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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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Electric Awnings & Motorized Canopies

Retractable porch awnings and retractable deck awnings have an amazing lifespan. Frames are tested for years of heavy use, up to 60,000 cycles, with warranties that hit 25 years. Even retractable awning fabric – usually the most vulnerable component on awnings – have up to 10 year warranties and expected 15 year lifespans.

How is such durability possible?

Well, it is partly because of superior components. (We pride ourselves on using only the finest parts from Italy, Germany, Austria, and the United States.) But a lot of the effectiveness is purely physical – retracting an awning protects it from bad weather and damage.

Motorized awnings are the most effective style because they get used more than manual awnings. A lot more. A motorized awning is used 25% more than a manual awning in the same location. That means a motorized awning can have a much longer lifespan than a manual awning.

The key is ease of use. Motorized awnings are a convenience in most locations – window awnings, door and property front awnings, and some patio awnings. But for large awnings – over most patios, pools, eating areas, and other large areas and our enclosures and freestanding awnings – the size and weight of the awning can make it impossible to operate manually. A motorized awning gives the strength and control that you need.

Motorized commercial awnings also introduce so many more control options, making it easy and effortless to adjust your motorized awning for perfect shade coverage:

  • Rain, wind, motion, and sunlight sensors for instinctive responses to weather changes

  • Timers and schedules

  • Indoor or outdoor temperature sensors to control heat gain

  • Remote controls with preset positions

  • Plug-in mounted wall switches

  • Optional manual controls

Almost all of our retractable lateral arm awnings are retractable window awnings are motorized awnings naturally. Each motorized awning uses the finest quality motors from premier international manufacturers in Italy and France.

  • Self-lubricating, maintenance-free motors

  • Torque-sensing, for taut fabric and better performance

  • Safety tested by Underwriters' Laboratory

  • Integrated with and invisible inside the fabric roller tube