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  • Folding Arm Awnings  Folding Canopies

    Folding Arm Awnings & Folding Canopies

    Retractable residential 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 patios, decks, courtyards, hot tubs and all types of open entertainment and outdoor living areas.

  • Retractable Pergola Covers  Awnings

    Retractable Pergola Covers & Awnings

    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 homes, outdoor living and entertainment areas, swimming pools, hot tubs and more.

  • Retractable Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable Drop Arm Awnings

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

  • Retractable Screens

    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.

  • Retractable Canopies

    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.

  • Retractable Free Standing Awnings | Canopies For Deck  Patio

    Retractable Free Standing Awnings | Canopies For Deck & Patio

    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.

  • Awnings

    Awnings

    Welcome to Retractable Awnings! We offer a full array of electric or manual patio & outdoor awnings and covers, commercial or residential awnings. Call 1-866-438-2964 today!

  • Retractable Electric  Motorized Awnings FAQ

    Retractable Electric & Motorized Awnings FAQ

    Electric & motorized retractable awnings with 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 (water-repellent) or waterproof (depending on fabric & model installed).

  • Window Awnings

    Window Awnings

    Window awnings are a great way to provide privacy and protection against the elements, and increase your curb appeal. Read on to learn more about window awnings!

  • Door Awnings

    Door Awnings

    Door awnings are one of the best ways to add shade, beauty, and protection to your home. Find out how to choose the right one for your needs in this guide.

  • Porch and Patio Covers

    Porch and Patio Covers

    Finding the right porch and patio cover for your home can seem pretty daunting. At Retractable Awnings, we’ll help you make the most informed choice!

  • Manual Awnings

    Manual Awnings

    Manual awnings remain one of the top choices among homeowners who want to add a new look to their curb appeal. If you’ve also been thinking about installing a manual awning yourself, this guide will provide you with all the information about it.

  • Retractable Lateral Arm Patio  Deck Awnings

    Retractable Lateral Arm Patio & Deck Awnings

    Retractable commercial 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 commercial patios, decks, courtyards, hot tubs and all types of open entertainment and outdoor living areas

  • Retractable Pergola Roof Covers

    Retractable Pergola Roof Covers

     

    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 commercial buildings including restaurants, hotels, outdoor living and entertainment areas, swimming pools, hot tubs, and more.

  • Retractable Side Arm | Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable Side Arm | Drop Arm Awnings

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

  • Retractable Screens

    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.

  • Retractable Canopies

    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.

  • Retractable Free Standing Awnings

    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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Manual Awnings

Manual Awnings

Manual retractable awnings might seem inconspicuous, but adding them to your patio or deck is one of the most brilliant ideas you may have. Awnings are stylish and incredibly functional in terms of sun protection and other elements. 

A retractable awning is also highly functional, as you can easily extend it or retract it in a matter of seconds, depending on your needs. And let’s not forget about how installing an awning can positively affect your business or home’s curb appeal. Long story short, an awning will change your life more than you may think.

If you’re in search of a retractable awning, look no further. With 35 years of experience, we know all the ins and outs of the awning industry. Whether you’re looking for manual or electric motorized awnings, we’ve got you covered - both when it comes to and commercial awnings. 

Benefits of Installing a Manual Retractable Awning 

The obvious purpose of a retractable awning is sun protection. However, it comes with many more benefits than that. Indeed, installing an awning is one of the best choices you can make when upgrading your home or business. Among the many advantages of manual awnings, we can include:

 

And the best thing is that you can reap all the benefits that come with retractable awnings without having to invest a fortune into building a permanent or separate outdoor structure and, in most residential and some commercial cases, not having to obtain a permit. Awnings are incredibly straightforward to install, maintain, and repair if necessary. 

How to Choose Your Perfect Retractable Awning

Retractable awnings come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, so you should easily find the right fit for your patio or deck. However, these are not the only factors you should consider when choosing an awning. Besides shape and size, you need to also think about the design, material type, waterproof versus water-resistant fabric, manual versus motorized, installation process, and additional features. Below is a more detailed breakdown of all these factors:

Fabric

Although retractable awnings are made of numerous fabrics, what they all have in common is that they block UV rays and are water-resistant. In general, there are four main materials you can choose from when buying a manual awning. These fabrics are:

Frame Material

Besides the fabric an awning is made of, you should also pay attention to the frame material. In most cases, you’ll have to decide between steel and aluminum. The first is more durable, sturdy, and can withstand practically any weather condition. It’s more costly, though, and heavier to install. Aluminum, on the other hand, is slightly less durable but more lightweight. It’s also much more budget-friendly. Today almost all manual and motorized retractable awning frames are made from aluminum.

Extending Mechanism

As for manual retractable awnings, most models come with a simple, detachable hand crank that opens and closes the retractable arms. Usually, opening and retracting an awning takes a few seconds.

Installation

You should be able to install an awning to the exterior wall, soffit, or roof. However, it’s vital to check whether your exterior substrate (wood, brick, concrete block, marble, etc.) is suitable for awning installation. There’s a chance you might need to adjust an anchoring method to your exterior substrate. If you have any doubts, feel free to contact us! Our structural engineer/professional engineer (SE/PE) will provide you with all the information necessary.

Manual Awnings

Why Trust Us?

All our retractable awnings are made of top-quality materials, and you can easily choose between different fabrics, materials, sizes, etc. With 35 years of experience, we’ve built ourselves the reputation of one of the most reliable awning providers in the industry. And if you don’t trust us, be sure to check out the review section and see what our clients have to say. 

Here at Retractable Awnings, we take pride in providing our customers with the best experience possible before, during, and after the sale. Contact us today and see for yourself how we can help you with your awning needs!