet (2438 mm) of shade height due to warp distortion or weave design. Fabricate hem as follows:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete hembar options not required.
 
1.
Hembar: Concealed hembar.
2.
Hembar: Exposed hembar.
3.
Hembar: Exposed hembar with light seal for blackout shades.
4.
Hembar: Exposed blackout hembar with polybond seal for blackout shades.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Manufacturer states that batten design and its use is similar to requirements from the sailing industry. Other manufacturers may indicate that they do not require the batten design, when in fact they do in order to provide a product that will last to meet the minimum warranty requirements in this Section.
 
C.
Provide battens in standard shades as required to assure proper tracking and uniform rolling of the shadebands. Contractor shall be responsible for assuring the width-to-height (W:H) ratios shall not exceed manufacturer's standards or, in absence of such standards, shall be responsible for establishing appropriate standards to assure proper tracking and rolling of the shadecloth within specified standards. Battens shall be roll-formed stainless steel or tempered steel, as required.
D.
For railroaded shadebands, provide seams in railroaded multi-width shadebands as required to meet size requirements and in accordance with seam alignment as acceptable to Architect. Seams shall be properly located. Furnish battens in place of plain seams when the width, height, or weight of the shade exceeds manufacturer's standards. In absence of such standards, assure proper use of seams or battens as required to, and assure the proper tracking of the railroaded multi-width shadebands.
E.
Provide battens for railroaded shades when width-to-height (W:H) ratios meet or exceed manufacturer's standards. In absence of manufacturer's standards, be responsible for proper use and placement of battens to assure proper tracking and roll of shadebands.
F.
Blackout shadebands, when used in side channels, shall have horizontally mounted, roll-formed stainless steel or tempered-steel battens not more than 3 feet (115 mm) on center extending fully into the side channels. Battens shall be concealed in a integrally-colored fabric to match the inside and outside colors of the shadeband, in accordance with manufacturer's published standards for spacing and requirements.
1.
Battens shall be roll formed of stainless steel or tempered steel and concave to match the contour of the roller tube.
2.
Batten pockets shall be self-colored fabric front and back RF welded into the shadecloth. A self-color opaque liner shall be provided front and back to eliminate any see through of the batten pocket that shall not exceed 1-1/2 inches (38.1 mm) high and be totally opaque. A see-through moire effect, which occurs with multiple layers of transparent fabrics, shall not be acceptable.
2.5
COMPONENTS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain paragraph below for both manual and motorized shades as it is required by the manufacturer to assure proper maintenance.
 
A.
Access and Material Requirements:
1.
Provide shade hardware allowing for the removal of shade roller tube from brackets without removing hardware from opening and without requiring end or center supports to be removed.
2.
Provide shade hardware that allows for removal and re-mounting of the shade bands without having to remove the shade tube, drive or operating support brackets.
3.
Use only Delrin engineered plastics by DuPont for all plastic components of shade hardware. Styrene based plastics, and /or polyester, or reinforced polyester will not be acceptable.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if no motorized shades.
 
