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Habitat Screens FAQ

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 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.

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

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 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.