Retractable Awning Gallery

Retractable Awning for Whole Foods

Retractable Awning for Whole Foods

Brewery deck was manufactured from architect drawings and specifications using a set of four Stobag Targa retractable covers. Retractable units mounted on structural steel frame. This picture shows all units fully extended.

This picture shows ability to pull covers partially over patio. Covers provide shade and light-weather protection for open deck area allowing use of patio throughout the year. Remote control wall switch allows for individual controlled of each unit.

Retractable Awning for Whole Foods

Retractable Awning for Sausalito Residential

Retractable Awning for Sausalito Residential

Traditional lateral arm awning.

Motorized retractable awnings for extreme South Sun exposure

Retractable Awning for Sausalito Residential

Retractable Free Standing Patio Awning System

Retractable Free Standing Patio Awning System

A large patio area that needed retractable awning system. A large 4"x 12" steel beam with 4" Stainless Steel posts set 4'-0" deep into concrete footings. Retractable awnings are attached to each side of the beam and cover a patio 25'- wide x 54'-0" long.

Retractable awnings shown fully extended

Retractable Awning for Alpha Market

Retractable Awning for Alpha Market

The awning along the side wall of this San Francisco storefront is retracted.

Total projection of the retracted awning is less than one foot.

This awning is 36' wide and projects 8’-6”. It has a one-piece valance and operates as one unit with a single motor. The top is three separate sections with the middle one centered over the door. In wet weather, matching panels snap on from below to direct water away from the building.

While the top could have been made with a single piece, it would have required a C-shaped cradle for the roller. The fabric would be drawn through a horizontal slot in the C-cradle which wears out the fabric prematurely.

To eliminate the C-cradle, the awning was made in three sections. A separate roller for each section was connected in series so that one motor operates all three rollers simultaneously. This provided two support points in the middle of the awning roller.

Retractable Awning for House

Retractable Awning for House

Two Horizontal Roman Shades enhance this deck and provide needed protection from the sun. A permanent framed structure with guide wires supports the shades. The main Horizontal Roman Shade is seen shown fully extended, while the one over the side deck is retracted. Both store completely under the generous eaves of the house.

A canvas curtain can be added which drops just outside the railing to provide shade from the hot afternoon summer sun.

The combination of solar management solutions helps make this deck an ideal place for relaxation or entertaining. When dining in the evening, light and wind can be softened with the overhead awnings and side curtain.

Retractable Awning for House

Retractable Awning for Restaurant

Retractable Awning for Restaurant

Successful restaurant owners know exactly what they want, and they call on American Canvas to execute their plans skillfully. The restaurant pictured above has a spectacular view along a narrow, bayside patio. The patio is covered with a softly-draped fabric on a horizontal retractable shade system which is attached to permanent cabanas. In the strong afternoon sunlight the shades can be extended as shown.