RETRACTABLE AWNING REVIEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

The Most Reviewed Models

These models are reviewed most by the public.

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Palermo Plus

Allison Marks

I was so surprised by the quality and ratings of this retractable awning model. It has a beautiful Italian design that fits in perfectly with my home and the additions I was looking to make. The Palermo Plus retractable awning had the exact dimensions I needed, and every detail was just right. I also ordered a wind sensor to go along with the awning and altogether the price was v-v-very affordable.

One more thing I really liked about this manufacturer is the wide range of products to choose from..

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Palermo

Marty Aaronsohn

The Palermo retractable awning is perfect. I was looking for a retractable awning that would shade my outdoor patio and reduce the solar gain into my restaurant. The elegant Italian design complimented my business and allowed me to reduce the clutter of umbrellas in front of the main entrance. It also meant I didn’t have to worry about wind or outdoor furniture knocking over umbrella stands every time a table was moved.

My employees really appreciate the Palermo model awning too. A flick of a key..

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Roma

Alberto Iglesias MD

Looking for a retractable awning can be like looking for a needle in a haystack! There are so many choices! I spent hours reading testimonials and checking consumer ratings of products, manufacturers, and installers. I had a color-coded spreadsheet when I finally found what I wanted – the Roma model with a 16-foot projection.

The Roma retractable awning met all my criteria. The quiet operation, a wide selection of custom sizes and options, plus hundreds of fabric colors to choose from were important

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Amsterdam

Charles McGinnis

When it came time to replace our existing awning and framework, I spent a lot of time searching the web and reading consumer testimonials. Living on the shore of a very large body of water, we experience few days without wind. My last awning, made in China, faded and frayed within a year, and the framework showed rust and flaking before the second season was up. My investment didn’t have much to show for it after less than 2 years.

I was really impressed with the reviews and ratings of the European..

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Bioclimatique

Cathy Shot

The best business investment I believe I’ve made was the Bioclimatique patio cover awning. It expanded my outdoor patio to a year-round addition, with minimal investment! The retractable louvers rotate 165 degrees to offer shade wherever the sun is. Plus, they close tight to form a waterproof roof for my customers and have built-in gutters to allow the water to drain easily from the bottom of the posts instead of it splashing down on the floor.

My amazing staff and customers rave about Bioclimatique..

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Ferrara

Vinnie Benedetto DDS

I was really impressed reading the consumer testimonials and reviews for the Ferrara patio cover awning. The comments about the solid looking powder coated aluminum frame and posts, built in gutter system, retractable waterproof fabric canopy, and all the options and accessories plus the 25-year non-prorated warranty sold me on the product.

I went with the optional hood to protect the awning from bird poop, squirrels, possums’, and rain and snow collecting in the folds of fabric when not extended..

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Firenze

Lee Piloto

If you’re looking for a retractable awning, I highly encourage you to read the online consumer testimonials for the Firenze patio cover awning. The sleek aluminum frame and Italianate grace of the draping folds of the canopy fabric create an aesthetically pleasing ambiance which will delight you and your guests.

I picked the optional hood to protect the retracted fabric from snow, rain and bird feces, and the side curtains for the trellis for privacy and aesthetics. The waterproof fabric..

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Venezia

Aniss Cherk

I spent a lot of time searching the web for an angled retractable awning that would offer shade and protection from the sun when needed. However, it had to be able to roll up and disappear to protect it from critters and the weather. After reading what felt like 1000 consumer reviews, I finally found what I wanted.

I was really pleased when I came across the venezia retractable awning. It retracts into a cassette which protects it from nesting birds, toads, squirrels and frogs, and other reptiles..

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Firenze Plus

Rebecca Brown

While designing our home my partner and I wanted a retractable awning to extend our outdoor living space. We were both impressed with the softer look of the aluminum frame and the sharp angles of the Firenze Plus model awning which complimented our architecture. The consumer testimonials and reviews, and the quality of the frame and awning workmanship, plus the 25-year warranty, were amazing!

We ordered the Firenze Plus patio cover awning motorized with all the optional wireless sensors, plus..

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Forli

Haley Thompson

I was very impressed with the pergola Forli patio cover awning. The sleek minimalist Italian design beautifully compliments our view. Its freestanding rectangular pergola with retractable fabric awning is a great addition to the patio. The powder coated aluminum frame is also a beautiful contrast to patio stonework, and the posts are so sleek they don’t intrude on the view. The neutral colored canopy fabric complements any outdoor living furniture too.

