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Shade Residential Services

Window & Door Awnings

Standing Seam Metal Window Awning

Shade offers custom window and door awnings, patio, balcony and driveway canopies. We can offer Sunbrella Fabric awnings as well as standing seam metal awnings. We have hundreds of colors and styles to choose from. Shade is San Antonio's premier awning company and we come to you for free estimates. Give us a call today to schedule your free quote.

Benefits of having an Awning: It's not just for looks...

1. Protect against water damage

  • Awnings can protect your home's wood doors, door casings and window frames from damage caused by rain and precipitation.
  • When an awning is used over an open window, it also prevents rain from leaking inside and damaging the windowsill.
2. Reduce home cooling costs

  • Installing awnings over your windows can significantly lower your home's energy costs during cooling season because your air conditioner does not need to work as hard to maintain a cool climate in your home.
  • Window awnings provide enough shade to prevent a great deal of unwanted solar heat gain through the window panes.
  • Ventilated awnings are an ideal choice because they also prevent heat from becoming trapped around the exterior of your windows.
3. Preserve interior furnishings

Awnings placed over windows provide adequate shade to protect your home's decor and interior furnishings from becoming damaged by exposure to harsh, direct sunlight.

4. Protect the environment

  • Less energy consumption in your home reduces the impact of global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Since awnings enable you to use less energy to cool your home, you're helping the environment while saving money on electricity costs.
5. Increase the value of your home

Exterior awnings can increase the value of your home in three main ways:

  • Higher curb appeal: attractive awnings make your home more visually appealing to prospective buyers.
  • More living space: an awning placed over a patio or deck provides more outdoor living space that is covered and protected from nature's elements.
  • Energy efficiency: prospective home buyers typically place a higher value on homes with excellent energy efficiency. Since window and door awnings allow you to use less energy, buyers will perceive your house as being more valuable than one that doesn't achieve the same kind of energy efficiency.

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Motorized Retractable Awnings

Motorized Retractable Awnings

With over 31 years experience in the shade business,  we have discovered that the Retractable Awning System offers the best quality awning available. Our shading systems are durable, affordable and come with the best warranty on the market. Retractable awnings offer a patio extension for rain or sun. All our retractable awning systems come with wind sensors that will automatically close if caught in a high wind storm.

Product Highlights:

  • Awning Widths up to 40 feet.
  • Awning Projections up to 16 feet. (minimum width on large projections)
  • Semi Cassette option available up to 23'0" x 13' projection
  • Premier Arms featuring sealed ball bearing & concealed arm belt.
  • More than 200 long lasting acrylic fabrics to choose from.
  • Motorized, push button operation.
  • Frame available in white, bronze, camel and Sand.
  • Heavy duty torsion bar for increased unit rigidity.
  • 5 Year Warranty on Hardware
  • 5 Year Warranty on Motor

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Motorized Retractable Screens

Motorized Shade Screens

Retractable Screens offers retractable screens that have an exclusive patented zip lock system that locks the screens into the track from top to bottom. The self-tensioning track system allows the screen to open and close effortlessly with the click of a remote control button. The locking mechanism ensures the retractable screens are always kept taut in the down position to create a highly effective sun blocking product while allowing fresh air to flow through offering a view. Shade has been in the business of retractable screens since the early 1990’s. We have worked with and sold many different screens through the years. After years of working with several brands, we have discovered that the Retractable Screens have become the best on the market. Retractable Screens are backed with a full non prorated 5-year warranty.

Benefits of Retractable Awnings & Solar Screens

  • Add another space for entertainment. Retractable awnings and screens allow more time for outdoor entertainment. Reclaim your back patio and extend your living room to the outdoors. You can have guests over without the worry of them getting burned from sun exposure or wet from rainfall. Enjoy your backyard area with friends and family or create your own private sanctuary.
  • Retractable awnings and screens not only add beauty, but can add value to your home's market value Retractable awnings and screens not only add beauty, but can add value to your home's market value. Placing a retractable awning over a patio area creates more livable space and consequently equity in your home's value. They bring more appeal to homeowners that want an outdoor space to relax and enjoy the weather, without the worry of the sun.
  • Retractable Awnings give you control of your patio space. Retractable awnings give you the convenience of controlling whether you want the shade, or not. Retract and extend your awning depending on how much sun or shade you desire.
  • Awnings can reduce energy cost. Awnings reduce direct solar heat that is observed through windows and can save you up to 23% on your annual cooling energy costs in the summer. If you choose the retractable awnings, your savings go even further. Retracting awnings during the winter allows the sun to assist in warming your home -throughout the year!
  • Protect your home from the Sun's UV rays, rain, or snow. Installing awnings can protect your outdoor space from the weather, prolonging the longevity of your outdoor furniture by preventing exposure to direct sun, snow and rainfall that can cause deterioration and discoloration. Awnings can also help prevent the UV rays from damaging your indoor furniture or flooring that may be getting exposure.

Comfort & Ease With motorization, we use Somfy motors which have options for one channel or four channel remotes. We offer MyLink by Somfy which allows you to control your screens or awnings from your smartphone. To top it off the motors have a 5 year manufacturers warranty. In addition, you can add a sun, wind or sun and wind sensor for piece of mind.  Lastly, we have several fabric options to pick from which have a 5 year manufacturers warranty and have shade options up to 98% blockage.

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Fabric and Metal Canopies

All of the awnings we sell are custom made, which means your new canopy will perfectly fit the precise dimensions of your patio for a sophisticated look that can’t be obtained from one-size-fits-all patio covers. Additionally, all of our awnings and canopies are, manufactured with powder-coated frames that are virtually maintenance free. Made with material that is exceptionally durable and resistant to unsightly fungus growth and fading in direct sunlight. Custom canopies can be absolutely beautiful, since you have a wide selection of fabrics to choose from. as well as powder coat colors. With so many colors and patterns to chose  from, we're confident you'll find the right combination that will complement the style of your home.

Shade Structures & Shade Sails

Our shade sails, are designed to provide shade from late morning until afternoon. This is accomplished by placing the lowest side of the shade cloth towards the west. We have optional valances which can keep areas shaded until early evening in some cases.

Shade Panels

Shade Sails are a modern and artful way to provide much needed shade without sacrificing style.

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