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 …

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 …

Water and Shock Resistant Remote

The Somfy Telis Patio RTS RF Remote Control is a water an shock resistant version of the Somfy Telis remote collection – available in 1 or 5 channels.  The Somfy Telis RTS remote control communicates with all Somfy RTS RF controllable devices. The Telis 1 is a 1 channel RF remote that can control one motorized unit while the Telis …

Roof awning

Roof Mount Retractable Awnings

Do you have a low roof line?  Have you been told that you do not have room for a retractable awning?  First Coast Shade has the option of mounting special roof mount brackets to the roof and then attaching the retractable awning to them.  The roof mount brackets usually add an additional 18” (minimum) clearance to the retractable awning. These …

Smart phone

Control Your Awning With Your Smartphone or Tablet

The Somfy myLink™ is a simple device that turns your smartphone or tablet into a sophisticated remote control for Somfy motorized products featuring Radio Technology Somfy®. myLink now works with Alexa, IFTTT and Google Home! The myLink™ puts you in control, so that you can operate your motorized awnings whether you’re home or not. At work and realized you forgot …

Outdoor living area

Motorized Drop Screens

Early morning or late day sun can cause glare on your outdoor living area and even to the inside of your home and impact your television viewing or computer screen. A retractable awning with a drop screen is your answer! Retractable Awnings come with an optional 4’ drop screen is available motorized or manual with a variety of Nano 95 …

Stylish patio awnings

Stop The Sun’s Harmful Rays

Here in the Sunshine State we have a love hate relationship with the sun.  On cold, rainy days we long for the return of the warm rays of the sun and on hot summer days we seek relief from the heat and damaging rays.  Retractable awnings allow homeowners to instantly shade their outdoor living areas from the harsh sun at …