Canada’s Best Retractable Awnings of 2022

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Awnings provide much-needed shade on bright sunny days and can make your yard more usable even in the heat of summer. Awnings can provide protection from rain and provide ample shade on sunny days.

If you prefer shade over the direct sun, an awning makes it easier to spend more time outside. You won’t have to worry about sunburns or UV rays once you have a new, beautiful awning to relax under! Not only are awnings incredibly functional, but they’re also an attractive feature that adds curb appeal to your home.

You can easily tuck away a retractable awning when it is not needed. Retracting your awning when you’re not using it helps protect it from extreme weather and saves space. In addition, some retractable awnings have motors for even easier use.

By installing one of these great retractable awnings, Edmonton homeowners can get more out of their yards and summer.

Keep reading to learn our top 6 awnings for 2022!

Sunesta: Canada’s Best Retractable Awnings

Sunesta retractable awnings are the highest quality products available on the market. They utilize the latest technology to provide a wide range of smart features. These features mean that every Sunesta awning is strong, durable, and easy to use.

Guide to Sunesta Features

  • Smart Fold: Thanks to Smart Fold Technology, Sunesta custom awnings have long extensions while remaining relatively narrow.
  • Smart Park: With the Smart Park, it’s never been easier to adjust the pitch of your awning. Additionally, Smart Park means that you can set your awning at the desired pitch.
  • Smart Pitch: Sunesta is the only awning brand to offer this feature. Smart pitch allows you to easily modify the arm pitch with one precise adjustment.
  • Smart Strong: Every custom Sunesta awning contains 4 PVC-protected arm cables. These are some of the strongest on the market, meaning the arms on your Sunesta awning will remain strong for many years.
  • Smart Caps: These come with all Sunesta hardware. They offer complete and total protection from the elements!
  • Smart Mount: The Smart Mount is the ultimate mounting system. Wall, under-soffit, roof mount, no problem. The versatile Smart Mount works on a variety of mounts.

Extra Features

  • Smart Lights: Need a little extra light on your porch? Consider the Smart Lights option for your Sunesta awnings. Edmonton homeowners love these dimmable LED lights, perfect for creating the ideal backyard atmosphere.
  • Smart Control: This allows wireless control of your Sunesta awning. Use either an app or the push of a button to control your awning!
  • Smart Power: Smart Power lets you control your awning’s motor wirelessly. With the touch of a button, retract or extend your awning!
  • Smart Hood: The Smart Hood has two significant benefits: it protects your awning and offers additional protection from the sun.
  • Smart Drop: Get an extra valance of protection with the Smart Drop! If the sun is in the wrong place, use the Smart Drop to seize some much needed shade.

Top Performers

1. Sunesta Retractable Awning

The Sunesta is the most customizable awning on the market. It comes in a variety of custom sizes, frame colours, and even 180 fabric options. Choose from white, beige, clay, or brown frames! The Sunesta has a full range of special features, including Smart Fold, Smart Park, Smart Pitch, Smart Strong, Smart Caps, and Smart Mount.

This awning can be built to large dimensions, offering a significant area of shade and protection from the heat. For example, manufacturers can build it up to 40’ wide with a 14’8 projection. If you need to shade a large area from the sun, there’s no better option than the Sunesta.

Furthermore, the Sunesta comes in both motorized and manual versions. With so much versatility, the Sunesta is the ultimate choice for both homeowners and businesses seeking relief from the sun.

2. Sunstyle Retractable Awning

The Sunstyle is a versatile awning option reaching up to 40’ width and extending as far as 11’6. It includes features such as the Smart Fold, Smart Park, Smart Mount, Smart Strong, and Smart Caps. Consequently, the Sunstyle works perfectly in large areas.

When it comes to appearances, the Sunstyle has a variety of options to suit a wide range of home exteriors. It is available in white, beige, clay, and brown frames and has a great selection of fabrics. Overall, the Sunstyle effectively provides much-needed shade while also looking great.

3. Sunlight Retractable Awning

The Sunlight is an affordable, heavy-duty retractable awning. It is available in white, beige, or clay frames and has over 100 fabric options. Additionally, it comes in custom dimensions ranging up to 24’ wide with a projection of up to 10’.

These tough awnings come with a range of great Sunesta features. For example, every Sunlight awning is equipped with Smart Pitch, Smart Mount, Smart Strong, and Smart Caps.


4. AECOJOY Retractable Patio Awning

The AECOJOY Retractable Patio Awning is a relatively affordable, durable option. However, it only comes in one fabric option: beige. Although not the most visually impressive, the fabric is UV-resistant, fade-resistant, and water-resistant.

To open and close an AECOJOY Retractable Patio Awnings, Edmonton homeowners must use a manual hand crank. However, this manual method can be problematic if installed too high.

This awning is available in four size options, reaching a maximum width of 13’ and 10’ projection.

5. Awntech Key West Retractable Patio Awning

The Awntech Key West is a wall-mounted, fully motorized retractable awning. Its steel and aluminum frame is a strong and durable option. However, its frame makes it one of the heaviest models available and increases the price.

It comes in a variety of width and depth options. The maximum width is 12’, and the maximum depth is 10’. Additionally, the Awntech Key West is available in 18 colours of UV-resistant, water-resistant, and mildew-resistant fabric.

This awning comes with a 12’ cord, which means there must be a nearby outlet for installation. Otherwise, you will need an extension cord.

6. ADVANING Motorized Patio Retractable Awning

The ADVANING Motorised Patio Retractable Awning utilizes a three-loop system to allow for easy readjustment of the pitch. Simply twist the hand crank. Consequently, this awning holds up well in high winds.

You can also adjust the awning using a remote.

Although relatively expensive, this ADVANING awning does come in multiple colour options, all in a UV and water-resistant fabric. You can even remove the valance for a different look.

Regarding dimensions, this awning is available up to 12’ wide with a 10’ projection.

Choose Solaris for your Next Retractable Awning

Solaris is committed to keeping Albertans cool and comfortable all summer. We offer functional, high-quality products that elevate your outdoor living. If you’re looking for a shade solution for your home or business, you cannot go wrong with Sunesta retractable awnings in Edmonton.

Contact us to receive a quote!