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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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Creating a Comfortable, Energy-Efficient Outdoor Environment That Saves Money

When the temperature heats up outside most people see a noticeable increase in their power bills. Not only do you burn more energy, but you also burn more cash.

Now imagine a solution that not only saves money and energy, but also creates an outdoor living space that enhances a home or business’ beauty and value. Retractable awnings and retractable patio covers deliver this solution.

Retractable awnings and retractable patio covers considerably decrease the temperature of a home or business space by allowing you to control the amount of sunlight that enters a home or business. You may already have interior window shades that help you minimize the sunlight that enters through your windows. However, adding a retractable awning or retractable patio cover can prevent further heat build up since they both serve as a barrier to sunlight that would normally enter through your windows and glass doors.

By decreasing or eliminating the UV rays that penetrate your windows and doors, you greatly reduce ambient temperatures both inside and outside a home or business. Since your space is cooler, your air conditioner runs a lot less, so you’ll see the difference on your utility bill.

Now when the temperature cools down, having a retractable awning or retractable patio cover system gives you the advantage of letting sun in. Just close the awning or patio cover and let the heat of the sun warm the home or business, which will further decrease heating costs and energy consumption.

The Green Facts:

  • Awnings can reduce annual cooling energy by more than 25%

PAMA Energy Study

  • Awnings reduce solar heat gain by 65% to 77%

U.S. Department of Energy

  • Awnings can reduce a home’s internal temperature by up to 15 degrees.

U.S. Department of Energy

  • Ambient air feels up to 20° cooler under the awning compared to the air temperature in non-shaded areas

Retractable awnings and patio covers are a win-win solution for any home or business owner that is looking for a cost-effective way to help the environment, increase their energy efficiency and create an inviting outdoor space for a home or business.

To learn more about how retractable awnings and retractable patio covers impart energy consumption check the documents below:

Benefits of different types of shading and night cooling (PDF)

Comparison of control strategies for shading devices (PDF)

Energy effects of controlling solar shading (PDF)

Energy savings from controlling solar shading (PDF)

European Commission Solar Shading Study (PDF)

European Solar Shading Organization — Solar Shading Study (PDF)

PAMA Energy Study (PDF)

PAMA Energy Study Webinar (PDF)

Retractable Awning Study University of Minnesota (PDF)

Summary of benefits of different types of shading and night cooling (PDF)