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SECTION 12 24 13
ROLLER SHADES
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** MechoShade Systems, Inc.; interior manually-operated and electrically-operated roller shades and control systems.
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This section is based on the products of MechoShade Systems, Inc., which is located at:


42-03 35th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (718)729-2020
Fax: (718) 729-2941
Email : request info
www.mechoshade.com


Energy-conserving MechoShade's and ElectroShade's work in harmony with the dynamic use of glass to improve interior environments with optimum solar protection, greater use of natural light, energy savings and those vitally important outdoor views so beneficial to human personal well-being and productivity.
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MechoShade Systems offers an integrated system of visually transparent and room darkening roller shades that provide optimum solar protection with the functionality and design esthetics architects and designers worldwide desire. Whether you need a manual chain-driven shade for a typical window, a motorized mid-window alignment system for a curtain wall, a multi-zone shading control system for an entire office, or a computerized solar tracking system for the entire building, MechoShade is the shade of choice for windows, skylights, greenhouses and atriums.


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  1. GENERAL

    1. RELATED SECTIONS

** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.

      1. Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry: Wood blocking and grounds for mounting roller shades and accessories.

      2. Section 09 21 16 - Gypsum Board Assemblies: Coordination with gypsum board assemblies for installation of shade pockets, closures and related accessories.

      3. Section 09 51 00 - Acoustical Ceilings: Coordination with acoustical ceiling systems for installation of shade pockets, closures and related accessories.

      4. Division 16 - Electrical: Electric service for motor controls.

    1. REFERENCES

** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.

      1. ASTM G 21 - Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi.

      2. NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code.

      3. NFPA 701 - Fire Tests for Flame-Resistant Textiles and Films.

    1. SUBMITTALS

      1. Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00.

      2. [ Product Data ]: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:

        1. Preparation instructions and recommendations.

        2. Styles, material descriptions, dimensions of individual components, profiles, features, finishes and operating instructions.

        3. Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.

        4. Mounting details and installation methods.

** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete paragraph below for projects without complex requirements for window treatment and rely on submission of window treatment schedule specified following.

      1. Shop Drawings: Plans, elevations, sections, product details, installation details, operational clearances, wiring diagrams and relationship to adjacent work.

** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Manufacturer recommends retaining paragraph below to reduce preparation time for shop drawings.

        1. Prepare shop drawings on Autocad or Microstation format using base sheets provided electronically by the Architect.

      1. Window Treatment Schedule: For all roller shades. Use same room designations as indicated on the Drawings and include opening sizes and key to typical mounting details.

** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors and shadecloth have already been selected.

      1. Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, one set of shade cloth options and aluminum finish color samples representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.

      2. Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, one complete set of shade components, unassembled, demonstrating compliance with specified requirements. Shadecloth sample and aluminum finish sample as selected. Mark face of material to indicate interior faces.

      3. Maintenance Data: Methods for maintaining roller shades, precautions regarding cleaning materials and methods, instructions for operating hardware and controls.

    1. QUALITY ASSURANCE

      1. Manufacturer Qualifications: Obtain roller shades through one source from a single manufacturer with a minimum of twenty years experience in manufacturing products comparable to those specified in this section.

      2. Installer Qualifications: Installer trained and certified by the manufacturer with a minimum of ten years experience in installing products comparable to those specified in this section.

      3. Fire-Test-Response Characteristics: Passes NFPA 701 small and large-scale vertical burn. Materials tested shall be identical to products proposed for use.

      4. Electrical Components: NFPA Article 100 listed and labeled by either UL or ETL or other testing agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction, marked for intended use, and tested as a system. Individual testing of components will not be acceptable in lieu of system testing.

      5. Anti-Microbial Characteristics: 'No Growth' per ASTM G 21 results for fungi ATCC9642, ATCC 9644, ATCC9645.

** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.

      1. Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up (manual shades only) of one roller shade assembly for evaluation of mounting, appearance and accessories.

        1. Locate mock-up in window designated by Architect.

        2. Do not proceed with remaining work until, mock-up is accepted by Architect.

    1. DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

      1. Deliver shades in factory-labeled packages, marked with manufacturer and product name, fire-test-response characteristics, and location of installation using same room designations indicated on Drawings and in the Window Treatment Schedule.

    2. PROJECT CONDITIONS

      1. Environmental Limitations: Install roller shades after finish work including painting is complete and ambient temperature and humidity conditions are maintained at the levels indicated for Project when occupied for its intended use.

    3. WARRANTY

      1. Roller Shade Hardware and Chain Warranty: Manufacturer's standard non-depreciating twenty-five year limited warranty.

      2. Roller Shade Installation: One year from date of Substantial Completion, not including scaffolding, lifts or other means to reach inaccessible areas.

