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Our Shade Products
THE GRANDE SOLAR SHADESTM FOR OUTDOOR USE Span Large Widths up to 20 Feet, Heights up to 16 Feet
Extra Heavy Duty Construction, Durability, Strength and Style
Manual Crank and Gear or Somfy Motor Control
CAN WITHSTAND UP TO 35 MPH WINDS
5 Year Warranty
Choice of Solar Shade or Total Privacy Light Blocking Fabrics PRICING
Spans widths up to 20 feet and heights up to 16 feet.
The Grande Solar Shades
TMfor heavy duty outdoor use are the ultimate in strength and durability because they are constructed to accommodate such oversized dimensions. Made to exacting standards with components that will not rust, corrode or mold they ride up and down on extra heavy duty stainless steel cable guides that allow the shade to be positioned at any desired height without the need for tie downs.
Custom manufactured to your exact specifications, these large heavy duty outdoor transparent shades cut heat, glare and fading of outdoor furnishings, turning patios, decks, porches, pergolas, lanais and gazebos into comfortable living spaces. Their mesh fabrics allow air to pass through for ventilation.
They provide daytime privacy with full vision out. Outdoor shades with tighter weaves extend the summer by protecting outside areas from cold breezes and also provide shelter for plants. All fabrics contain Microban, a biocide to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Add a safe heater and stay nice and cozy.
We can also use our Premium Soltis Light Blocking/Total Privacy Fabrics with this heavy duty construction. These fabrics are highly resistant to various weather conditions and can support temperatures ranging from a frigid minus 86¼F to raging hot 158¼F. Soltis will not stretch or lose its shape under heavy loads. Exterior facing colors are in beige, brown and white, interior is gray. The quality of polymers used in the manufacture of these materials ensures high color-fastness. Dirt does not stick to them due to their smooth and even surface structure.
Motorized 3% openness fabric in Tobacco with dark brown housing and cable system.
Video courtesy of Mike Mitchell-Testimonial
Fabric is secured to the heavy duty roller with sturdy splines and sealed on the ends to prevent sliding.
Bottom weight bar is chrome plated stainless steel with an internal steel rebar for extra strength sealed inside a sonically welded pocket. This bar has hardened stainless steel eyelets on each end that allow it to ride up and down on cables.
Cable Guide System, standard with every outdoor shade, is constructed of reinforced stainless steel aircraft cable with a UV coating. This holds the shade in place without the need of tie down loops and is the preferred method against the wind. Cables come 2 feet longer than the shade height you order. Let us know if you need them longer. Cable system should be mounted to the concrete floor with provided tie wire drives (Cable Anchors). If you choose to mount to a wall or wood floor we recommend our Premium Unbendable Cable Wall L Bracket.
Cable bottom has turnbuckle to maintain cable tension. Shades can be lowered to 6" from the floor. The turnbuckles can also be mounted to the top if you want full coverage to the floor. The shade will not go up the last 6".
2" wide Side Railsinstead of the cable systemare available in 6 colors that match the head boxes. Maximum dimensions for Side Rails are 180" wide x 192" high. Side rails lock down the bottom bar of the shade only. There is a 1/4" gap between the side of the fabric and the beginning of the side rails so the fabric will not blow out. Shade will extend all the way down. Side rails require a level, even mounting surface (not more than 1/4" shim is acceptable) and the purchase of the aluminum housing.
A third alternative to tie the shades down is the Bungee Cord System but this is the least effective against the wind. Our bungee cords have solid breech snaps. We can customize sizes. The Cable Guide System is the preferred and sturdiest for windy conditions.
Optional: powder coated 5 1/2" roll formed aluminum housing to hide rollers available in 6 colors (recommended for motorized shades for additional rain proofing).
Extra wide reinforced fabrics have welded edges. All fabrics contain Microban, a biocide to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.
Fabric Options: Standard Suntex 10% Openness in 5 colors which reduces 90% of the suns thermal energy or upgrade to either a 3% or5% Openness for greater glare and heat protection. These fabrics include Microban antimicrobial additives which inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing mold and mildew. For day and night privacy or extreme temperatures -86F to 158F choose Soltis Light Blocking Colors.
SHIPMENTS DO NOT INCLUDE MOUNTING SCREWS or BOLTS.
An outdoor shade can be motorized using using Somfy Atlus 110v Motors with Radio Remotes. Order either a single or multichannel pre-programmed remote control, single or multi channel. Motorized shades are ready to plug into a grounded outlet or they can be hardwired to a junction box. To hardwire to a junction box, install a shut off switch for each motor or disconnect each motor from the power source to program. Pricing for motorization and remotes is below.
All remotes are pre-programmed at the factory. Each channel is set to a corresponding shade, you merely need to set the limit stops of the shade.
Perfect for residential and commercial use. The Grande Solar ShadesTM, shown here in Suntex 10% openness dark brown fabric with 5 1/2" dark brown housing hide rollers, motorized with sturdy cable guide system. Enjoy full vision out, stop the glare and heat.