Aggressively Priced. Extremely Durable and Very Strong.
Made in Austin, TX
We make our Roller Shade Screens to provide shade for your Patio, or for Commercial Buildings where you need to shade the windows from the inside. When installed for commercial building use, our commercial grade roller shades (business window shades) are installed on the inside of the windows. For a patio, our manual exterior roller shades are installed anywhere we can to provide maximum shade for your patio and ease to roll them up and down. Roll up shade screens are an ideal option for patio sun shade, as our exterior patio roll up sun shades can easily be manually rolled up and down for when needed. All of our exterior sun shades for patios and interior commercial window shades we make here locally at our shop and are made out of our heavy duty solar screen fabric. Our exterior porch shades are built to last.
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Roller Shade Pricing, 82" Max Height
Commercial Roller Shade Pricing, 82" Max Height
Measure and Installation Cost Qty 1-3 Roller Shades w/o Solar Window Screen order = +$150 Qty 1-3 Roller Shades w/ Solar Window Screen order = +$85 Qty 4+ Roller Shades w/ or w/o Solar Window Screen order = FREE
Combine your Roller Shade and Solar Window Screen order to eliminate the Measure and Installation Cost. Qty = Total (any / all sizes of roller shades added together equal Qty)
The above roller shade pricing is based on a Total Quantity. If you are looking for three roller shades of any size, then the pricing column you would use to get that pricing is the 2nd column (Qty 2-4). The pricing is based on "up to the next size" up to widths, meaning if you require pricing for a 100" shade, you will use the 108" row pricing. All our roller shades are made with the same maximum height of 82". We charge a minimal measure and installation cost of $150 for roller shade installations of three or less if this is a standalone roller shade order. For a standalone roller shade order of four or more, the installation cost is waved, it is free. If this is a roller shade order for 1-3 roll up shades and a solar screen order, where the minimum order of solar screens is met, the measure and installation cost for the roll-up shades is $85.
Sample Kit and color options . . .
The following picture shows the fabric options we have for our outdoor shades for patios and interior commercial window shades. Addionally, we have a limited supply of interior / exterior 97% and 92% fabrics that we can make our roll up solar shades out of.
Would you like a FREE Roll Screen Fabric Sample Kit ? To first hand be able to see our different fabrics, please provide us with your mailing address and we will send you out one of our roll shade fabric sample kits.
Be sure to tell us if you are needing samples for interior commercial window shades or outdoor shades.
Question : I see that your retractable patio shade screens are manually operated (roll up and down by chain), do you also do motorized roll shades that operate by a motor, by remote control? & Answer : In large commercial applications, yes, but for residential homes, no. Currently, the only Austin porch shades installation service I offer for residential properties is for my manual roll down patio shades. I can install my exterior patio shades for a fraction of what the motorized roll down shades run as an installed cost. For example, I can install a manual 10' +/- roll down exterior sun shade with an accompanying solar window screen order for around $300, verses a 10' motorized, zipper-tracked, roll down patio shade for around $2500. Granted, the zipper-track patio roll up sun shades system is very high-end, but for a fraction of the cost I can give you the same amount of shade. A huge considerable factor to think about when considering manual verses motorized is mantainence (things that can go wrong / break). With manual outdoor shades, once they are and installed they will work and work and work. Whereby with a motorized porch shade, you have to contend with motor problems, and remote issues, loosing the remote, the remote loosing it's programming and on and on. And, you for sure wouldn't want a motorized exterior patio shade that operates off of batteries, even if they are the solar powered variety. That's a whole another set of mantainence problems. For me, the goal is simplicity and longevity. You want your patio solar shades to be close to zero maintenance and last, which our manual outdoor roller shades fit that bill perfectly.
Question : Can I cover my windows with outdoor roller shades instead of using your solar window screens? Can you mount your roll up solar shades on the outside of my windows? & Answer :This is not a practice I recommend, as you do not want to mount anything that can blow around in the wind close or near your glass. All of our Austin outdoor shades that roll up and down have a heavy aluminum bottom hem bar to weight them down and you don't want to worry about that blowing around and hitting, thus breaking, your window's glass. So yes, while you can physically install them over windows, I don't offer this as an installation service. If you would like to install outdoor roller shades over your window(s) yourself, you can puchase them to put on yourself as a DIY project through our HobbsScreens.com website.
Question : Can I use patio exterior solar shades for the inside of my Residential Windows instead of blinds? Can I replace my blinds with your roll shade screens? & Answer : You can, but roller shades will not give evening privacy. To prove this point for a government project I did, there were multiple companies bidding the same job that ALL assured the purchaser that the densest available fabric out there, the 99% fabric, would provide evening privacy. I assured the purchaser that these bidders were all incorrect. So, to prove my point, I produced the following pictures. As you can see, you can still see through this 99% fabric at night (right-picture). If you have windows where you are not concerned about evening privacy and want to use a roller shade instead of blinds, then absolutely you can use a roller shade.
