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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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When it comes to the appearance and overall look of any retractable canopy, pergola cover, or awning, the fabric material and color are important. The quality of the textiles used in its construction helps to determine how long the product will last and what kind of weather it can withstand. At RetractableAwnings.com®, we use a variety of manufacturers for this integral part, and each brand has different qualities. This page contains important information about them and the available options.

Advanced Engineering and Modern Manufacturing

Thanks to modern textile manufacturing processes and advanced chemical engineering, designers and consumers have a selection of options available today that were not possible a few decades ago.

Modern awning fabrics have features designers could only dream of in the last century. RetractableAwnings.com carries hundreds of styles from worldwide brands like Para, Dickson, and Sunbrella. Their products have qualities that modern consumers demand in outdoor items designed to protect them from the sun.


A European company that is known for advanced manufacturing, Para has been in operation since 1921. They are a premium manufacturer of top-quality textiles and advanced marine, furniture, pillow, screen, canopy, and awning fabrics.

Materials manufactured by Para incorporate many features that make them ideal for our products. Their Tempotest® cloth, available in many of our products, is a solution-dyed acrylic that is naturally mold and fungus-resistant. It features high dimensional stability and is treated with Teflon Extreme® for easy cleaning.


Dickson is a Franco-American company that has been manufacturing textile products since 1836. They are known for their environmentally sensitive processes, including closed-loop manufacturing methods designed to trap and recycle the most harmful forms of waste. Their awning fabrics are made of high-durability, solution-dyed acrylic cloth with high color-retention properties.


Sunbrella products have been known since 1960 for their beauty and functionality. They can be found in upholstery, drapes, marine applications, and more.

Sunbrella employs advanced waste management in manufacturing and green features in its products. Acrylic Sunbrella cloth is stain-resistant, screen printable, and has a lifespan of up to 20 years.

About Us

RetractableAwnings.com has 37+ years of experience in the retractable home awning industry. Located in South Florida, our products are designed for daily use. All products, including awning fabrics, feature warranties and are built to provide many years of service. We have different styles and models designed to fit almost any storefront, patio, pool, or deck, from small to extra large. Contact us today to discuss your retractable pergola, canopy, or patio cover needs and get a free quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

See our About page if you have questions about our company or location.

What other awning materials are available?


Some manufacturers use a variety of fiberglass, metalized, vinyl, polyester, linen, plastic, canvas, and natural components. RetractableAwnings.com uses only the very best advanced name-brand textiles and synthetic solution-dyed acrylic cloth in our premium products.

Is solution-dyed acrylic cloth waterproof?


Acrylic textiles are treated to be water resistant but are not naturally waterproof.

What awning fabric is best?


That depends on your location. Our custom service representatives can help you choose the best type of cloth for your area.

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