Freestanding Retractable Canopy – Top Product for Summer 2022

Fresh air, open space, and sunshine. Spending the summer outdoors is good for the mind, body, and soul. While lounging by the pool can be rejuvenating, extended sun exposure could be harmful.

For those blazing hot days, you need a versatile shade that provides respite when necessary and open skies when preferred. ShadeFX’s latest product, the Freestanding Retractable Canopy is the perfect poolside shade solution, providing versatility and durability that will last.


The system’s versatility shines through in any backyard project, shading any outdoor space including this kitchen area.

The freestanding canopy is a two-post shade system. Our patented single-track canopy is paired with a commercial-grade aluminum frame. This means that the shade could be fully or partially retracted to provide desired coverage at any time of the day. In addition, the canopy has three tilt positions which are pre-set at installation/assembly.

The system’s posts can be anchored to either concrete footings, concrete slabs, or a supporting deck. The system’s versatility shines through in any backyard project. It can be used to provide shade poolsideover the pool, and in any other outdoor spaces, including living rooms and kitchens.


All of ShadeFX’s products are designed to be robust weather protection solutions.

All our retractable canopies are engineered to withstand most winds and even heavy rain. Both the structure and canopy are wind rated for 39-46 mph (extended) and 55-63 mph (retracted).

The structure’s two-post frame is fabricated using structural and tempered aluminum. All parts are held together using stainless steel hardware and the single track is made of anodized aluminum. Unlike the conventional patio umbrella, toppling is not an issue especially since the system can be anchored to your patio or deck. Read how the Freestanding Canopy compares to the traditional big-box store solution.

Life Span

Your Freestanding Retractable Canopy is designed to last.

ShadeFX has designed the Freestanding system to be low maintenance. The retractable canopy has an industry-leading 12-year warranty, while the aluminum components and finishes range from 5 to 10 years. For full warranty details, please click here.

To extend its lifespan, it is recommended to remove the canopy during the winter months and store it in a dry location. The structure, on the other hand, can remain in place throughout the changing seasons.

Is the Freestanding Retractable Canopy System right for you? We can help you find the perfect solution.

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