The first thing to note is that the blinds are extremely large. These particular roller shades are over 7' wide and are 16' tall. Because of this, they are fairly heavy and as such can make for a challenging install 16' off the floor. Safety on this job demanded that we use OSHA approved scaffolding, as trying to balance that much weight on top of an A-frame ladder is really intense. So, the pictures above are through our job site scaffolding.
Additionally, these blinds are all hardwired to a 110V motor and are programmed to an in-wall mounted radio control remote. As such, it was necessary to isolate power to each blind during the install in order to program each blind to its proper channels. For this application, each blind had a unique channel and a shared channel that runs all blinds at the same time.
We were able to fine tune each blind with perfectly set upper and lower limits and ensure ideal glass coverage for each blind during operation. This can be a little tricky in such tall windows but thanks to a highly experienced install team, we were able to make for a beautiful look. One more thing that was noteworthy, as we ran the blinds, we were actually impressed with how quiet the motors operated. From my location near the customer service desk, I could not even hear the slightest sound.
Anyway, we are pleased with how well this project turned out, and while it was a seriously strenuous, challenging and hot job site, we know that we added value, form and function to this store's operation.
We would love to help you find the right motorized commercial roller shade solution for your organization. Also, be sure to check out our online roller shade calculator for a rough idea of what your project might cost. Or, please use this contact form to describe your project with rough sizes, and we will gladly email you a rough estimate.