Energy Saving Sidetracks

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Energy Saving Sidetracks

Sidetracks

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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 ComforTrack Plus energy efficient sidetracks 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 sidetrack 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 ComforTrack

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.

Cellular Window Shades

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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ComforTrack Plus Sidetracks

Use side track 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 ComforTrack Plus 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 & Comfortrack Plus

Add the ComforTrack Plus Energy Saving Sidetrack Insulation System and the coldest blues fade away! Energy leaks are nearly eliminated since ComforTrack Plus seals the gap between the fabric edge and window frame.

Innovative Technology

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Easy to Install

The ComforTrack Plus Insulation System is easy to install, and features removable sidetracks that are attached to the window frame with magnets. The durable, UV stable sidetracks 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 sidetracks 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

Sidetracks

The sidetracks of ComforTrack Plus Energy Saving Sidetrack Insulation System are the first defense against your window’s energy gap. The sidetracks 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 ComforTrack Plus Flex Seal is a clear spring seal that is hidden between the cellular shade and the sidetracks. 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 Sidetracks
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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 sidetrack over the strip!
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Innovative end caps, specifically designed for the bottom rail, slide over the sidetracks 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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Sidetracks increase privacy and room darkening by closing off the light gaps between the sides of the shade and the window frame.

Minimum Sidetrack 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 ComforTrack Plus energy saving sidetrack 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.
  • Sidetracks ordered in Cypress and Cinnamon while come with white end caps.
  • Sidetracks are not available with motorized shades or single cell fabric.

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