Retractable Awnings: Shade on Demand

Instant Dry & shady Comfort with Awnings from SwissShade. Manual or fully automatic.

Awning Widths: From 5 feet wide up to 60 feet wide

Awning Projections: 4 feet to 12 feet

Awning Inclination: From 0 degrees to 45 degrees

All Hardware: Stainless Steel and electrostatic powder coated Aluminum. Optional Aluminum Hood.

Manual Operation: Hand Crank on either side of Awning.

Motorized Operation: “Somfy” Motor with optional and built-in Override. Also optional with fully automatic Sun- and Wind Control.

Fabric: Sattler” and “Sauleda” fabric, 100% spundyed Acrylic Fiber.150 Colors. Regular 18″ Valance. Optional Drop Valance up to 4 Feet.

Warranty: 5 years of unlimited warranty on fabric as well as on hardware. Our hardware reflects the latest technically advanced version on the market.

All of our retractable awnings come with unique brackets allow you to change the inclination (angle of awning) quickly by turning a turn buckle. The following table compares pitch and projection:

Our custom made Retractable Awnings are the answer to your individual Sun&Shade needs. The sophisticated technology and unobtrusive aesthetics make it a valuable addition to your residential property as well as to your commercial property.

Self installation of our awnings can be undertaken by anyone who is capable of using a drill and following our precise instructions.

High quality, easy to install and best of all: ECONOMICAL!

The self supporting construction of our awning is designed to guaranty an efficient installation. It is also the most affordable solution to your shading needs.

These awnings can be ceiling mounted, wall mounted or roof mounted. Two ore more brackets are bolted into the wall or ceiling and the awning is ready to be slipped into the brackets and deployed!

Our Prices include: Complete Awning with your selection of water repellent Sattler or Sauleda fabrics, ready to install and delivered by FedEx ground to your place of construction. All hardware (Hand Crank, Brackets, Drop Bar e.g. are powder coated white, bronze or beige: For optional powder coating to your color specification add 12% to the price of the awning or minimum $ 350.00. 5 years of unlimited warranty on fabric as well as on hardware. Prices for motor and sensor unit are net.

  • Motor with switch from $ 595.00 net. These are “Somfy” motors. Awnings over 26′ of length should only be operated with motor and mechanical override.
  • Fully automatic Wind and Sun Sensor ($ 721.00 net) to protect your investment. This sensors automatically retract the awning as soon as the wind velocity reaches a preset level and deploy the awning as soon as the sun reaches a preset intensity. Highly advisable for larger motorized awnings.
  • Protective Roof: Aluminum, same color as hardware: $ 225.00 per foot.


Installation Instructions.

This link shows a basic wall installation for retractable awnings. Ceiling and rafter installation are done in the same order and using the same technique. By awnings over 15 feet wide and by brick walls you will have to add one or more additional brackets (supplied with awning). The additional brackets are spaced equally. DO NOT CUT the safety straps (which hold the arms together for transportation) until the awning is mounted, secured and ready to be deployed. The arms are under a lot of tension!

Scope of Delivery

1- Awning (arms, roller-tube, fabric, installation bar) – 2 – Valence – 3 – Somfy Motor – 4 – 6′ / 1.8m pigtail – 5 – Wall Mounting Brackets

– 6 – Optional Aluminum Hood – 7 – Hood Mounting Bracket – 8 – Soffit Mounting Bracket – 9 – RTS remote – 10 – Side Covers

Motor wiring and limit switch setting


• SOMFY strongly recommends using a Tester Cable (T.C.) Cat. No. 6020086 to set the motor limits, and to ensure the system is operating correctly before the final electrical connection is made. Refer to Step 6 “Trouble Sooting Guide” for any problems encountered.
Two positions have to be set” the UP & DOWN positions, this is where the rolling shutter or awning will stop automatically.

  1. Ensure the tester cable switch is in the center “OFF” position, and connect T.C. to motor leads by matching color codes.
  2. Remove the protective cap covering the limit setting buttons on motor head, and replace when finished.
  3. Depress fully both limit switch push buttons. They will automatically lock in the down position. Operate the T.C. switch and check that the system operates correctly. Identify the UP limit switch push button(refer to figure used for step 1). Press the T.C. switch in the UP direction until the required position is reached. Set the switch to the center “OFF” position.
  4. Unlock the UP limit switch push button by depressing and releasing it.
  5. Repeat the above operation to set the lower limit. Check with the switch that the motor stops at the up & down positions just set.
  6. Always remember to affix the protective cap over the limit switch buttons.

NOTE: Tubular motors are not continuously rated. They have a built-in thermal overload device which limits their operation to approximately 5 minutes.


• All wiring must conform to NEC (National Electrical Code) and local codes.

• Do not wire two or more motors to one SPDT (single pole double throw switch-NO PARALLEL WIRING).

• Do not use light switches.

• Do not wire two or more switches to one motor, without using SOMFY’s Multi-Switch Command (Cat. No. 6300427).

NOTE: SOMFY motors conform to IP44 requirements and as such must be protected against direct weather elements such as rain, sleet,..etc.
SOMFY reserves the right to void the motor warranty if the wiring recommendations are not followed.

**The motor cable should not act as a direct conduit for the water to enter the head of the motor (form drip loops).

* Reverse the Brown and Red wire if the UP and DOWN movement does not correspond to the UP and DOWN movement of the switch.



• Is the power supply switched on? – check any fuses in the system.

• Is control switch wired correctly? Refer to instructions.

• Are limit switches set properly? Review limit switch settings.

• The thermal protective device may have shut the motor off.
Wait for cool down.

• Check the wiring between the motor & the switch.

• Disconnect the switch & test the motor with a tester cable.


• Is the limit switch crown wheel being driven by the tube (has the tube profile been properly notched)?

• Is the motor drive wheel securely fastened to the tube?

NOTE: if the motor is tested outside the tube, the crown wheel has to be manually turned in order to stop the rotation of the output shaft.