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Sunroom shades, made with screen or acrylic fabrics

Thermal Designs Sunroom Shades add beauty and function to any sunroom or solarium.

Thermal Designs is the leading manufacturer of sunroom shades and blinds serving thousands of home owners, businesses and window treatment specialists since 1980.

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Sunroom blinds both acrylic and sheerweave fabrics.

Sunroom shades made with acrylic fabric, greenhouse shades with Sheerweave screen

Our Sunroom Shades are made of the highest quality fabrics and are custom made to fit your brand of sunroom or solarium.

Read our customer testimonials

Call today for information on pricing, fabric selections or simply to discuss your shading, insulating and privacy options. Our toll-free number is (866) 442-3485 and you can email us with this link.  We ship anywhere in the United States, Canada and all over the world. 

Operation of Our Sunroom and Solarium Blinds

Our shades are either manual systems (operated by pull cords or with a hand held wand) or are motorized:

Shades with pull cords use a system of hidden cords and pulleys. They are perfect for sunrooms with a steep pitch.  These sunroom shades can be pulled individually or together at the same time…

Sunroom blinds, manual operation with pull cords

Sunroom shades using pull cords, three shades at a time.

Wand Shades, are designed for sunrooms and solariums with a low pitch.  These are operated individually, by hand, using a handle on the bottom of each shade. When a shade is raised high enough, a wand is used against the handle or bottom edge of shade.

Spring Tension Wand Shades for rooms with a moderate to steep pitch are an alternative to having pull cords and are held in place by the tension from spring rods located in the bottom of each shade…

Sunroom and solarium shades, wand operated.

Wand shades with handles in a very low pitch room, available with spring tension system for steeper pitch.

Motorized Sunroom and Solarium Shades

Motorized sunroom shades are an attractive, fun, high-tech system offering great ease of operation. Shade motors are operated using a wall switch or radio frequency remote control (either hand held or wall mounted). They can also be controlled from other remote devices, such as smart phone apps, when integrated with a modern home automation system (not provided by Thermal Designs).

Smooth operation of sunroom blinds.

Motorized Sunroom Shades in action.

Shade Carrier Systems… Our sunroom and solarium shades are carried by gliders incorporated into each shade pleat.  They glide up and down in preexisting shade tracks found in the beams of most solarium and sunroom models. When this track is absent, we fabricate decorative, add-on track specifically for your installation.  For curved solariums, we bend the track to fit the beam profile.

Sunroom and solarium shade gliders

Shade carrier gliders, two styles

Maximize Energy Efficiency and Temperature Control 

Insulated Sunroom Shades are made with Thinsulate. This insulation layer inside each shade will keep your room warmer in winter and cooler in summer, reducing your heating and cooling costs…

Motorized solarium blinds with temp. readings , shades open vs closed...

Motorized solarium blinds with temp. readings , shades open vs closed…

Sunroom Temp readings, 1: Shades open, 2: Shades closed

Shades for the Solarium Gable End Windows and Doors are also available. Each panel of the gable end can have its own shade that conforms to the roof line in curved or straight eave areas.

Solarium blinds in the gable end are insulated with Thinsulate.

Insulated shades for the solarium gable end.

Solar Shades are screen roller shades for vertical sunroom windows, require no track and are operated by bead chain pulls or motorization.

Solar Shades, gable end blinds

Solar shades sunroom blinds for the gable end wall.

Fabric Selection

Sunbrella® Upholstery fabrics are warm, soft, durable and moisture resistant.  We offer this material in 12 basic styles and colors. Shades made with this material have Energy Shield backing and can also be insulated with Thinsulate.

You can view the available Sunbrella Upholstery fabrics online with this link.  Note: We only provide fabrics from these pages beginning with “Canvas” or “Linen”, and you can do a page search for these terms.  (Additional charge may apply for fabrics not in our base style and color selection as costs vary among these fabrics.)

Sunbrella Marine Awning fabrics are an excellent sun blocker and are translucent, having a beautiful glow under the sun.  Shades using this outdoor material are highly durable and water proof.  We offer awning fabric in 8 basic colors.  These shades are single layer and can be made with Energy Shield backing.

