Habitat Screens FAQs

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.

Talius Habitat Screens™ are made of fabrics specifically engineered for exterior applications. Talius has 5 different fabrics to choose from each with a variety of colour options. Depending on your needs, our fabrics block between 55 and 99% of the sun and provide excellent protection from overheating.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 wind, 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.