Control the Sun from the Outside – Exterior Solar Shades block the sun’s heat, add privacy, and save energy for any business.

Studies show that the most efficient way to block the sun’s heat is from the outside. Aristocrat Retractable Exterior Solar Shades block the sun’s heat, before it heats up the glass, reducing your energy bill. They also minimize glare and protect your furnishings from damaging UV rays, while adding privacy and ambiance.

Exterior Shades for restaurants

One of the greatest benefits of commercial solar shades for business owners, along with increased comfort for your patrons, is a reduction in energy costs. When placed over glass windows and doors, exterior solar shades reduce solar heat gain and block 78% - 99% of UV rays from hitting that glass and heating it. This reduces the load on your air conditioners while still keeping the interior of your business at a cool, comfortable temperature. They block the heat of the sun, but still preserve the view to the outside. 

Commercial Solar Shades

Commercial Solar Shades Customized for your Business


Aristocrat Commercial Solar Shades are custom-designed to your specifications and assembled in our state-of-the-art factory in Souderton, Pennsylvania. Choose the cassette and guide options, size, frame color and fabric that complements your business. Your local authorized dealer will visit your place of business and help you determine which product, style, application and fabric will work best for your needs. You can even have the solar shade imprinted with your logo, business name, telephone number or marketing message.

Exterior Business Shades

Features of Commercial Solar Shades

  • Exterior solar shades glide along stainless steel rods, cables, heavy duty aluminum extruded tracks. Or choose a “zipper” system to completely close the shade.
  • Control how much light enters your home by selecting from one of three fabric types: acrylic exterior awning fabric, PVC coated polyester, or fiberglass screen.
  • Hundreds of colors and pattern choices.
  • Motorized options for joined units include common operators which control all joined shades with one push of a button – or separate operators to give you flexibility to adjust each shade independently.
  • Available for residential and commercial applications.
  • White, desert sand or bronze frames.
  • Available in 3ft to 16ft widths, made to order in ¼” increments.
  • Remote control option available.
  • BEST fabric warranty in the industry! 12 years on all 685 series fabrics.


50% of the solar heat entering a room comes through the glass…accounting for approximately 20% of the load on an air conditioner*

* American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers

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