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 exterior manual 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 shade, as they can easily be manually rolled up and down for when needed. All of our roll shades we make here locally at our shop and our made out of our heavy duty solar screen fabric. Our roll 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 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 . . .
We can make any of our roller shades out of the five 90% Density Solar Screen Fabrics we make our solar screens out of. Addionally, we have a limited supply of interior / exterior 97% and 92% fabrics that we can make our roller 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.
Question : I see that your Roll Shades 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 roll shade installation service I offer for residential properties is for my manual roll down shades. I can install my manual roll down 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 shade while accompanying a solar window screen order for around $300, verses a 10' motorized, zipper-tracked, roll down shade for around $2500. Granted, the zipper-track 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 a manual shade, once it us up, it will work and work and work. Whereby with a motorized 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 roll 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 the roll shades to be close to zero maintenance and last, which our manual roll shades fit that bill perfectly.
Question : Can I cover my windows with roll shades instead of using your solar window screens? Can you mount your roller 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 roll screens 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 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 roll 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 commercial grade roller shades for Windows 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 roller shade up when you are not using it. 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. The roll shade can absolutely withstand wind, don't get me wrong as all our roll 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 roll shade is in the down position. It's best to roll your shade up when it gets windy and always make a practice of rolling your shades up when they are not needed. Roll 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 a roll shade 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 roll shades will not allow itself to be unwound on its 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 the roll shades are tied down using a ball bungee cord and hooks screwed into the wall.
Question : Is there a way to clean the roller shade screens? & Answer :Yes, our roll shade fabric 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 roller shade screens myself to self install? Do you ship them? & Answer :While we do not ship our roll-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 Roller Shades for Commercial use, please watch the following video that explains how to measure and how to install Roll-Up Shades.
Question : I would like our patio roller shades to be the same color as our solar window screens, can you do this? Can you make the roller 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 roller shades out of the same fabric, so they will be identical.
Question : What is your warranty for the roll shade screens? & Answer : We on-site warrant our roller shades and installation for 12 months (1 Year). We do not warrant personal damage or neglect resulting in wind damage from leaving the shade down during a wind storm that causes damage to it. Remember, roll 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 roll shade drop down? Do I need the roller shades 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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