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Exterior Crank-Operated FlexShade®

The Exterior Crank-Operated FlexShade® window shade’s crank handle provides added security by limiting unauthorized persons from operating shades. The crank offers precision control for quick and easy adjustments to raise or lower window shade(s) to exact desired height. This exterior shade provides maximum solar heat gain reduction and creates a more comfortable indoor workspace for restaurants or commercial settings.
  • Available in sizes up to 11’ x 11’ (335 cm x 335 cm), depending on fabric selection.
  • Detachable crank handle (white) available in 48" (122 cm), 60" (152 cm) (standard) and 72" (183 cm) lengths.
  • Square headbox size is 3-5/8” wide x 3-5/8” high (92 mm x 92 mm).
  • Hardware finish is silver (standard), textured powder coat available in white, black, ivory, or charcoal bronze. Custom powder coat colors available.
  • Side channels or cable guides available for secure operation in wind (secures hem bar only, not the fabric).
  • Weighted hem bar stabilizes shade during operation.
  • Porch or patio shades should be retracted in windy conditions.
  • In coastal applications near salt water, some deterioration of the operator and bracket components may occur.

If clutch-operated roller shades are installed in an environment where it's possible that young children will be present, they should comply with ANSI/WCMA A100.1, the Standard for Safety of Window Coverings.

If the shades that you purchase need to comply with this standard, it is your responsibility to inform Draper and opt-in to receive compliant products at time of order.

Compliant window shades will include:

  • Pre-installed spring-loaded chain tension device with bead chain threaded through it
  • Approved permanent warning label attached
  • Approved mechanical fasteners for the tension device included

If the tension device is not installed properly, or becomes unattached from the mounting surface, the shade will be rendered partially inoperable. If installed properly, the tension device will prevent the creation of a hazardous loop and will maintain tension on the bead chain. The tension device and label require tools to be removed.

Testing

The testing required by the WCMA for products to comply with safety standard A100.1 includes:

  • UV stability testing - AATCC Test Method 16 for UV Stability
  • Impact testing - ASTM D5420
  • Bead chain durability testing
  • Operation cycle testing - 3,000 cycles per the standard

Draper's spring loaded tension device passed the requirements of these tests.

WCMA compliant hangtag warning label
 
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