4 Retractable Awning Styles You Should Know

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Adding a retractable awning to your home or business can transform your outdoor space, but there are so many styles to choose from you might not know where to start. Before you decide on one type, here are the different styles of retractable awnings you should know. 

Lateral arm awnings

Retractable awnings with a lateral arm are a great choice for those who don’t want to compromise on their building’s look but still want to enjoy the shade. The lateral arm mounts to the wall and creates a shade structure that integrates with your architecture. 

Slide-on-wire

These types of shade structures have a strong cable system where shade panels can extend or retract in either direction. Slide-on-wire awnings are perfect for when you want shade on sunny days but still want an unobstructed view of the sky on other days.

Slide-on-track

Slide-on-track awnings are similar to slide-on-wire canopies, in that canvas panels slide open and closed, and fold into pleats when retracted. These structures use an aluminum track to provide shelter from rainfall and sunshine. 

Tension shades

These types of shades are usually used over skylights, porches, and open-air patios. Tension shades offer shade from overhead sun thanks to their fully tensioned membrane fabric panels.

Our experienced team at Peterson Canvas & Awnings can help you find and install the perfect awning for your home. Don’t hesitate and contact us today to get started!