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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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Retractable Electric & Motorized Awnings

We are an international supplier (manufacturer/distributor)  and installer of electric and motorized retractable awnings and canopies. At Retractable Awnings, we have a number of residential and commercial products assembled from the finest quality 100% European components and fabric. This ensures you have the strength and control to effortlessly adjust your canopy or awning for the perfect shade and/or rain and/or snow coverage, or to protect it from weather damage.

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Types of Electric and Motorized Retractable Awnings Available

Electric awnings make up nearly 100% of our product line, the only exception being the Torino model.

Can I leave my retractable awning open all year?

Your folding lateral arm retractable motorized awning should be retracted for heavy rain and high wind, but can otherwise be used year round. If you live in a climate with regular heavy rain or snowfall, we  recommend one of our motorized retractable pergolas, or bioclimatic louver roof which are  designed for these types of weather.

Are motorized and electric awnings waterproof or water resistant?

Motorized and electric awnings can be either waterproof or water resistant. Folding lateral arm motorized awnings are water resistant. Most of our motorized retractable electric patio and deck pergolas and our motorized bioclimatic louver roofs are waterproof.  

Water-resistant means the awning is able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely. Waterproof means it is impervious to water.

Can I leave my motorized retractable awning or retractable patio / deck pergola open on a windy day?

A anemometer type wind sensor or front bar motion sensor can be attached to our motorized  and electric awnings, so that your awning or retractable patio / deck pergola will automatically be retracted if the sensor records a speed above the threshold you have set. Generally, we recommend this threshold be anywhere between 15  - 20 mph, for folding lateral arm awnings and 30 - 35mph for retractable patio / deck pergolas, but you can always change this in the future based on local wind conditions.

What is the difference between the wind sensor and the motion sensor on a motorized electric retractable awning or retractable patio deck pergola cover?

The wind sensor (also called an anemometer) and the motion sensor are both small devices you mount adjacent to or on your folding lateral arm awning or retractable patio / deck pergola, which will automatically close your awning when they detect the wind speed has reached or surpassed your chosen  threshold. For either device, this threshold can be changed at any time, depending on the conditions your awning or retractable patio / deck pergola is regularly exposed to.

The main difference between these two devices is that the anemometer type wind sensor is mounted to the side of your folding lateral arm awning or retractable patio / deck pergola and is wired, meaning it needs to be plugged into an outlet. The motion sensor is mounted to the front bar of your folding lateral arm awning, and is wireless and battery powered. It detects wind (based on how much the  front bar moves) from all directions, whereas the anemometer type wind sensor only detects wind at whichever side of the awning it is mounted. The motion sensor is not available to be used on a retractable patio / deck pergola since there is no moving front bar.

Can I install a motorized or electric awning on the side of my house, RV, or mobile home?

Yes, you can install all our folding lateral arm, motorized and electric retractable awnings to almost any substrate including vinyl or aluminum siding, stucco, and even any kind of masonry (such as brick, concrete, concrete block, granite, travertine and glass) and to the side or roof of a RV or mobile home. Retractable patio / deck pergola covers can only be mounted to a house, commercial building or pergola and cannot be mounted to an RV or movable mobile home. The type of surface your awning or patio cover will be installed on will determine which kind/type and size of fastener you need. Retractableawnings.com does not provide any fasteners since this decision is made on-site by the homeowner or contractor or awning installation professional based on the substrate in to which the product is being installed.

Can I install my new electric retractable awning myself?

Mostof our customers install our products themselves if they are skillful with their hands. For those that are not skilled in home projects, or don’t have the time to install, Retractableawnings.com provides a worldwide database of professional awning installers at https://www.awninginstallers.com 

Can my electric awning fabric be replaced?

Yes, the fabric on any and all of our products can be replaced when and if needed. Retractableawnings.com has every order on file since inception, so it is as easy as making a phone call, sending a quick email or using our live help to request a quote. Generally the fabric cost is approximately ⅓ of the cost of the original electric awning purchase.

Do motorized and electric awnings cost more?

A Somfy or Simu (owned by Somfy) tubular motor for a folding arm awning or retractable patio pergola generally costs $300-$900 depending on the size and torque needed to operate. The larger the product, the more difficult it is to operate without a motor. Some sizes cannot be manually operated and must be motorized.