The downside of this inexpensive roller shade is that it rarely fits the opening in a customized manner. Meaning that your beautifully landscaped backyard with thousands of dollars of patio furniture - has this misfit eyesore hanging right in the middle of your "backyard sanctuary." For those people for which this is an issue, independent dealers, with customizable product lines, are the alternative.
So what does the extra money for a customized outdoor roller shade buy you. A custom size, a professional installation, or upgraded clutches, or spring assist systems for extremely large blinds, or the ability to motorize, or add guide cables, or use side tracks, or even a zip system - to turn the entire patio into a screened porch - safe from most flying insects. Additionally, you get many color choices, fabric choices, density options, fascia finises, and top and back covers. Add to that a 5 year warranty - and you can see that when dealing with exterior roller shades - you get what you pay for.
We would love to work with you on your next outdoor roller shade project. Also, for a approximation of what your project might cost check out our online roller shade calculator.