RETRACTABLE Canopy Awnings that attach under your existing outdoor structure

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Fitted under vinyl OR wood pergolas   

Colorful Retractable Custom-built Canopies

At CableShade, we have worked hard to develop the perfect retractable awning and now you can enjoy the fruits of our labor.

These retractable canopy systems are custom-made to fit your unique deck/patio or existing pergola.

No assembly line here. Each canopy is handcrafted to your exact dimensions and laid out to verify accuracy before shipping.




Convenient Retractable Canopies

When one person wants sunlight and another wants shade, CableShade retractable awnings provide the perfect solution. These canopies are manually controlled to allow you to retract any one of the canopies to any increment you desire. The canopy design is suitable to most any deck or patio size -- and most any pergola configuration.



On an existing pergola our versatile CableShade systems are simply added to the 'underside' not 'between' the arbors -- as in the picture to the right.





 If building the pergola or frame in conjunction with adding the canopies, then yes, CableShade can be designed to fit between the arbors. If you do not have a pergola, we can help you with that as well.

CableShades can extend up to 20 feet and more with a cross-support. They work whether on the level or if on a slope. Since they are made from stainless cables and components that prevent rust, you can rest easy knowing your new awning will last many years (10 to 20 years expectation -- depending on care and conditions).






Highest quality Marina Fabric in Many Colors - link to fabric page



 Easy to Winterize

To winterize your CableShades simply retract and flap. Nothing could be easier, and there are no extra steps! It takes about one minute to winterize each canopy, and you can even retract and flap in heavy-snow climates -- no need to remove them for the winter.

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Canopies retract easily on the stainless cables. Each order comes with a lightweight maneuvering pole.  Takes about 10 seconds to retract each canopy.
Canopies don't 'roll up' like other retractable systems, but gather accordion style--always a breezeway to keep the canopies dry -- no mildew.
For winterizing or for vacation times, simply retract, flip the hangdown flap over the fold and add the two crisscross bungees.


How they work

Extend the CableShades in the spring (after threat of snow) and leave them locked out all year until threat of snow in the fall. Simply unlatch and retract (accordion style), then flip the flap over and cross-bungee for the winter or vacation times. It literally takes about 10 seconds to retract each canopy and another 30 seconds to winterize. 




CableShades can attach to almost any house curvature such as a flat wall or wrapping around a bay window. The top canopy can extend on the level so the canopies can project outward up to projections longer than 15 feet. The retractable canopy can also work on sloped applications. See example pictures.


CableShades custom design is for long term durability and should not require annual service. The cables and most component parts are high grade stainless steel. The fabric is a highest of quality ‘marina fabrics’ --- the color and pattern is the same on both top and bottom side of the fabric.


Simply retract your CableShades when the sun is desired, or extend when full shade is wanted a (10 second ordeal per canopy).  Each individual canopy can be retracted partial or total. One side of the deck/patio can be sunny (for plants or sunbathing) while the other side 98% shaded in seconds.  


CableShade standard sizes are 4ft. or 5ft. widths. Custom-sizes (not more than 5ft.) are available. The length (projection) can be most any increment needed.  With just adding more canopies the overall width can be as wide as needed.  Projections are usually 15 ft. or less, but can be extended up to much longer projections with simple mid-support J-hooks. 



The CableShade system is far less priced than other ‘individual retractable canopy systems.’ 

Most orders will cost from $10 to $13 per square foot -- depending on if using 4’ or 5’ sizes.(See seasonal specials on Home Page)

A 10x10 (two canopies running out 10 ft.) would cost approx. $1000.

Before Spring/Summer rush, for instance a  21x14  size would cost $2900ish.

Keep in mind—(4) of the 5 ft. sizes (making up 21 ft. width) will cost less than would (5) of the 4’ sizes to make up the same 21 ft. available space. 






Does the CableShade retractable canopy/awning really work in high winds and heavy rain? (YouTube Video)

These canopies actually do work in high winds because of the separation between canopies and the buoyancy of the cables constantly releasing wind pressure. Each retractable canopy section has decorative grommet drains for drainage of excess rain.




It really is this simple, either latch the clip
and leave them extended all spring and
summer (they really do work in the high
winds because of the buoyancy of the
cables) ...

...or, leave un-latched so you can maneuver
the retractable canopies throughout the year,
at will



How quick can I have my canopies?

If the fabric is in stock, your CableShade canopies can be shipped within 1 week from date of order (avarage sized orders). Add approximately 5 business days if fabric needs to be ordered. 


How about that late western sun?                          


Drop down vertical blinds can be easily added to most any (level) surface. These can be purchased from Lowe’s; Home Depot; Cosco, etc., for about $100 for a 10’x7’ (largest size). These vertical  blinds are very easy to install.  







Drop down vertical blinds are best if used in a Mesh fabric rather than the same opaque fabric as the canopies. The Mesh comes in standard widths of 6 ft., 8 ft. and 10 ft. sizes and range from 70% to 90% sun block. If the blinds are intended to match the overhead opaque canopies fabric then the maximum width is 5 ft. per blind.


Installation of retractable canopies

Requires about 30 minutes per CableShade canopy on an existing pergola or trellis. Simply install the eyelets at desired 4 points (4 corners) per canopy; thread the cable through eyelets and the canopy; connect turnbuckle and tighten to desired tension. If projection is over 12 ft. J-hooks can be simply added in the middle to prop up a long projection (about a 10 minute process per canopy). Personal assistance is available for the do-it-yourself customer. 


Don’t have an existing Pergola/Trellis ... call for assistance. In most areas there are pergola builders standing by. We can provide assistance if you are a do-it-yourself builder.


Note: CableShade Retractable Canopies are individualized sections that retract individually ( 5 ft. or 4 ft. standard sizes per canopy). No canopy can be wider than the 5 ft. They can extend at any increment up to approx. 30 ft. For example: One 20 ft. width x 10 ft. pergola would fit either (4) of the 5 ft. size or (5) of the 4' size. The latter being 1/4 more cost than the four 5' sizes.
Note: A Retractable Awning is often a term one uses to describe the same thing as 'retractable canopies.'  Generally speaking, however, an awning is one large size sewn-together fabric like you see on some of the "crank out" awning TV adds. Those crank out awnings are a whole different ball game when it comes to wind pressure release and the rain/snow issues.

 Our CableShade canopies can remain in extended position from spring through fall seasons--even through most high winds. They must be retracted in threats of snowy weather.


Contact us for more information about our retractable awnings, and order yours today!