The Parata shade solution is designed to help contain the heat and cold transfer through windows, reducing heating and air conditioning requirements.
Many shades purport to improve insulating of U- and R-values. The unique Parata Shade System showed 21% higher U-values in testing by the Illinois Institute of Technology using identical fabrics to the other shades.
The difference is in the housing and installation.
The shade cloth unfurls without rippling and creates a new air pocket that acts as a secondary insulation layer between the window glass and the outward face of the shade cloth.
The Parata shade unwinds from the housing “tube” off of a horizontal lip that eliminates the rippling common to shades because of the downward load along the tube length.
The unique Parata Shade housing directs the shade cloth in a position that as it unfurls it contains the air between the glass and cloth to capture air movements.
Utilizing air as a natural insulator, this system creates another thermal barrier similar to double pane glazing systems.
TYPICAL SHADE SYSTEMS RESULTS IN
Tons of carbon released in the US to cool offices and homes
Lost productivity resulting from over cooled offices
Number of employees who feel temperature discomfort
Parata Solutions Shade System was designed solely for adhesive installation.
Parata Solutions has engineered an attachment method using 3M™ Tape for interior fittings of an interior shade system.
Attachment method in line with architects requirements.
Parata has worked with 3M™ to achieve proper adhesion.
3M™ has performed laboratory testing to determine the appropriate surface preparation method to achieve high adhesion of 3M™ Tape to the Parata Solutions shade housing bracket.
Adhesion of 3M™ Tape to existing curtain wall and window frame finishes is determined by an on-site peel adhesion test.
Every linear foot of shade housing bracket has the capability to support 7.5 lbs based on the 3M™ Panel Tape static load design guideline.