Exterior Motorized FlexShade XL

Outdoor Shade System with Independent Control for Larger Sizes—Cable Guides or Channels

The Exterior Motorized FlexShade XL offers outdoor solar control for large windows or openings. It combines convenience and ease of use with a simple wall switch or remote control. Perfect for residential and commercial settings, shade can be quickly and quietly raised or lowered to the desired position to filter harsh sunlight, controlling glare and temperature in your space.

Product Specs

  • Available in sizes up to 192” (488 cm) w and 132” (335 cm) h, depending on fabric selection.
  • Curved or angled headbox available. Dimension for both headboxes: 5” wide x 5” high (127 mm x 127 mm).
  • Hardware finish is textured powder coat available in white, black, ivory, sand, charcoal bronze, or silver (smooth finish). Custom powder coat colors available.
  • Cable guides required for wind protection (secures hem bar only, not fabric).
  • Extruded aluminum, weighted, exposed hem bar stabilizes shade during operation. Powder coated hem bar available in standard exterior powder coat colors. Custom powder coat colors available.
  • Shade system should be retracted when winds reach speeds over 15 mph or when movement is causing discomfort through noise or distraction. For areas where high winds are likely, refer to our FlexShade ZIP XL.
  • Radio frequency motor (standard). Standard 4 wire motors available upon request.
  • UL Listed.

ANSI/WCMA A100.1 Compliance

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.

Spring-Loaded Cord Tension Device

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.


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

Our spring loaded tension device passed the requirements of these tests.

WCMA compliant hangtag warning label

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