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Retractable Awning


From Vancouver to Squamish, perfect your outdoor comfort with our retractable awnings that allows you to shade your space in style whenever you need it.

What Are Retractable Awnings?

Retractable awnings are a type of awning that can be extended or retracted as needed. They feature a flexible fabric or material that is attached to a frame, typically made of aluminum or steel, with a mechanism that allows for easy deployment and retraction. Retractable awnings are popular choices for patios, decks, windows, and doors, offering flexibility and convenience for homeowners and businesses alike.

Where Are Retractable Awnings Used?

At Century Signs & Awnings, we present a diverse range of retractable awning options, granting you the freedom to select the colors, patterns, styles, and textures that harmonize perfectly with your home or business. Our awnings come with the choice of automated or manual retraction, catering to your specific needs.

With over 50 years of installing fixed and retractable awnings in the Vancouver and Squamish region, we know what it takes. Our team of experts will guide you through the whole process and make it as easy as possible. We even take care of the sign permits if needed.

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What Are The Different Types of Retractable Awnings?

We're proud to collaborate with STOBAG to offer top-of-the-line retractable awnings suited for any space. With over 60 years of experience in the industry, STOBAG is globally recognized as one of the premier brands for enhancing outdoor environments.

Patio Awnings

With retractable awnings, make your patio the new living room, dining area, or lounge. Enjoy life outdoors irrespective of sun or rain. STOBAG's high quality and durable retractable awnings come in a number of product solutions to choose from depending on your desired dimensions and aesthetics.

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Business Awnings

Upgrade your storefront with retractable awnings. Enhance aesthetics, save on energy costs, and protect your products outdoors. Ideal for Supermarkets, Produce stores, Cafes, Restaurants, Hotels, and more.

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Window Shades

Vertical retractable awnings (or shading) allows you to regulate the amount of light that shines directly into your rooms. the insulating air cushion between the awning fabric and the window provides effective heat protection, resulting in more comfort and energy savings.

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Terrace Awnings

Enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your terrace or balcony with retractable awnings. Excellent for gatherings, events, and parties where you want to enjoy the views but stay protected from the sun. These can be combined with vertical shades for additional privacy.

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Conservatory Awnings

Avoid the tropical temperatures with these controllable retractable awnings to protect you from the sun. While the winter rays of sunshine can be enjoyed behind the glass, they quickly become uncomfortable in the summer. STOBAG offers tailored conservatory awnings for the roof and windows.

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How to Order Your Retractable Awning?


Browse our website for inspiration or visit STOBAG's site for specific solutions.

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What Are The Benefits of Retractable Awnings?

Versatility in Your Hands

Retractable awnings are more than just sunshades; they are an extension of your style and taste. Crafted with elegance and precision, these awnings seamlessly blend with your home or business, enhancing its overall aesthetic appeal. 

Protection, Comfort, and Savings

The beauty of retractable awnings lies in their adaptability. You have the power to decide when to embrace the sun's warmth or seek shelter from its intensity. Expand your awning to enjoy a shaded oasis during scorching summer afternoons. Conversely, retract it to bask in the golden rays of the setting sun or to stargaze on a clear night. 

Convenience at Your Fingertips

Our retractable awnings not only provide shade but also shield you from the elements. Keep your outdoor furniture, patios, and decks protected from harsh UV rays, rain, or snow. Plus, the shade they offer helps regulate the temperature indoors, reducing cooling costs during hot summer months.

Durable and Built to Last

Say goodbye to the hassle of manually adjusting your awning. We offer both manual and motorized options, allowing you to effortlessly extend or retract your awning with the touch of a button. Enjoy convenience, rain or shine, and create the perfect outdoor atmosphere with ease.

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How Are Retractable Awnings Made?

  1. Frame: The frame of a retractable awning is usually made of aluminum or steel to provide strength and stability. The frame is designed to support the weight of the awning fabric and withstand wind loads when extended.

  2. Fabric: The fabric used for the awning canopy is crucial for providing shade, weather resistance, and aesthetic appeal. Common materials include polyester, or vinyl-coated polyester, which offer durability, UV protection, and resistance to fading, mold, and mildew.

  3. Mechanism: The retractable mechanism allows the awning to extend or retract smoothly. For manual awnings, a hand crank or gear mechanism is used to operate the awning. Motorized awnings feature an electric motor and a control system that allows for remote or automatic operation using sensors.

  4. Hardware: Various hardware components, such as brackets, arms, hinges, and rollers, are used to connect the frame and fabric and facilitate the extension and retraction of the awning.

  5. Finishing and Assembly: The frame components are cut, drilled, and assembled according to the design specifications. The fabric is cut to size and attached to the frame using stitching, adhesive, or a combination of both. The retractable mechanism and hardware are installed and tested for smooth operation.

How Much Do Retractable Awnings Cost?

The cost of retractable awnings can vary significantly depending on various factors such as size, material, quality, features, and installation requirements. Here's a general overview of the cost range:

  1. Basic Manual Retractable Awnings: These typically start at around $1,000 to $1,500 for smaller sizes and basic features. However, larger sizes and higher-quality materials can increase the price.

  2. Motorized Retractable Awnings: Motorized awnings offer the convenience of remote control operation or automatic sensors for sun and wind. Prices for motorized retractable awnings generally start from $1,500 to $2,000 or more, depending on size and features.

  3. High-End Retractable Awnings: Premium retractable awnings made of durable materials like aluminum frames and high-quality fabrics start from $3,000 to $5,000 and increase based on the size and design.

  4. Installation Costs: It is important to note that installation plays a major factor in the cost of retractable awnings. Depending on factors such as the complexity of the installation, accessibility of the mounting location, and whether a permit is required.

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