The quality of the Forli model awning..

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Shan

Shan

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Sunesta

Sunesta

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Eclipse

Eclipse

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Estate

Estate

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California

California

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Taylor Made Awning

Taylor Made folding lateral arm retractable awning

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SunCassette

SunCassette

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C Series

C Series

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Antigua

Antigua

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Sunair

Sunair

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NuShade

NuShade

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Continental

Continental

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Motorized

Motorized

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Destin LX

Destin LX

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Suncover 1000

Suncover 1000

Awnings are an amazing way to spruce up the look of your house or business. They can reduce heat and glare on outdoor areas, or help keep inside spaces cool.

The functionality of this product depends on some key features. When choosing patio awnings for your home or company, you need to consider the type or style of the awning, the shade material, and the mechanics of use that best suit your needs. The size of the awning, its shape, and its angle/pitch are other considerations that affect how effective the model will be.

Whether using an awning for weather-related protection, to improve the aesthetics of your home or business, or to advertise, the following information will be helpful.

What features you should consider when choosing an awning?

Type or Style

    • Permanent: attached to the building, solid frame, year-round, no storage issues, require less maintenance, less flexible, may require a building permit – for example, a gazebo, trellis or pergola cover.
    • Stationary: stays in one location, usually fixed to a building, usually ready for use, often seasonal and less permanent, the fabric can be removed but time-consuming – for example a fixed frame window or door awning.
    • Retractable: more flexible, only out when needed, less permanent, attached to a building or free-standing, movable parts, no maintenance – a patio sun lateral arm retractable awning for example.
    • Freestanding:  attached to a building but a deck, flexible location, can be permanent or temporary, generally portable, solid framework, can have fixed or retractable fabric  – a retractable pergola is an example.

Material

    • Fabric: awning fabric comes in cotton canvas, acrylic and solution dyed acrylic, polyester, vinyl or blended materials and is durable, easy to clean. Some qualities, such as mildew/fire/water resistant, waterproof and lightweight may vary by fabric. Some fibers have better resistance to dust and dirt.
    • Metal: aluminum or steel louvers or plates, more permanent and less flexible than fabric, waterproof, mildew and fire resistant, durable, easy to clean.
    • Wood: less flexible and more permanent, louvers or roof, more maintenance, durable.
    • Color: complimentary to your home or business, deflect or attract heat, small patterns for small structures, large patterns for larger structures, aesthetically pleasing.
    • UV Protection: reducing UV penetration reduces heat underneath the canopy or inside the buildings creating a more comfortable environment, and prevents fading of furniture, flooring, draperies etc.
    • Solid: reduces light penetration, creates a viewing barrier, easier to waterproof, provides more protection from airborne debris.
    • Permeable: increased light penetration, increased viewing, less susceptible to windy conditions, not waterproof, quicker drying, less obstructive.

Mechanics

    • Manual: requires physical effort to turn the louvers, extend (open) or retract (close) the canopy, move or roll-up the awning.
    • Motorized: use electric motors instead of human power to operate the canopy at the flick of a switch or with a remote control, smartphone or tablet.
    • Automated – sun, wind, motion and rain sensor mechanisms that automatically open or close the awning, so it operates and your outdoor living area or commercial space is protected even when you’re not there.

Other Considerations

What are the types of retractable & patio awnings?

Retractable

Stationary

Freestanding

Who needs a retractable awning?

Homeowners and business can benefit from the best retractable awnings. Whether attached to their building or freestanding, retractable products offer protection when needed, but can disappear when not required. The product protects you or your client from the environment but can be easily stored to protect it from the environment too.

How to find the best retractable awning?

The information above will help you decide what type and style of awning you want. To find the best quality retractable awning though you’ll need to read some retractable awning reviews. Check out the retractable awning brands online. The best awning company will have the most impressive patio awning reviews.

If there’s a local expert talk to them about who makes the best retractable awnings. Can you install it yourself or do you need a professional? Use the reviews on this website and the experts to find out who offers the best warranty, and what is included with the product; some come with mounting brackets, others don’t. If a company allows you to connect with clients who wrote retractable patio awning reviews, contact them. This all will help you make the right choice and feel happy with the product.

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