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Retractable Patio Awnings

  • C51 Estate Retractable Awning

  • C52 Manor Retractable Awning

  • C53 Slim-Fit Retractable Awning

  • C54 Eko Retractable Awning

  • C55 Add a Vario-Valance

  • C56 Add a Light Bar

  • C57 Motorized Patio Awnings

  • C58 Electric Awning

  • C59 Awnings Motorized

  • C60 Manual Retractable Awnings

  • C61 Retractable Awnings

  • C62 Pool Awnings

  • C63 Retractable Patio Awning

  • C64 Motorized Awnings

FABRIC SELECTIONS

Find information on a wide range of fabric choices and colors for awnings and solar shades.

Retractable awnings mount to the roof or wall of your home, providing shade or sunshine when you want it. Whether you are looking for manual Retractable Awnings or one of our motorized awnings or sun shades you will find that all of our deck patio awnings are easy to operate and visually appealing.

State-of-the-art engineering keeps all of our motorized patio awnings and manual Retractable Awnings taut and secure when the retractable awning is fully extended. Our retractable patio awnings or sun shades can be custom designed in six different projections to fully cover even the largest patios and decks. We can accommodate widths of 40 feet and projections of up to 16′ 5″ feet!

All of our manual retracting awnings and electric Retractable Awnings or sun shades feature awning fabric from our exclusive collection where you can choose from hundreds of solids, stripes or tweeds, from all of the top outdoor canopy fabric manufacturers.

Motorized Retractable Awnings

We offer onsite awning quotes across the United States. Call your closest dealer to arrange a time to come to your home to make exact measurements and general consulting on your particular application.

All our patio awnings or sunshades are custom made to order and installed by experienced professionals with years in the awning installation business. To locate a retractable awning dealer near you be sure to stop by our contact us page.

To get more ideas on the retractable awning fabric choices that we offer be sure to stop by our awning fabric page.

We also offer a variety of retractable awning features; from extruded aluminum awning covers to protect your retracting awning fabric, remote control awnings, to custom valance designs. All of our electric awnings and motorized awnings are guaranteed and made using the best parts and equipment in the retractable awning industry.


Retractable Patio Awning Features

We are an Authorized Dealer of Aristocrat Awnings, Canopies and Solar Shades for homes and businesses

Aristocrat Retractable Awnings are engineered and manufactured to give you the most attractive, durable patio awnings with the best protection available today.

  • ● Awning manufacturer, Craft-Bilt (a family owned industry leader since 1946) in the 214000 square ft, state of the art factory in Souderton, Pennsylvania.
  • ● Recognized as expert awning manufacturers in the design, production and installation of Retractable Awnings, and known for our dedication to quality custom awnings and customer focus. We continue to keep abreast of technological changes with training, new equipment, and innovative packaging.

Features

  • ● Can be partially projected to act as a door canopies or window awning to substantially lower air conditioning bills and protect valuable furnishing and carpets from fading.
  • ● No need for painting or lubrication through the lifetime of the unit
  • ● Awning features a variety of system controls – manual, motorized, wireless remote and automatic weather detection
  • ● An exclusive awning fabric collection from European and American mills with hundred of fabric patterns and colors. You will find the perfect match for your architecture and color scheme.
  • ● Solution dyed fabrics guaranteed against rot and mildew
  • ● Widths starting at 7 ft and projection lengths available in eight sizes, ranging from 4’ 11” to 16’ 5”
  • ● Manufacturer’s Limited LIFETIME Transferable Warranty, combined with our 12 year fabric guarantee is simply the best in the industry.
  • ● Front Profile and End Cap includes exclusive Gutter and Drainage System
  • ● Mounts beautifully on wall, roof or soffit
  • ● No costly replacement or removal costs
  • ● Exclusive fabric tray keeps fabric taut while extended and eliminates the need for roll tube supports that can cause damage
  • ● Security and protection of cassette is ideal for vacation homes
  • ● The VARIO VALANCE gives you extra protection from low sun or more privacy under your Estate of Slim Fit Awning. Designed to be lowered from the awning’s front bar to the desired level of comfort, the vario valance can be made with solid acrylic or PVC polyester mesh fabrics.
  • ● Manual or motorized operation available.
  • ● Mood lighting turns your Estate or Slim Fit awning into a nighttime retreat with the Aristrocrat LIGHT BAR kit.  The light is built into the front bar and provides romantic lighting for elegant outdoor occasions.  It uses standard T5 fluorescent lights.
  • ● Wireless remote control operation, even from inside.
  • ● Automatic weather detection – automatic sun and wind sensor

Our Awning Has It . . . Will Yours?

