Heavy Duty Outdoor Clear Vinyl Shades –
Perfect for restaurants
Baby Grande Clear Vinyl Shades are made with the same heavy duty construction as the Grande shades but because they are designed for smaller areas they are less expensive. For larger areas and colder weather, our heavy duty insulating vinyl shades have passed rigorous tests for rain and snow, with winds up to 35 mph and temperatures down to 0 degrees. When the temperature drops, just add a safe heater and extend your outdoor-living season. Made of is 30 Mil Marine Grade Double Polished Vinyl with UV inhibitors for longer shade life.
14′w x 12′h (168″w x 144″h) exposed roll only
The Baby Grande Shades™ for 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 specifications,you will enjoy the sun’s light and warmth but not the cold breezes in your outdoor living areas.
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.
Custom Manufactured up to 14′ wide x 12′ high. Exposed roll only. If you want a housing box, look at our Grande Clear Vinyl Shades.For crank operated shades, one hand brace provided PER ORDER.
Exposed roll only. If you want a housing box, look at our Grande Clear Vinyl Shades. Motorize exposed roll shades only if you are installing the shade in a completely weatherproof 'pocket' and you can be sure no water will get into the motor.
Outdoor shades are motorized with Somfy RTS Motors. The factory programs the remotes to the motors and you merely set the limit stops. Instructions for programming limit stops is found on the Installation/videos tab. Motors can be ordered on the left or the right, and come with a 6′ power cord. 12′, 18′, and 24′ power cords are available.
Motors plug into grounded outlets. You may hard wire 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.
Motors are 120V and draw 1.1 to 1.6 amps depending on the size of the shade you order. Most run at 38 rpm, but larger motors used for larger shades or Fortess shades run at 20 rpm. If you have different sized shades, they may run at different speeds. You may upgrade to larger, slower motors to make them run the same.
Outdoor shades with motors are best ordered with housing boxes to prevent water from getting into the motor. Make sure you create a drip loop to keep water from running down the cord into the motor head. (This means you run the power cord down from the motor and then up to the outlet so the water will drip off the bottom of the cord and can’t run up the cord.) Operating temperature range for motors is 14 degrees F to 104 degrees F (-10 degrees C to 40 degrees C.) If you are installing your shade in a completely weather tight pocket, you may order a motorized shade with exposed roll brackets. Call for pricing.
Remotes are all wireless. See Motor Accessories for information on various remotes and sensors for controlling your shades.
Baby Grande Clear Vinyl Heavy Duty Construction
An outdoor shade should be retracted in windy conditions. (More than 35 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.'
Rollers: Are 2 3/4" in diameter to prevent sagging of shades even 14' wide.
Splines: Fabric is secured to the roller with a sturdy spline that runs the full width of the shade. The ends are sealed to prevent the fabric from sliding.
Components: Are all made of materials that are corrosion resistant (powder coated aluminum, powder coated steel, stainless steel, or galvanized steel.)
Weight bar: Chrome plated stainless steel tube 7/8" in diameter with hardened steel eyelets run up and down the steel aircraft cable. This holds the shade in place without the need for tie down loops and is the preferred method of securing the shade in the wind. Cables come 2' 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.)
Turnbuckle: Tensions the steel aircraft cable. Shade can be lowered to 6” from the floor, or mount them at the top if you want full coverage to the floor (in which case the shade will not go up the last 6".) (When fully retracted, there will be 2" of shade fabric/weight bar that will still hang below the bracket.)
Premium L Bracket: Replaces the turnbuckle if you need to mount the cable to the wall or post. Allows the shade to come down within 1 1/2" of the floor. (When fully retracted, there will be 2" of shade fabric/weight bar that will still hang below the bracket.)
Cables are 1/8" thick commercial grade with a breaking strength of 2000 lbs, galvanized aircraft cable (type7X19). Stainless steel cables can be ordered for an extra charge.
Bungee System: Alternative system for tying down shades. Custom bungies with solid breech straps. Least effective against wind and not recommended with motorized shades.
Crank Brackets: 'Exposed Roll' shades (with no housing) mount on sturdy brackets. Hardware is available in White, Dark Brown, or Desert Sand. Choice of crank gear side. Foot print of bracket is 2 ½" x 4". Shade bracket protrudes out from wall approximately 4".
