Shade Structures

Roof-top dining with weather protection

In the world of awnings, there are three main types of designs; each with their own sets of features and benefits.    1) Retractable Frame and Retractable Fabric    2) Stationary Frame and Stationary Fabric    3) Stationary Frame and Retractable Fabric. The third design incorporates the best features of the first two. With our shade structure designs (Stationary Frame and Retractable Fabric) you get the stability and durability of stationary awnings with the flexibility and versatility of retractable awnings.

The Gennius - A Waterproof Pergola Awning

Patio Pergola AwningWith 3rd party certified wind speeds, the Gennius retractable pergola awning stands of up wind, protects you from the rain as well as from the harmful UV rays of the sun. With its stationary heavy-duty frame and a retractable canopy cover, the Gennius is a cross between a retractable awning and a pergola. With integrated gutters and rain management technology and the capability of spanning massive projections and widths; this awning isn't just heavy-duty... it is specifically designed to handle inclement weather.


The Pinnacle - A Tensioned Pergola Shade

retractable pergola coverPINNACLE TWO - Perfect for mounting to existing structures not providing adequate shade like a pergola, gazebo or trellis. This exterior cassette motorized retractable awning can be roof mounted to shade skylights, solariums, patio enclosures and glass roofs. The fabric travels horizontally in a set of guide rails, and a tension driven pulley system keeps the fabric taut at all projections. Can incorporate optional front posts for wall mounted or freestanding applications.


integrated pergola, awning and dop shadePINNACLE ONE - Ideal for large decks or patios in windy areas, or in areas with low mounting surfaces. This model is identical to the Pinnacle two, but with the addition of optional front supporting posts. The posts make this retractable awning significantly more resistant to wind than a lateral arm retractable awning. Powder coated aluminum components are corrosion resistant.


The Tempo - A Free-Standing Retractable Awning System

Dining under free standing awningThe Tempo is a Double Sided Free Standing truss system that provides a strong base to mount almost any of our retractable awning systems when there is no existing structure to mount to. This Free Standing Structure is made to be maintenance free and can be a double sided or single sided. When outfitted with lateral arm retractable awnings, can be operated manually or can be motorized to open at the touch of a button, and the awning fabric is protected by an aluminum hood when the awning is closed. Can also be utilized with the Pinnacle to create a huge, wind resistant retractable pergola!