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Fabric Retractable Awnings on Slide WIre

A Convenient Retractable Fabric Canopy
for Your Deck, Patio, or Pergola

When one person wants sunlight, and another wants shade, CableShade NATIONWIDE retractable awnings provide the perfect solution.

This retractable canopy system is manually controlled to allow you to retract any one of the canopies to any increment you desire. The canopy design is suitable to most any deck or patio size, as well as most any pergola configuration.

CableShades can extend up to 50 feet or more, depending on strength of the attachment points for the cable eyelets. 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 and conditions).

slide wire shades, using waterproof Sunbrella fabrics and drop down blinds

Pergola with added fabric retractable canopies

Add CableShades to Your Existing Pergola

On an existing pergola, our versatile CableShade retractable canopies can easily be added either between the arbors, OR under the arbors.

A decorative pergola can be a great addition to any backyard patio or deck.  However, quite often customers discover that the pergola alone does not provide adequate shade from the hot summer sun.  Our decorative fabric CableShades not only provide the necessary shade coverage, but can also be a beautiful addition to accent your backyard living space. 

Add CableShades to Cool Your Swimming Pool

Add our beautiful CableShade fabric shade runners to keep the swimming pool cool during the hot summer months.   Our retractable shades can be custom made to extend 20 feet or more and are available in hundreds of beautiful fabric colors and designs!

Fabric shade runner over swimming pool

Shade your patio with fabric retractable canopies

Add CableShades to Cover Your Backyard Patio

Turn your patio into your new favorite room in the house!  By simply adding our fabric retractable CableShades, you can still enjoy the outdoors during the hot summer months, then retract back in the cooler seasons and enjoy the sunshine!

Our CableShades are the most versatile shade system on the market.  They can be installed along with a decorative pergola if desired, OR a simple wood, metal or vinyl frame is enough to support our shade system.  

Add CableShades to Your Backyard Deck

Our CableShades are a great addition to any backyard deck!  Our shades can be customized to fit nearly any existing structure, and are available in hundreds of beautiful waterproof fabrics.  Our fabrics from Sunbrella, Tempotest, Sauleda and Textilene are the very best marine/awning and mesh fabrics on the market, with the longest available warranties.     

Cover your deck with fabric retractable shades

Options to Consider for Retractable Patio Covers


Color/ Design - CableShade retractable patio covers are available in hundreds of colors and patterns, including stripe patterns in up to 60-inch widths, which are not available from many competitors. Check out our photo gallery to view the hundreds of design options.

Fabric Durability - It is advised not to use any retractable fabric canopy system where the cables or wires are threaded over the fabric. Though the cable is strung a few inches above the material, the wind can still whip it up against the cable or wire, quickly wearing out the material. The CableShade design runs the wires beside the fabric, not over, and uses only the highest grade, waterproof outdoor fabrics.Colorful fabric retractable canopies over backyard patio

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. CableShade canopies also do not use expensive motors or cranks, which can be damaged and have costly repairs. Our awnings retract easily with provided skyhook in seconds. 

System Component Durability - CableShade uses stainless steel components, where other systems may use parts that can rust or easily break over time, causing costly repairs.

Versatility -  Extend your retractable canopies in warmer weather to stay out of the sun, or retract back in the cooler seasons to enjoy the sunshine! In areas with snow, our canopies easily withdraw back to be wrapped and winterized to protect from snow and ice.  

Easy Installation - The CableShade custom pergola canopy comes fully assembled, including all stainless components, and ready for installation. The installation process is straightforward and takes 20-30 minutes per shade:

  1. Set the mounting eyelets where diagrammed
  2. Thread the cable through the canopies and eyelets
  3. Secure and tighten the cables with the stainless steel turnbuckle
  4. Unroll and clip on your new canopies!

Click below to see information on how to price and order your patio shades from CableShade NATIONWIDE.

retractable fabric canopies shade runners