Advantage Exterior Solar Shades, Exterior shades and blinds

Advantage Exterior Solar Shades

Don't let the glare of the sun keep you from enjoying your screened in porch.

Our exterior solar shades are available in a wide variety of colors that exactly match the color selection of our Advantage Solar Sliding Panels and regular solar shade lines. The controls are weather treated so you can enjoy them rain or shine!

Fabric Materials: 25% Polyester-75% vinyl

Production Time: 10 business days + 3-5 business days for shipping.

Shipping Rate: FREE
-External Bottom Bar option (heavy-duty plastic bottom bar offered in 5 colors)
-Valance Cassette option
-Outdoor Controls option allows your roller shade to withstand the outdoor elements

Comes cordless standard, so it is safe for children and pets.
Light gap per side of the shade - on a roller shade the roller/heading is always larger in width than the fabric. Thus, when you order please make sure that the width of the fabric, and the resulting light-gap will be acceptable: 

Standard (cordless/chain) – 9/16” light gap per side of shade
With Cassette valance – 11/16” light gap per side of shade

Depth considerations:

  • minimum depth without valance cassette is 2 ¼”, flush depth without valance cassette is 3”
  • minimum depth with small cassette is 1 ¾”, flush depth with small cassette is = 7/8”
  • minimum depth with large cassette is 2 ¼”, flush depth with =arge cassette is 4 1/8”

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Step 1: Select a color

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Step 2: Select a Size and Mount

Select Width in inches [min: 30, max: 144]

Select Height in inches [min: 36, max: 96]

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Measuring Instructions
Inside Mount: Provide the measurements of the inside of your window recess. NOT the size you want the blind.
Outside Mount: Take an exact width measurement of where you would like the roller/headrail to cover. (see note below)
*Please note that for both inside and outside mounts that the fabric will be less than the roller/headrail see product specs or call for details.

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Step 3: Select Controls

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Missing parts, Sunday, April 06, 2014

4 Stars

One chain was broken and anchors for bottom was missing

Payless Decor Advantage Exterior Solar Shades, Saturday, March 29, 2014

5 Stars
Daniel Edwards

Excellent Quality, perfect fit, Very fast delivery!

Happy customer, Monday, April 29, 2013

5 Stars

This shade is perfect for screen porches. It blocks 85-90% of the sun rays when down which ultimately keeps the porch cooler. It also provides a certain amount of privacy. I would recommend this shade to anyone who has a screen porch that takes on direct sunlight.

Questions & Answers

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can the out door advantage roll shades be used as a tub/shower shade?


Yes. Since this product is water-proof, we see no reason why you cannot use the Advantage Outdoor roller shade in this particular application.


Do outdoor solar shades that face west insulate well or are they more for sun than hard winter weather


Our Advantage Exterior Solar Shades are not designed to insulate. They are simply designed to be used outdoors and can withstand the elements. We do offer a few "blackout" color selections if you are looking to block out the sun. The colors will say "blackout" in the color name.


I am looking for a roll up shade that will block out the rain.Porch faces the west and whenn ever it rains hard the porch gets wet. The size I am looking for is about 9 foot long


These shades are perfect for outdoor use as they are weather treated to withstand the elements. They are available in widths up to 144" and heights up to 96".


Im looking for an ourdoor shade that also provides privacy. can you see through these at night?


Right now, all of the outdoor solar roller fabrics will be see through to a degree because they all have an openness factor. Here are the specs for each pattern as some are more open than others: Hopsack has a 10% openness and is 80% PVC/ 20% Polyester Striae has 5% openness and is 25% Polyester-75% vinyl Tabby has 5% openness and is 25% Polyester-75% vinyl There are also small light gaps on either side of the roller fabric that also need consideration when you are ordering. Here is what you can expect on the deductions for inside and outside mount: Light gap per side of the shade - on a roller shade the roller/heading is always larger in width than the fabric. Thus, when you order please make sure that the width of the fabric, and the resulting light-gap will be acceptable: Standard (cordless/chain) – 9/16” light gap per side of shade With Cassette valance – 11/16” light gap per side of shade


What controls are in place to minimize the impact of wind moving the blinds around the room?


This particular product does not come with hold down brackets; however, in the past our customers have reported great success in using a heavy duty double stick velcro to secure the bottom rail of the shades. You can purchase that at any local craft store. You would just place a small strip along the bottom of the shade and then another piece along the window sill and this should work beautifully to keep the shade from moving in the wind.


How well do these shades resist fading due to the sun? I would probably go with the brown shades, and they would get afternoon western sun exposure from about 2pm on.


We have not experienced any issues due to fading on this product. They are weather resistant so they are made to hold up against the elements, including sun exposure.


Can I Oder samples on this item


Yes, we do offer free sample swatches for this product. Here is a link: In the product category choose "Blinds for Outdoors" and then you can choose your colors.


What is the purpose of an External Bottom Hem Bar?


It is a visible hem bar that will be placed on the outside of the shade to match to the cassette valance. It is strictly optional and you do not have to put that decorative feature on the shades. There are 5 Color options: Black, White, Vanilla, Silver & Chocolate -Suitable for outdoor use.

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