Large Projection Retractable Awning

If you need a large projection retractable awning, you need the Total Eclipse.  The Total Eclipse uses far more substantial components, hardware, and materials to provide superior strength and durability in up to 16’ 6” projections.  Many retractable awnings do not give you complete coverage, leaving portions of your outdoor living area exposed to the sun.  The Total Eclipse is …

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Love Bug Season

In spring and fall our north Florida area is invaded with love bugs.  They are everywhere and there is no escaping them outdoors.   The are attracted to light color surfaces and freshly painted buildings.  Homes and outdoor dining areas are known to be swarmed by the insects. Retractable power screens are a perfect way to eliminate the pesky insects during …

Do More With The Somfy MyLink – IFTTT

The Somfy myLink Service offers users convenient control of connected products in their Somfy myLink system. A connected product can be a single RTS (Radio Technology Somfy) product like one motorized awning or several RTS products like an outdoor living area with multiple power screens. With this Service, you can control individual connected products, activate scenes, enable and disable schedules. …

Preparing For Hurricanes

Living in Florida means dealing with Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. When a storm is approaching your area, follow recommendations made by local authorities in preparing your home. If you have power screens installed, we recommend retracting into the open position in advance of bad weather. Power screens cannot be operated without power. In event of a power outage the screens …

Retractable Sun Screens

The sun in Florida can be relentless in our summer months. Direct sun exposure can make the most beautiful lanai areas unbearable in the afternoons. Retractable screens with solar fabrics can block up to 97% of the suns harmful rays. Less heat allows you and your family to enjoy your outdoor areas. First Coast Shade utilizes Nano 95 or Nano …

Retractable Screen Frame Colors

Most retractable screen manufacturers off 4-5 frame color selections for retractable screens. The Rainier Power Screen is available in 11 standard frame colors. Available standard frame colors for Rainier Power Screens: Bright White Tan Black Bronze Off White Desert Sand Gray Green Navajo Brown Silver If the standard frame colors do work with your outdoor space we can no order …

Customer Adjustable Pitch For Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings can be set a variety of pitches or angles depending on the client’s needs. This function is normally an added option on most other brands of retractable awnings. Our Rainier Shade retractable patio awnings up to 20′ wide come standard with customer adjustable pitch. This allows the client to easily adjust the pitch of the awning depending on …