It is not as easy as it looks. Most people think they know how to measure a window shade. Halcyon makes its shades within 1/16 of inch tolerances to the measurements sent to us. Hold a tape measure incorrectly can make your measurements be off by a 1/4 inch or more. Before you measure your windows for Halcyon Shades take a minute to review our measurement instructional guide. It can save you money by avoiding costly mistakes. Halcyon Shades charges customers to replace improperly measured shades.
Halcyon Shades uses Somfy motors and remote controls on its battery operated and 24 volt hard-wire systems. These systems typically come with a one channel Somfy Telis 1 or five channel Somfy Telis 4 remote control. Multiple remote controls are available. Halcyon programs these motorized systems in the factory to drop to your specified length. Occasionally, however, you may need to reprogram these motorized systems. You can download Somfy motorized shade programming instructions or read them on line. Click the photo of the remote for detailed instructions. You can view them on line or download them in PDF format.
You have installed your shades and you want to make sure they last as long as possible because now you understand how great they work. Cleaning the shades is super easy, but not intuitive. Our shades are best cleaned with isopropyl alcohol or plain rubbing alcohol. Do not use window cleaner! Medical institutions take note; now a shade that actually can be cleaned and is recommended to be cleaned with alcohol! Click here for detailed cleaning instructions.
Halcyon’s retro shades have a simple bracket that is easy to install, but there are a few things that you should know before you do it yourself. You can download our easy to follow instruction sheet by clicking on the photo to the left. Following these instructions will ensure that your shades are installed right the first time and will a way that is best suited for you window frame configuration.
Halcyon Shades can be purchased with optional Modern (square) and Contemporary (curved) cassettes. Both types of cassettes use the same bracket system that allows you to snap in and snap out the entire shade assembly. This makes installing and removing Halcyon Shade cassettes easy. When installing Halcyon Shades cassettes you always want to listen for the “click” to make sure that you shade is securely locked into the brackets. You can download installations instructions for our cassette system by clicking on the image to the left.
Halcyon Shades fascia systems come in both square and curved configurations. The both work with the same bracketing system and the fascia plates attach to the brackets in the same way. Fascia brackets can be mounted with the mounting screws set horizontally or vertically like all of our bracket systems. Fascia systems have decorative end caps that conceal the brackets once they are installed. For downloadable instructions showing you how to install fascia brackets, click on the image to the left.
Our spring-loaded pull-down shades are used in homes as well as in large earth moving mining equipment. Halcyon Shades spring roller shades have steel tube cores with steel and nylon clutch and end plug assemblies for superior durability. Spring roller shades offer the same heat reduction as our chain driven and motorized shades. The mounting brackets for these shades are simple and secure and like all of our other mounting systems, are designed to allow either horizontal or vertical screw sets. To download bracket mounting instructions for our spring roller series of shades, click on the image to the left.