B.
Motorized Shade Hardware and Shade Brackets:
1.
Provide shade hardware constructed of minimum 1/8-inch (3.18 mm) thick plated steel, or heavier, thicker, as required to support 150 percent of the full weight of each shade.
2.
Provide shade hardware system that allows for field adjustment of motor or replacement of any operable hardware component without requiring removal of brackets, regardless of mounting position (inside, or outside mount).
3.
Provide shade hardware system that allows for operation of multiple shade bands offset by a maximum of 8-45 degrees from the motor axis between shade bands (4-22.5 degrees) on each side of the radial line, by a single shade motor (multi-banded shade, subject to manufacturer's design criteria).
C.
Manual Operated Chain Drive Hardware and Brackets:
1.
Provide for universal, regular and offset drive capacity, allowing drive chain to fall at front, rear or non-offset for all shade drive end brackets. Universal offset shall be adjustable for future change.
2.
Provide hardware capable for installation of a removable fascia, for both regular and/or reverse roll, which shall be installed without exposed fastening devices of any kind.
3.
Provide shade hardware system that allows for removable regular and/or reverse roll fascias to be mounted continuously across two or more shade bands without requiring exposed fasteners of any kind.
4.
Provide shade hardware system that allows for operation of multiple shade bands (multi-banded shades) by a single chain operator, subject to manufacturer's design criteria. Connectors shall be offset to assure alignment from the first to the last shade band.
5.
Provide shade hardware system that allows multi-banded manually operated shades to be capable of smooth operation when the axis is offset a maximum of 6 degrees on each side of the plane perpendicular to the radial line of the curve, for a 12 degrees total offset.
6.
Provide positive mechanical engagement of drive mechanism to shade roller tube. Friction fit connectors for drive mechanism connection to shade roller tube are not acceptable
7.
Provide shade hardware constructed of minimum 1/8-inch (3.18 mm) thick plated steel or heavier as required to support 150 percent of the full weight of each shade.
8.
Drive Bracket / Brake Assembly:
a.
MechoShade Drive Bracket model M5 shall be fully integrated with all MechoShade accessories, including, but not limited to: SnapLoc fascia, room darkening side / sill channels, center supports and connectors for multi-banded shades.
b.
M5 drive sprocket and brake assembly shall rotate and be supported on a welded 3/8 inch (9.525 mm) steel pin.
c.
The brake shall be an over-running clutch design which disengages to 90 percent during the raising and lowering of a shade. The brake shall withstand a pull force of 50 lbs. (22 kg) in the stopped position.
d.
The braking mechanism shall be applied to an oil-impregnated hub on to which the brake system is mounted. The oil impregnated hub design includes an articulated brake assembly, which assures a smooth, non-jerky operation in raising and lowering the shades. The assembly shall be permanently lubricated. Products that require externally applied lubrication and or not permanently lubricated are not acceptable.
e.
The entire M5 assembly shall be fully mounted on the steel support bracket, and fully independent of the shade tube assembly, which may be removed and reinstalled without effecting the roller shade limit adjustments.
f.
Drive Chain: #10 qualified stainless steel chain rated to 90 lb. (41 kg) minimum breaking strength. Nickel plate chain shall not be accepted.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraphs below if no motor-operated roller shades.
 
2.6
SHADE MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEM
A.
Shade Motors:
1.
Tubular, asynchronous (non-synchronous) motors, with built-in reversible capacitor operating at 110v AC (60hz), single phase, temperature Class A, thermally protected, totally enclosed, maintenance free with line voltage power supply equipped with locking disconnect plug assembly furnished with each motor.
2.
Conceal motors inside shade roller tube.
3.
Maximum current draw for each shade motor of 2.3 amps.
4.
Use motors rated at the same nominal speed for all shades in the same room.
B.
Total hanging weight of shade band shall not exceed 80 percent of the rated lifting capacity of the shade motor and tube assembly.
2.7
MOTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of two motor control systems following. Refer to www.mechoshade.com/controls for additional information.
 
A.
Quiet Intelligent Encoded Motor System (software, two-way communication): Specifications and design are based on the Intelligent Motor Control System / WhisperShade-IQ(TM) Motor System) as manufactured by MechoShade Systems, Inc. Other systems may be acceptable providing all of the following performance capabilities are provided. Motor control systems not in complete compliance with these performance criteria shall not be accepted as equal systems.
1.
Quiet operation of up to 46dBa within 3 feet (1 m), open air.
2.
Upper and lower stopping points (operating limits) of shade bands shall be programmed into motors via a hand held removable program module / configurator.
3.
Intermediate stopping positions for shades shall allow for up to three repeatable and precise aligned positions.
4.
Up to 103 available alignment points including 3-user programmable predefined intermediate positions, for a total of 5-defined and aligned positions. All shades on the same switch circuit with the same opening height shall align at each intermediate stopping position.
5.
Two inherent methods of control:
a.
Cost effective, low voltage, hardwired dry-contact for local switch or 3rd party control operation.
b.
Expandable to 2-way communication network with IQ/485-NI to support whole building low-voltage control and integration.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Alternate: Delete if not required.
 
