By preventing any detectable transmission of visible light, infrared or UV rays, these high performance manual or motorized shades can also substantially reduce your energy costs. Temperature range from minus 86 degrees F to 158 degrees.Withstands breezes up to 15 mph. For areas that will have higher winds, upgrade to the Baby Grande, Grande, or Fortress Blackout.
Exposed roll: 12′w x 12′h (144″w x 144″h)
Create total privacy and complete darkness any time of day. Outdoor shades don’t disturb the interior window décor.
Constructed from high tenacity polyester yarn, these shades are highly resistant to weather and can withstand temperatures ranging from -86ºF to 158ºF. The quality of polymers used in the manufacture of these materials ensures high color-fastness. Dirt does not stick to them due to their smooth and even surface structure. And Soltis will not stretch or lose its shape under heavy loads. Exterior facing colors are beige, brown and white. Interior is gray.
Soltis material comes 67″ wide. Any shade larger than 67″ wide x 65″ high will need to be seamed with sonic welding.
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.
Side Rails, Bungees & Cable Systems
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.
Housing and Side Rail Color Choices
Optional Cable Systems
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Outdoor rated clutches
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.
If you've got windy conditions, switch to our Heavy Duty Blackout 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 fabrics are engineered to withstand years of outdoor use. These outdoor fabrics are fade and flame resistant, remain stable under hot and cold temperatures, and have an extra layer of biocide to inhibit the mold and mildew
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 automatically added to large shades to reduce the effort required to lift heavy shades.
3.Chains are UV resistant and won't break down. 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 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 both wider and taller than 120", in which case you will need to upgrade to a Grande shade in a 5 1/2" 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, 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 2" 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 1/4" 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.
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.
Sponge with a solution of one cup mild detergent with one cup household bleach in three gallons of water. Avoid rubbing too hard. Rinse thoroughly with clear water and air dry by hanging shade in a roll down position. If you see mildew on the fabric or do not see any but know it is a problem in your area periodically scrub or sponge the fabric with a commercial mildew remover or 1 part bleach to 3 parts water and rinse thoroughly. Avoid skin and eye contact when working with bleach solutions.
Soliris Sun & Wind 9012500
For use with Somfy Radio 110V motors
For a single motor, order the Soliris 1 Channel Remote for setting the limit stop on your shade as well as programming it to the Sun & Wind Sensor
For multiple motors run as a group or individually, order the Soliris 5 Channel Remote for setting the limit stops on your shades as well as programming them to the Sun & Wind Sensor.
ALL REMOTES ARE PRE-PROGRAMMED BY THE FACTORY FOR EASIER INSTALLATION
Chronis Comfort 1805176 (Looks just like the 1805040)
For use with the Somfy 12V or 110V Radio motors
Timer and Sun Sensor in One Unit
For Sun Sensor capability as well, you must order the Chronis Cable
For a single motor, or multiple motors run as a group, you can use the Chronis Comfort to program the motor(s) and also operate them. Order a Telis 1 Channel or RTW 1 Channel Wall Mount Switch as well only as an extra convenience. (It is easier to program the upper and lower limit stops on the shade using the Telis remote.)
For multiple motors run as a group or individually, you must also order the Telis 5 Channel remote or the RTW 5 Channel Wall Mount Switch
ALL REMOTES ARE PRE-PROGRAMMED BY THE FACTORY FOR EASIER INSTALLATION
Thank you North Solar Screen!!! Our patio is usable in the afternoon now. Super easy to install and great customer service.
Jon White, TN
Thought you would like to know – Got the Sun Guardian screen and got it up – it works great and looks great. Thank you all.
Paulette Thebert, WI
We received our shades last week, and got them installed over the weekend. They look great, we really like them, as advertised, they block a lot of the sun, but lets the breeze go thru, and you can see thru them.
They are long enough to block the sun until it goes behind the roof of the home behind us, and the one on the entry way, we can still walk under without having to duck. The bungee cords work well to hold them down against the wind.
Abby Hopkins – Witchita, KS
My wife and I are truly happy with our outdoor solar screens that were installed several weeks ago. We are very impressed with the professional and courteous way we were treated from the first phone call until the shipment arrived. Carla, Karen, and the rest of the gang at North Solar Screen are true experts and they really mean it when they say, “The customer comes first.” I highly recommend this company.
Duane Gregg – Port Allegany, PA
The screens arrived yesterday undamaged and I installed them today. They are absolutely wonderful and really cut the sun and heat. We could never sit out on our patio in the afternoon before because of the hot Texas sun, but now we can comfortably. Your screens are amazing. We can even feel it is cooler inside the house too. I’ve enclosed a couple photos of the screens taken at 4pm with the hot, bright sun blasting away, but is nice and shady and cool on the patio, thanks to North Solar Screen’s shades!
“I purchased the screen for a friend and she’s very happy with it. The installation went smoother than I anticipated and I was very pleased with that. Ordering the screen was also a very pleasant experience because I received so much help in making sure I ordered the correct one. The screen was installed because a drop down video screen was getting washed out by the sun coming into about 12 feet width of window behind the screen. It worked out better than I expected. The shade looks good and has operated flawlessly.”
Gary Toth – Fairbanks, AK
“The installation of the shades went smoothly. I like the way the shades look and operate – they’re very good. Now I can see my TV. Ordering through North Solar Screen was a great experience.”
Fabric is cut narrower than the roller. The roller/headrail should be ordered narrower than the opening for an inside mount (1/4″ narrower is recommended).
Chain Shade (Exposed Roll or with Fascia) The fabric is a total of 1 3/8″ narrower than the tips. The gap on the chain side is 3/4″, and the gap on the other end is 5/8″. Combined with the fact that you will order the shade 1/4″ narrower than the opening, on an inside mount you will have approximately 7/8″ gap on the crank side and 3/4″ gap on the other end.
Chain Shade or Motorized shade (With a housing box.)
The fabric is a total of 2″ narrower than the endcaps of the housing box. The gap on the chain/motor side is 1″, and the gap on the other end is 1″. Combined with the fact that you will order the shade 1/4″ narrower than the opening, on an inside mount you will have approximately 1 1/8″ gap on the chain/motor side and 1 1/8″ gap on the other end.
Chain or Motorized shade (With housing box and Side Rails)
The fabric is a total of 4 1/4″ narrower than the endcaps of the housing box and the outer edges of the side rails. There is a gap between the 2″ side rail and the fabric of approximately 1/8″–1/4″ on each side (fabric does NOT run inside the rails.) Order 3/4″ narrower than the opening to allow room for the L Channel bracket to run the full height of the opening between the box endcaps and the posts.