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Our shades can be customized to fit nearly any existing structure, and are available in hundreds of beautiful waterproof fabrics.  Our fabrics from Sunbrella, RecAcril, Awntex and Textilene are the very best Marine fabrics on the market, with the longest available warranties.   

Our Cable Shades can extend up to 40+ feet with a cross-support. They work whether on the level or if on a slope. Since they are made from stainless cables and eyelets where the cables glide, you can rest easy knowing your new slide wire awning will last many years (10 to 20 years expectation, depending on care)

Design Durability - The minimal space between each pergola canopy allows for proper rain drainage and wind-pressure release, where other fabric canopies or shade sails can be torn down or ripped with strong winds or heavy rains. Our cable shade canopies do not use expensive motors or cranks, which can be damaged and have costly repairs. Our awnings retract easily with provided skyhook in seconds. 

11 Reasons Why CableShade Canopies Are Superior


1. Durable, long-lasting canopies with NO sewn joints, NO stitching 

The Cable Shade system has no sewn joints. Rather, each crossbar is fitted with a high-grade vinyl cover, pressure fitting the fabric onto the crossbar, and using aluminum rivets so the fabric can never come loose in high winds. Other retractable cable/wire canopy systems sew a pocket about every two feet to run a crossbar, or use sewn-in grommet-ed eyelets – both which unravel over time with the whipping of the winds.

2. Stainless steel components

The eyelets on the Cable Shade system, where the cable glides, are stainless steel for longevity. We also use a 3/16 stainless steel cable to run each canopy, as well as a stainless steel turnbuckle for easy adjusting the tension of each cable -- another long-lasting feature.   

3. Only top-grade fabrics used

Our Cable Shades are always made from top-grade fabrics - Sunbrella or RecAril marina fabrics (10 year warranty)

4. Easier winter maintenance

With the Cable Shade system there is never a need to take them down for winter or vacation times – simply retract and flip over the ‘hang-down’ which keeps the snow from packing into the accordion-ed folds. 

5. Most available fabric colors & designs

Cable Shade canopies can be made from all available Sunbrella, RecAril, Awntex, Textiline and Outdura colors, designs and sizes!  There are over 300 available outdoor waterproof fabrics to choose from when designing your custom canopy shade solution.   

6. Easy, self-locking system -- no ladder needed. Retracts in seconds. 

Our Cable Shade system includes a unique self-locking mechanism for extending the canopies into shade position. Other systems use a latch requiring a ladder when the canopies are mounted higher than reach. This self-locking feature is for both shade (extended) position and lock back when retracted. 

7. Custom made to ensure top quality and fit

The Cable Shade awning/canopy is not a cookie-cutter or mass produced product. Each order is personally custom-crafted, made-to-fit your pergola, by the owner/designer -  personally.  This ensures quality over quantity.

8. Most durable system for high winds

The Cable Shade design allows for the canopies to be left in shade-position during high winds because of their unique design. Other systems require the canopies be retracted in even medium winds. With our design, the cables are not mounted 'above' the fabric, but 'to the sides' of the fabrics--therefore, when the wind blows, the fabric doesn't whip up and wear holes against the cables. It is the most common mistake of all other manufactures of cable-shade systems.

9. No roll-up ensures longer lasting fabric. Easy dry-out

The Cable Shades gather (retract) accordion-style, allowing for a breezeway to keep the fabric dry.  This extends the life of your canopy/awning for 15+ years. With other systems (the crank-out styles), the fabric rolls up on a spindle. If the fabric is wet, mildew and fabric-rot ensues.

10. Does not require regular service or maintenance

The Cable Shade system has no rollers and no automated moving parts - therefore no regular service required.

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