ShadeFX’s patented single track technology ensures that your canopy will extend and retract smoothly with no jamming or binding of its movement. The canopy can be stopped at any desired position from “fully extended” to “fully retracted”.
ShadeFX retractable canopies are available in three drive options: manual, rope, and motor drive with remote control.
Extend and retract the canopy at the push of a button. ShadeFX motor drive systems use food machinery components for the drive belt, bearings, pulleys and transmission for ultra durable and weather resistant operation. Extend and retract up to a single 40′ canopy at the push of a button.
Power, Simplicity, and Convenience
ShadeFX motor drives and controls are supplied by Somfy. Available control options include hand operated remotes, wall switches, and fully integrated home automation systems. Download Somfy brochure for more details.
Extend and retract the canopy by pulling on a rope loop anchored to one of the pergola posts or to a wall, if convenient. Lock the canopy in place anywhere along the track by fitting the rope into the retaining cleat. When fully extended or retracted, the rope that is in tension is the rope to fit into the retaining cleat.
Extend and retract the canopy using a detachable crank handle. Turn the handle counterclockwise to unlock the canopy and pull it out as far as you want. Turn the handle clockwise to lock it in place. You can lock the canopy at any point along the track.