Skyco Shading Systems, Inc.
shades and blinds
Skyco Shading Systems is leading the sun control industry in new directions. We work to be the best at what we do by making customer service a top priority. At Skyco, we create custom shading solutions, ultimately energy solutions, that provide comfort and privacy, compliment the architecture, then disappear entirely. While we specialize in specialties, and obsess over obscure and challenging conditions, the majority of our product line consists of commercial quality shading systems for traditionally shaped and sized windows.
Our focus is on motorization and green energy solutions for projects in Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial, and Education Facilities. This focus allows us to not only be competitive, but to deliver the technology required for LEED goals like daylighting, thermal comfort, and enhancing views through glare control.
With our large selection of available systems, fabric, and components, we work to help you realize solutions friendly to your design and can customize components to offer innovative answers in solar control, energy management, and interior daylighting.
Manual shades offer excellent light and glare control with an uninterrupted view to the exterior. They protect furnishings from harsh UV damage, they add comfort and help to save energy. They are simple to use, easy to clean and are durable in all types of commercial or residential applications.
Crank operators are an excellent alternative for exterior applications where chains are not recommended. The shade presents the same appearance, inside and out, so they are ideal for many different architectural settings. All Tech® Shades by SKYCO Shading Systems Inc. are custom-made to your exact size, color and material specifications.
The wide range of motors we offer differ in lift capacities, voltage/current, motor diameter, control features, and operating noise level. Sometimes there are existing factors, such as pre-wiring, that will help shape your selection of a system. Motor length can also be a factor in the selection process if your windows aren't wide enough for a particular motor. Aside from physical considerations, the available features of a motor series and how it will be interfaced or be controlled will really help narrow the options. For instance if you want to be able to control and monitor the motorized shades from a Smartphone, Tablet, or PC there are still several options to choose from, but the choices have been honed down to a select few.
Offering the widest array of lift capacities, starting with 4Nm (Newton meters) of torque capable of lifting 35 lbs. and going all the way up to 80Nm of torque to be able to lift up to 700 lbs.
We offer the latest options in radio technology and accessory components. Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) is a reliable single-transmission signal that works with a wide array of motors and accessories with built-in RTS, including sun sensors, timers, and multiple control points.
The system uses industry standard wiring and cable, so not only will this system save on the amount of copper wire and conduit needed, but also the wiring and wiring practices are non-proprietary and familiar to electricians and general contractors.
Motorizing shades is the state of the art way to control the interior environment of commercial, hospitality, institutional and residential installations. The superb styling of these shading systems offers the ultimate in sun protection and temperature control.
Solar panels have been around for a long time and typically are made up of wafer-based crystalline silicon cells. Panels based on a silicon composition are rigid as a result and need direct sunlight to be able to generate power, hence the term Solar Panel. This hasn't worked well for window coverings that are installed on the interior since glass coatings and other obstructions lessen the amount of direct sunlight an interior-mounted panel could receive.
A recently announced breakthrough in photovoltaic (PV) technology changes everything. The magic is a solar photovoltaic (PV) panel that doesn't need direct sunlight to generate energy. DSSC, or dye-sensitized solar cell, is an exciting development in PV technology that uses a system similar to how plants convert light into energy in photosynthesis. So DSSC panels are able to generate power in low light conditions where silicon-based solutions can't, and will start creating energy at sunrise and will continue throughout the day even behind coated glazing.
Animeo IB+ Building Automation - enables the automatic control of all interior and exterior window treatments.
Motorizing skylight and angle openings with an FTS allows complete control, using solar shading or blackout fabrics. Fabric tension systems hardware consists of dual motorized tubes, fabric secured between 2 tubes with cable or industrial webbing. Standard FTS Systems have fabric rolling off the top of the tube (closest to the window) with the motors R/R. Motor speed is 20 RPM. The controller operates each motor independently to maintain the dynamic (moving) tension. The final (static) tension is then set to eliminate sagging when the fabric is fully closed.
An immediate increase in the overall health of the work environment is realized from having more natural light to work by, reduced glare at computer monitors, and a view to the exterior to reduce eye strain. Energy savings are also evident since lighting can be dimmed to blend with the natural daylight and climate control costs are reduced as light is reflected before it turns into interior heat.
When selecting shade fabric it helps to narrow your choices by first choosing the percentage of openness that best suits the space and exposure. Next deciding on a light vs. a dark colored fabric. Then finally picking a color range to simplify your decision on the fabric choices that remain. From here specific fabric details can be considered including the weave and exact color match.
When considering larger sized shades 78" or wider, you may start by considering the available fabric roll widths to see if it is possible to avoid railroading and seaming the fabric. Composition of the fibers used in the weave and special features of the fabric could also be the starting point in the search for the right fabric, it all depends on your application.
Last Update: 2017-06-26