3% Openness Solar Shades

3% Openness Solar Shades


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First Rate Blind's 3% Solar Shades are the perfect sun screens to reduce glare, diffuse natural light, and maintain a view to the outside world. Since they block up to 97% of harmful UV rays, these solar shades will protect your flooring and furniture from fading. These shades will help you reduce energy costs by keeping your home cool and comfortable in the summer and warm and in the winter.

We offer eight neutral colors that will complement any décor. You also get to choose between a standard or reverse roll to optimize functionality. We also offer these shades with cordless and continuous cord loop lift systems. We include an elegant headrail, but you have the choice to upgrade to a cassette headrail to add more custom style.


  • Available as cordless or continuous cord loop clutch lift mechanisms.
  • Available with standard or reverse roll options.
  • Available with cassette headrail


  • Shades come standard with sewn in bottomrail
  • Conforms with C.P.S.C. child safety guidelines.
  • Color coordinated continuous cord loop.
  • Openness factor of 3%.
  • Shades block 97% of all harmful UV rays.
  • Privacy Factor: 3 out of 5


  • Minimum width: 15"
  • Maximum width: 115"
  • Minimum height: 20"
  • Maximum height: 108"
  • Minimum mounting space for an inside mount - 2 1/4" without a valance 3 1/4" with a cassette valance. 
  • Required space for a flush inside mount - 3 inches
  • Fabric Deduction on inside/outside mount and cordless spring lift: 5/8 inch on each side.
  • Products come with 6 - 10 inches of extra fabric to conceal the roller.
  • Sun control product. Not a privacy shade.
  • Minimum width for cordless is 20 inches
  • Shades will be manufactured with upgraded 1 3/8inch metal roller for all orders over 72 inches
  • Shades over 96 inches wide have a maximum length of 84 inches
  • For shades up to 96 inches wide, the maximum length is 96 inches
  • Factory deductions: Outside mount will have no deductions on the headrail but Fabric will be 1 1/8 inch narrower than ordered. Inside Mount will have 1/4 inch deduction off the headrail and the fabric will be 1 1/8 inch narrower.
  • Optional exposed or fabric wrapped hem bar available.
  • Motorized option comes with a rechargeable battery that needs to be charged every couple months depending on usage. To recharge you just plug the charger directly to the motor in the shade for 4 hours. 
  • ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: Order the exact measurements of each window opening to the 1/8th of an inch. We will take a deduction for inside mounts to ensure a perfect fit. No deduction is taken for outside mounts.

3% Openness Solar Shades

These solar shades block 97% of harmful UV rays, and offer various options to customize.
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At First Rate Blinds, we pride ourselves on giving our customers the best quality window treatments at a remarkable price.Our service goes beyond our products: we offer first rate customer service!

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