  1. PRODUCTS

    1. MANUFACTURERS

      1. Acceptable Manufacturer: MechoShade Systems, Inc., which is located at: 42-03 35th St.; Long Island City, NY 11101; Tel: 718-729-2020; Fax: 718-729-2941; Email: angela.gratereaux@mechoshade.com; Web: www.mechoshade.com

** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete two of the following three paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions. If products with plastic components or products with lesser performance are acceptable, also consider specifying light-commercial grade MechoShade Suburban/2 line and reduce warranty provisions.

      1. Substitutions: Not permitted.

      2. Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00.

      3. Alternates: The following products and manufacturers may be bid as an alternate product in accordance with Section 01 23 00 - Alternates. Any pricing for alternate products shall be listed separately from the base bid specified product. Any alternate pricing must include line-by-line compliance or non-compliance with the specifications. If the alternate product is acceptable to the Architect, the specified manufacturer will be given the opportunity to provide an equivalent proposal.

        1. Suburban/2 Shade System by MechoShade Systems, Inc.

        2. ((List other manufacturer or product here.))

    1. SHADE BAND

      1. Shade Bands: Construction of shade band includes the fabric, the hem weight, hem-pocket, shade roller tube, and the attachment of the shade band to the roller tube. Sewn hems and open hem pockets are not acceptable.

        1. Hem Pockets and Hem Weights: Fabric hem pocket with RF-welded seams (including welded ends) and concealed hem weights. Hem weights shall be of appropriate size and weight for shade band. Hem weight shall be continuous inside a sealed hem pocket. Hem pocket construction and hem weights shall be similar, for all shades within one room.

        2. Shade Band and Shade Roller Attachment:

          1. Use extruded aluminum shade roller tube of a diameter and wall thickness required to support shade fabric without excessive deflection. Roller tubes less than 1.55 inch (39.37 mm) in diameter for manual shades, and less than 2.55 inches (64.77 mm) for motorize shades are not acceptable.

          2. Provide for positive mechanical engagement with drive / brake mechanism.

          3. Provide for positive mechanical attachment of shade band to roller tube; shade band shall be made removable / replaceable with a "snap-on" "snap-off" spline mounting, without having to remove shade roller from shade brackets.

          4. Mounting spline shall not require use of adhesives, adhesive tapes, staples, and/or rivets.

          5. Any method of attaching shade band to roller tube that requires the use of: adhesive, adhesive tapes, staples, and/or rivets are not acceptable.

    2. SHADE FABRICATI0N

      1. Fabricate units to completely fill existing openings from head to sill and jamb-to-jamb, unless specifically indicated otherwise.

** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Manufacturer states that batten design and its use is similar to requirements from the sailing industry. Other manufacturers may indicate that they do not require the batten design, when in fact they do in order to provide a product that will last to meet the minimum warranty requirements in this Section.

      1. Provide battens in standard shades as required to assure proper tracking and uniform rolling of the shadebands. Contractor shall be responsible for assuring the width-to-height (W:H) ratios shall not exceed manufacturer's standards or, in absence of such standards, shall be responsible for establishing appropriate standards to assure proper tracking and rolling of the shadecloth within specified standards. Battens shall be roll-formed stainless steel or tempered steel, as required.

      2. For railroaded shadebands, provide seams in railroaded multi-width shadebands as required to meet size requirements and in accordance with seam alignment as acceptable to Architect. Seams shall be properly located. Furnish battens in place of plain seams when the width, height, or weight of the shade exceeds manufacturer's standards. In absence of such standards, assure proper use of seams or battens as required to, and assure the proper tracking of the railroaded multi-width shadebands.

      3. Provide battens for railroaded shades when width-to-height (W:H) ratios meet or exceed manufacturer's standards. In absence of manufacturer's standards, be responsible for proper use and placement of battens to assure proper tracking and roll of shadebands.

    1. COMPONENTS

      1. Access and Material Requirements:

        1. Provide shade hardware allowing for the removal of shade roller tube from brackets without removing hardware from opening and without requiring end or center supports to be removed.

        2. Provide shade hardware that allows for removal and re-mounting of the shade bands without having to remove the shade tube, drive or operating support brackets.

        3. Use only Delrin engineered plastics by DuPont for all plastic components of shade hardware. Styrene based plastics, and /or polyester, or reinforced polyester will not be acceptable.

  1. EXECUTION

    1. EXAMINATION

      1. Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.

      2. If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.

    2. PREPARATION

      1. Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.

      2. Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.

    3. INSTALLATION

      1. Install roller shades level, plumb, square, and true according to manufacturer's written instructions, and located so shade band is not closer than 2 inches (50 mm) to interior face of glass. Allow proper clearances for window operation hardware.

      2. Adjust and balance roller shades to operate smoothly, easily, safely, and free from binding or malfunction throughout entire operational range.

      3. Clean roller shade surfaces after installation, according to manufacturer's written instructions.

      4. Engage Installer to train Owner's maintenance personnel to adjust, operate and maintain roller shade systems.

    4. PROTECTION

      1. Protect installed products until completion of project.

      2. Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.


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