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Independent Testing Verfies ComforTrack Effectiveness.

Independent testing completed by the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) concluded that the ComforTrack delivers significant energy savings performance. Click here to review the complete CARB report.

Who is CARB? CARB, the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, is one of six research teams working through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program to evaluate residential energy technologies; the ultimate goal is cost-effective “zero energy” homes.

CARB set out to investigate the thermal benefits of insulating cellular window shades in cold climates and their report concluded:

  • ComforTrack significantly reduces air flow and heat loss around windows.
  • In all windows tested, the calculated, effective R-Values of the window shades with ComforTrack sidetracks were 2.5 to 3 TIMES higher than for the same shades without sidetracks!
  • CARB test results showed R-Values greater than 7.0 for the ComforTrack System including Symphony Blackout fabric installed over a vinyl framed double pane windows.

If limiting heat loss is important to your customers when selecting window treatments, CARB recommends side track devices or systems like ComforTrack.

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STANDARD CELLULAR SHADE WITHOUT SIDETRACKS - Side gaps between a standard cellular shade and window frame results in an energy loss. Cool air from between the shade and window leaks into the room while warm air escapes. COMFORTRACK - Use ComforTrack Energy Saving Sidetrack Insulation System to seal all the gaps between the fabric edge and window frame, stopping cold air from leaking in.


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