Hand Brace: Each crank operated shade ORDER comes with ONE free properly sized hand brace. Move the hand brace from shade to shade to operate them.
Comes in your choice of 3 colors. Available in 48", 60", 72", 84" and 97" long, you may order extras for convenience.
You will need to supply your own lag bolts for mounting your shades.
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.
Baby Grande Clear Vinyl Heavy-Duty
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Depth required for a flush mount depends on the headrail option chosen
Exposed Roll, crank or motor: 4"
Housing box, crank or motor: Not available as a Baby Grande shade. Upgrade to Grande Clear Vinyl.
Q: What is the fabric width?
Fabric width varies depending on lift system and headrail option.
Exposed Roll, crank: Fabric is 3 1/2" narrower than the brackets. Gap on Crank side is 2", gap on idler end is 1 1/2".
Exposed Roll, Motor: Fabric is 3" narrower than brackets. The gap is the same size on each side.
Housing box, crank: Fabric is 3 3/4" narrower than the housing box. There is a 2 1/4" gap on the crank side, and a 1 1/2" gap on the idler end.
Housing box, motor: The fabric is 3" narrower than the housing box. The gap is the same size on each side.
Housing box, side channels, crank or motor: Fabric is 4 1/2" narrower than the housing box. There is a 1/8"--1/4" gap between the side channel and the fabric on each side.
Q: Will Solar Shades save me money?
Exterior Solar Shades are the best defense against the heat. They started in Europe as a way to keep buildings cool. Because they absorb the solar radiation before it passes through and needs to be reflected out, they keep the interior much cooler. Darker colors on the exterior absorb more light and are therefore 10% more effective than light colors against the heat.
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.
Damages in shipping:
When you receive your shipment, if there is any sign of damage to the outer packaging, you MUST notate that there was such damage on the bill of lading when you sign it and send us photos of the damaged packages and shade products. If you do not, we will NOT be able to replace parts or shades that are damaged. We can ONLY REPLACE, we CANNOT REFUND for damaged shipments. We are constrained by the freight companies’ policies in this matter. Do not schedule your installer to come until you are sure your shipment is fine. We do NOT cover installer’s fees for return visits necessary to adjust installations because of missing or damaged parts.
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, or replacing defective parts, 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 $50.00 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. We reserve the right to request specific pictures/videos detailing the problem to send to our factory for inspection and final decision. We may require you to speak to factory personnel for assistance troubleshooting to determine what parts need replacing or if the product needs to be remade. North Solar Screen’s warranty does not cover any installer fees, including those associated with re-installation or in warranty parts replacement. 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.
“I am very pleased with my Baby Grande Shades. They were well packaged and the
Installation videos were thorough. The shades themselves are excellent in finish and fit.
The finished product is exactly what we talked about and designed. Thank you for all your help and thoroughness in the ordering. I will certainly recommend you to others.”
Christopher Case – Tulsa, OK
“The installation went smoothly. I very much like the way the shades operate. I am very pleased as we continue to accommodate customers on our restaurant patio. The assistance I received during the whole process was invaluable.”
Roubin Keshguerian – Geensboro, NC
Just wanted to let you know we received and installed our solar screen and
it looks great. It fit great and blends in beautifully. When it is rolled up, it is hardly noticeable.
With the help of the videos on your website, the installation went very well.”
Tom Ashman – PA
“Our new Grande Shade is installed and working perfectly. We are enjoying our
deck and sunsets much more. Thanks!”
Cleaning Affordable, Baby Grande, and Grande Clear Vinyl Shades
Cleaning Affordable Vinyl, Baby Grande and Grande Clear Vinyl Shades
Because it is very pliable, vinyl can easily be scratched and caution needs to be exercised when working with the material.
Clear vinyl should be cleaned regularly to remove dirt. Abrasive cleaners cannot be used on window vinyl. Cleaning should be done with a mild vinyl cleaner or basic mild neutral soap such as Ivory or Lux mixed with lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly with water. Do Not Use Detergents.
Use the Plexus Wax provided with your shades to help protect the vinyl and help it operate well in humid conditions. Once or twice a year is usually sufficient; apply when vinyl appears dull. To use, shake can well. Spray on lightly. Wipe off and buff with clean cloth. (Do not use paper towels)
Vinyl shades should not be folded and stored for an extended period of time when damp or wet.