Retractable Pergola Canopy - Slide Wire Horizontal Roman Shade
Retractable Shade Canopy

Retractable Pergola Canopy - Slide Wire Horizontal Roman Shade

Sliding Retractable Pergola Shade Canopy

A sliding retractable pergola canopy shade is a versatile and adjustable shading solution designed for pergolas, outdoor structures, or open spaces. This type of canopy system consists of a durable fabric cover that is supported by horizontal wires or cables. The canopy can be extended or retracted along the wires to provide varying degrees of shade, allowing for flexibility in controlling sunlight and weather protection.

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Features & Components of a Retractable Pergola Shade Canopy

  • Shade Fabric Material: The canopy is typically made from high-quality, weather-resistant fabric materials such as polyester, HDPE or acrylic. These materials are chosen for their durability and ability to withstand outdoor elements.
  • Horizontal Wires or Cables: The shade canopy fabric panels are supported by a system of horizontal wires or cables. These wires are attached to the pergola or supporting structure and provide the framework for the retractable canopy. There are usually 2 or 3 parallel wires to which the pergola canopy is attached and slides along. The cables are tensioned with a turnbuckle.
  • Slide Wire Mechanism: The shade canopy can be manually operated and slides open/closed along the wires. Optionally you can equip the retractable shade canopy with chords & pulleys to act as a slide wire mechanism that allows it to move along the horizontal wires and can be held firmly partially opened, fully open or closed by pulling on the chord and fixing it to a boat cleat.
  • Adjustable Settings: Users can easily adjust the position of the canopy to control the amount of shade or sunlight they desire. The ability to retract or extend the canopy makes it adaptable to changing weather conditions or your need for shade.
  • Sturdy Construction: The supporting structure(s) should be constructed to be sturdy and withstand various weather conditions and the wind loads on the shade canopy, ensuring the longevity and reliability of the shading system.
  • Versatility: Slide wire retractable shade canopies are versatile and can be installed in various outdoor settings, including residential patios, pergolas, commercial spaces, restaurants, and more.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: The sliding pergola canopy adds an aesthetic element to the outdoor space, enhancing its visual appeal. The variety of available fabrics, colors and styles allows you to customize the look to suit your preferences.
  • Weather Protection: In addition to providing shade, the retractable sun shade can offer protection from light rain and provides a shield against the sun's harmful UV rays.
  • Installation Flexibility: The design of the slide wire retractable canopy allows for flexibility in installation. It can be easily adapted to different pergola sizes, shapes and configurations.
  • Maintenance: Generally, these retractable canopy for a pergola require minimal maintenance. Periodic cleaning of the fabric and ensuring that the moving parts are in good condition are typically the main maintenance tasks.
  • Enhanced Outdoor Living: By offering retractable sliding shade, the canopy creates a comfortable and inviting outdoor living space, extending the usability of the pergola, patio or outdoor area throughout the day.

Slide wire retractable pergola shade canopies provide an elegant and functional solution for those seeking a customizable shading system for their outdoor spaces, offering control over sunlight exposure and enhancing the overall outdoor experience.

Style Choices for Retractable Pergola Canopy

Grommet Wire Guide Only Drawing for Sliding Pergola Canopy
Wire Guide Only - Retractable Pergola Shade

Grommet Wire Guide Only (no batten pocket)
A grommet wire guide has a 1.5in flat webbing hidden and sewn into the fabric. This gives superior strength to hold the grommets. Use the grommet holes to run the wire through. Not recommended for widths over 3ft.

Rod Pocket Only Drawing - Rectractable Canopy for a Pergola
Rod Pocket - Sliding Pergola Canopy

Rod Pocket only with Open Ends Pockets will be sewn into the fabric to hold rods/pipes. Open ends can allow the rod to poke out of the fabric, making it possible to install eye bolts to feed the wire through. You can also install Rod/Pipe just slightly smaller than the pocket and install snap eyes through the fabric into the rod/pipe to attach a swivel hook that then attached to the wire.

Rod Pocket Only with Pinch Close Ends - Retractable Awning for Pergola
Closed Rod Pocket - Slide Wire Shade Canopy

Rod Pocket only with Pinch Close Ends Rod pockets sewn into fabric. One end is sewn shut and the other end has velcro pinch to close, effectively hiding the rod or pipe. You can also install Rod/Pipe just slightly smaller than the pocket and install snap eyes through the fabric into the rod/pipe to attach a swivel hook that then attached to the wire.

Rod Pocket with Open Ends and Grommet Wire Guide - Retractable Pergola Canopy
Open End Rod Pocket - Sliding Pergola Shade

Rod Pocket with Open Ends and Grommet Wire Guide Rod pockets sewn into fabric with open ends and a 1.5in grommet wire guide is directly above the rod pocket with grommets to feed wires through.

Rod Pocket with Pinch Close Ends and Grommet Wire Guide - Retractable Pergola Shade
Closed Rod Pocket with Wire Guide - Retractable Shade

Rod Pocket Pinch Close End with Grommet Wire Guide Rod pockets sewn into fabric with abilty to pinch to close. Grommet holes to guide the wire.

Got a question about the right style for your Custom Retractable Pergola Canopy? Email us! We'd be happy to help!

