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    Retractable Patio & Deck Awnings

    Designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, LIGHT rain & wind up to +-20 mph (when extended) and no higher. The product type is water RESISTANT, not WATERPROOF. For residential & commercial patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs & open entertainment areas.

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    Retractable Patio & Pergola Covers

    Designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to over 100 mph/160 km/hr. System & Ferrari fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. For residential, commercial, institutional and government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs & open entertainment areas.

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    Retractable Window Awnings

    Retractable canopy awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection and LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Retractable Screens

    Designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & LIGHT to MODERATE wind (depending on fabric & model used) and HEAVY rain (depending on fabric & model used). For residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications, wall mounted OR mounted on to posts around the outside of a pavilion, pergola or gazebo. Fabric can be water RESISTANT.

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    Retractable Canopies

    Retractable canopy awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare and heat protection, LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Free Standing Retractable Awnings

    Free standing awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat, LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain protection. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Retractable free standing awnings can be floor mounted in almost any residential, commercial, institutional or government location.

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Door Canopies & Awnings

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Door awnings are usually installed for one of three main functions:

  • Interior UV and glare control

  • Rain protection

  • Exterior shading

Most people don't need door awnings that accomplish all three things; they have a balance of needs. For example, commercial properties may care a lot about interior UV, interior heat, and rain protection because they want to protect merchandise and have a comfortable entry for customers. Restaurants, homeowners with porches or pools, and outdoor seating areas may benefit more from external sun shade and not interior UV or rain protection.

Basically, door awnings and window awnings can accomplish different things depending on how you intend to use the space. Two different frame styles are used for door awnings, and each style has its strengths depending on the performance that you need.

Door Awnings Canopies

Canopies are small, archly rounded awnings. These awnings have excellent water resistance and runoff because of their shape. With a shorter projection, this shape makes for good door awnings where space is limited (such as storefronts in commercial areas or homes with small stoops).

Door awnings canopies provide excellent rain and interior shade protection, but their smaller size makes them less effective at providing exterior sun protection. Also, canopies are manual, not motorized, so they're slightly more cumbersome to use.

Canopies are ideal for door awnings that need:

  • Small installation space

  • Interior UV and shade protection

  • Rain protection

Lateral Arm Door Awnings

Lateral arm awnings are the traditional flat, smooth awnings that extend on two or more support arms. This style of awning is a reliable jack-of-all-trades – it's adequate for light (not heavy) rain protection, it's very effective for interior UV and shade, and it's excellent at exterior shading. It's larger footprint makes a lateral arm style awkward for door awnings in tight spaces, but that size and simple lines are its strengths of outdoor sun protection.

Lateral arm styles are ideal for door awnings that need:

  • Excellent exterior sun protection

  • Effective interior UV, shade, glare and heat control

  • Motorization and accessories like sensors, timers and remote controls

  • Light rain protection

  • Plenty of installation space