A backyard can be a true sanctuary if it’s equipped with luxurious accessories. Creating the perfect outdoor retreat begins with visioning what’s on the must-have list. For these homeowners, it includes an outdoor kitchen, dining area, fire pit, swim spa, and an automated retractable roof.

Inspired by ShadeFX’s lifestyle video, the homeowners replicated the striking white structure. Large square, white columns make for a stylish, modern pergola and form distinctive zones for alfresco dining and outdoor cooking.

ShadeFX customized a 22’ x 20’ retractable roof for the structural focal point. The waterproof Serge Ferrari Velvet Red fabric complements the bold décor found throughout the backyard design. In addition to protecting the space from sun and rain, the fabric is fire retardant for the two outdoor heaters installed below, keeping the diners safe and warm. The track system and retractable roof components are also painted white to match the structure.

Desiring a flexible solution with rain management, a unique project detail are extensive gutters at 26’. This allows rainwater to drain 4’ past the outdoor kitchen, without having to worry about water dripping nearby.

“The amazing thing about ShadeFX is how professional they are. All the groups involved in making our retractable roof – from sales to engineering to manufacturing – work as a team, holding regular meetings to discuss design, manufacturing and installation. I believe this was one of the key factors that resulted in an extremely high-quality product being delivered on time and installed flawlessly.

The final product has made our backyard oasis beautiful and complete and extends the use of our backyard living. Highly recommended!”

– Roman Masley, Homeowner

Integrating the system into their home automation, the Somfy MyLink app allows the roof to operate using a tablet, smartphone, or voice commands while at home or away. Furthermore, an automatic wind sensor will retract the roof based on wind movement when the pre-set threshold is exceeded.

The backyard is a great example of a multi-purpose deck space, allowing the homeowners to make full use of the outdoor area and withstand the elements.

Enhance your outdoor living with a retractable roof. Contact us today.