6.
Mecho-RF(TM) via Zigby(TM) wireless mesh, network communication available to reduce low voltage wiring and field labor associated costs.
7.
Uniform or Regular Modes of Operation:
a.
Uniform mode shall allow for shades to only move to intermediate stop positions.
b.
Regular mode shall allow for shades to move to both intermediate stop positions, plus any position desired between the upper and lower limits as set by the installer.
8.
Wall Switches:
a.
IQ-Switch: in 5 or 10 button, single gang, low voltage.
9.
Provide Wall Switches:
a.
Conference Center: Shades shall be operated by a 4 and 8 button low voltage standard switches or programmable intelligent switches [IS]. Standard switch shall be wired to a bus interface and the bus interface will be programmed to transmit an address for the local switch.
b.
Intelligent switches may be installed anywhere on the busline. Each IS shall be capable of storing one control level address to be broadcast along the busline.
c.
An address that is transmitted by either a switch or central controller shall be responded to by those motors with the same address in their control table.
d.
IS shall provide for interface with other low voltage input devices via a set of dry contact terminals located on the switch.
e.
Standard switch or IS may control an individual, sub-group or group of motors in accordance with the address in each motor.
B.
IQ/MLC: Specifications and design of shade motors and motor control system are based on the IQ/MLC motor logic control system manufactured by MechoShade Systems, Inc. Other systems may be acceptable provide that all of the following performance capabilities are provided. Motor logic control systems not in complete compliance with these performance criteria shall not be accepted as equal systems.
1.
Motor Control System:
a.
Provide power to each shade motor via individual 3 conductor line voltage circuits connecting each motor to the relay based motor logic controllers (IQ/MLC).
b.
Control system components shall provide appropriate (spike and brown out) over-current protection (+/- 10 percent of line voltage) for each of the four individual motor circuits and shall be rated by UL or ETL as a recognized component of this system and tested as an integrated system.
c.
Motor control system shall allow each group of four shade motors in any combination to be controlled by each of four local switch ports, with up to fourteen possible "sub-group" combinations via local 3 button wall switches and all at once via a master 3 button switch. System shall allow for overlapping switch combinations from two or more local switches.
d.
Multiple "sub-groups" from different IQ/MLC control components shall be capable of being combined to form "groups" operated by a single 3 button wall switch, from either the master port or in series from a local switch port.
e.
Each shade motor shall be accessible (for control purposes) from up to four local switches and one master switch.
f.
Control system shall allow for automatic alignment of shade hem bars in stopped position at 25 percent, 50 percent, and 75 percent of opening heights, and up to three user-defined intermediate stopping positions in addition to all up / all down, regardless of shade height, for a total of five positions. Control system shall allow shades to be stopped at any point in the opening height noting that shades may not be in alignment at these non-defined positions).
g.
Control system shall have two standard operating modes: Normal mode allowing the shades to be stopped anywhere in the window's opening height and uniform mode, allowing the shades to only be stopped at the predefined intermediate stop positions. Both modes shall allow for all up / all down positioning.
h.
Control system components shall allow for interface with both audiovisual system components and building fire and life safety system via a dry contact terminal block.
i.
Control system components shall allow for interface with external analog input control devices such as solar activated controllers, 24 hour timers, and similar items; via a dry contact terminal block.
j.
Reconfiguration of switch groups shall not require rewiring of the hardwired line voltage motor power supply wiring, or the low voltage control wiring. Reconfiguration of switch groups shall be accomplished within the motor control device (IQ/MLC).
2.
Wall Switches:
a.
Three-button architectural flush mounted switches with metal cover plate and no exposed fasteners.
b.
Connect local wall switches to control system components via low voltage (12V DC) 4-conductor modular cable equipped with RJ-11 type connectors supplied, installed and certified under Division 16 - Electrical.
c.
Connect master wall switches to control system components via low voltage (12V DC) 6-conductor modular cable equipped with RJ-12 type connectors supplied, installed and certified under Division 16 - Electrical.
2.8
ACCESSORIES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if not required.
 
A.
Roller Shade Pocket: For recessed mounting in acoustical tile, or drywall ceilings as indicated on the Drawings.
1.
Provide either extruded aluminum and or formed steel shade pocket, sized to accommodate roller shades, with exposed extruded aluminum closure mount, tile support and removable closure panel to provide access to shades.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if not required. Retain the vented pocket if thermal stress on the glass or if evacuation of heat gain between the shade and the window wall into the plenum is of concern.
 
a.
Provide "Vented Pocket" such that there will be a minimum of four 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter holes per foot allowing the solar gain to flow above the ceiling line.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if not required.
 
B.
Pocket Accessories: As indicated on the Drawings.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if not required.
 
C.
Fascia:
1.
Continuous removable extruded aluminum fascia that attaches to shade mounting brackets without the use of adhesives, magnetic strips, or exposed fasteners.
2.
Fascia shall be able to be installed across two or more shade bands in one piece.
3.
Fascia shall fully conceal brackets, shade roller and fabric on the tube.
4.
Provide bracket / fascia end caps where mounting conditions expose outside of roller shade brackets.
5.
Notching of Fascia for manual chain shall not be acceptable.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if not required.
 
