Lake Gaston


Custom Shades, Retractable Awnings and our Construction Methods

Information on this page will give you a better understanding of what goes into our custom designed shades, retractable awnings and our construction methods. We also use a 'virtual' software program to help our clients visualize the end product - click here for more details.

In addition we've provided links to a few of our custom design photo galleries for you to get a glimpse just how creative we can be!

Retractable  Motorized Operation
  • Extruded (heavy) aluminum construction - critical parts forged, not cast
  • Corrosion-free, self lubricating hinges
  • Double-cabled folding arms with heavy-duty steel springs for a tight fabric fit
  • Couplings and angled folding hinge provide protection from strong winds
  • Sensors for sun and wind protection
  • Self storing
  • No-sag technology - even in wider models!
  • Removable valance, 6 styles to choose from
  • Widths up to 50 feet!
  • Maximum projection 12'6", minimum 4'2"
  • 250 Colors to choose from
  • Breathable fabric prevents heat build-up and mildew
  • Stop at any position - no legs!
  • 10-year warranty (normal "lifetime" warranty actually 7 years)
  • No need to retract in the rain
  • No need for center brace or Rain Away arches
  • Pitch adjustment 5 to 45 degrees
Our Shades
  • Custom Indoor & Outdoor Roller Shades - Block the sun, not the view!
  • Indoor or Outdoor protection - roll up shades with manual easy-glide gear pulls or motorized operation.
  • Block 80-95% of harmful UVA and UVB rays - protect people, assets and privacy without blocking the view of Lake Gaston. You see out, but no one can see in!
  • Suitable for home or business applications
Our Construction Methods & Materials
  • Custom welded frames of heavy aluminum or galvanized steel square tubing
  • Covers attached with fabric-covered aluminum strips, screwed directly onto the frame. No ropes, no sagging, no staples, no plastic strips.
  • Painted to compliment your choice of hundreds of available fabrics
  • Sewn with Tenara™ Thread, impervious to sun, weather or water damage.
  • Hundreds of fabrics to choose - from breathable, mildew-resistant and fade-resistant solution dyed acrylics to back-lit translucent vinyl's suitable for commercial signage - we can meet your lifestyle or business needs every time.