Enjoy Your Patio, Rain or Shine, with a Customizable Retractable Awning

Don’t let the weather get in the way of your next BBQ or family gathering. With a retractable awning your outdoor space can quickly be protected from the elements, letting the good times continue! Customize your awning to match your style, or add lights, drop-down shades, and more!

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Customized Retractable Awnings Offer Smart Protection

  • Retractable awnings provide protection from the elements when you want it and stow away when not in use
  • Over 130 fabric options available – perfect for any style
  • Add the features you want – built-in dimmable LEDs, drop-down shades, or even motorized operation with wind-detection sensors

Our Showroom Comes To You

We understand it’s hard to visualize how something might look without seeing it at your house and so we bring our showroom to you! No need to imagine, you’ll be able to see for yourself!

Decades of Experience

We opened shop way back in 1980 and know a thing or two about retractable awnings. Our installers have 75 years of combined experience and are pros at fitting and installing awnings.

Stay Cool, Stay Dry

Don’t sweat in the sun all summer long – a retractable awning casts cool shade and makes your patio a more pleasant place to be. Light showers aren’t a problem with a retractable awning – you and your outdoor furniture will stay dry.

Custom Fit, Custom Features

All of the retractable awnings we install are built-to-measure, providing you with the best possible coverage. You’ll be able to pick from 134 different colors, motorized operation, sun shades, and more.

Our In-Home Showroom Eliminates the Guesswork

Forget about taking dozens of fiddly measurements before heading out to a distant showroom. We come to you, take onsite measurements, and let you see exactly how each of our retractable awnings will look on your porch or patio. There’s no need to simply imagine how it’ll look when you can know instead!

42 Years Of Honing Our Craft

Sun Shades has been in business for more than 4 decades now, helping people take back their living spaces from the tyranny of the sun and really start enjoying their homes. Over the years we’ve mastered our craft and you can expect our in-house installers to demonstrate time-won expertise when they measure, fit, and install your retractable awning.

Don’t Let the Weather Spoil Your Fun

A retractable awning is the perfect solution for a patio which gets too much of our powerful Carolina sun, instantly creating a cool refuge of shade. When the weather gets a bit wetter, the awning can keep you and your outdoor furniture dry. Don’t let a little bit of rain put your parties on hold!

Completely Customizable Retractable Awnings

All of the retractable awnings we install are made-to-measure, allowing you to get the best possible coverage. Sunesta retractable awnings can be customized to include built-in dimmable LED lighting, drop-down sunshades, motorized operation, remote controls, and even wind-detecting sensors which retract the awnings automatically in inclement weather. With 134 different fabrics to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding one to complement your home’s decor.

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Our Showroom Is Easy To Get To From Anywhere

When you work with Sun Shades, going to the showroom is something you can do wearing your house slippers! We come to you with samples of our complete catalog – letting you see exactly how each option will look on your deck or porch. No need to guess how your new retractable awning will look on your patio, see for yourself.

Local Expertise

We’re based out of Columbia, SC and have been in business for 42 years. Over the decades we’ve worked with happy customers all across the state, and have made hundreds of thousands of measurements. We take the guesswork out of measurements and all of our installations are performed by our own expert craftsman – not sub-contracted out!

We Only Use Top Quality Brands

Low quality products deliver low quality results, and that just isn’t something we’re OK with. We install Sunesta retractable awnings because we know that they make a great product at a fair price and will provide results you’ll be happy with.

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We’ve been in business for 42 years. Read what people are saying to find out why.

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