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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 Patio Screens and Vertical Drop Awnings

A retractable vertical drop patio screen is a flexible screen that retracts and rolls up into an optional housing (a.k.a. a cassette box). The housing can be attached to the inside or outside of a window, a hinged door, around the windows on a french door, or any other square or rectangular opening such as the sides of gazebos and pergolas.

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Retractable Awning, Pergola, and Screen Experts

At RetractableAwnings.com, we have a team of experts with a long history of successfully designing and installing retractable patio screens, awnings, pergolas, and more. Our designs have multiple engineering and quality certifications and use commercial-grade quality components that are designed to last. Are you ready to learn how you can transform your space?

Contact us today and we’ll walk you through every step of the process for getting a beautiful new retractable patio screen.


Got questions? We’ve got answers! Our experienced team is ready to help you at any step of the process. Check the below common questions first. If you have any more questions don’t hesitate to reach out to us!


Important Note: The frequently asked questions and answers below ONLY apply to the retractable screens from Retractableawnings.com and not to any other product type available on our website or from any other vendor.

What are the benefits of retractable drop screens?

Unlike traditional fixed or permanent screens, retractable vertical drop awning screens remain out of sight until they are needed. As stated above, they retract into an optional, discrete housing when not in use which preserves your views as well as your home’s décor. In addition, retractable screens can be  used for privacy, rain protection, sun/UV/heat/glare protection as well as bug and pollen protection.

How do outside drop screens work?

A roll-down awning can be operated (raised and lowered) using a detachable crank or a motor. Motorization provides the ultimate in customer convenience and research by Somfy, the largest tubular motor manufacturer in the world, shows that homeowners use motorized drop screens four times more than manual drop screens.

How much do Vertical Drop Screens cost?

Pricing for vertical drop screens is based on the width and drop of the opening being covered as well as the fabric type that is used and if the vertical drop screens will be manually operated, motorized or more. For a quote, based on your needs, please contact Retractableawnings.com here.

Are retractable drop screens easy to install?

Vertical drop screens are probably our easiest product to install. You simply attach the brackets either inside or outside the opening then click the header cassette box (if purchased) onto the brackets. Once that is done, you attach the vertical side channels with ShyZip® either inside or outside the opening, guide wires or hold down brackets and that is it! Simple, right?

How easy are vertical drop awnings to clean and maintain?

Since they are hidden away while not in use (if the optional hood/cassette is purchased) the amount of maintenance a drop awning requires is very minimal. We recommend cleaning the retractable vertical drop screens once or twice a season to eliminate any small dust particles in the mesh or on the fabric. You can clean our retractable vertical drop screens with mild detergent and water, and gently wipe them off. No maintenance is required on the motors as they are self-lubricating.

How waterproof are retractable screen awnings?

A vertical retractable privacy screen with a cassette box and zippered side channels is 99% waterproof (not water resistant) as long as a waterproof fabric such as Ferrari 502 Satin Precontraint is used. If a mesh fabric, such as Phifertex, is used they are not waterproof and are designed for sun/UV/glare/heat protection only.

Do these vertical awnings keep mosquitos out?

Depending on what mesh type you choose - yes! The holes in our vertical drop awnings mesh are very small and protect against most bugs. For superior insect protection, especially from no-see-ums a/k/a sand flies, you need to choose a mesh-like Phifer No-See-Um which protects against tiny insects. All solid, opaque, non-mesh fabrics will keep all bug types out regardless of bug size.


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