See the available Sunbrella Marine Awning fabrics online using this link.   (Ask about our 8 basic colors.  Additional charge may apply for fabrics not in our base selection as costs vary among all those available)

SheerWeave® Screen fabrics by Phifer are ideal for allowing visibility to the outdoors and reduction of the sun’s rays at the same time. Our solar screen shades and blinds can also provide a great environment for greenhouse gardening with sensitive plants.  We offer SheerWeave in 10 basic colors and weaves.

Motorized sunroom blinds with SheerWeave screen

Screen sunroom shades (solar shades) block the sunlight, not the view.

View the SheerWeave screen fabrics at Phifer with this link. Note: We only provide screens listed on the pages for SheerWeave styles 2360, 2390, 2410 and 2500.

Suntex Screen fabrics are made for the outdoors and are for our Exterior Solarium shades. We offer it in 7 basic colors and weaves.

We’ll send you swatch samples of our basic fabric styles and colors:

Sunroom and solarium shade fabric selection table

Absolutely The Best Shades for Sunrooms and Solariums!

Preserve your valuable finishes and furnishings. The direct sun seriously deteriorates your furnishings, carpeting, woodwork, art and just about everything else you have in your sunroom or solarium. Our shading systems give you great protection from the sun’s power of fading and erosion and allows you full control over how much sunshine you let in.

Easy Installation –  Our sunroom, solarium and greenhouse shades and blinds come with everything you need, clearly labeled to match our detailed instructions. Most of our customers have installed our shades themselves and some have shared their ease of installation experience with us in their testimonials.

Thank you for considering our shading system products!

Here are two before and after photos…

Old Shading Concepts Shades, replaced by new sunroom window shades by Thermal Designs.

Before: Old sunroom window shades by Shading Concepts. After: New sunroom window shades by Thermal Designs

Thermal Designs Sunroom Shades and Solarium Shades are hand made to your order and are

Made in the USA

We’re a family owned and operated company, manufacturing your solarium shades and blinds locally and exclusively at our shop in Boulder, Colorado, USA

Thermal Designs®, Inc.
1880 S. Flatiron Court, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301
(866) 442-3485
(303) 442-3485

All content property of Thermal Designs, Inc.
©2018 Thermal Designs, Inc.
Thermal Designs is a registered trademark of Thermal Designs, Inc.

For the best temperature control and energy efficiency, order one of our insulated shading systems made with Thinsulate™.      Enjoy your sunroom or solarium every day of the year.

Now in our 38th Year in Business!

1980 - 2018

  Customer Testimonials

Below are a Few Emails and Letters from Our Customers...

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"For anyone wanting to know if it is worth dealing with this company the answer is absolutely YES. You get what you pay for and that is an outstanding product with a caring and outstanding company behind it. I can not thank Isabel and Paul enough for helping us with our Sunroom." Peter&Anne  Sheret

"I am SO happy with my sunroom ceiling shades!  The fit is perfect  —  including the specialty shapes  --  and the fabric color matches my window sheers beautifully!  I’m glad I got the extra Thinsulate insulation.  From what I can tell, the room temperature is at least 15 degrees cooler than before, and of course the glare is tremendously reduced.  This makes the space quite livable in summer.  Yea!  Thank you for your expertise with Four Seasons and for the personal interest you took in the project.  (No one locally knew how to approach the situation.)

In gratitude,
Jean Spencer
Waukegan IL "

"...we received our shades and installed them Saturday. WOW they are beautiful, and the fit and finish is perfect. Your team did a wonderful job making them, we couldn't be happier. I can't thank you enough for all your help and suggestions as you made all the difference in the final outcome. Ordering a product from halfway across the country and hoping for a happy outcome can be stressful. You were the difference with your product as well as the room knowledge and pleasant personality. I would recommend your company to anyone, as well as you, to guide them thru their project..."

"Thank you so much, the shades in our hot tub room make about a 30% difference in temperature and look beautiful. My cats love it. We have gotten tons of compliments and have given your company to a couple of people on the Island that have the same situation..."

