FlexShade Ascend

Cordless Operated Shade with Available Fascia

FlexShade Ascend provides a cordless window shade that operates smoothly and features easy-to-install brackets. No hanging cords or bead chains enhance aesthetics and help eliminate concerns about child safety. To raise the shade, simply touch the bottom of the hem bar lightly; to lower it, give a gentle tug. Adjusting the spring tension is straightforward and doesn't necessitate removing the shade from the window. An optional Pull-Down Wand can be ordered to reach inaccessible shades.

Product Specs

  • CHILD SAFETY NOTICE: This product complies with ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2022-Child Safety Standard and has been Certified Best for Kids™ by the Window Covering Safety Council.
  • Ascend operator should not be used with products or pockets having a bottom closure without written permission from Draper.
  • Roller dimension” 1-1/2” (38mm) OD.
  • Maximum shade width: 8’ (244 cm), depending on fabric weight.
  • Minimum shade width: 11-1/4” (286 mm).
  • Product available with reverse roll.
  • Universal mounting brackets (standard) or fascia with endcaps available upon request.
  • Pull-Down Wand available in three wand lengths: 36", 48", and 60” (66 cm, 122 cm, 152 cm). In white only.
  • Choose from a wide range of fabric colors, textures, and opacities or customize with graphics, patterns, or custom color match.
  • Customize with graphics, patterns, or custom color match.

ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2022 Child Safety Standard

Effective June 1, 2024, in compliance with the updated ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2022 child safety standard, all Draper window shades operated by a bead chain will be furnished with a tensioned hold-down device that is permanently attached and partially disables the product if not installed correctly. This hold-down should be installed with tension on the chain.

All bead chain operated window shades will include:

  • Permanently installed spring-loaded tensioned hold-down device
  • Approved permanent warning label attached
  • Approved mechanical fasteners for the tension device included. Screws provided are not suitable for all mounting surfaces. The installer is responsible for secure mounting using appropriate hardware for the site conditions. Consult with contractors and builders as needed.

If the tension device is not installed with appropriate tension on the bead chain, 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.

Approved permanent warning label

Learn more about the new child safety standard

At the link below, you can see more information about the new child safety standard, mounting methods for the tensioned hold-down device, alternatives to bead chain products, and more.

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Tensioned hold-down device

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