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Turquoise blue fabric retractable awnings on slide wire


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"Your instructions were very clear and helpful, the way the material was packaged and labeled made very good sense. It was very fun for us to install. I love investing some sweat equity into the projects. Jeanne and I are very happy with the shades it exceeded our expectations on looks and functionality. Your customer service is exceptional and greatly appreciated.

I hope you get a chance to come by and see the results in person. We can share a beer or two on the back porch.

May be two weeks before I get more pictures for you.

Take care friend,"

Eric and Jeanne
Kingsport, TN (9/26/18)

Slide Wire Fabric Shades in Kingsport, TN 

Fabric retractable awnings on slide wires Red and green fabric shades on cables


I have been thinking about this project for over a year & I am so excited to say that I finally got my shades. I had googled many sources & when I came across your website & read about your shades & visiting with you, I was sold. You were so patient & very knowledgeable as to our needs. Your shipment of shades, carefully packaged components & detailed instructions were received on schedule. It only took my husband & neighbor a few hours to get them laid out & installed. I couldn't believe the difference they made on the patio with the heat from the sun.  We can hardly wait till we can entertain with our family & friends on our "shaded patio". Thank you so much for your product. We will definitely recommend CableShades to all of our family & friends.  The product that we ended up with was so much more than expected, enhanced the patio & definitely "gave us more bang for our bucks"!!"

 J & R Swarts
Osage City, KS  (8/28/18)


We love the shades! Franco (installer) was great and did a fantastic job. We couldn't be happier. It feels at least 20 degrees cooler under the shades. I attached photos with our beautiful Philadelphia skyline.

Thank you for all your help with our project and having such a great product!"

Mike C.
Philadelphia, PA  (July 1, 2018)

Beautiful striped fabric awnings on cables


We LOVE our CableShades!!! It has been 90 degrees the past week and the inside of the house has never gotten warmer than 73 (no a/c), thanks to the shades' protection on the south side of the house.  They also look great, are much easier to use than anticipated, and make sitting outside midday possible.  Thank you for taking such good care of us and our project!"

S. Eitzen
Littleton, CO (June 5, 2018)

Backyard fabric retractable canopies on slide wire

Home deck with retractable fabric awnings

"Thank you, Len, for all the help.

I’m just getting around to email you the pictures. It was great to enjoy a cool deck all summer. Everybody Loves them and wanted some for their own decks. Thank you, from a very satisfied customer."

R. McFadden, Concrete, WA  (Dec. 9, 2017)
Concrete, WA (Dec. 9, 2017)

"Hello Len-

The CableShades made it through the powerful Santa Ana winds. They look great. Of course we retracted them and used the bungees. Thank you for helping us with the order."

Amenta-Shin Family
Westlake Village, CA  (Dec. 11, 2017)

Home patio with fabric retractable canopies

Backyard pergola with tan shades

"Hi Len,

3 hrs. to put in the eyelets yesterday; 1 1/2 hrs. to hang the panels today. Everything went flawlessly; it was easy to see how much time it must have taken you to work out all the details and put together such a complete package. As you can see, the color is perfect also. Anyway, I am very pleased with the whole project, and please feel free to use it as a reference here in SoCal.-

Thanks again,"

Dave H.
San Clemente, CA

"Hi Len,

The shades are installed and we are very pleased!  I found a helper for yesterday rather than mess around with how to do it by myself. We got better very quickly.  The first one took about 45 minutes.  We were constantly in the wrong place, with the wrong tools, and moving ladders way too much.  By the second one we were getting better, about 30 minutes.  By the third, we were down to 15 minutes, and the last 3 went up in under 12 minutes. Good learning curve.

We are really thrilled with the look and feel.  We love the color 
selection and the quality of your work.  Thanks for all your patient working with me on the order.

Thanks again,"

Livermore, CA

Backyard fabric awnings that retract on cables

Striped pattern waterproof fabric awnings


We were able to complete the install on Saturday. See images attached.
I LOVE my CableShades!!!!!!!!!!"

K. Belman
New York,  NY

Wood pergola with canopies and outdoor blinds

"Hi Len,

I completed the install yesterday. My "helper" was unavailable until later so I used bungee cords to hold the shades up to install height. It worked like a charm. The shades look great and my wife loves them. See attached photos."

E. Long
Overland Park, KS 9/24/14

"I had never heard of retractable canopies before and didn't have a patio cover, just some ideas about what I'd like. Len helped me with design of my patio cover and answered endless questions about his retractable canopies. He was extremely helpful. The canopies he made for me were very nice and work as described. The weekend I put them up we got lots of wind, rain and even hail and the canopies held up great. Installation was pretty easy. I would definitely recommend these canopies. The simple instructions were very helpful and I am so happy with the outcome. I wish all businesses would treat their customers as you do and I will recommend you to all my associates. Thanks again for your help."

J. Taverna
San Diego  (3/5/2015)

White pergola with blue fabric shades

"Hello Len,

Hope business is going well - just wanted to finally get some photos to you of the final installation of your product on my pergola here in the eastern Finger Lakes.

We started this effort with lots of research about a year ago...and are finally enjoying the fruits of that!   The last snow melted away off the patio around April 20th, after which I enlisted my son to come up from NYC to help install the shades over an extended weekend.  While there was a little bit of learn as you go, by the time we finished the last panel, we were experts.

Now, with the sun fully hitting the patio area from 9am until 8pm at this time of the year, we have essentially added another complete seasonal room to the house. Instead of retreating away from the overhead sun and the resulting heat trapped in the patio area during the day, we have a very comfortable area for outdoor lunch, entertaining guests, enjoying the backyard birds and that all important evening cocktail before grilling dinner. 

From inside, we also now enjoy the view out towards the back yard all day long, instead of closing off the dining room sliding doors and shutting the indoor blinds when that sun hits. We already have shown it off to a number of friends who admire the results and will themselves be thinking of CableShade when they decide on similar projects in the future. We appreciate your support to help ensure we bought the right size, right length, and right color for our needs. Additionally, your written installation instructions specifically for this job enabled the contractor to set up the pergola correctly, and easily guided me with the installation of the shades.

—Steve Ladd (Skaneateles, NY) 6/5/2015

Green fabric canopies on cables

Blue fabric retractable shades on cables


I still have to finish up the installation, but everything works and went up easy. Less than an 8 hour install by myself. My 10’ ladder held the shades at the correct elevation. Half of the install was drilling the 28 holes in the steel. I will send more pictures, when completed. Bottom line -- I am very pleased with what you provide.


J. Laubach
Laubach Construction, Inc
Irvine, CA

"Hi Len,

As promised, here are some photos of the completed install. We are very happy with the result. Thank you for a top-quality product and great customer support. It was such a pleasure to receive everything so carefully packaged, without any missing hardware, and to have  all of the components fit perfectly right out of the box. It was really nice not to make a single run to the local hardware store.
The customized instructions were spot on and made all the difference for a successful install. Your attention to detail is much appreciated. Very best regards,"

D. MacInnes
Murrieta | CA

striped fabric canopies on backyard pergola