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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 Awnings

    Retractable Lateral Arm 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 for Commercial Buildings

    Retractable Canopies for Commercial Buildings

    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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Porch and Patio Cover 

When springtime rolls around and the weather turns delightful, few things in life can compare to the pleasure and comfort of sitting outside on your porch or patio with a hot cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea. But the weather doesn’t always cooperate. You won't get a lot of enjoyment from hanging out on the porch with the sun blasting its rays straight in your face. What’s more, the scorching summer heat in some areas of the US is too much to handle without any sort of protection or added shade.


It’s a shame when the enjoyment of your patio is limited by the weather. A quality patio or porch cover can change that.

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Find Superior Porch Protection

Awnings for porches and retractable covers for patios from RetractableAwnings.com can increase the usability of your valuable outdoor living spaces. To get the most out of your patio or porch, you'll need to know how to find the right product type and model for your house or business.

To make selecting a retractable cover easier, consider the following factors.


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Manual Or Motorized?

Motorized retractable screens, awnings, and covers are convenient, and users love them. They save time, they look nice, and they make it easy to relax.


Motorized covers, awnings and screens are more expensive than their manual counterparts, and they may require a little more care. For example, motorized covers may require maintenance. Breakdowns can be costly and very inconvenient. This risk can be minimized by purchasing these products from reputable companies that specialize in European quality TÜV Product Approved, CE certified retractable systems, like RetractableAwnings.com.


Manual patio/porch covers must be operated by using a detachable hand crank. They offer a cost-effective cover solution for this lack of convenience.

Is The Climate Mild?

Your local climate is a critical factor that should influence your decision-making process. For example, if you're based in an area that gets a lot of heavy rainfall then you will want to shop for covers and awnings for porches that are built to withstand stormy conditions. You may want a fully waterproof cover, for example, or one that can detect rain, sun, wind and extend/retract automatically.

Premium advice – When shopping for waterproof porch covers pay close attention to the language used to describe the product. It can seem misleading. For example, if a product is advertised as water-resistant, that is not the same as being waterproof. Water-resistant means it can shed water with enough angle/pitch placed on the arms or cover but it will not provide full protection from water leaking onto your porch. For maximum protection, get a cover that describes itself as waterproof. (Or chat with us now, and we’ll be glad to explain the difference.)

Partial or Full Cover?

Unlike in some other areas of life, size does matter when it comes to choosing patio covers. Depending on your needs, you may want to go for an awning that fully covers your porch or one that leaves some open space, which is particularly useful if you have some potted plants or flowers on your patio, and growing them requires a lot of sunshine and water.

Premium advice – No matter your choice, make sure to measure your porch/patio area before you shop. Double-check the measurements. Getting the wrong size custom made porch cover can be expensive and difficult to fix.

Find the Right Cover for Your Budget

Overhead cover louver roof on white house 

All of the factors mentioned above affect the price of your new porch cover. Staying within your budget can be difficult if you're shopping with a supplier who does not provide a good range of options. At RetractableAwnings.com, we maintain an updated array of porch covers and other modern retractable products that meet a variety of needs. Our business model helps to keep our prices down, and we can offer factory/distributor direct pricing on all of our products.


Low-priced non-engineered covers and awnings for porches are dangerous and almost always bring the risk of less dependable construction. Low-priced products tend to fail faster than quality-built products. Money spent on repairs can outpace the initial expense.


Will your patio/porch cover protect anything important? What will happen if it fails to retract? A better choice is to purchase quality equipment. Our award-winning products are designed for many years of reliable operation. 

Weather Protection Solutions

No matter what size cover you need, RetractableAwnings.com has a product that will fit. Contact us now to learn how easy it is to install and use manual and automatic screens, canopies, and retractable awnings. We’ve been in business since 1986, and we’d love to discuss your patio cover needs! International callers can reach us at (786) 751-3796. If you’re in the USA or Canada, call toll-free at (866) 516-4989.

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