Cordless Smooth-Lift Solar Shade - Payless Décor

Cordless Smooth-Lift Solar Shade

Payless Decor's Cordless Smooth-Lift Solar Shades expertly combine form and function. The majority of roller shades are on a spring-lift system that snaps up and spins around when you try to lift your shade. Our Smooth-lift system was designed to lift your shade smoothly, and allows the user to manage the speed with which the shade is raised. Moreover, our 5% openness shades are perfect for rooms with a view as they cut-down the light and glare that enters the windows, but still allows views outside. Restaurants and Starbucks use these expertly because they realize that when having a leisurely conversation, staring into the sun is not entirely enjoyable. Also, because the sunlight is reduced, you can expect your need for air conditioning to be reduced as well.

Due to the smooth-lift system, these shades do not mount to the sides, only to the top for an inside mount or the back for an outside mount. Also, please note that the length may come longer than you need to provide maximum flexibility; however, since it is in a roll, you never have to display the excess.

*Note that the fabric will be 1 3/8" narrower than the tip of the shade so that the shade installs and operates properly. You may want to compensate for this by adding width to your shade on outside mounts. All inside mounted shades will have a light gap of 3/4" on each side.

Production Time: 3-5 business days + 3-5 business days for shipping.

Shipping Rate: FREE

  • Smooth-lift system comes standard
  • 5% openness
  • Green Guard Certified
  • Material: 25% polyester, 75% PVC
  • Colors: White Only
  • All installation hardware and instructions included
Light gap  - on a roller shade the roller/heading is always larger in width than the fabric. Thus, when you order please make sure that the width of the fabric, and the resulting light-gap will be acceptable: 
  • 1 3/8 total light gap for this shade

Depth considerations:

  • minimum depth with small cassette is 1”, flush depth with small cassette is = 2 1/2”

Current Selections

Color: White
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Step 2: Select a Size and Mount

Select Width in inches [min: 19, max: 72]

Select Height in inches [min: 16, max: 96]

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Measuring Instructions
Inside Mount: Provide the measurements of the inside of your window recess. NOT the size you want the blind.
Outside Mount: Take an exact width measurement of where you would like the headrail to cover. Please note that the fabric will be approximately 1 3/8" less than the headrail.

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Average Rating:

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I want more of these solar shades!, Sunday, June 01, 2014

5 Stars
Susan George

So happy I bought this solar shade that I am going to get more just like it! Fits perfectly and installation was a breeze. Does just what I hoped it would by cooling and shading my kitchen. Looks fantastic! I have an old Spanish house and it doesn't look too modern. But, it would look good in a contemporary setting as well. Love not losing my view!

Quick and easy , Sunday, September 30, 2012

4 Stars
Leah C

blinds were easy to install and took just a few minutes. They hide nicely under a valance when not in use.


5 Stars

These sunshades work GREAT! They are super affordable and easy to install. We were quoted almost $500 by a local store for a VERY similar item. We got these for under $200. They were cut to EXACT specifications. They keep our southern facing apartment SO cool. HIGHLY recommend.

Questions & Answers

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What is the depth of the headrail? I only have about 1 inch to work with at the top and less at the sides.


Our solar shade products require a minimum depth of 2 1/4".


Are the shades blackout?


No, they are not. They have a 5% openness factor. They allow light to come in. You may want to check out some of our other solar shade products which offer blackout colors.


Are these blinds the same color on both sides?


Yes! They are the same color on both sides.


I want to use these on french doors and need to know if I could mount above the window "frame" which protrudes about 1/2" from the door facing. Also, how much privacy at night would these provide? Thanks


Yes, the shades are mountable as outside mount on flat surface. However, these shades are not black out shades and therefore do not guarantee privacy at night. We do have cell shades with the black out option available.


I have 3 questions: 1) Do these shades provide complete privacy (not necessarily blackout, just privacy) 2) What material are they made of? 3) What material is on the back (i.e. street-side) of these shades? Thanks for your help! Ilana


1) No...they do not provide total privacy as they have a 5% openness factor. I would recommend you order free samples to see the product material for yourself. Here is a link for free samples: 2. They are made from a polyester blended material. 3. The material is the same color front and back.


My window measures 73.5 in width and 52.75 in height. Why does this not go past 72 inches or would this work for my window?


Our cordless mechanism can only work up to a max width or height of 72 inches. Beyond that the mechanism would not work properly. Sorry, this shade will not work for you window. But, some of our cell shade collections will offer a continuous cord loop control and that will allow you to control the shade with less force and will not leave hanging cords that lower toward the ground. That may be a good option for you to look at. Here is one collection to look at that will offer that feature:

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