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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 Drop Arm Awnings

Drop Arm Window Awnings for Homes

Modern drop arm awnings do two things: They add a beautiful accessory to the home’s exterior while protecting smaller areas, windows, and doors of your home from the elements, such as the sun, light rain, and light wind. There are tons of customization options – our drop arm window awnings allow you to create a durable sun shading solution. Even better, side arm awnings are suitable for any window or door that needs a practical and visually appealing upgrade.

Read through to learn more about our selection of side arm retractable window awnings.

Have Questions? We Have Answers

It can be difficult knowing whether drop arm window awnings are right for your home when there are multiple kinds to choose from. We have a helpful guide that allows you to choose which awning is best for you. Simply fill out the information, such as the area being covered, the type of property you own, and the weather you’ll need protection from.

Below are our frequently asked questions – feel free to read through these and find the answers you’re looking for!

Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us, should you have any additional questions. We’re happy to help.

Trust the Retractable Awning Experts to Enhance Your Home’s Outdoor Space

Optimize and enjoy your patio, deck, and backyard with RetractableAwnings.com. Our experience and over 3+ decades in business makes us the logical choice when considering drop arm awnings and other outdoor retractable coverings. We’ve installed awnings, pergolas, screens, and canopies for a growing list of residential, commercial and institutional customers around the globe – add your own product and home to our list!

We’re trusted by the very best and have received multiple industry awards for our expertise in design, engineering, installation, and execution. Become one of our customers and experience the benefits of retractable awnings, retractable pergola cover systems, retractable and rotating louvered roof systems, retractable screens, retractable canopies, and more.

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Important Note: Our frequently asked questions and answers below ONLY apply to retractable window awnings from Retractableawnings.com and not to any other product type that is available on our website, or retractable window awnings from any other vendor.

How do I install side or drop arm awnings?

The installation process for a drop arm awning is very simple. First, attach the cassette box above the chosen window or door using the brackets provided.


Next, attach the left arm of the unit to the wall on the left side of the window or door.


Then, attach the right arm to the right side of the window or door and insert the detachable crank. Simple and easy!


Of course, if you purchased the motorized version of our drop arm window awnings, you will need to insert the plug into a standard 110v outlet (GFI recommended).

Can I customize my side arm or drop arm awning?

With a side arm awning , you can customize the following for you and your home:

  • Choose a custom width and specify a size to as little as ⅛”

  • Choose one of several standard side arm/drop arm projections

  • Choose the solution-dyed acrylic fabric brand and color from hundreds of solids, textures, tweeds, and stripes – the choice is truly yours

  • Choose the valance style from any of these six options

  • Choose motorized operation for ease of use and convenience. Or, you can opt for a manual operation with a detachable crank or the motorized version with backup manual override used in case of loss of electricity in your home or neighborhood.

How much do side arm and drop arm window awnings cost?

Due to the customization possible with these awnings, pricing for retractable side arm and drop arm awnings can range from about $500 to over $2,000 for the largest size available that has the optional cassette hood box.

Can a side arm awning reduce my utility bills?

Unlike interior blinds, an exterior window awning provides both privacy and reflects UV rays. This has the effect of blocking the heat from entering your home or chosen property.


With the ability to prevent heat from entering, retractable side arm or drop arm awnings will help lower your utility bill.


By simply providing this barrier to the sun, your indoor temperature can dip as much as 20 degrees, providing as much as a 77 percent decrease in your air conditioning use.

How easy is it to clean side and drop arm awnings?

To clean a retractable side arm awning frame and fabric, simply spray the unit gently with a hose.


If your awning’s fabric has a stain such as grease, wine, or ketchup, review the fabric manufacturer’s cleaning instructions for that type of stain.


We do not recommend attempting to clean the frame or fabric with a pressure washer, as the high pressure will rip holes in the fabric and damage the motor. Neither of these are covered under warranty.


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