Roller Window Shades
Easy to edit CSI specification for design professionals to create a project requirement for interior overhead mounted roller window shades.
Roller window shades are used for solar and vision control and can be manually or electrically operated, They are mounted on the interior side of exterior glazed assemblies.
Available fabrics include standard and blackout types.
Standard fabrics are available in a wide range of patterns and opaqueness levels, referred to as openness factor, from nearly opaque to fabric that allows for vision through the shade while blocking varying amounts of light and vision.
Blackout fabrics are used to darken rooms where audio visual systems are used. They require perimeter channels to reduce light infiltration.
Roller shades can have the head tube exposed or covered with a facia.
Electrically operated shades can be controlled by switches or customizable multi-zone control systems.
It is possible to mount two shades back-to-back in a single opening thereby allowing the use of either standard or blackout fabric depending on current room use.
The SimpleSpecs™ master specs concept
Design professionals are accustomed to seeing lengthy project specifications, so why is SimpleSpecs™ so short?
Specifications have grown evermore wordy over the years for several reasons:
The mistaken belief that specifications must be lengthy and legal-sounding to be enforceable. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Having shorter, easily understood specifications makes us less likely to have problems in the field.
A belief that having lots of words protects us from a Contactor making mistakes. There is no way to include enough statements to protect yourself from a bad contractor, regardless of the length of your specification.
Our desire to be in control of the project by specifying means and methods instead of including simple, enforceable statements.
Easier to Edit
SimpleSpecs™ is written as a series of Microsoft word files that include statements that affect construction costs or overall quality and are far simpler to edit than other master specification systems.
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section is non-proprietary and includes three manufacturers that meet the specified reference standards, descriptive, or performance-based requirements. They are written to allow any listed manufacturers to provide the specified products.
Hidden Guide Text
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section includes hidden text to inform and guide users in editing the specifications to suit project conditions.
SimpleSpecs™ sections are edited using pre-defined options that are contained in [brackets] or by selecting optional text separated by "OR" statements. Paragraph and page numbering are included as automatic codes, eliminating the need to renumber when revisions are made manually. Global changes to headers, footer, terms, font colors and phrases are easily updated using a third-party search and replace software, available through ZeroDocs.com.