Motorized Awnings

Motorized Awnings

Call Solutions printing signs and awnings now to know how would you like to be able to extend or retract your awning with a touch of a button? A motor can be pre-installed at our factory and operated with a 3 way switch or transmitter. The body of the motor is placed inside the roller tube, therefore no additional space is required. With our RTS family of motors, the transmitter can be activated from 90 feet, leaving you with more time to spend with those close to you.  Let us know if your business need new signage, new awnings or retraceable awnings, motorize awnings or manual awnigs we have the expertise and all types or products to manufacture  what ever need for your business or residential.

Motors Options for Awnings :

Solutions Printing signs and awnings provide you with two types of motors for retractable commercial awnings:

  • Sun Sensor
  • Wind sensor

The sun sensor automatically extends the awning when it becomes sunny; the wind sensor automatically retracts the awning when the wind get strong. Both sun and wind sensors are available wireless and run on batteries, or with a cord and require an outlet. Let’s our team in Solutions printing signs and awning handle all you need for you business and do all the electrical work for you. By paying a bit more you do not need to do hardwire ” outdoor plug-in system” is very conventional motor that our installer know to how to hand your project. The outdoor plug in system is equipped with a switch and conventional plug, therefore no hardwiring is required.

Protective Hood

This optional hood is suggested for installations where there is no overhang to protect the awning (a hood cannot be used in conjunction with ceiling or rafter brackets). By protecting the roll of fabric from the elements, a protective hood helps in keeping your awning looking new for longer. A specially designed weather strip at the back closes the gap between the hood and the wall, eliminating the need for caulking.

The ideal mounting surface for a retractable awning is a flat brick wall. The number of brackets that come with the awning is determined by the width and projection of the awning. If you install an awning on a weak surface you will need to reinforce the surface and distribute the weight evenly. Additional brackets might be required and are available upon request.

In other cases, where an awning cannot be installed on a wall, it can be installed either on the roof or under the overhang. When installing on the roof, use the stainless steel adjustable angle roof brackets. When installing under the overhang, use the appropriate rafter bracket (in conjunction with a ceiling bracket) to connect the awning to the roof truss.


Retractable awnings have powerful springs in the folding arms to keep the fabric taut at all times. As a consequence, the first turn or two when retracting a fully extended awning requires a certain amount of physical force when using a crank. For larger awnings this could be a problem, therefore a spring-assist mechanism is suggested to aid you in retracting your awning. The spring assist option can be added to any size awning upon request.

Fabric Options

Retractable awnings allow you to expand your living space. You can jazz up your new awning by using screens, extended valances, and side curtains. They are removable or retractable, and offer both lateral sun protection (especially for western exposures in the late afternoon) and added privacy. The use of screens instead of acrylic fabric slightly reduces sun protection, but allows you to see through the screen.

Fabric side curtains are custom fit to your awning, and extended valances come in lengths of

  • 31″
  •  45″
  • 64″

They can be quickly added to the awning using hooks or velcro. Screens can only be added to the front of an awning. For more information on these products, please contact us.

Our Retractable awnings are custom ordered for you and are USA and Europe quality  and Solutions Printing signs and awnings providing full range of services including:

  • Planning
  • Design Awnings
  • Manufacturing Awnings
  • Installation Awnings
  • Repair and Maintenance awnings and canopies

Solutions Printing Signs and Awnings retractable Awnings make a perfect addition to any home or business allowing you, your guests or clients to maximize a stylish and comfortable outdoor experience. Custom-designed to meet your needs, our retractable motorized awnings or manual awnings can match or complement the architectural style of your roof lines as well as significantly enhance your lifestyle, increase “curb appeal” and resale value of your property. Specifically engineered for our 4-season climate also we designed and manufactured in Vancouver, Burnaby BC Canada.