"We LOVE the new solarium shades!!!!! They look great and really help make the room look amazing. We're still working on making changes to the room as a result and will send pics soon. Feel free to use us as a reference. Happy to write a recommendation. We're so stoked!  Cheers and thanks to everyone at Thermal Designs,
- Cassandra & Jeff, Maverick Surf Shop"

"They look fantastic....I just love these blinds and the installers thought they were the greatest thing ever!   They took pictures when they were done!  Thank you for your assistance its been wonderful!"

"... want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help & service with the design & installation of our thermal shades for our Brady-Built Sunroom. You were most supportive & helpful with our installation process. Everything is working well. We are most happy with our thermal window shades..."

"We just received the replacement shade today for our sunroom.   Thank you so very much.   It is perfectly beautiful.  Thanks for standing behind your products as you advertise that you do.  Recently we had so much trouble with a company we used for venetian blinds that we will not be using them again. Not so with yours.   It is refreshing to see high quality workmanship and great service from your company."

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"... When my wife started looking, and finally decided on purchasing our sunroom window shades form Thermal Designs, I must admit I was somewhat skeptical.  When we received the shades, my opinion changed significantly. All eight units were received in perfect condition, well labeled and when I opened the cartons, I was immediately impressed with the quality of the material and workmanship. I also had my doubts about the installation instructions, as I have received some that were very poor.  All of the instructions were clear, concise and easy to understand. They even included all of the necessary brackets, screws and even the correct size drill bit. The installation went smoothly and quickly. We are delighted with our shades and I would highly recommend Thermal Designs if you are considering Four Seasons retractable shades. Well done! "

"... We received our sunroom blinds and my husband hung them over Christmas break, and we both are in love with them. They fit the windows perfectly and we couldn't be happier. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to getting them to us before Christmas. It is much appreciated! We have MANY more windows in need of blinds, and we plan on ordering them all from you in the future. Thanks again for the business and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Have a Happy New Year!"

"Thank you very much, the blinds arrived wednesday and they look absolutely awesome!!! We should have purchased these long ago, the temperature in the sunroom has dropped tremendously and the air conditioner doesn't run as often. It is such a wonderful room to sit and relax to watch tv in now."

" I wish to thank you for the very efficient way my order was handled and for the crew that prepared it for shipment. Everything worked out to perfection. The dimensions and fit couldn't have been better. They are all up now and look and function perfectly. I also appreciate your congeniality. To me your company seems highly ethical and holding to high quality standards."

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"...Just a too brief note of exceeded expectation in WV! Excellent work. The kitchen shades are next! Thanks to all your wonderful and talented people..."

"...The shades are perfect! The color and weight of the shade are exactly how you explained, they look great with the wood trim. I was also impressed with the detailed instructions on installing them and all the supplies that came with them to install. We were able to install them in just over 4 hours. I would recommend Thermal Designs to all. You were fast and courtesy and knew your stuff..."

"... wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the shade system. I am so glad we found you on the web. The shades were great and the installation was very simple. I was a bit nervous about installation, but went very smooth and straightforward. Looking forward to winter to see how the shades perform in my passive solar room."

"Hi Isabel, We finally retired and our #1 project is to install our shades. Just to keep you up to date, the 1st is almost installed. Give us 10 more minutes to finish!. Only five to go. We are thrilled with the quality and ease of installation. Will send an email when we are done.."

"The shades are in and I really love them! This makes my sunroom totally usable all summer long, despite the 90+ degree days we've been having.
The larger swatches of material you sent me and your feedback over the phone really helped. The fabric is perfect! They are extremely easy to open and close, so I don't hesitate to modify the lighting depending on the time of day and temperature. Thanks so much for your help and for this terrific product!"

" Just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know that the Sun Shades are up! We think they look totally lovely and gorgeous - and do a great job of reflecting the sun and providing shade and cooler temperatures.
Also, appreciate getting these in the timeframe promised."

"Well here is my sun room in Guilford, VT and the beautiful shades I purchased from you that were so easy to install. I must admit that I was overly nervous about the installation process, but was pleasantly surprised to find that I had all six shades installed in about 1.5 hours. I absolutely love how they look and the shade that they provide for me as well as for protecting the furniture in the room. I could not be happier with them. I am so glad that I found you on the internet. Anyone with a sunroom should consider these beautiful as an addition to it. I think they will be as happy as I am with my new shades..."

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