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Slide on Track Canopies and Shades

By January 25, 2018 No Comments

Slide on Track CanopiesSlide on Track canopies are incredibly versatile systems that provide protection from both the sun and rain.  These retractable awnings are made with a sturdy aluminum structure and durable folding canvas to help commercial properties make the most of their outdoor spaces.

The shades can be retracted fully to open the space completely, partially to offer specific sun protection, or extended fully for complete protection.  When extended, Slide on Track canopies are beautiful to look at and incredibly functional. When retracted, they fold neatly into soft pleats.

A Look Inside: The Slide on Track Canopy Design

The Slide on Track canopy is made to size, and therefore can either be installed on a preexisting structure or with a newly engineered structure.  This saves money, reduces waste, and provides incredible flexibility.  The fabric is structured with intermediate supporting tubes and terminal bars that are set parallel to one another, optimizing the canopy’s functionality and aesthetic appeal.

The motorized Slide on Track canopy glides open and closed on runners that have carefully crafted transmission belts inside.  These belts are designed with stainless steel to minimize the impact that inclement weather can have on the system, including potential salinity in the air.  The transmission belt is controlled by a drive pulley and single drive shaft. Combined, this system creates a smooth sliding effect when the canopy is being extended or retracted.

Slide on Track canopies can also include waterproof gutter control options, including design elements that minimize splashes and dripping in unwanted areas.  Blending a slight canopy pitch with PVC profiles welded to the fabric, Slide on Track canopies can prevent water from dripping over the sides while directing rainwater into the gutter system.

Your property is unique and our design/build process is, too.  From city permitting to the limitations of your space, we understand that your retractable canopy project must adhere to specific requirements.  At Retractable Structures, we are dedicating to manufacturing high-quality commercial products that are built to last.

Are Slide on Track Canopies Right for Your 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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