Motorized Retractable Screens, Patio Shades

Texan Glass and Solar Control is your professional source for Houston patio shades and screens! Our retractable screens come in multiple fabrics and colors to get you the look you’re going for. We offer motorized patio shades powered by Somfy motors and manual outdoor shades that are operated by a hand-crank system.

If you are looking for larger Houston exterior shades, we offer Universal Motion Screens®. Get greater comfort, energy savings, privacy, and excellent views while providing the shade you need to enjoy you indoor and outdoor living. Our Phifer Sheerweave® and Phifer SunTex® fabric blocks the sun while offering great outward visibility. With our extensive line of fabrics we are sure to enhance the aesthetics of your home, patio, or sunroom while also reducing glare as well as energy cost. Plus eliminate the mosquitoes and other bugs with our porch screen systems.

Motorized Retractable Screen Applications

Screened Porches, Patios, and Balconies

Motorized screens enclose and transform any outdoor space with the push of a button. Make your patio, porch, balcony, or gazebo the ideal summer relaxation spot with adjustable screens. Don’t let stationary screens trap you when you could have the best of both worlds. Give your home an upgraded and stylish feature that will be the envy of your friends and neighbors.

Garage Door Screens

The garage is a multi-use space: car parking, storage, workshop, and much more. Add even more versatility to your garage with a motorized screen. Work on those home improvement projects in privacy and with full ventilation. Air out the garage after a long winter without leaving it open to the elements. Turn your garage into an enclosed leisure space for family fun. Get creative and get the most out of the most underrated part of your home.

Four-Season Rooms

Don’t lose the use of your patio just because the weather changes. Motorized screens offer a variety of options for any season. Use them to enjoy the summer breeze without irritating pests. Lower them to protect from autumn winds and spring showers. Employ them for privacy during your soak in the hot tub on cold winter nights. Retractable screens are as close as you can get to being able to control Mother Nature. Control the comfort of your home as easily as pressing a button.

Privacy Screen

Retractable motorized screens offer privacy from prying eyes and put your mind at ease. Sunbathe, enjoy a hot tub, work on a home improvement project, or simply read a good book in peaceful privacy thanks to your screens. Enjoy an enclosed space with the fresh ventilation of easy airflow. When you’re ready to let the world in again, simply raise them back up.

Weather Protection

No one can predict the weather, but you don’t have to when you have motorized screens. Use them to take refuge from chilly autumn winds. Lower them against winter snowfall. Protect yourself against spring rain. You won’t sweat the scorching summer sun with these screens. Easily change them with the press of a button to follow the changing angle of the sun over the course of the day. If constantly adjusting their height frustrates you, consider motorized screens with sun sensors for automatic adjustment. The weather is no longer your enemy, thanks to retractable motorized screens.

Insect Protection

Everyone loves summer but hates the bugs that come with the warm weather. Enjoy the warmth and refreshing summer breeze without an invasion from pests. These screens are especially useful for evening meals when you want to eat dinner, but not let mosquitos eat you for dinner. Keep out mosquitos, flies, bees, wasps, or any other pest. Enjoy the outdoors without the outdoors bugging you.

Types of Houston Patio Shades

Free Hanging Shades

Free hanging patio shades Woodlands TX

Traditional outdoor shade that freely hangs from mounted spot above

Usually operated with chain system or motorized unit/remote

Best Houston roller shade for smaller outdoor openings with minimal wind exposure

Cable Guided Shades

cable motorized retractable screens

Features cables on each side to guide and hold the patio shade in place

Usually operated with crank system or motorized unit/remote

Best Houston exterior shade choice if user isn’t concerned with keeping bugs out


Track motorized Houston patio shades

These Houston patio sun shades use side channels and a large bottom sweep to seal in space when rolled down

Usually operated as a motorized screen system – can be crank operated

Best when user wishes to enclose the outdoor space and keep bugs out Protection Status