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Steve Krantz, Afton, VA

Affordable Clear Vinyl

If you enjoy the sun’s light and warmth but not cold drafts in your outdoor living areas, these 30 Mil Marine Grade Double Polished vinyl shades will make you feel right at home in your outside space, managing widths up to 10′ and heights to 10′ and withstanding breezes up to 15 mph. Chain-operated. Vinyl has UV inhibitors for longer shade life. Rain is usually accompanied by wind over 15 mph; for wind and rain, upgrade to a Baby Grande, Grande, or Fortress Clear Vinyl shade.If you are looking for a shade you can have down while you are not present, upgrade to a heavy duty shade equipped with a wind sensor.

Exposed roll: 10’w x 10’h (120″w x 120″h)

In 4″ Fascia: 10’w x 6’h (120″w x 72″h)

In 4″ housing box: 10’w x 5’h (120″w x 60″h)


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  • Affordable Clear Vinyl Description

    Insulate your outdoor living space with custom manufactured Affordable Clear Vinyl shades. They’re perfect for your patio, porch, deck, gazebo, pergola and lanai, anywhere cold breezes are a problem. Double polished for a glossy finish that won’t stick to itself, they’re also stain and moisture resistant.Hot or cold climate? It’s not a problem. Our vinyl has passed the rigorous 200 hour UV and Weather Test for snow and rain. It can withstand temperatures down to 0 degrees without cracking. Clear vinyl is a flexible and malleable material. It will not be as perfect as a pane of glass.  It can respond to temperature changes and pressure, so can take impressions and have small ripples or marks.

    Combined with safe outdoor heaters, these shades help make otherwise too chilly areas warm and cozy. For use when you are present; if you are looking for a shade you can have down while you are not present, upgrade to a heavy duty shade equipped with a wind sensor.

  • Affordable Clear Vinyl

    Hiding the Roller

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    Extruded Aluminum Housing

    End caps and housing completely powder coated aluminum. Does not rust.








    Fascia front is powder coated aluminum and does not rust. End brackets are powder coated steel, and may rust after several years if exposed to rain, high humidity, or salt air.

    Valance Detail
    Fascia White
    Valance DetailFascia Bronze
    Fascia BlackFascia Black
    Anodized FasciaAnodized Fascia
    Anodized FasciaVanilla Fascia



    Side Rails, Bungees & Cable Systems

    grande_side_chan2 Side Rail Options (must order with housing box) Fabric is NOT inserted into side rail. There is 1/4" gap between the side rail and the fabric.
    grande_housing_colors Housing and Side Rail Color Choices
    Cable Systems Optional Cable Systems
    Optional Bungees

    Lift Systems

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    Rollease clutchOutdoor rated clutches
    Super Clutches Super clutches
    Chain Options Chain Options

  • Affordable Clear Vinyl Construction

    If you've got windy conditions, switch to our Heavy Duty Vinyl Shades
    An outdoor shade should be retracted in windy conditions
    . (More than 10-15 mph.) Shades must be mounted to the underside of a beam/ceiling or to the face of a beam/wall, and cannot be 'end mounted.'

    Our outdoor shades are built to last. Custom manufactured to your exact specifications, all our outdoor shades are triple locked to rust proof rollers with spring loaded clips and then sealed with a weatherproof bonding to protect against the elements.

    Our outdoor shade vinyl is 30 mil marine grade double polished vinyl with UV inhibitors. It has passed the rigorous UV and weather test for snow and rain. It withstands temperatures down to 0 degrees  without cracking.

    1. Brackets are marine grade with a rust proof powder coating. They come in your choice of black or white. For corrosive salt water exposure we recommend upgrading to our Dacromet brackets.
    2. Rollease Exterior rated clutches in matching black or white, have stainless steel internal springs to avoid rust. Super Clutches are included large shades to reduce the effort required to lift heavy shades.
    3. Chains are stainless steel.  Chain lengths are 3/4's of the way down the shade.
    4. Outdoor shades are constructed with a heavy duty aluminum weight bar at the bottom to prevent fraying. This bar comes in white, black, bronze or anodized and is secured to the welded bottom weight pocket. Extruded Aluminum Weight Bars at the bottom of the shade are available in anodized, bronze, black, white and light beige.
    5. Self tapping stainless steel D Rings are included with each shade to tie it down. Also available are optional custom 8" bungee cords. Secure bungee cords to the D Rings as shown in the photo to minimize how much the shades move in windy conditions. We can custom manufacturer bungee cords to the length you need.
    6. An optional cable system on each side of the shade helps stabilize the shade movement in windy conditions and can also serve as a tie down for motorized shades.
    7. Optional Side Rails are offered in 7 colors. Side Rails are 2" wide and 3/4" deep. 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. Side rails require a level, even mounting surface (not more than 1/4" shim is acceptable) and the purchase of the aluminum housing.
    8. Optional Housings: Powder coated extruded aluminum housings available in 7 matching colors. To hide and protect the roll (especially when motorizing.) 4" x 4". Housing mounts either to the face of a beam or the underside of a beam. Shades over 84" tall will not fit in a 4" box. You must upgrade to a Grande shade in a 5 1/2" aluminum housing.
    9. L shaped fascias are available to hide the front of the roller. Fascias can be side mounted. Some light can come through these as they are not a sealed box.
    10. You will need to supply your own lag bolts for mounting your shades.
    11. 30 mil Clear Vinyl comes on a 54” wide roll. This means that shades that have vinyl wider than 54” and taller than 51” will have  horizontal sonically welded, structurally stable  seams that will not come apart.  Vinyl can expand and contract up to 2% which will result in the dimensions slightly changing with temperature fluctuations. Some ripples or waves in the vinyl may occur. These usually flatten out with warmer temperatures. Call for more information.
    12. Fabric Deductions

    A reverse roll to hide the roller is offered at no charge.


  • Affordable Clear Vinyl

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    Product Description

    Resistance to the Elements: Our vinyl has passed the rigorous 200 hour UV and Weather Test for snow and rain. It can withstand temperatures down to 0 degrees without cracking.

    30 mil Clear Vinyl comes on a 54" wide roll. This means that shades that have vinyl wider than 54" and taller than 51" will have horizontal sonically welded seams. Call for more information.

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    Q: What is the depth required?
    Depth required for a flush mount depends on a combination of width, height, material ordered, lift system, and headrail option. Contact us for specific information about your particular order. General guidelines:

    • Exposed Roll: Smallest shades require 2 3/8" (most shades under 84" wide) while wider and taller ones can take up to 3 3/8" or 3 7/8".
    • Fascia: Either 3" or 4". Most shades under 84” wide take 3”, while all shades over 84" take 4".
    • Housing box: All shades take 4” housing box, unless they are either wider than 120" and taller than 84", in which case you need to upgrade to a Grande Shade in a 5 1/2" housing box.

    Q: What is the fabric width?
    Fabric width varies depending on lift system and headrail option. Contact us for specific information about your particular order.Bottom bar and end caps extend 1/4--5/16" wider than the actual cloth. General Guidelines:

    • Exposed Roll or Fascia : Fabric is 1 3/8" narrower than the tips of the roller. Gap is larger on the chain side than the idler end. Gap is the same on each side for motorized shades.
    • 4" Housing box: Fabric is 2" narrower than the end caps of the box. Gap is the same on each side.
    • 4" Housing and 2" Side Channels: Fabric is 4 1/4" narrower than the end caps of the box. There is a 1/8"-1/4" gap between the fabric itself and the channel.

    Q: The material on my shade is rolling up crooked. What causes this and how do I fix it?
    This is usually caused by the installation not being level; the shade will roll towards the higher side. It must be corrected immediately or the shade material, telescoping over the end, will rub the shade brackets and get damaged. Best solution is to remount the brackets so the shade will be level.

    Operate the shade slowly to be sure the roll is correct; stop at once if the material runs to one side.