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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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Retractable Free Standing Awnings and Canopies

Retractable Sun Shades for Decks and Patios

We are an international supplier and installer of freestanding awnings for decks and patios. At RetractableAwnings.com, we have a large range of residential and commercial free standing awnings assembled from the highest quality European TÜV Product Approved and CE Certified components, motors, controls, and fabric. This ensures you have the strength and control to effortlessly adjust your canopy or awning for perfect shade, sun/UV/glare/heat, rain and/or snow coverage. You’ll also have improved protection from the weather for your outdoor furniture and rugs.


Free Standing Awning, Pergola, and Screen Experts

At RetractableAwnings.com, we provide residential and commercial businesses with expert guidance to find the products that will transform their outdoor space. Our expert team will guide you every step of the way to find an awning, pergola, canopy, or screen that fits your needs. 

Contact us today for a quote and expert support to start the process of choosing your new retractable awning, pergola, canopy or screen.


Retractable Free Standing Awnings FAQ

Important Note: The FAQ questions and answers below ONLY apply to the free standing awnings and canopies from Retractableawnings.com and not to any other product type available on our website or from any other vendor.

What are free standing awnings?

Freestanding retractable awnings are usually medium or large, permanent structure rain and/or shade/shading systems for decks and patios or any other outdoor living area or workspace. They are perfect for homeowners and businesses who have a very low roof height with no space to mount an attached type retractable awning, large yards, in-ground or above-ground pools or large, spacious patios and decks.

What are the benefits of a free standing awning?

More durable than makeshift, portable canopies and pop up tents and more attractive than traditional screened in areas, free-standing awnings allow you to create shaded, rain, hail, snow protected areas (depending on model installed) on your patio or deck without the need to install a permanent structure since all offer retractable roofs, retractable louvered roofs or rotating louver roofs. They are easy to assemble, and offer you more flexibility with creating cool, shaded, rain, hail and snow protected spaces outdoors.

Types of Free Standing Retractable Awnings Available

RetractableAwnings.com offers The Torino, which is far stronger and sturdier than your average retractable patio umbrella. With a one-of-a-kind, modern look that combines functionality with style, this easy-to-use awning has a canopy capable of tilting forward and backward so you can adapt your shade depending on where the sun is shining. Its hassle-free crank makes opening and closing this awning a breeze.


Retractableawnings.com also offers other  free standing awning models, most of which offer sun, heavy rain, hail protection and one model, the Bioclimatique, that offers sun heavy rain, hail and snow protection.

Can I use a free standing awning with a motorhome?

Yes, as opposed to fixed awnings, the Torino model can be transported in your motorhome, camper or RV recreational vehicle (space dependent) and set up anywhere you choose. All other freestanding models are not designed to be transported within a motorhome, camper or RV.

What types of weather can a free standing awning handle?

Our Torino model awning offers strong aluminum support posts and an optional weight stand which allows it to withstand light winds without the need for additional weight. The canopy tilts both backward and forward to allow for easy adjusting throughout the day.


The free standing awning model Perugia is for sun protection only. Free standing awning models including but not limited to the Bursa, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Mersin, Forli, Hamburg and others offer sun, heavy rain, hail protection and one model, the Bioclimatique, offers sun heavy rain, hail and even snow protection.

How do I install a free standing awning?

Installation for each free standing awning model varies by the product type/model and, most importantly, the substrate that the free-standing awning is being attached to. Examples of substrates include wood, brick, concrete block, steel, aluminum, marble, travertine etc. The type, diameter and size of fastener used varies based on the substrate attaching to, product weight, bracket size, bracket hole positions and more.

How do I clean a free standing awning?

By cleaning your awning once a year, you are protecting the fabric and keeping your colors bright. Some fabrics are small enough to put in the washing machine, but for the majority of them you’ll need to use a mild, eco-friendly liquid soap (recommended in the manufacturer’s instructions), cold or lukewarm water and a soft bristle brush. You could also use a hose or pressure washer that is set to very low / low.


To start cleaning, make sure leaves and debris are brushed off. Wet the awning then begin sweeping with your brush from bottom to top. Rinse the awning from the top down and ensure the material is dry before retracting.


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