13 Jun 2017
June 13, 2017

Motorized Roller Shades at Greenwich Reform Synagogue

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Some projects require truly unique solution sets like our custom enginered Motorized Roller Shades. The architectural team responsible for the Greenwich Reform Synagogue had designed a spectacular sanctuary space with large window units that filled the entire southern façade. At first glance the project looked straight forward but soon took on some interesting twists and turns.

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One of the requirements was to have all of the lower shade panels tapered to exactly follow the curve of the columns that framed the window openings. However, the columns were curved and a simple tapering cut would not have provided the desired effect. The shade cloth needed to be within ¼” of the columns along the entire run of the fabric. In addition we could not take advantage of the window framing to block light as there was none.

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11 May 2017
May 11, 2017

AIA Convention 2017 Bandalux Contract Booth #1715

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We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our Bandalux Contract booth #1715 at the AIA conference in Orlando, Florida. We had a great turn out of architects from around the country and fantastic feedback on the interior and exterior engineered shading solutions that were showcased to the trade.

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29 Mar 2017
March 29, 2017

Motorized Roller Shades at JFK Airport Terminal 4

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The control tower at JFK Airport Terminal 4 contacted us to replace their existing mylar shades with new motorized roller shades. With over 400,000 plan movements each year this was a project that needed to happen fast!

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29 Mar 2017
March 29, 2017

New Draper Exterior Motorized Shades

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With the newly redesigned Draper Exterior Motorized Shades you can easily raise or lower shades with the touch of a wall switch or remote. Motorized Exterior FlexShades can be quickly and quietly positioned to block unwanted sunlight and heat with numerous control options or may be integrated seamlessly into existing home automation systems. Exterior shades prevent most of the solar energy from entering the building, thereby giving you maximum solar heat gain reduction.

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20 Mar 2017
March 20, 2017

Motorized Interior Roller Shades for Brioni Clothing Store in D.C

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We are proud to share a recent interior roller shade installation at the Brioni clothing store in Washington, DC in the Trump International Hotel lobby. Brioni had a need for privacy shades to enclose the all-glass wall store for customers trying on their fashionable clothes. These shades, manufactured by Bandalux Contract were over 13' wide and 13" high. 

Brioni is very well known and prestigious high end mens clothing store and we were more than thrilled to be brought onto the project to provide and install our motorized interior shades for their new store. Due to the size and limitations at the showroom, we ended up having to install when the store was closed overnight so as to not disturb their customers. To learn more about Brioni visit their website by clicking here.

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09 Jan 2017
January 09, 2017

The Shading Solution Consultant

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Bandalux Contract by InSync Solar designs and builds Engineered Shading Solutions. These customized sustainable systems can significantly reduce solar heat gain, manage light, eliminate glare and absorb sound. The fabrics are woven in our mills, the systems are designed and built in our factories and we provide expert consultation and certified installation.

Since Engineered Shading Solutions are not afterthoughts, we must work closely with the Architect during the design and planning stages of the project. In order to do this we offer a free service we call: The Shading Solution Consultant.

The Shading Solution Consultant provides invaluable advise to the Architect in the planning and designing of Engineered Shading Solutions. Below are 10 areas of where we focus our efforts to ensure all of our projects are successful.


                                                   Tasks of Shading Solution Consultant (SSC)

1. Engineered Shading Solutions – The SSC works with the Architect to determine the most sustainable interior or exterior shading solution. This includes all types of blinds, shades and draperies. Read More
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2. Budgeting - A great beginning step is to get an idea of what an Engineered Shading Solution will cost. The SSC is able to provide a budget number based on a variety of scenarios.

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3. Fabrics – Advice is provided by the SSC on the selection of fabrics based on such things as: reducing solar heat gain, controlling excessive glare and absorbing sound. Read More

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06 Jan 2017
January 06, 2017

Bandalux Contract for Contractors & Builders

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As a Contractor or Builder you have many choices and decisions to make. Perhaps we can make one easier for you? For your window covering needs, please consider as an alternate - Bandalux Contract by InSync Solar.

Bandalux Contract by InSync Solar is a FACTORY DIRECT manufacturer of window coverings that will meet or exceed the specified manufacturer's specification at a lower cost. 

Who is Bandalux Contract? 

  • We weave our line of shade fabrics.
    (The competition buys from suppliers like us)
  • Our window coverings are manufactured in the USA. 
  • We can provide superior products at significant cost savings over the competition. 
  • Measuring and installation services are also available. 

                                                                                           Buy Factory Direct
Bandalux Contract by InSync Solar manufacturer custom window coverings and sells directly to the contractor. Please allow us to provide a quote for your current project to prove what we can offer. If you are in the New York Metro or South Florida areas we can measure and install as well.

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06 Jan 2017
January 06, 2017

Bandalux Contract for Architects

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As an Architect and specifier of products, you have many solutions to choose among. However, when it comes to window coverings, you may want to consider Bandalux Contract by InSync Solar for your next project. Bandalux Contract is a manufacturer of Engineered Shading Solutions that provides sustainable solutions such as:

  • Reducing solar heat gain
  • Eliminating annoying glare
  • Sound absorption
  • Removing toxins from shading fabrics

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20 Dec 2016
December 20, 2016

An Architect’s Guide to Shading Fabrics

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"Engineered for Performance"

A few years ago, I coined the term Engineered Shading Solutions. This is defined as “…sustainable systems for interior and exterior window coverings, which engage the latest technologies to control heat, glare, and light”. While a great deal of the technologies are concerned with the hardware and control systems, the third leg of these engineered solutions are the fabrics. For it is the fabrics that actually control the heat, glare and light.

Engineered for Performance 
Solar shade fabrics are a good place to start with the challenge of controlling solar heat gain into a room. In winter, we want the shades raised to allow the solar radiation to heat up the cold spaces. In warmer months, the solar heat gain needs to be controlled.

Solar shade fabric fights solar heat gain on several fronts: openness of weave, color of the fabric, and innovative reflective material. Let’s start with openness. Solar shade fabrics are manufactured with a variety of openness, such as 3, 5, and 10 percent open. A 5 percent openness means that 95 percent of the cloth is closed. As you can imagine, the tighter the weave, the more solar heat gain protection the fabric provides. 

In choosing openness, the decision is influenced by the orientation of the windows. Northern-facing windows need the least protection (10 percent openness as suitable). For exposures with direct sunlight, 3 or 5 percent is required to effectively reduce solar heat gain.

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17 Oct 2016
October 17, 2016

Lutron Motorized Shades

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We recently completed a project that included Lutron motorized shades custom built pockets. Below is a great display of the custom motorized shades coming down directly from the ceiling pockets. Due to the construction obstructions we used aluminum fascias in a white finish as you see below.

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