With the passing of the summer solstice, it’s official: summer is here. As more of your patrons get drawn to the outdoors, you have to ask yourself whether you’re ready to make them as comfortable as possible. A retractable patio shade gives you the flexibility you need to optimize your outdoor space.
Patio Shade for Small Spaces
For commercial properties with balconies or smaller seating areas – such as hotels, coffee shops, and cafés – Lateral Arm products are an ideal solution. The Lateral Arm uses a cassette awning style that integrates fully with the building’s architecture, while adding reliable shade and light rain protection for guests. The weather-tight cassette enclosure, dependable motorized system, and top-quality fabrics ensure a long-lasting product for business owners. Many other Retractable Structure products can also be adapted for smaller spaces.
Patio Shade for Large Spaces
Commercial properties with larger outdoor spaces have a range of options for their patio shade needs – especially the Slide on Track and Slide on Wire retractable roof systems. The Slide on Track canopy is an incredibly versatile system that features an aluminum structure and sturdy runners on which the durable folding canvas glides open and closed. With waterproof gutter control options available, this design is ideal for both sun and rain protection.
The Slide on Wire canopy has a simple yet elegant design that adds aesthetic appeal and shade to patios of nearly any size. Using a combination of top-quality fabric panels, stainless steel wire, and commercial-grade clips, this style slides on a wire system to give you control over the amount of shade you’d like and the desired billowing effect.
Shade Solutions for Indoor Spaces
For indoor sunrooms, skylights, or open-air structures, Vertical Screens offer the ideal solution for shading and/or blackout needs. Vertical Screen panels help to reduce the uncomfortable afternoon heating effect and can help to reduce the energy required to cool indoor spaces.
Is a Retractable Patio Shade 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.