How it works
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.