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:
14′w x 12′h (168″w x 144″h) exposed roll only
Manual only


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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.

    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.

  • 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 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. Motors can be on the left or the right, and come with a 6′ power cord. 12′, 18′, and 24′ power cords are available.

    Automate your shades for convenience by using a Timer, or safeguard your shades from damage by using a Wind Sensor so they will retract automatically when the wind rating has been reached.

    NEW! “myLink” Wifi to Radio Technology Somfy Interface.   Control up to 5 channels of RTS shades using Somfy myLink apps for iOS and Android Devices. See more info on the Installation tab.

    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.

    RTS Motor Installation with Drip Loop

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    smartmotor Altus Motor
    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.. Remotes are pre-programmed at the factory. Motorized Shade Junction Box
    Soliris Sun & Wind. All remotes are pre-programmed by the factory for easier installation. Soliris Sun & Wind
    4+1 Channel Telis Radio Remote and 1 Channel Telis Radio Remote. Remotes hang on the wall with a matching peg. Channel Telis Radio Remotes
    White 5 Channel Wall Mounted Wireless Switch Wall Mounted Wireless Switch
    Motor Timers are available for outdoor shades. Motor Timers

  • 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 steel rebar inside for extra weight. 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. Bungee System: Alternative system for tying down shades. Custom bungies with solid breech straps. Least effective against wind and not recommended with motorized shades.
    7. 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".
    8. 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.
    9. You will need to supply your own lag bolts for mounting your shades.
    10. Fabric Deductions
    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.
  • 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 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.