  • ● Arm Shoulder Pitch Adjuster with triple stainless bolts, extruded and drop-forged components for added strength
  • ● Exclusive Fabric Tray keeps fabric taut while extended and protect the fabric when retracted
  • ● All aluminum baked-on enamel and powder coated finishes for no maintenance
  • ● Stainless steel fasteners with plastic caps for durability
  • ● Sewn exclusive with translucent TENARA® thread
  • ● Teflone® coated bushings for smooth, quite operation
  • ● Heavy Duty Springs keep fabric beautifully taut
  • ● Heavy Duty Elbow with dual cables wrapped in vinyl for durability
  • ● Front Profile / End Cap features, unique gutter and drainage system
  • ● 40 mm galvanized steel Square Bar
  • ● Choose from a variety of popular valance styles
  • ● Somfy®, Nice®, or Simu® Motors used in all motorized
  • Lifetime warranty
  • ● Fully assembled at the factory – no clumsy hood installations
  • ● Full-cassette system available on MANOR awning completely encloses and protects the awning and fabric
  • ● Options galore: Manual or motorized system controls, wireless remote, automatic weather detection
  • ● Manufactured by Craft-Bilt Manufacturing, established in 1946
  • ● Slim-Fit model available to fit narrow spaces that can still reach a full 13′ 1″ projection
  • ● Option Light Bar Kit built into the front bar provides ambient lighting for an elegant outdoor retreat
  • ● Color Matched Caps hide all fasteners (Hood End, Front Profile End, End Bracket and Mounting Bracket Caps)
  • ● Craft-Bilt’s exclusive fabric collection – including fabrics exclusive to Aristocrat
  • Twelve Year Fabric Warranty against rot, mildew and variations in dimensional stability and color
  • ● Vario Valance option affords even more protection from low sun or privacy

The Manor Awning

A premier, true full cassette system that completely encloses the fabric and hardware in a handsome permanently painted case. The extruded aluminum case provides security and protection for the awning when retracted – ideal for vacation homes. Available in widths up to 23′.

The Villa Awning

An oval shaped, smaller full cassette system that completely encloses the fabric and hardware in a handsome permanently painted case. The extruded aluminum case provides security and protection for the awning when retracted – ideal for vacation homes. Available in widths up to 23′.

The Estate Awning

The Estate Awning is a popular model designed to give you an attractive and durable awning with features that stand above the rest. Available in widths up to 41′ and excellent for use as pool awnings.

The Estate XLP Awning

The Estate Extra Large Projection can reach projections of 14′ 9″ and 16′ 5″ between the width ranges of 18′ and 23′.

The EKO Awning

Aristocrat quality at one of the lowest awning prices. Available in widths from 9′ to 23′, and in projections of 6′ 11″, 8′ 6′ and 10′ 2″. Motorized awning option available.

The SLIM FIT Awning

A retractable porch awning engineered with cross-over arms designed to fit into narrow spaces, and still provide full shade coverage.  Slim Fit awnings come as narrow as 4′ 11″ – ideal for balconies or to mount nest to bump-outs and chimneys.

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Manufacturer’s Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty

Absolute Awnings is an authorized dealer of Aristocrat Awnings, Canopies and Solar Shades for home and business.

The following warranty applies to Aristocrat shade products, manufactured by Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company, Souderton, Pennsylvania. This warranty, if applicable, is limited at the manufacturer’s discretion, to the repair or replacement of fabric, hardware, systems, and in-factory manufacturing labor costs, free of charge. This limited warranty is valid with proof of purchase.

How Long Does the Coverage Last?

Lifetime

  • ● Lateral Arm, Drop Arm and Basket Awnings: The warranty on the front profile, torsion bar, roller tube, tray, hood and cassette protects the purchaser should these parts become unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect for the lifetime that the awning remains as originally installed.
  • ● Retractable Canopies: The warranty on extruded aluminum supports protects the purchaser should these parts become unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect for the lifetime that the canopy remains as originally installed.
  • ● Solar Shades: The warranty on the extruded cassette, roller tube, terminal profiles and tracks protects the purchaser should this part become unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect for the lifetime that the shade remains as originally installed.
  • ● Thread: The Gore™ Tenara® sewing thread will not be damaged by exposure to sunlight or water for the life of the fabric warranty.
  • ● Ultrasonic welded and glued seams: Ultrasonic welded and glued seams will not be damaged by exposure to sunlight or water for the life of the fabric warranty.

12 Years

  • ● Solar Shades: The warranty on the cables, rods, mounting and assembly brackets protects the purchaser should these parts become unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect for a period of 12 years from the date of sale, provided the canopy remains as originally installed
  • ● Basket Awnings, Lateral Arm and Drop Arm : The warranty on the arms, pitch adjusters, mounting brackets and assembly brackets protects the purchaser should these parts become unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect for a period of 12 years from the date of sale, provided the awning remains as originally installed.
  • ● Retractable Canopies: The warranty on the cast aluminum brackets and fittings protects the purchaser should these parts become unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect for a period of 12 years from the date of sale, provided the canopy remains as originally installed

5 Years

  • ● Motors, gears and controls: The warranty on motors, gears, and electronic controls including switches, connectors, remote control devices and sensors protects the purchaser should these components become unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect for a period of five (5) years from the time of sale, as long as the awning remains as originally installed.
  • ● Paint: The warranty on the paint finish on the aluminum extrusions of the shade products protects the purchaser should the shade product become unserviceable as a result of a manufacturing defect that causes the paint to crack, peel or check for a period of five (5) years from the date of sale. Chalk in excess of a numerical rating of six (6) as measured using ASTM procedures that renders the product unserviceable as a result of a manufacturing defect is covered for a period of three (3) years from the date of sale. Exclusion: This warranty does NOT cover damage to paint surfaces from exposure to salt spray or water from pool or spa.