Daytime Privacy Yes
Evening Privacy No
Question : What's the difference between the patio roll screens and your commercial grade roller shades for windows? & Answer : Our patio roll shade screens have tie downs and they have exterior grade stainless steel pull chains and heavy duty exterior grade Rollease clutches with up to a 56LB pull rating, whereby when we make commercial grade roll shades for interior use, as commercial shades for windows, they do not need nor have these exterior grade components, therefore the cost to you is less. We can manufacture our Austin commercial window shades using either the plastic pull chains or stainless steel pull chains. The plastic pull chains work just fine for our commercial solar window shades, however for heavy use, heavy-handed use, we recommend using the stainless steel pull chains.
Question : Can I leave a patio roller shade screen in the down position all the time? Do I need to roll the patio roller shade up when I am not using it? & Answer : You absolutely need to roll the outdoor patio shades up when you are not using them. Wind is very powerful, and you don't want all of that fabric to act as a powerful sail in the wind, as doing so will put A LOT of pulling pressure on your tie downs and where the fabric is adhered to the roll tube. Our patio sun shades can absolutely withstand wind, don't get me wrong as all our outdoor patio shades are built very well and very sturdy, but wind is EXTREMELY powerful when you take in consideration the large area of fabric from when the outdoor shades are in the down position. It's best to roll your patio sun shades up when it gets windy and always make a practice of rolling your Austin outdoor shades up when they are not needed. Patio sun shades are meant to be used for when you need them, to roll down when they are needed, and rolled back up when they are not. The purpose of outdoor patio shades Austin TX product is to give you temporary shade when you need / want it.
Question : What keeps the patio roller shade screen from blowing around in the wind. Is there a way to tie the patio roller shade screen down to keep it from blowing around in the wind? & Answer : Yes, the clutch mechanism on our outdoor roller shades will not allow themeselves to be unwound on their own, so no additional fabric will ever be let off the roll unless done so by pulling on the chain by hand. The bottom of our patio sun shades tie down using a ball bungee cord and hooks screwed into the wall.
Question : Is there a way to clean your Austin outdoor roller shades? & Answer :Yes, the abric for our porch shades is very heavy duty. For a gentle mild cleaning, when the fabric is not all that dirty, you can clean the roll shade fabric while in the down position by hand using a cloth and mild cleaner like simple clean. Or you can hire one of our window washers that can do it for you professionally, maybe even while you are getting your windows washed to get a better price. When I clean the roll shades, I take them down and open them in the full open position and I scrub them with simple green, then I use a pressure washer for a final clean.
Question : Can I purchase and install the patio roller screens or commercial roller shades to self install? Do you ship them? If I want to save on the patio shade screen installation cost, do you have DIY instructions? & Answer :While we do not ship our roller shades, we do have a pickup facility located in Austin TX at 183/Burnet Rd in North Austin that is available for 24/7 pickups. To order any of our roll shade screens as a DIY or Contractor, go to our HobbsScreens.com website and under our Roller Shade Screens section you will see our roller shade screens listed as Exterior Patio Roll Shade Screens and Interior Commercial Grade Roll Shade Screens.
To see how EASY it is to install our Outdoor Roll Up Shades or Interior Office Window Shades, please watch the following video that explains how to measure and how to install Roll-Up Shades.
Question : I would like your Austin patio roller shades to be the same color as the solar window screens you install for us, can you do this? Can you make the patio sun shades out of the same fabric / color that you are making our solar window screens out of?
& Answer :Absolutely, we can match the color of the solar window screens we put up for you. We make our solar window screens and our exterior sun shades for patios out of the same fabric, so they will be identical.
Question : What is your warranty for your roll up patio shades? & Answer : We on-site warrant our roll up patio shades and installation for 12 months (1 Year). We do not warrant personal damage or neglect resulting in wind damage from leaving the roll up patio shades down during a wind storm that causes damage to it. Remember, Austin outdoor patio shades are meant to be temporarily rolled down when you need them and up when you do not, they are a means of temporary shade and are volatile to wind.
Question : I see that the Height (length) of your roll shades is 82", but to the ground is 96", can you make them longer? How long should my sun shades for the patio be? Do I need my reactrable patio screens to go all the way to the ground? & Answer : Patio roller shades do not need to drop further than 82". Generally for patio roll shades, we just take them down to a height not to exceed the patio railing as seen by the folowing two pictures. A 82" length roll shade will be installed, but we will install a stop on the roller shade so that it drops to the desired length, then stops. We install these stops on site when we install the roller shade.
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