It was in the year 1986 when Craft-Bilt, owned by Andy Stone started a new department to manufacture lateral arm retractable patio awnings, and a complementary line of window and basket awnings. They made use of Swedish technology and American manufacturing.
Craft-Bilt entered the market under the trademark Aristocrat. Aristocrat Retractable Awning, Canopy, and Shades products team uses specialized cutting, welding, and sewing equipment designed specifically for the production of retractable awnings. Among the company’s pride are the following:
The company offers not only those mentioned above but also retractable canopies and pergolas. These canopies can be freestanding or attached to a wall. The comparison is best available on their website. Aristocrat also installs canopies under existing pergolas or can attach a canopy with side curtains to provide shade and privacy to your outdoor area.
|Types of Awnings Offered||Awnings, canopies and pergolas, solar shades, railings|
|How Awnings Are Sold||Local awning dealers|
|Price Range||Varies by model and dimensions|
|Warranty||Frames: 12 years
Craft-Bilt Collection Fabrics: 12 Years pro-rated
Motors and Controls: 5 Years
|Customization Services||A varied selection of models and fabric colors|