Fabric Warranty

This limited warranty protects the purchaser should the fabric become unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect resulting in color or strength loss from normal usage and exposure conditions, including sunlight, mildew and atmospheric chemicals. The limited warranty coverage period is from the date of sale. This limited warranty covers awning fabric from the 685 and 119 Series only. Other fabrics that may be selected are covered in accordance with the warranty offered by the fabric manufacturer. This limited warranty does not cover normal fabric care and cleaning; damage from misuse, abuse, or improper installation; or costs associated with replacement of the fabric, including labor and installation. Craft-Bilt’s liability is expressly limited to this warranty and reserves the right to inspect the fabric submitted for claim. Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company will supply new equivalent fabric to replace the fabric that becomes unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect.

12 Years on 685 Series Fabric

In the first eight (8) years of the warranty period, Craft-Bilt will provide replacement fabric to the purchaser at no cost. During the ninth (9TH) year, Craft-Bilt will provide replacement fabric to the purchaser at the then-current selling price, less a 30% discount. During the tenth, eleventh and twelfth years (10th, 11th and 12th), Craft-Bilt will provide replacement fabric to the purchaser at the then-current selling price, less a 15% discount. Replacement fabric is warranted under the remaining term of the original warranty.

10 Years on 119 Series Fabric

In the first eight (8) years of the warranty period, Craft-Bilt will provide replacement fabric to the purchaser at no cost. During the ninth (9TH) year, Craft-Bilt will provide replacement fabric to the purchaser at the then-current selling price, less a 30% discount. During the tenth(10th) year Craft-Bilt will provide replacement fabric to the purchaser at the then-current selling price, less a 15% discount. Replacement fabric is warranted under the remaining term of the original warranty.


What is Not Covered?

  • ● Installation labor costs, on-site labor costs and shipping charges are covered by the dealer, not the manufacturer.
  • ● Damage that occurs due to wind is not covered under this warranty. Retractable awnings and retractable canopies should always remain retracted at wind speeds of over 20 mph and sometimes also at lower speeds. Because of the irregular and unpredictable nature of local wind speeds and gusts, ANY damage relating to wind, regardless of the speed, is excluded from the warranty. Wind sensors and batteries needs to be checked regularly and failure of a wind sensor for any reason does not validate a warranty claim on an awning damaged by wind.
  • ● Damage that occurs due to the accumulation of water or weight loads on the shade product is not covered under this warranty. Lateral arm awnings should be and remain retracted during periods of rain. Normal wear, weather soiling, or stains from environmental pollution or other sources are not covered.
  • ● This warranty does not cover damage caused from acts of nature, fire, accident or similar hazards.
  • ● This warranty does not cover dents, scratches, corrosion, oxidation, rust, chipping or peeling of painted finish or weathering that results from normal use or wear and tear.
  • ● The shade products must be properly installed, utilized, and maintained. The warranty is considered invalid if deterioration of any kind occur due to abuse, negligence, vandalism, burns, misuse, or improper use and care.

How to Obtain Warranty Services

Purchaser must retain the dated contract, invoice or purchase order for this Warranty to be valid. If it appears within the warranty period that the shade product does not meet the warranty specified above, the purchaser should contact the dealer from whom the product was purchased. The dealer or an authorized representative of that dealer must be permitted to inspect the product to determine whether or not the components are defective and covered by this Warranty. Alternatively, the purchaser may contact the Manufacturer directly at Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Co., 53 Souderton-Hatfield Pike, Souderton PA 18964. If the purchaser contacts the Manufacturer directly, the Manufacturer or an authorized representative must be permitted to inspect the product to determine whether or not the components are defective and covered by this Warranty.

WARRANTY LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS

NO IMPLIED STATUTORY WARRANTY OR IMPLIED STATUTORY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE SHALL APPLY BEYOND THE AFOREMENTIONED WARRANTY PERIODS.

THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE OF ALL OTHER STATUTORY, WRITTEN, OR ORAL WARRANTIES, AND NO OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, ARE GIVEN OR HEREIN EXPRESSED. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

THE MANUFACTURER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE THAT ARISES FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE AWNING. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

HOW TO TRANSFER WARRANTY

This warranty is transferable to the subsequent owner of the property identified in the Warranty provided that the product remains as originally installed.
Send notice, via certified mail, of transfer of property ownership within 60 days of sale to:
Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company
53 Souderton-Hatfield Pike,
Souderton, PA 18964

Failure to notify will relieve the Manufacturer of any further obligation under this Warranty.  Transfer of Warranty may occur only once. The warranty period on all components for the second owner is for the remainder of the original warranty. Include warranty registration number, new homeowners’ names, date of awning purchase, and name of company from whom awning was purchased.

Effective from January 1, 2009

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