Retractable Awning Roofs – Everything You Need To Know

By October 25, 2021 No Comments

At Designer Shade Solutions, our team of retractable roof experts can create a variety of shading solutions to meet your design, style and shade requirements. We offer modern awnings and retractable roofs for homes, offices and other commercial spaces. Whether you want to install an awning roof on your property or are curious about retractable awning roofs in general, our team will be able to help. Contact us today to talk to our experts about your shading requirements or find out more about retractable awning roofs below.

What are retractable awning roofs?

First, what is an awning? As Merriam Webster explains, an awning is “a rooflike cover extending over or in front of a place (as over the deck or in front of a door or window) as a shelter.” A retractable awning roof is a modern version of the traditional awning. Retractable awning roofs feature a retractable fabric roof that can be retracted when not in use or when you want to fully enjoy the sunny weather. If the weather changes, the roof can be closed to offer shade and protection from the elements.

Where to install retractable awning roofs?

Retractable awning roofs can be used in any outdoor space to offer a weatherproof shade solution, allowing you to enjoy your patio, terrace or garden, no matter the weather. Retractable roofs can be installed in residential or commercial properties. For commercial spaces, such as restaurants, hotels and bars, retractable roofs are extremely practical. By having a retractable roof, you can offer your guests and customers a comfortable outdoor dining experience, no matter the weather.

Which retractable awning is best?

Our bespoke retractable awnings are the best as these are custom-made to suit your property and the space you have available. Whether you want a retractable awning for your house, retractable awning for your pergola or want a retractable awning for your conservatory, our team can create the perfect awning for your space.

Besides our bespoke solutions, we can also install a variety of retractable fabric awnings which might be ideal for your property. This includes Standard Retractable Half Cassette Awning, Conservatory Retractable Awning, Square Cassette Folding Arm Awning, Round Mini Cassette Folding Arm Awning and more. Choose one of our innovative retractable roofs for property or contact our team to build a tailored roof to perfectly suit your property.

Can retractable awnings withstand wind?

In general, retractable awnings can withstand some level of wind resistance. However, we are proud to say that our fabric awning systems feature a high wind resistance. So, whether you have a property in the windy South West or have a home sheltered in the Midlands, our retractable roofs will be perfect for both areas!

Do retractable awnings protect from rain?

Most retractable awning roofs can protect from light rain showers. At Designer Shade Solutions, we can create bespoke retractable awnings which can be customised to be fully waterproof. However, be careful with snow, hail and strong rain as these types of weather can cause damage to your retractable roofs.

How to clean retractable awnings?

Retractable roof awnings can collect dirt and other grime whilst in use. To make sure your retractable awning is always looking its best and working properly, make sure to thoroughly clean it at least once a year. Not sure how to clean your awning? Follow our easy steps below.

Step 1. Use a broom to remove leaves, cobwebs or any other visible debris or dirt.

Step 2. Rinse the awning with a hose.

Step 3. Make a mixture of water and mild natural soap. Do not use detergent.

Step 4. Use a soft brush to scrub the awning with this mixture.

Step 5. Rinse the awning to remove all the soap.

Step 6. Let it completely dry.

During the summer months (when you use your retractable awning the most), rinse the awning once a month with a hose for a quick spruce up.

How much are retractable awnings?

The price of our retractable awnings depends on your requirements. We create bespoke solutions to meet your particular specifications, so each project is different. Find out how much your dream retractable awning costs by calling our team at +44 (0)203 978 2450. Alternatively, email our team at

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