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Choosing the Right Retractable Fabric Structure for Your Commercial Property

By June 28, 2018April 14th, 2021No Comments

Choosing the Right Retractable Fabric Structure for Your Commercial PropertyWhat are your property’s biggest environmental challenges?  Unbearable heat on the patio?  Unpredictable rain showers?  Evening mosquitos?  Blinding glare as the sun sets?  A retractable fabric structure – like a commercial awning, canopy, or roof structure – provides dynamic solutions for creating more comfortable outdoor spaces.  It’s all about choosing the right product for your needs.

Patio Shade

The top reason for seeking out a retractable fabric structure is the need for versatile shade on commercial properties.  The sunny weather entices people to be outside, but hot afternoon sun makes many outdoor amenities unusable for good portions of the day.  Retractable awnings, canopies, and roof structures provide a versatile solution.

The Lateral Arm, Slide on Wire, and Slide on Track retractable fabric structures offer superior shading for small, medium, and large outdoor spaces.

Rain Protection

In many locations across the country, rain showers arrive with little warning.  If your employees often keep their eyes on the horizon for incoming storm clouds, it may be time to install a dynamic rain solution – so your guests never experience the chaos of running indoors when the skies open up.  At a push of a button, you can protect your guests and show them you’ve truly thought of everything.

Slide on Track roof structures are ideal for light and substantial rain protection because can incorporate rain gutter systems to ensure your guests stay dry.

Mosquito & Insect Solutions

As the hot days turn into mild evenings, many locales struggle through an entirely different challenge: mosquitos, biting flies, and other pesky insects.  Citronella candles can only do so much, and property owners are left with choices to make.  Building an enclosure is expensive and detracts from the aesthetics of being outdoors but leaving guests uncomfortable isn’t really an option either.  Retractable fabric structures offer a better solution.

Retractable Vertical Screens can be used to maintain an open-air space while “screening” in the patio during the troublesome hours.

Indoor Glare & Heat Options

Skylights, large windows, and sunrooms are fantastic for creating ambiance, but they also pose some significant challenges.  Glare from the sun can be blinding during certain times of the day, and solar heat gain (heat-inducing UV rays) can make a room feel more like a sauna during the hottest parts of the afternoon.

Motorized or Manual Roller Shades have both vertical (windows) and overhead (skylight) designs to provide on-demand exterior shading for otherwise inaccessible places.

Are Retractable Fabric Structure Designs Right for Your Commercial Property?

At Retractable Structures (a division of Eide Industries, Inc.), we specialize in designing, manufacturing, and engineering commercial retractable structures and awnings. With almost 80 years of extensive design, construction, metal fabrication, industrial sewing, and installation experience, we are proud to offer the highest quality custom and pre-engineered products possible, made right here in the U.S.

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