Commercial Patio Shades & Exterior Shades

Commercial patio shades and exterior shades are becoming increasingly popular in Colorado because they provide a perfect blend of comfort and aesthetics. Exterior shades make commercial spaces more comfortable by giving you control over the sun, heat, wind and insects, while allowing people to still view and experience the outdoors. Innovative Openings helps Colorado businesses in a variety of industries take full advantage of modern exterior shades and patio shades.

Outdoor Shades for Commercial Spaces

Restaurant insect protection
Mellow Mushroom in Lone Tree, interior

Maintain the city skyline view from the indoor/outdoor bar of your restaurant, but stop annoying mosquitoes from biting your guests. Make outdoor spaces more comfortable for patrons in the afternoon or morning sun. Enhance privacy or even block passers-by for a more intimate dining experience.

Use a custom-printed pattern, printed photo, or printed restaurant logo to further enhance the space.

Park Meadows Mellow Mushroom patio exterior POV
Mellow Mushroom in Lone Tree, exterior

Commercial Motorized Patio Shades

Motorized patio shades and exterior window shades make changing from shaded environment to open-air space simple and fast, without disturbing guests. When the sun goes down, press a button to retract your shades.

Nearly every window and patio shade we sell can be motorized and connected to apps or integrated control systems. Additionally, we provide customized design, sales and installation through our Commercial Contract Program (link), including free 60 day design, estimating and detailing services for builders, architects and interior designers.

  • We motorize large and small commercial projects, from individual restaurants to franchises, office buildings of any size, multiple dwelling units, etc.
  • We motorize large, corporate applications with hundreds of windows, including automation controls that address all of the needs of a large site: energy management and optimization, individual space control, occupant comfort, sensor and timer control, etc.
  • We plan, design and install large building and development projects where individual control is desired, such as Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs), multiple-retail locations, hotels, schools, hospitals and more.
  • We’re the only shade manufacturer to offer UL-Listed complete shading systems.

Exterior Window Shades by Insolroll®


How solar screen shades work diagram

Exterior shades are an extremely effective way to decrease heat gain in spaces with large windows because they stop most of the sun’s heat energy before it can even strike the glass. Typically, solar screen fabric is used to maintain the view through the windows, but where the ambience of filtered light is desired, exterior shades made with translucent fabrics are a great solution.

Innovative Openings Has the Experience to Complete Outdoor Projects Across Many Industries

Hospitals and Healthcare

  • Outdoor relaxation and exercise areas for patients and their families
  • Outdoor break area for employees
  • Elevated decks for observation and relaxation


Schools & Universities

  • Exterior Window Shades


Offices & Conference Rooms

  • Exterior window shades
  • Outdoor employee break areas


Hotels & Hospitality Industry

  • Outdoor patio areas
  • Rooftop patios
  • Balconies
  • Pool and hot tub areas



  • Patio dining spaces
  • Pass-through windows
  • Outdoor bars
  • Indoor-outdoor dining spaces with large overhead doors
  • Sliding glass wall areas


Retail Locations

  • Exterior window shades
  • Exterior market areas

Commercial Contract Program at Innovative Openings

Commercial solar shades manufactured in Colorado! The Insolroll® Solar Shades brand brings a lower carbon footprint, sustainable options, and fewer shipping and schedule headaches with award-winning, nationally recognized roller shades to your project.

Innovative Openings' Colorado Advantage

  • Made by Innovative Openings in Boulder County, Colorado
  • Shorter Lead times (10 days large contract orders)
  • Eliminates freight costs and damage
  • We build your order and are in control of quality control

Competitive Pricing

  • High level of service and product quality
  • Includes full service, including project management where needed, design consultation, measuring and installation
  • We service what we sell

Learn more about Insolroll Shades

We've Installed Across the Front Range

  • Office and conference rooms
  • Apartments and MDUs
  • Health care and hospital facilities
  • Schools and universities
  • Restaurants and retail
  • Hotels and hospitality industry

Whether your project is 2 shades for a small remodel or 1500 shades for a large apartment project, Innovative Openings can provide you with the product, price, and service you need for a successful project.

Learn more about our Commercial Contract Program