Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I clean my SheerWeave® products?
A: SheerWeave fabrics are easy to maintain and may only require an occasional dusting. If further cleaning is needed, use a mild detergent and water applied with a soft cloth and rinse thoroughly. For more detailed cleaning instructions please click here.
Q: How do I order samples?
A: You may request product information and samples by contacting the sun control department here.
Q: Do SheerWeave products come with a warranty?
A: Yes, Phifer offers a limited warranty on SheerWeave products. See specific product/style pages for details.
Q: What is the GREENGUARD® Certification?
A: GREENGUARD is an indoor air quality certification program for low emitting products. GREENGUARD tests products’ chemical emissions by evaluating over 75,000 chemicals, including volatile organic compounds, carcinogens and reproductive toxins. All SheerWeave fabrics are GREENGUARD certified. For more information on GREENGUARD certification, click here.
Q: What is Microban®?
A: Microban antimicrobial protection is infused into SheerWeave fabrics to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. For more details, click here.
Q: Where can I buy SheerWeave?
A: SheerWeave fabrics are sold through wholesale distributors and retailers nationwide. Please contact Phifer’s sun control department for the location nearest you.
Q: Does Phifer manufacture shades?
A: Phifer is the weaver of the broadest range of sun control fabrics in the market and sells these fabrics to wholesale shade manufacturers. For the shade manufacturer nearest you, contact Phifer’s sun control department.
Q: Can SheerWeave products be used on the exterior?
A: Yes, many of our SheerWeave fabrics can be used in an exterior application. Click here to see the options available.
Q: Do SheerWeave products help with Noise Reduction?
A: SheerWeave BASIC 3%, Style 2500 1% and Performance + Style 2500 1% have shown excellent sound absorption performance with NRC and SAA values between .50-.60. Please check the specific product specifications for details.
Q: What colors work best for heat reduction?
A: SheerWeave fabrics are an excellent energy efficient solution for managing the sun’s heat and glare. Light colors reflect solar energy away from interiors improving daytime privacy, while dark colors reduce glare and improve outward visibility. Please refer to the product specification pages for shading coefficient tables per fabric style.
Q: Do Phifer sun control fabrics reduce fading of my furniture and interior surfaces?
A: Phifer sun control fabrics, especially our blackout fabrics, can reduce the effects of damaging UV rays that cause fading on furniture and interiors surfaces in both the home or commercial space. Since UV blockage varies based on openness factor, please check the product specification information for specific performance values.
Q: Can I print on SheerWeave?
A: Yes, SheerWeave fabrics are ideal for printing logos, graphics and signage directly onto your roller shades. Both digital and screen printing methods are suitable and a wide range of ink types may be used.