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    Retractable Patio & Deck Awnings

    Designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, LIGHT rain & wind up to +-20 mph (when extended) and no higher. The 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

    Designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to over 100 mph/160 km/hr. System & Ferrari fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. For residential, commercial, institutional and government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs & open entertainment areas.

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    Retractable Window 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

    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 canopy awnings 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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    Free Standing Retractable Awnings

    Free standing awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat, LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain protection. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Retractable free standing awnings can be floor mounted in almost any residential, commercial, institutional or government location.


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Para Tempotest® Brand Fabric

For the complete collection of Para fabrics available in the USA click here.

Para fabric is known around the world for its incredible quality. The company is famous for their original patterns, colors, and textures, which stand out from other brands. As an innovative company, Para's designs are appealing not only visually, but also viscerally. This brand is a great choice for those going for a high-end, European look. This fabric adds a dramatic flair to any awning, and Retractableawnings.com is proud to offer this premier retractable awning fabric. Para calls this effect their "strong Italian stylistic identity," and it makes for a truly gorgeous addition to any home, commercial establishment, or institution.

Imported from Italy, Para fabrics stand the test of time due to the durability and design. Para's most known fabric line is the Tempotest, a solution-dyed acrylic fabric. The Tempotest is woven from man-made fibers before the dye is imbued into the material. This unique dyeing process gives the fabric a vibrant color that is resistant to fading. There are many benefits associated with these acrylic fabrics:

  • More resilient than its natural counterparts, such as cotton

  • Naturally resistant to mold and fungus

  • Retractable awning fabric has a Teflon treatment

  • Water and oil repellent

  • Stain resistant

  • UV protection

  • Para offers a ten-year warranty on their fabrics

Contact RetractableAwnings.com for more information on purchasing Para fabric for your new retractable awning. A knowledgeable staff member would be happy to tell you more about this material and the 146 Para varieties that we offer. Our material options for this brand come in 20 different awning styles. With so many options available, we're sure to have something that will match your unique taste!


Tempostest fabrics by Para are sepecially treated with micrometric particles covering a large surface area which gives the following charactreistics:

  • Repellent to normal dirt formation.

  • Water-repellent.

  • Excellent dimensional stability.

Due to normal weather, some microholes or tears can occur in the fabric of canopies and valances as a consequence of the mechanlical action.

In our coted/waterproof fabrics, the water-proofing can be comproimzed in case of mould formation.  Design colors shown in the paper catalogue, on cd, on the internet site and in any other support media may not comrrespond with the real shade of the fabric; therefore it is recommended to select from teh textile pattern book.

However it is advisable:

  • Tempostest® fabric should be regularly cleaned

  • Remove brushing any marks of diret and wahs with a simple solution of light soap and lukewarm water.  For strong stains and mould, wash with a solution of 240 ml. pre 1/2 pint bleach and 60 ml. per 1/8 pint mild soap diluted in 4 letres per 1 gallon of water.  Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap.  Dry the fabric in open air.

  • To never use any other chemical products.

  • To close the awning in presence of strong wind or rin

  • Not roll up the awning when it is wet, but only if necessary; open it to make it dry.

  • To avoid the bullid up of water puddles in the middle of the awning, keep the fabric always in tension and with an adequate gradient.

Energy Savings

  • Retractable awnings are inherently energy-efficient. Simply – and effectively – blocking sunlight reduces heat gain and UV damage. Para has tested their Tempotest fabrics to determine accurately what their effectiveness is at blocking sunlight.

  • Depending on the color, Para's Tempotest fabrics block anyhwere from 93% (light) to 98% (dark) of UV rays.

  • Likewise, Tempotest fabrics reduce indoor heat gain anywhere from 20% (light fabrics) to 30% (dark fabrics). This can result in saving almost 10 degrees in indoor heat gain and reduce air conditioning use as much as 40%.

Green Policies

  • Para has targeted several areas in their manufacturing process where they can decrease their environmental footprint and increase livability:

  • Enhanced water purification process, treating 2000 cubic meters of water daily

  • An onsite co-generation plant for heating and electricity

  • Continuing testing for harmful materials used in manufacturing (Oeko-Tex® Standard 100)

  • Using ecologically-friendly products, such as Sanitized's registered antimicrobial active ingredients for fabric finishing


  • TUV

  • Oeko-Tex® Standard 100

  • Tempotest collection is certified according to the UNI.EN.410 standard for solar radiation

Cleaning Instructions

WATER COLOR Liquid detergent, water, white vinegar
BUTTER Volatile solvent
BEER Liquid detergent, white vinegar
COFFEE Detergent, white vinegar, volatile solvent
GREASE Volatile solvent
CHEWING GUM Volatile solvent
CHOCOLATE Liquid detergent, ammonia water
SHOE POLISH Volatile solvent
WAX (CANDLE) Volatile solvent
INK OF BALLPOINT Paint remover, volatile solvent detergent
CRAYON Paint, oil or grease remover
OIL Volatile solvent
ORANGE DRINK Liquid detergent, water
MILK Liquid detergent
MASCARA Paint remover, volatile solvent detergent, water
MILDEW 1/2 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup natural soap for 3 litres of water
EGG (RAW) Liquid detergent
WET PAINT Liquid detergent, water
DRY PAINT Paint, oil or grease remover
TREE SAP Turpentine, liquid detergent
LIPSTICK Paint, oil or grease remover
IRON RUST Oxalic or citric acids, water
BLOOD Detergent/ammonia (3-6% water)
GRAVY Liquid detergent
TEA Liquid detergent
TOMATO JUICE Liquid detergent
URINE Liquid detergent, white vinegar
WINE Liquid detergent/ammonia (3-6% water), white vinegar
VOMIT Detergent, water, white vinegar