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    Retractable Patio & Deck Awnings

     

    Retractable patio awnings and deck awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, LIGHT rain & wind up to +-20 mph (when extended) and no higher. This product type is water RESISTANT, not WATERPROOF. For residential & commercial patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs & open entertainment areas.

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    Retractable Patio Pergola Covers & Louver Roofs

    Most retractable patio covers and pergola covers are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 175+ mph/281+ km/hr. Systems & fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. Used for residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs.

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    Retractable Side Arm / Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable canopy awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection and LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Retractable Screens

    Retractable screens are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & LIGHT to MODERATE wind (depending on fabric & model used) and HEAVY rain (depending on fabric & model used). For residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications, wall mounted OR mounted on to posts around the outside of a pavilion, pergola or gazebo. Fabric can be water RESISTANT.

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    Retractable Canopies

    Retractable canopies are designed for sun, UV, glare and heat protection, LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Retractable Free Standing Awnings

    Most free standing retractable awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 175+ mph/281+ km/hr. Systems & fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. Free standing awnings are floor mounted and used for residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools & hot tubs.

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    Retractable Electric & Motorized Awnings

    Electric & motorized retractable awnings with an optional wind, rain, sun and motion sensors are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & for light to heavy wind (depending on fabric & model used) and light to heavy rain (depending on fabric & model used). Electric & motorized retractable awnings are used for residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications. Fabric can be water resistant or waterproof (depending on fabric & model used).

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 Retractableawnings.com vs. Nu Image Comparison

Retractableawnings.com versus Nu Image retractable awning comparison

We choose very carefully (and so should you) when it comes to the quality of every component that makes up our retractable awnings, from the hardware to the fabrics to the thread we use. So our frames are made from 6063 aluminum, and our hardware is 316 Marine grade stainless steel -- both of which resist corrosion, rust and pitting.

We use Qualicoat® brand powder coating on the arms, frame and hood. Nu Image’s frames are made from aluminum, but their website doesn’t state the type of aluminum used, the type of metal used for their hardware, or the brand of powder coating used on the frame.

And that thread we mentioned? It’s 100% expanded clear Gore PTFE TENARA® UV resistant sewing thread, and it comes with a lifetime warranty against seam separation. It’s made to withstand salt water, cleaning chemicals (even bleach), extreme temperatures and acid rain. It is also non-flammable and will not rot or mildew.

Size comparison

We offer our customers a lot of options so they can customize their retractable awning for their needs and space. Our awnings have a maximum width of 52’6” and a maximum projection of 16’ using one motor and one piece of fabric; the Nu Shade’s maximum width is 20’ wide and the maximum projection is 12’.

Color choice comparison

RetractableAwnings.com offers 4 color choices for our awning frames: White, Ivory, Sand and Brown. Nu Image offers 3 frame colors: White, Almond and Brown. However, when it comes to fabric colors and options, we’re the clear choice, with your choice of over 500 solution dyed acrylic fabrics from big names like Para, Dickson, Recasens, Sattler and Sunbrella. Nu Image offers fewer choices in its own fabric, with a surcharge for Sunbrella.

Feature comparison

When you buy from RetractableAwnings.com, there are several features available that make our retractable awnings sturdier and more convenient to use. All of our models feature optional front bar telescopic poles for extra wind support, a patented center support that helps prevent the fraying / separation of fabric, and our patented roller tube design that prevents the bunching of fabric. We also offer some high-tech options you won’t get with Nu Image, including an optional timer, digital keypad and keyswitch or our smartphone/tablet app / module that you can use to schedule your retractable awning’s opening and closing times.

Warranty comparison

We offer a 25-year non-prorated warranty on our frames and a 10-year warranty on our brand name fabrics. Nu Image, on the other hand, offers a 5-year warranty on the frame, which their website doesn’t specify as prorated or non-prorated.

The bottom line: RetractableAwnings.com uses higher quality materials than our competitors do, offers far more fabric choices and other options, and has a much better warranty as well.

For a more complete side-by-side comparison of RetractableAwnings.com and Nu Image Nu Shade model products, see and download the matrix below.

RetractableAwnings.com vs. Nu Image

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