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Our new Baby Grande Shade is installed and working perfectly. We are enjoying our deck and sunsets much more. Thanks!
Jay Collins, Steamboat Springs, CO

Baby Grande Clear Vinyl Heavy-Duty

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.

Maximum Dimensions:
Exposed Roll: 14’w x 12’h (168″w x 144″h)
With Housing Box: 14′ x 8’h (168″w x 96″h)
Upgrade to Grande Clear Vinyl for wider or taller shades.
Manual or motorized.


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  • Baby Grande Clear Vinyl description

    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 if manually operated/exposed roll; up to 14′ wide and 8′ high if in a housing box (manually operated or motorized.) For crank operated shades, one hand brace provided PER ORDER.

  • Baby Grande Clear Vinyl

    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.

    Optional Bungees

    Motorization Options

    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 Fortress 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.'

    1. Rollers: Are 2 3/4" in diameter to prevent sagging of shades even 14' wide.
    2. 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.
    3. Components: Are all made of materials that are corrosion resistant (powder coated aluminum, powder coated steel, stainless steel, or galvanized steel.)
    4. 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.)
    5. Cable Guide System
      1. 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.)
      2. 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.)
      3. 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.
    6. Housings: Powder coated extruded aluminum housings available in 7 colors.
      To hide and protect the roll (especially when motorizing.) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
    7. Side Rails: Powder coated aluminum , 2" wide side rails can replace cable system in shades up to 180" wide. Allow shade to extend all the way down to the floor. There is a 1/4" gap between the shade fabric and the rail. Available in 7 colors that match the housings. Order with L Channel brackets when inside mounting for an easy installation. (When fully retracted, there will be 3" of shade fabric/weight bar that will still hang below the housing.)Side rails do compromise the wind load capacity of shades; if you need the 35 mph wind rating, best to order with Cables.
    8. Bungee System: Alternative system for tying down shades. Custom bungies with solid breech straps. Least effective against wind and not recommended with motorized shades.
    9. 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".
    10. 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.
    11. You will need to supply your own lag bolts for mounting your shades.
    12. Fabric Deductions
    13. 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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    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.

  • Baby Grande Clear Vinyl

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    Q: What is the depth required?
    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 2 1/2" narrower than brackets. There is a 1" gap on the motor side, and a 1 1/2" gap on the idler end.
    • 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 1/4" narrower than the housing box. There is a 1 3/4" gap on the motor side, and a 1 1/2" gap on the idler end.
    • 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.