Commercial 95: The Optimal Choice for Your Pergola Shade

  • Durable Material: Commercial 95, with a weight of 340 grams per square meter, is engineered to prevent rot and moisture absorption, ensuring durability against diverse weather conditions. Because the Commercial 95 fabric is knitted, not woven, it will not tear or fray if cut.
  • UV Protection: Safeguard yourself and your outdoor furniture with superior UV protection. Commercial 95's advanced fabric shields you from 95-98% of harmful sun rays, ensuring a safe and comfortable outdoor experience.
  • Breathable: Enjoy comfort in every season. Commercial 95 shade material is designed to stay breathable, facilitating air circulation and providing optimum shade for your sliding pergola canopy.
  • 1O Year Limited Warranty: Fabric is warranted against rot, mildew, UV Breakdown and undue fading for 10 years. Full 2-year warranty on defects in materials or workmanship, making our Sliding Pergola Canopy the perfect choice for lasting quality."
  • Commercial 95 Fabric Warranty for Retractable Pergola Canopy

PLEASE NOTE: Commercial 95 Fabric is NOT waterproof. It is engineered to allow as much air and water to pass through, keeping you cooler in the sun. If you would like to explore a waterproof option, try Sunbrella Canvas Fabrics for a Retractable Pergola Canopy.

Slide Wire Retractable Pergola Canopy Commercial 95 Colors

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Aquamarine Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
(New in 2024)
Aquatic Blue Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Aquatic Blue
Black Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Bluebird Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
(New in 2024)
Bright Green Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Bright Green
Brown Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Brown *
Brunswick Green Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Brunswick Green
Cayenne Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Cayenne *
Cedar Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Cedar *
Charcoal Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
(New in 2024)
Cherry Red Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Cherry Red
Desert Sand Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Desert Sand
Driftwood Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
(New in 2024)
Gun Metal Gray Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Gun Metal Gray
Natural White Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Natural White
Navy Blue Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Navy Blue
Ochre Red Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Ochre Red
Orange Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Rivergum Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Royal Purple Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Royal Purple *
Sky Blue Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Sky Blue
Steel Gray Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
Steel Gray
Stone Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
(New in 2024)
Turquoise Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
White Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
(New in 2024)
Yellow Commercial 95 Shade Fabric
* Denotes discontinued a color by fabric manufacturer, but we currently have it in stock. Good while supplies last.

Sunbrella Fabrics for Your sliding pergola canopy

  • Water Resistance: Unfazed by moisture and natural temperature fluctuations, Sunbrella's solution-dyed acrylic fabric stands resilient in diverse environmental conditions. With fade-resistant and water-resistant properties, it showcases remarkable resistance to stains, mildew, and rot, establishing itself as a premier choice for enduring and stylish fabric solutions.
  • Enhanced Comfort Fabric: Sunbrella introduces a breathable fabric, meticulously crafted to elevate comfort and coolness, particularly in warm weather conditions.
  • UV Protection Excellence: Sunbrella's fabric boasts an exceptional UV protection factor of up to 98%, offering a robust shield against the sun's harmful rays for a secure and comfortable experience.
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty on Marine/Awning Grade Sunbrella Fabric
Sunbrella Fabric Colors - Sliding Pergola Canopy
Sunbrella Toast 4628
Sunbrella Forest Green 4637
Forest Green
Sunbrella Pacific Blue 4601
Pacific Blue
Sunbrella Natural White 4604
Natural White
Sunbrella Taupe 4648
Sunbrella Jockey Red 4603
Jockey Red
Sunbrella Beige 4620
Sunbrella Terra-Cotta 4622
Sunbrella Sunflower Yellow 4602
Sunflower Yellow

Additional Sunbrella Retractable Shade Colors - Special Order

Discover the perfect blend of style and functionality with our custom-built retractable pergola canopy. Crafted from Commercial 95 or Sunbrella, our retractable pergola shade redefines outdoor living. With durability that stands up to the elements, UV protection for your comfort, and breathability for a relaxing atmosphere, our sliding pergola canopy will elevate your backyard experience. Transform your outdoor space with our custom retractable sliding pergola canopy shades. Choose the style that suits your taste, and enjoy the perfect balance of style and comfort in your backyard.

Pros of our Retractable Pergola Shade
  • Customizability: Our retractable pergola canopy shades are completely customizable, allowing you to choose the size, color style, and much more!
  • Premium Materials: Experience luxury with our sliding canopy selection, crafted from high-quality materials like Commercial 95 and Sunbrella Fabrics, ensuring durability, UV protection, and a stylish outdoor aesthetic.
  • Affordability: Enjoy the benefits of premium retractable pergola shade canopies without breaking the bank. Our custom sliding pergola canopy selection is competitively priced, offering a cost-effective solution compared to most custom-made shades on the market.
  • Easy DIY Installation: Designed with simplicity in mind, our retractable pergola canopies are easy to install, making them the perfect choice for DIY enthusiasts. Save on installation costs and enjoy the satisfaction of doing it yourself.
  • Convenient and Robust: Our retractable pergola canopy shades feature a convenient design with wire mechanisms, allowing for effortless extension and retraction. Enjoy ultimate control over your outdoor space with our user-friendly and efficient wire systems.

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Last Updated: 05/23/2024 11:34 AM - ID:6800