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Do you need shade for your backyard?
What to consider with Retractable Shade Options:

When considering retractable shades on cables or slide-wires, it is advised to NOT order any system where the cables/wires are threaded 'over' the fabric. Even though the cable is strung a few inches higher than the top of the fabric, still, the wind whips the fabric up and down hitting the cables/wires, wearing out the fabric in a relatively short period of time. For this reason, the CableShades design has the cable/wires running just 'beside' the fabric (not over) as shown in the below picture. This space also allows for proper rain drainage and wind-pressure release.

• CableShade's uniquely designed retractable awnings offer vastly superior construction over the competition. Sunbrella marina fabrics, and stainless steel cable/components.

• CableShades come fully assembled, including all stainless components, and ready for installation -- which is very simple: just set the mounting eyelets where diagramed, thread the cable, connect and tighten the stainless steel turnbuckle.

•Each Shade has its own 360-degree cable run and turnbuckle. Takes 20 to 30 minutes per shade to install. Simply place the eyelets where diagrammed, thread the cable, and, having someone hold up the gathered shades to elevation, tighten the turnbuckle to desired tension.

Striped Canopy

Custom - Built Pergola

Custom- Built Pergola with Fabric CableShade Canopies

Here is a beautiful custom-built pergola in a New York home courtyard with CableShade fabric canopies added. Yes, these retractable 'canopies on cables' are easy to use and enhance the look of any home or building. They can be used in a variety of applications, from a backyard courtyard pergola to a restaurant's outdoor seating, as well as for indoor decor.

Carefully Crafted Customized Colorful Canopies on Cables 
All Orders in the US mainland
Contact Len Mckee

Before & After

"Hello Len,

Hope business is going well - just wanted to finally get some photos to you of the final installation of your product on my pergola here in the eastern Finger Lakes.

We started this effort with lots of research about a year ago...and are finally enjoying the fruits of that!   The last snow melted away off the patio around April 20th, after which I enlisted my son to come up from NYC to help install the shades over an extended weekend.  While there was a little bit of learn as you go, by the time we finished the last panel, we were experts.

Now, with the sun fully hitting the patio area from 9am until 8pm at this time of the year, we have essentially added another complete seasonal room to the house. Instead of retreating away from the overhead sun and the resulting heat trapped in the patio area during the day, we have a very comfortable area for outdoor lunch, entertaining guests, enjoying the backyard birds and that all important evening cocktail before grilling dinner. 

From inside, we also now enjoy the view out towards the back yard all day long, instead of closing off the dining room sliding doors and shutting the indoor blinds when that sun hits. We already have shown it off to a number of friends who admire the results and will themselves be thinking of CableShade when they decide on similar projects in the future. We appreciate your support to help ensure we bought the right size, right length, and right color for our needs. Additionally, your written installation instructions specifically for this job enabled the contractor to set up the pergola correctly, and easily guided me with the installation of the shades.

—Steve Ladd (Skaneateles, NY) 6/5/2015

How To Order Your Retractable Canopy...

5 Easy Steps: 

1. Call or email describing your retractable canopy project.

2. Receive a Quote via phone or email; and if acceptable...

3. Email digitals, dimensions and/or birds-eye-view diagram for accuracy and final price.

4. Select fabric (see link at top of this page for fabrics).

5. CableShade will email you the Invoice for your Order, or you can call in Payment.

Close- Up of Canopy

Contact Us

Most questions regarding our CableShade retractable canopy awnings are answered in this website. We are more than happy to email you additional information or answer specific questions. Please use the form below.

To keep overhead costs low and pass those savings on to our customers, catalogs and promotional materials are not available.

It will greatly speed up the design and ordering process to email us a few digitals of the area needing CableShades. This also ensures accuracy in design-assistance when we talk on the phone. Perhaps 2 overall-view pics and a few close-ups where needed. Email to

Phone Consultation

It may help to have a measuring tape on hand and either to use a cordless phone or a cell phone for the phone consultation.

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