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Blackout Shades for Total Room Darkening Treatments

SheerWeave® Blackout Fabric for Windows

Blackout window shades are designed to provide light blockage when complete room darkening is needed. Phifer Sheerweave® offers a range of blackout fabrics suitable for use on their own or that can coordinate easily with other SheerWeave® fabrics that allow light in during the day when multi-purpose shades are needed.  

All SheerWeave® blackout fabrics are designed with energy efficiency in mind and are GREENGUARD® Gold Certified, ensuring products have met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.

The Difference Between Solar Shades vs. Blackout Shades

All SheerWeave® fabrics provide solar protection and block sunlight to varying degrees as determined by the fabric’s openness factor. The fabric’s ability to reduce solar heat is measured by the solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC) or shading coefficients, which represent the amount of solar radiation that is transmitted through your window and shading fabric. Phifer SheerWeave® materials are engineered to block up to 100% of the UV rays, reduce solar heat gain and maintain optimum temperatures in a residential or commercial environment.  Blackout fabrics have the added benefit of total light blockage and privacy as views through the fabric are eliminated. 

How SheerWeave Blackout Fabrics Are Constructed

SheerWeave® blackout fabrics are designed with multiple layers to achieve their room darkening qualities. Most SheerWeave® blackout fabrics are PVC free and made from acrylic-coated polyester to keep light from permeating into the interior space.

SheerWeave® blackout fabrics are an excellent option for light-blocking window treatments used on their own or as part of a dual roller system with a second, more open SheerWeave® shade included for complete control of natural daylight and privacy.

SheerWeave Fabrics for Blackout Window Treatments

SheerWeave® blackout fabrics can be fabricated into a variety of custom window treatments that not only eliminate glare and block harmful UV rays that can escalate energy costs, create hot spots and fade furnishings, but also offer unparalleled privacy in a residential or commercial setting. 

SheerWeave® blackout fabrics include our:

Create beautiful roll-up shades that completely block light. With a range of decorator colors that work for commercial or residential spaces, Style 7000 has the look and feel of rich cloth.

This fabric coordinates beautifully with other SheerWeave® fabrics when multi-purpose shades are needed as the face of Style 7100 uses our standard SheerWeave® Style 2000. 

The 7100 face fabric is also infused with Microban® antimicrobial protection to hinder the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.

Available in a range of versatile colors, the 7200R line is ideal for creating roller shades, Roman shades and panel track systems and is ideal for residential spaces. It’s also approved by the Melanoma International Foundation and recognized as an outstanding fabric for significantly reducing the risk of skin and eye cancer.

A picture of refined elegance, Style 7400 layers a subtle textured pattern over a soft luxurious backing for total light blockage.  These fabrics are suitable for use in roller shades, Roman shades and panel track systems.

Offering superior quality at an economical price, our 7500 and 7500R fabrics are available in a classic range of neutral colors with a PVC-free composition for roller shades and use in panel track systems. Style 7500R is specifically designed for residential applications where flame retardants aren’t required.

Style 7600

With a classic linen pattern face and soft PVC-free backing, Style 7600 combines total light blockage with timeless design in roller shades, Roman shades, and panel track systems.

Featuring a soft, textured pattern evoking the look of grasscloth, Style 7700R offers a PVC-free option for total blockage and is ideal for roller shades, Roman shades and panel track systems in residential applications.

Inquire About SheerWeave® Blackout Fabrics for Custom Window Shades

Phifer representatives are available to speak with you on the phone or online to help you select a SheerWeave® blackout fabric that’s right for your project. Contact us for help finding the right fabric to suit your needs.