Mounts above.Clears everything below.

ShadeFX custom retractable roofs provide complete coverage on virtually any structure. Mounting above the rafters, our retractable roof clears lights, fans, heaters, misters and other accessories required to complete your outdoor space.

Sun and Rain Protection

ShadeFX retractable roofs cover large areas and protect you and your furniture from sun and rain.

Seamless Coverage

Mounted above the structure, ShadeFX retractable roofs provide complete coverage over larger outdoor spaces.

Flexible Deployment

Adapts to all pergolas, arbors, trellises, and outdoor structures.


Our revolutionary ‘Single Track Design’ allows for unparalleled coverage, ease of deployment and unrelenting protection from both the sun and rain.

ShadeFX systems are engineered to operate without the need for a slope, providing a virtually flat installation.

Our innovative solution facilitates even the most eclectic designs and tastes while setting the new industry standard in outdoor space utility.

As demonstrated below, our shade assembly mounts on a single track, producing a peak which forces rain to run off on either side of the canopy track.

Flexible Deployment

Diverse shapes, orientation, settings and locations. ShadeFXs patented single track solution removes traditional alignment issues that multiple track systems have to consider and manage. This allows ShadeFX to mount to frames of all types, including wood, without concern for jamming or binding.

Further, the single track down the center of the roof provides the pitch required to effectively manage rain runoff. Paired with rain gutters, accumulating rainfall sheds to the sides of the system and into the troughs of the gutters, removing concern for pooled or standing water.

Aesthetics & Ambience

Most retractable roofs available on the market are comprised of plastic and metal materials and therefore come with a limited number of color options. ShadeFXs retractable roof has a fabric top, with hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from, this allows the system to complement the space it covers.

Fabric paired with polycarbonate panels is partially reflective and partly absorptive allowing the rain to softly hit the roof and gently run off the sides. Partially extend, or fully retract the system to find the perfect amount of sunlight or coverage for the space below.

ShadeFX Roofs
  • Fully Customizable
  • Unobstructed Views
  • Translucent Material Options
  • Can be Fully Extended, Retracted
  • Debris Sheds to the Side

  • Substructures Required
  • Obstructed Views
  • No Opacity When Closed
  • Shutters Only Open/Close
  • Debris Falls Into Space


Whether you choose the drama of black, the passion of red, or the serenity of earth tones, color is the final statement that sets the mood for your outdoor living space. That’s why we offer a broad range of commercial awning fabrics. It’s all about choice and we will help you make the right choice.

Harbor Time

Water Repellent (protects for life of fabric)
  • Solid Colors Only
  • 15 Colors
  • Non Fire Resistant
  • 7 Year Warranty


Water Proof (protects for life of fabric)
  • Solid Colors Only
  • 40 Colors
  • Fire Resistant
  • 10 Year Warranty

ShadeFX offers three types of quality fabrics with varying degrees of water protection. Depending on climate, usage and function, customers can choose between water resistant, water repellent and waterproof canopy fabrics. Below are some general guidelines on their application.
If canopies are expected to keep an outdoor space dry for the duration of a light rain shower, water resistant fabrics will be suitable for your outdoor space.
In climates that experience greater precipitation, water repellent fabrics may be a more viable solution. This type of fabric is tightly woven and/or coated with a chemical finish that repels water upon contact, rather then allowing it to seep through the material.
If a canopy is subject to constant rain over a course of a week or an entire season, waterproof fabrics are recommended. Waterproof fabrics are not available in patterns, only solid colors, but will ensure a dry outdoor space regardless of precipitation.

Drive Type

ShadeFX’s patented single track technology ensures that your roof will extend and retract smoothly with no jamming or binding of its movement. The roof can be stopped at any desired position from “fully extended” to “fully retracted”.

Extend and retract the roof 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 24′ roof at the push of a button.

ShadeFX motor drives and controls are supplied by Somfy. Available control options include hand-operated remotes, wall switches, and fully integrated home automation systems.

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The time and number of people required for installation depend on a range of factors including size, structure material, method of operation, and more. However, regardless of size or mounting option, the fundamental simplicity of the system remains. Download the installation guide for a complete guide to installing a ShadeFX retractable roof.

Retractable Roof Installation Guide

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