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  • Folding Arm Awnings  Folding Canopies

    Folding Arm Awnings & Folding Canopies

    Folding arm canopies and awnings for homes can reduce your cooling costs while protecting your outdoor furniture from harmful UV rays.

  • Retractable Pergola Covers  Awnings

    Retractable Pergola Covers & Awnings

    Retractable pergola covers are best for residents in areas prone to heavy rain and high wind while also adding beauty and interest to your outdoor space.

  • Retractable Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable home drop arm awnings provide shelter for windows and doors. They are available in a multitude of color options to complement your personal style.

  • Retractable Patio Screens and Vertical Drop Awnings

    Retractable Patio Screens and Vertical Drop Awnings

    Retractable screens fit nicely in the spaces of gazebos and pergolas to provide your backyard with some extra privacy. Vertical screens can also be installed over windows.

  • Retractable Window Awnings

    Retractable Window Awnings

    Retractable canopies add a little interest to the exterior of your home. They’re a great option if you want to add some UV protection to windows and doors.

  • Retractable Free Standing Awnings and Canopies

    Retractable Free Standing Awnings and Canopies

    Provide shelter to your patio or deck with retractable free standing awnings and canopies. They are easy to install and the louver roof option can handle snow load.

  • Retractable Lateral Arm Awnings

    Retractable Lateral Arm Awnings

    Retractable lateral arm awnings are commonly used for commercial decks and patios to provide protection from UV rays and light rain. They are installed to the wall, fascia, beam, roof, or an eave/soffit/overhang.

  • Retractable Pergola Roof Covers

    Retractable Pergola Roof Covers 

    Retractable pergola roof covers can be free-standing or installed on a building, patio or deck. These durable structures can handle heavy rain, high wind and are chosen for both practical and decorative purposes.

  • Retractable Side Arm | Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable Side Arm | Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable side arm / drop arm commercial awnings protect windows and doors from the sun, rain, and other weather conditions. They are easily customizable with a large variety of fabric options.

  • Power Retractable Screens

    Power Retractable Screens

    Retractable vertical drop screens are flexible window awnings that can be retracted and rolled up into a cassette box. For privacy, you can install them inside or outside a rectangular or square opening, such as on the sides of pergolas and gazebos.

  • Retractable Canopies for Commercial Buildings

    Retractable Canopies for Commercial Buildings

    Retractable canopies protect areas from sun, UV rays, light rain, and light wind. They are available in a variety of colors for coordinating with your business’s color scheme or logo.

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Retractable Side Arm | Drop Arm Awnings

Window Awnings for Commercial Buildings with RetractableAwnings.com

Modern commercial window awnings and drop arm awnings are the perfect way to protect smaller areas like windows and doors from weather elements while adding a unique, beautiful accessory to a building's exterior. With many customization options, side and drop arm awnings allow for you or your client to create a durable sun shading solution suitable for any window or door in need of a practical and visually appealing upgrade.

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Need to Know More?

Below are frequently asked questions about our commercial window awnings and products. You’ll likely find your answer there. Also be sure to look at our helpful guide to find the ideal awning for your business – we take the space, property type, weather, and more into consideration.

Never hesitate to contact us if you have further questions. We have answers, and are happy to help! 

We’re the Commercial Window Awnings Expert

Trust your business with RetractableAwnings.com. We’re trusted by a host of commercial clients and have won multiple industry awards within our 3+ decades of experience. See our map of installations to view the scope of our international client base – add your purchase to our worldwide list of satisfied customers!

Not all retractable commercial window awnings, folding lateral arm retractable awnings or retractable pergola cover systems are created equal. RetractableAwnings.com only sells the highest quality products, with suppliers located in Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Austria. Reach out to start the process and find the perfect outdoor covering for your business today!


Important Note: The FAQ questions and answers below ONLY apply to retractable commercial window awnings from RetractableAwnings.com and not to any other product type available on our website or retractable commercial window awnings from any other vendor.

How do I install side/drop arm awnings?

Installation for sidearm / drop arm awnings for commercial buildings is very simple. First, you should attach the optional cassette box above the selected window or door using the brackets provided.


Next, you attach the left arm to the wall on the left side of the window or door. Then, you attach the right arm to the right side of the window or door and insert the detachable crank. That’s it!


Of course, if you purchased the motorized version you will need to insert the plug into a standard 110v outlet (GFI recommended).

Can I customize my side arm or drop arm awning?

With our commercial window awnings, you can customize the following for you or your client:

  1. Choose a custom width and specify a size to as little as ⅛”

  2. Choose one of several standard side arm/drop arm projections

  3. Choose the solution-dyed acrylic fabric brand and color from hundreds of solids, tweeds, textures, and stripes

  4. Choose the valance style from any of these six styles

  5. Choose motorized operation for ease of use and convenience or manual operation with a detachable crank or motorized with a backup manual override option in the case of loss of electricity.

How much do sidearm and drop arm awnings cost?

Pricing for retractable side arm and drop arm commercial window awnings ranges. Prices can vary from $500 to over $2,000 for the largest size available with the optional cassette hood box.

Can a side arm awning reduce my utility bills?

Unlike interior blinds, awnings for commercial buildings not only provide privacy, but also reflect UV rays, and block the heat from entering into your business.


With the ability to reject and therefore exclude heat from entering, retractable side arm / drop arm awnings will definitely help lower your utility bill.


By simply acting as a barrier to the sun your indoor temperature can dip as much as 20 degrees, which translates into as much as a 77 percent decrease in air conditioning use.


How easy is it to clean side / drop arm awnings?

To clean a retractable side arm or drop arm commercial window awning frame and fabric, simply spray gently with a hose.


If your awning fabric has a stain like grease, wine, or ketchup, we recommend that you review the fabric manufacturer’s cleaning instructions for that particular stain type.


Do not under any circumstances attempt to clean the frame or fabric with a pressure washer as the high pressure will rip holes in the fabric and damage the motor, neither of which is covered under warranty.


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