Supply and Installation of Custom Shading Systems

Brading is a "full service" window coverings company with specification, professional measuring, electrical wiring and installation assistance. We prefer to take the job "from start to finish" to ensure a perfect end result. Our installation team has decades of experience working with virtually every window coverings product available in the marketplace.

Shading Systems Design, Consultation and Problem Resolution

Modern window designs can be very challenging when it comes to designing appropriate shading solutions. Brading shading systems consultants have the engineering expertise, product knowledge, installation experience, and access to the breadth of products needed to solve the most challenging design application. Brading’s expertise and focus within the industry is to provide custom shading solutions for difficult or awkward glazing applications. From skylights and solariums to arch and trapezoidal windows to extra wide or long glazing, Brading has multiple solutions for each application.

Energy Conservation Consultation

Properly designed shading systems can greatly reduce summer heat gain and winter heat loss. Brading specializes in designing energy efficient shading system solutions. High performance cellular and quilted shades will greatly reduce winter heat loss. See through "mesh type" sunscreen fabrics reflect summer radiant heat gain while allowing full visibility to the outside. The keys to achieving high energy efficiency are proper design, product selection, accurate fitting measurements and correct installation.

Integrating Motorized Shading Systems with Home Automation Systems

Brading has the engineering capability to supply and install custom designed motorized shading systems that will integrate flawlessly with any home automation system. We have worked with virtually every major home automation company in Southern Ontario. Full integration with "HA" systems such as Lutron, Vantage, Crestron, Eagis and AMX can be accomplished with any motorized window covering. From basic battery operated to 24 volt DC mechanisms to seamless 120 volt AC motorized solutions, we have the expertise and electronics to interface any motor to any automation network.

Custom programming of PLC's (programmable logic controls)

Advanced motorized shading installations have the capability of controlling the operation of the motorized shades in groups or separately. That is highly dependent on the sophistication of the control mechanism and the technical expertise to install it properly. Several high quality "group controllers" are available to interface motorized shades with Home Automation (HA) Systems. Brading has worked with numerous "third party" suppliers of these controls. Some work well in one application but are found to be problematic or "weak" in others. The problem is usually due to "conflicting logic" within the group controller and how it "talks" to the home automation system. Sometimes it is difficult to "deactivate" the logic in specific shade controllers. Our solution is to program a special group controller called a programmable logic controller or "PLC" for short. Omron "Zen" PLC’s are custom programmed by Brading to provide 100% compatibility with any HA System. Omron PLC’s are fully flexible and expandable to work with all networks.


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Brading Specialty Shades is the leading provider of high end specialty shades to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Southern Ontario. Our shading solutions include roller shades, folding shades, vertical sheers, drapery tracks, horizontal sheers, cellular shades, blinds, shutters, skylight shades, sunroom shades, exterior shades, and home automation. Our suppliers include Lutron Shading, Silent Gliss, Hunter Douglas, Elarashade, Solarashade, Solara Sky, Window Quilt, Aristocrat Awnings, Somfy, Omron, and Pentagon.