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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.

1) What is the difference between Talius Habitat Clear screens and regular Talius Habitat screens?

Talius regular Habitat Screens are designed to block the sun. Habitat Clear will help regulate thermal comfort in cool months by trapping warm air in, but in summer, they will not block the heat from the sun. They are excellent for blocking wind, rain, dust, snow, to name a few. The guide rails, panel box and screen create a completely enclosed system so they too will keep insects out.

2) What are Habitat Clear screens most commonly used for?

Habitat Clear are fabulous for commercial and residential patio enclosures, reception halls, pool enclosures, or anywhere you simply want to expand your useable space.

3) Why choose a Habitat Clear screens instead of other Talius screen options?

Choose Habitat Clear when you want to block weather only and not the sun. Habitat Clear screens do block

UV and will protect against harmful UV exposure.

4) Are Habitat Clear Screens difficult to care for?

Habitat Clear screens do require a little extra care to preserve the clear visibility of the clear vinyl. Dirt and debris can easily scratch the surface or cause dimpling if not removed before retracting. It is also not recommended to retract the curtain when wet. Talius recommends using a soft cloth to wipe away moisture or dirt and debris.

5) Can Habitat Clear screens be operated through my home automation system?

Yes, they can be integrated into home automation systems and operated remotely from a smart device.

1) What is the difference between Talius Habitat Plus screens and regular Talius Habitat screens?

Talius regular Habitat Screens are designed to block the sun, keep insects out and save money on cooling energy costs. The guide rails, panel box and screen create a completely enclosed system. Talius Habitat Plus screens feature a stainless-steel cable guide system instead to guide the screen up and down. The Habitat Plus system also features an extruded vs roll-formed overhead panel box and bottom bar. Like our other Habitat Screens, Habitat Plus screens will block the sun and save you money on heating and cooling however they will not prevent insects from entering the environment.

2) What are Habitat Plus screens most commonly used for?

Habitat Plus screens can be mounted just about anywhere so the sky is the limit. The most common use for all Habitat Screens is to maximize thermal comfort inside your home or out on your patio.

3) Why choose a Habitat Plus screen instead of other Talius screen options?

Choose Habitat Plus screens when a fully enclosed system is not feasible or desired. Habitat Plus screens are ideal for mid to high-rise applications due to their ease of installation.

4) Is there a variety of screen fabric choices and colours to choose from?

Yes, Talius has 5 different fabrics to choose from each with a variety of colour options. Depending on your needs we offer fabrics that block between 55 and 99% of the sun.

5) How are Habitat Plus screen operated?

Habitat Plus screens are operated by motorized control. If manual control is preferred, please choose a standard Talius Habitat Screen.

6) Can Habitat Plus screens be operated through my home automation system?

Yes, they can be integrated into home automation systems and operated remotely from a smart device.

1) What are Safe View rollshutters made of?

Safe View rollshutters are made of high-quality aluminum and stainless-steel components making them more resistant to corrosion, rain, and fluctuations in temperature than rollshutters made of steel. Extruded aluminum profiles and guide rails provide a durable security solution while allowing between 29 and 42% light transmission for 24 hour see-through security. The roll-formed aluminum overhead panel box houses a rolling carriage assembly that glides forward and backward to ensure smooth operation.

2) What are Safe View rollshutters most commonly used for?

With see-through profiles, Safe View rollshutters allow store owners to showcase products 24 hours a day without compromising security. They are perfect for shopping centres, jewellery stores, supermarkets and commercial storefronts. They are also ideal for in-store counter enclosures, cigarette and gun cabinets, pharmacy counters and the like.

3) How are Safe View rollshutters operated?

Operated by motorized control, they are easily deployed or retracted with a simple click of a button. They can also be integrated with building automation systems and can be operated remotely with a smart device. Manual control options are also available.

4) Can Safe View rollshutters be painted to match my décor?

Safe View rollshutter profiles are only available in Silver and they cannot be custom painted because of the openings in the profile.

5) Are Safe View rollshutters as secure as other Talius security rollshutters?

Yes, all Talius rollshutters including Safe View rollshutters, provide a strong barrier against break-in attempts.

6) What is the advantage to choosing Safe View rollshutters over other rollshutter options?

Choose traditional rollshutters if you are looking for many solutions in one. However, if you only want to showcase products during closure hours while ensuring your products remain safe and secure, choose Talius Safe View rollshutters.