Frequently Asked Questions About Habitat Screens

Why are Habitat Screens™ installed on the outside of the windows?

Habitat Screens™ are installed on the outside of windows so that they can stop the sun’s heat and glare before it reaches the glass. Unlike interior window treatments that offer only shade and privacy, Habitat Screens™ are a proactive defense against solar heat gain as well.

What is the screen made of?

Talius Habitat Screens™ are produced using Phifer’s vinyl-coated polyester fabric which is specifically engineered for exterior applications. Fabrics are available in 5%, 10% and 45% openness and a variety of colors. Phifer fabrics are very durable and look great. They effectively provide excellent protection from the sun’s heat and glare, wind and insects.

How large can the Habitat Screens™ be made?

The maximum dimensions for Habitat Screens are 19’2 wide and 14’ tall.

Can you see through the screen?

Yes. This is what makes Habitat Screens™ so practical and appealing. Because the screen material is available in a variety of weave densities, you can block the heat and glare of the sun’s rays, without sacrificing your view. During the day, Habitat Screens™ offer excellent privacy, and at night, others looking in can only see silhouettes.

What color of screen material is easiest to see through?

Dark colors absorb most of the sun’s light and glare, and light colors reflect light back to your eyes; therefore, dark colors are easiest to see through.

Can Habitat Screens™ be used on porches?

Yes. Habitat Screens™ are the ideal solution for creating shade, privacy and insect protection for patios, gazebos, and decks.

How do Habitat Screens™ protect me from insects?

Talius’ unique edge retention system uses a zipper system that keeps the screen in a track and greatly reduces the number of insects entering your home or patio while the screen is in the down position.

What happens if Habitat Screens™ are left in the down position in high winds?

When Habitat Screens™ are in the fully projected (downward) position, Talius’ unique edge retention system allows Talius Habitat Screens™ to withstand winds up to 100 mph depending on the size and mounting conditions of the Habitat Screen™ unit. This is  an estimation of wind loads only. Talius has performed internationally recognized testing in a controlled environment to determine these estimates. As Mother Nature does not act in this same controlled way performance may vary. In areas susceptible to high winds, Talius strongly recommends the use of a wind sensor to protect the integrity of the Habitat Screen™.

Talius does not recommend that you operate your Habitat Screens™ in windy conditions. During windy conditions, downward operation of Talius Habitat Screens™ is hampered due to the resistance and friction created by the wind pushing against the screen fabric. Upward operation can be performed even in windy conditions.

Habitat Screens Solutions

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Sun Protection

Talius Habitat Screens™ are a sun protection solution. They are retractable, energy efficient, and an attractive alternative to traditional interior blinds and window treatments.

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Energy Efficiency

Installed on the outside of windows, Talius rollshutters and Habitat Screens™ will improve your energy efficiency. They are innovative, energy efficient products proven to enhance the quality of your indoor environment.

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Bug Protection

Talius Habitat Screens™ are an ideal solution for bug protection. In addition to providing superior sun protection and energy efficiency, Habitat Screens™ also prevent insects from entering your home or outdoor living space.

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Habitat Screens™ offer a variety of great solutions for your home, business, or outdoor living space.