Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens when there are high winds?
A: All exterior shades or blinds are provided with wind sensors. The sensors have settings that sends a signal to the motor to retract the device at certain wind levels. For example the FM 41 Cable Guided  Shade is retracted at 34 miles per hour.

Q: Can you provide a sensor to lower the shades according to the outside temperature?
A: Yes, the sun sensor will send a signal to the motor to lower the shade when a certain programmed threshold is reached.

Q: What is the life expectancy of an exterior shading solution?
A: The components of an Exterior Shading Solution are fabricated to withstand the elements. This includes fabrics, aluminum louvers, cassettes and motors. A typical life is 20-25 years.

Q: How are exterior shades and blinds cleaned?
A: All types of Exterior Shading Solutions can be washed down with soap and water.
 
Q: How are exterior shades and blinds maintained?
A: In the design of InSync Solar Exterior Shading Solutions, we plan to place robust-low maintenance parts on the exterior. The need for any maintenance on the exterior would be replacing a motor or adjusting the fabric.

Q: Can an Exteiror Shading Solution funciton with wireless control?
A: Yes, however we only recommend a wireless control system for small residential installations. Larger projects need a more reliable wired control system.

Q: Does InSync Solar provide customized control systems?
A: Yes, InSync Solar can custom design any type of control system for small residential projects to large office buildings or condos.

Q: How long des the motor last on average?
A: Motors have been known to last 25 years or longer.

Q: What is the warranty on the motors?
A: Motor manufacturers offer a 5-year warranty on its motors.

Q: What is the warranty on the fabric?
A: Fabric manufacturers offer a 5-year warranty on its exterior fabrics.
 
Q: How do these systems perform in icy or snowy conditions?
A: Under sever winter conditions, Exterior Shading Solutions need to be retracted.