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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 Patio  Deck Awnings

    Retractable Lateral Arm Patio & Deck 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

    Retractable Canopies

    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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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:


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.


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!