Retractable Awnings – Enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather
There is nothing more enjoyable on a warm, sunny day than being outside on your patio, deck and terrace relaxing with a good book or entertaining family and friends. However, heat and dangerous ultraviolet rays from the sun can hinder your plans and limit the quality time you spend outside. Our range of retractable awnings and window shades provide cool, comfortable shade when you need it, protect you from the sun and enhance your outdoor living experience. With the world’s finest selection of striped and solid color fabrics, our awnings can add beauty and value to your home.
Our retractable awnings have it all:
- A. Arm Shoulder Pitch Adjuster with stainless steel bolts, extruded and drop-forged components for added strength.
- B. Fabric Tray that keeps the fabric tight as it moves, minimizes roller tube sag and protects fabric when retracted.
- C. Heavy Duty Springs maintain a tight tension to keep fabric beautifully taut.
- D. Heavy Duty Elbows with dual cables wrapped in vinyl for extra durability
- E. Front Profile Bracket is Teflon® coated for a smooth, quiet glide and helps keep fabric flat.
- F. Integrated Gutter System on front profile channels water from the front of the awning.
We’re proud to use Somfy motors on our motorized awnings. To find out more, visit Somfy’s website
Retractable Awnings Gallery
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Now you can be outside to enjoy all the fun the warm weather brings, without harmful UV rays. Simply open one of our retractable awnings when you need the shade, and leave it closed when you don’t.
No more languishing indoors because you cannot bear the blistering sun. Plus, these awnings help prevent fading of carpets and upholstery, and because the awnings can be safely retracted, you have no removal costs in the winter.
Energy Saving Study
According to the study, conducted by PAMA awnings can reduce annual cooling energy by as much as 50 percent in hot climates, such as Texas, and as much as 25% in moderate climates, such as Washington, DC, compared to homes with completely un-shaded windows. The amount of cooling energy saved varies depending on the number of windows, type of glass in the windows, window orientation and the climate the house is in.
“What some people don’t realize is that in most homes, more cooling energy is lost through glass doors and windows than any other part of the house,” said Michelle Sahlin, managing director of PAMA. “Awnings are an effective way to reduce heat gain and prevent cooling energy loss in households. This benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the homeowner by saving them money on energy bills.”