D.
Room Darkening Channels:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete type below not required.
 
1.
Side Channels, MechoShade: Extruded aluminum with polybond edge seals and SnapLoc-mounting brackets and with concealed fastening. Exposed fastening is not acceptable. Units 1-15/16 inches (49.2 mm) wide by 1-3/16 inches (30.1 mm) deep, two-band center channels, 2-5/8 inches (66.6 mm) wide by 1-3/16 inches (30.1 mm) deep. The 2-5/8-inch (66.6 mm) double-center channels may be installed at center-support positions of multi-band-shade ElectroShades. MechoShade side channels 2-5/8 inch (66.6 mm) may be used as center supports for ElectroShades; shadebands up to 8 high. For shadebands over 8 feet (2438 mm), provide ElectroShade side channels.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if sill channels are used.
 
a.
Blackout Lightseal Hembar: Channels shall accept one-piece exposed blackout hembar with vinyl seal to assure light control.
2.
Side Channels, ElectroShade: Extruded aluminum with polybond edge seals and SnapLoc-mounting brackets and with concealed fastening. Exposed fastening is not acceptable. Units 2-1/2 inches (63.5 mm) wide by 1-3/16 inches (30.1 mm) deep; two-band center channels 5 inches (127 mm) wide by 1-3/16 inches (30.1 mm) deep. The 2-5/8-inch (66.6 mm) double-center channels may be installed at center-support positions of multi-band-shade ElectroShades. MechoShade side channels 2-5/8 inches (66.6 mm) may be used as center supports for ElectroShades. Also provide for use with manually operated room darkening MechoShades over 8 feet (2438 mm) in height.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if sill channels are used.
 
a.
Blackout Lightseal Hembar: Channels shall accept one-piece exposed blackout hembar with vinyl seal to assure light control.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete below if not required. Sill channel may be used with either type of side channel above, or without side channels. Blackout lightseal hembar is not required if sill channels are used.
 
3.
Sill Channels: Extruded aluminum with polybond edge seals and SnapLoc-mounting brackets and with concealed fastening. Exposed fastening is not acceptable.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the two following paragraphs. Side and sill channels would not be different colors.
 
4.
Channel Color: Selected from manufacturer's standard colors.
5.
Channel Color: Custom color.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
B.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
B.
Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Install roller shades level, plumb, square, and true according to manufacturer's written instructions, and located so shade band is not closer than 2 inches (50 mm) to interior face of glass. Allow proper clearances for window operation hardware.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph below if motorized roller shades are not required and turnkey wiring is not included as part of roller shade installers work.
 
B.
Turn-Key Single-Source Responsibility for Motorized Interior Roller Shades: To control the responsibility for performance of motorized roller shade systems, assign the design, engineering, and installation of motorized roller shade systems, motors, controls, and low voltage electrical control wiring specified in this Section to a single manufacturer and their authorized installer/dealer. The Architect will not produce a set of electrical drawings for the installation of control wiring for the motors, or motor controllers of the motorized roller shades. Power wiring (line voltage), shall be provided by the roller shade installer/dealer, in accordance with the requirements provided by the manufacturer. Coordinate the following with the roller shade installer/dealer:
1.
Contractor shall provide power panels and circuits of sufficient size to accommodate roller shade manufacturer's requirements, as indicated on the mechanical and electrical drawings.
2.
Contractor shall coordinate with requirements of roller shade installer/dealer, before inaccessible areas are constructed.
3.
Roller shade installer/dealer shall run line voltage as dedicated home runs (of sufficient quantity, in sufficient capacity as required) terminating in junction boxes in locations designated by roller shade dealer.
4.
Roller shade installer/dealer shall provide and run all line voltage (from the terminating points) to the motor controllers, wire all roller shade motors to the motor controllers, and provide and run low voltage control wiring from motor controllers to switch/ control locations designated by the Architect. All above-ceiling and concealed wiring shall be plenum-rated, or installed in conduit, as required by the electrical code having jurisdiction.
5.
Contractor shall provide conduit with pull wire in all areas, which might not be accessible to roller shade contractor due to building design, equipment location or schedule.
C.
Adjust and balance roller shades to operate smoothly, easily, safely, and free from binding or malfunction throughout entire operational range.
D.
Clean roller shade surfaces after installation, according to manufacturer's written instructions.
E.
Engage Installer to train Owner's maintenance personnel to adjust, operate and maintain roller shade systems.
3.4
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION