If you enjoy the sun’s light and warmth but not the cold breezes 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 winds up to 15 mph. Chain-operated or motorized.
10′w x 10′h exposed roll; up to 10′w x 6′h in 4″ fascia; up to 10′w x 5′h in 4″ housing box.
Manual or Motorized
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.
Combined with safe outdoor heaters, these shades help make otherwise too chilly areas warm and cozy. Also great for outdoor cafes and restaurants. Protect your expensive plants from the cold and allow them to thrive in the full sun.
Outdoor shades are motorized with Somfy Radio Motors, and your choice of 1, 5, or 16 channel remotes, hand held or wall mounted. Factory programs remotes to the motors and you merely set the limit stops.
Automate your shades for convenience by using a Timer, or safeguard your shades from damage by using a Sun and Wind Sensor so they will retract automatically when the wind rating has been reached.
Motors plug into grounded outlets. You may hardwire them but must install a shut off switch for each motor so you can disconnect each motor from power separately should you ever need to reprogram.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Chains are stainless steel. Chain lengths are 3/4's of the way down the shade.
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.
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.
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.
Optional Side Rails are offered in 6 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.
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. General Guidelines:
Exposed Roll or Fascia, Chain or Motor : 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, Chain or Motor: Fabric is 1 3/4" narrower than the end caps of the box. Gap is the same on each side.
4" Housing and 2" Side Channels, Chain or Motor: Fabric is 4 1/2" narrower than the end caps of the box. There is 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.
Outdoor Shade Warranty
North Solar Screen, LLC warranties all Outdoor Shades against any defects in workmanship or failures in operation while in normal, recommended uses for a period of 5 (five) years from date of sale provided that the product was installed properly and in accordance with the installation instructions.
What Is Covered:
Assembled products as well as individual components of the product including hardware, fabric and any defects originating from the production process. The terms of this warranty apply to the original purchaser of products are non-transferable.
What Is Not Covered:
Damage caused by weather, such as wind or environmental conditions beyond what products are designed to withstand in normal use.
Damage or failure due to improper or unusual installations, including changes to the installation made by the homeowner.
Damage or failure due to improper use and operation.
Normal wear and tear.
Any Installer Fees. North Solar Screen, LLC will not assume responsibility for any labor installation problems whether measuring or installing, including NBI. We do not employ installers.
This limited warranty does not cover transportation costs of a defective product to and from the factory, costs of removal, re-measure or reinstallation of the product or any incidental or consequential damages. Motor failure is a very rare occurrence. Defective motors must be returned to the factory to be diagnosed by the manufacturer and a credit issued. If motors fail within 60 days of receipt, the factory will do an even exchange and there will be no shipping charges to and from the factory for the old and new motors. After 60 days there will be a $40.00 charge to cover all transportation costs. A shipping label will be inside the box of the replacement motor. If the factory does not receive back the old motor you will be charged for the new one. If a shade purchased through North Solar Screen, LLC is found to be defective in materials or workmanship, we will, at our discretion, repair replace or refund the cost of a product which fails to conform to this limited warranty. North Solar Screen’s warranty does not cover any installer fees. In no event will North Solar Screen, LLC be liable for incidental or consequential damages or for any other damage, loss of expense, cost or fee associated with such damage.
Please notify North Solar Screen, LLC at the time of order if you have a preferred shipping carrier. It is imperative that you open all shipments upon delivery while in the presence of the delivery person(s) and inspect the product for damage. If damages are concealed, it is very important that claims are filled immediately. North Solar Screen, LLC will not be responsible for claims that cannot be collected due to non-reporting of damages in time.
This vinyl has a special coating and must be cleaned as follows so as not to remove or damage it. Flush thoroughly to cool the surface and rinse away environmental abrasives. Wash with IMAR Yacht Soap Concentrate or other equally gentle and high quality soap. Do not use Simple Green, Orpine or any other harsh cleaner, they will dull the surface. Apply the soapy water to the clear vinyl section of the shade with soft cotton cloths or a special purpose washing mitt. Thoroughly rinse the soapy solution with fresh water and completely dry. After washing apply IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish sparingly with small, light circular motions using a soft cloth. Allow the polish to dry and then remove with a clean, soft cloth. Finally, lightly buff to a sparkling shine. For routine maintenance between polishing, use IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner. Insure the clear vinyl panels are free of abrasives. Very lightly mist a soft cotton cloth. Lightly and briskly rub a manageable sized area and then lightly buff dry with another clean cloth.
“Easy to install, easy to use, we’re warmer!
The clear vinyl shades did the trick!”
Thanks so much!
Steve Krantz – Afton, VA
“I have had the occasion to do business with literally hundreds of companies both big & small. It’s been a rare occasion when one company stands high above the others in the quality and durability of their product and their customer service matches their product. Honesty, honorable, loyal, trustworthy, capable and yes, caring, are words most business’s know little or nothing about.”
Ronald Rosen MD – Atlanta, GA
“Thank you for your great product, North Solar Screen. These work great for our chilly Arizona nights. My plants are also thriving with them. They’re very well made.”