Energy Saving Side Tracks

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Energy Saving Side Tracks

Side Tracks

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When searching for window treatment options for your home or commercial space, take a moment to consider improving the efficiency of your windows.

The Energy Saving Side Tracks not only help make your room more comfortable by blocking drafts, they also block small light gaps between the window frame and window shade. This Energy Saving Side Tracks system pays for itself. Throughout the year, you’ll see reduced utility bills and increased comfort – in the winter heating and summer cooling seasons.

It's important to note, that once a shade without sidetracks is ordered, additional costs will incur for retro fitting the shade.

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Save Money on your Energy Bill with Energy Saving Side Tracks

Compare a standard cellular shade to the ComforTrack Plus Energy Saving Sidetrack Insulation System. Notice the large gaps between the edge of the standard shade and the window frame. The gaps allow cool air from the window surface to leak into your room while warm air is escaping. See the difference when you use the ComforTrack Plus Insulation System versus a cellular shade alone! ComforTrack Plus closes the gap, preventing cool air from leaking in and warm air escaping.

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Standard Cellular Shade

Allow light to leak in and along the sides of the window shade.
There is an energy loss where cool air leaks through and warm air escapes.

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Energy Saving Side Tracks

Use Side Tracks insulation system to seal all the gaps between the fabric and wndow.

See the Difference

This window was photographed in a controlled laboratory setting using thermal photography, a process which distinguishes temperature zones as indicated by the color transitions. See the difference a Symphony Shade with Energy Saving Side Tracks makes compared to an uncovered window.

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Uncovered Window

The blue color in this photo indicates the temperature loss of an uncovered, single pane window.

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Window With Symphony Fabric

This photo shows the same window wearing a Symphony Cellular Shade with standard hardware. Note the color gradation from blue to green to yellow. The warmer colors indicate a temperature increase due to the inherent insulating effect of cellular fabric.

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Window With Symphony Fabric & Side Tracks

Add the Energy Saving Side Tracks System and the coldest blues fade away! Energy leaks are nearly eliminated since Side Traks seals the gap between the fabric edge and window frame.

Innovative Technology

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Easy to Install

The Energy Saving Side Tracks System is easy to install, and features removable side tracks that are attached to the window frame with magnets. The durable, UV stable side tracks are available in white or brown to match your existing trim.

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Innovative End Caps

The specially designed bottom rail end caps fit over the side tracks and allow for smooth movement when raising and lowering the shade.

Closing the Gap: Energy Gap Barriers

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1st Energy Gap barrier

Side Tracks

The Energy Saving Side Tracks System are the first defense against your window’s energy gap. The side tracks seal off the gap between the shade and window to create a solid insulating barrier.

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2nd Energy Gap barrier

Flex Seal

The Energy Saving Side Tracks Flex Seal is a clear spring seal that is hidden between the cellular shade and the side tracks. It flexes open and closed when the shade is raised and lowered to help create an energy tight seal.

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3rd Energy Gap barrier

Foam Seal

The final barrier is easy to miss, but makes a big impact in closing the energy gap. The small space between the head rail and the window frame is sealed off with the Foam Seal which is discretely attached to the back of the head rail.

Available Lift Options

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Standard Cell Shades

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Cordless Shades (Light filtering shades only)

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Cord Loop Shades

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Top Down Bottom Up

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Easy To Install

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How to Install Energy Saving Side Tracks
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1
Peel tape from first magnetic strip to reveal the adhesive backing.
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Attach this magnet to the window frame.
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Place the magnetically-backed side track over the strip!
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Innovative end caps, specifically designed for the bottom rail, slide over the side tracks for smooth movement when raising and lowering the shade.
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Shade fabric is notched to fit over the track. The shade's bottom rail is fitted with specially-designed endcaps.
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Tracks are made of durable, high-tech plastic.
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Side tracks increase privacy and room darkening by closing off the light gaps between the sides of the shade and the window frame.

Minimum Side Track Mounting Requirements:

Standard and Standard Top Down/Bottom Up:Smoothy Continuos Cord Loop and Cordless:
Shallow Inside Mount 1 1/2" 1 5/8"
Flush Inside Mount 2" 2 1/2"
  • The Energy Saving Side Tracks system is for inside mount applications only.
  • The widest width of the window cannot exceed the narrowest width of the window by more than 1/4" in order for the entire length of the shade to fit properly with the track.
  • Side tracks ordered in Cypress and Cinnamon while come with white end caps.
  • Side tracks are not available with motorized shades or single cell fabric.

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Free Consultation, Measure & Install Help

We're here to guide you every step of the way to finding the perfect fit for your home & style. We eliminate the guesswork when buying cellular shades online. We help you find which cellular shade right for you. During the online consultation or estimate, we help determine the best window treatments for your needs and budget. We encourage you to take advantage of our experience, knowledge, opinions & ask questions.

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