Retractable Awnings Reviews | Compare the Best Awning Companies & Models


My History

Subsequent to serving in the military (US Marine Corps — see picture below), I decided to become a retractable awning manufacturer/wholesaler. During my many years in the industry, I noticed an ample amount of misinformation, both online and offline, about the industry. When I retired, I decided to put my knowledge to use and set up With this site, I help homeowners, business owners, institutions, and government agencies make informed decisions and find the best retractable awnings and retractable patio pergola systems and companies that have the best products and services in the USA and Canada.

USMC soldier reaches down to pet a black dog
A picture of me as a USMC soldier


In the marketplace today, there are many companies that tout superior quality and professional or self-installation. Customer outcomes can range from extreme happiness to high disappointment. solves this problem by allowing the purchaser to decide on a specific model and company not based on what a company claims but instead on real awning company reviews

My vision is to provide easily accessible reviews for everyone. This website is designed to help you, the consumer, make an informed decision about investing your hard-earned dollars in a folding lateral arm retractable awning and/or a retractable patio pergola roof cover system. Who better to get feedback from than the customers of these companies?

Awning over a patio with table and chairs


My goal is clear: to provide superior information and independent reviews to empower the public at large to make the best purchase decision possible. only collects reviews for retractable awnings and retractable patio pergola covers and not fixed/permanent/stationary awnings because fixed permanent stationary awnings are affected by bad weather — including but not limited to high winds, hail, snow load, tornadoes, and hurricanes and therefore are not recommended for use in almost all situations. Inclement weather will not affect a retractable product since it can be closed before inclement weather to prevent damaging the frame and/or fabric.

Only at will you find impartial, honest, and unbiased product (model specific) and brand/company reviews and opinions from homeowners, business owners, installers, institutions, and government agencies regarding service, products, installation, recommendations, and guidance.

Awning over a patio with screens


The reviews posted on this site have been contributed by retractable awning and retractable patio pergola system owners, installers, contractors, and others who have had positive and negative experiences. Several reviews have been filtered out to remove spam, company promotion, and what appear to be phony reviews. I offer a platform for the public at large to articulate their experiences with retractable awning and retractable deck and patio roof pergola system purchases and ownership. 

Authentic Reviews

User content does not reflect the opinion of I reserve the right to screen, remove, edit, or reinstate user content from time to time at my sole discretion for any reason whatsoever. Companies/manufacturers can only request to be listed on and cannot add a review or have a review deleted or changed. Every single review is verified to be certain it is from an actual customer. I won’t post a review until I see a copy of the reviewer’s sales invoice to verify its legitimacy.

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