Betterliving™ Retractable Awnings

Comfort, colour & style with the Betterliving™ retractable awning. Get more enjoyment from your deck or patio!

Description

Retractable Awnings… Relax in Cool, Comfortable Shade

Betterliving Retractable awnings bring valuable shade to your home, protecting your family from harmful UV rays as much as 94%. Awnings substantially lower air conditioning bills and protect your furnishings and carpet fading.

Betterliving Retractable Awnings provide comfortable shade and shelter at the touch of a button. Featuring a sleek profile, innovative design, and durable components.

Our Betterliving awnings are precision made, using state of art equipment and attention to the smallest detail. We are expert in design, production, and installation of retractable awnings.

Ask us where to find an awning installer or visit our online awning store to get prices on our many awning models.

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Is Home Automation Available For My Awning?

Yes! With the Somfy myLink™ you can control your awning from your smart phone. For more information please select the Specifications tab above.

Today’s energy conscious homeowners have discovered the benefits of awnings to shade their window, porches, decks, patios and doorways.

 

Betterliving awnings are designed and engineered to give you the highest quality, most durable awning available.

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Specifications


Control your retractable awnings with a smartphone or tablet!

The myLink puts you in control, so you can operate your motorized awnings with your favorite mobile device whether you’re home or not. The myLink can control any Somfy® product featuring Radio Technology.
You can easily add a myLink to existing installations or include app control from the very beginning.

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Retractable Awning Options

  • Frame widths: 7’ – 40’ in 1” increments
  • Awning projections: 4’11” – 13’ 1”
  • Slim-Fit model allows large projection in narrow space
  • White, Earthstone or Sandstone frame colours (Model 3 & 5 white only)
  • Motorized or manual operation
  • Remote control or wired switch operation
  • Sun and/or Wind sensor automatic operation

Retractable Awning Features

  • Huge selection of 100% solution dyed acrylic fabrics
  • Fabrics treated with genuine Dupont® Teflon®
  • Gore™ Tenera thread will not deteriorate

Download BL Retractable Awning Specs in PDF


Retractable Awning option – Vario Valance

Retractable Fabric Awning

Vario Valance

  • An additional shade is concealed in the front profile
  • Great for added privacy or shade from low evening sun
  • Dropss a maximum of 52″
  • Manual or motorized
  • Solid vinyl mesh colours or matching acrylic fabrics

Bump-Outs? Chimneys? No Problem!

The Slim-Fit is your solution for complete coverage

Retractable Awnings engineered with cross-over arms designed to fit into narrow spaces – and still provide full coverage for your patio, balcony or deck!

The Slim-Fit awning can be as narrow as 4’11” and up to 14’7” wide and can reach a full 13’1” projection with just 8’4” of mounting width!

Specially engineered stacked arm system “crosses over”
– so you can have a long projection in a narrow space.

An extra length valance is included to conceal both arms when retracted


Optional Light Bar

Under awning Light bar option for outdoor ambience day and night!

  • Ideal for your pool, patio, deck, porch or balcony
  • Lighting fixture runs along the front bar profile under your awning, providing subtle warm mood lighting
  • Choose white or sandstone frame
  • Uses standard T5 fluorescent lights
  • Colour matched electric raceways pre-built into the awning to conceal the wiring
  • Draw attention to your business day and night! Illuminate your entryway and your company name or logo
  • Not available with Vario Valance
  • Fits awnings with a maximum width of 14’7” and maximum projection of 11’6”

Models


Betterliving™ Model 1 Retractable Awning

Retractable Fabric Awning Model 1 Semi Cassette

Model 1 Semi Cassette

  • Our most popular model
  • The fabric roll is supported and protected by our unique continuous fabric tray, unlike traditional ‘C’ cradles spaced every few feet
  • Exclusive drainage system built into the front profile with special end caps helps minimize streaks on the valance
  • Frame and components made from extruded and cast aluminum alloys that will never corrode
  • Stainless steel hardware that will never corrode
  • Bronze or Teflon coated bushings
  • Widths from 6’11” to 41′
  • Projections of 4’11”, 6’7″, 8’2″, 9’10”, 11’6″ and 13’1″
  • Available colours: White, Sandstone and Earthstone
  • 7 to 35 degrees variable pitch adjustment
  • Many options like remote control motor, retractable valance, roof mounting, sun and wind detectors, telescoping front bar supports and more…

Betterliving™ Model 2 “Slim-Fit” Retractable Awning

Retractable Awning Model Slim Fit

Model 2-Slim Fit

  • Our unique system allows the folding arms to over lap each other, so we can build a narrow awning that still goes out far enough to cover your patio
  • The fabric roll is supported and protected by our unique continuous fabric tray, unlike traditional ‘C’ cradles spaced every few feet
  • Exclusive drainage system built into the front profile with special end caps helps minimize streaks on the valance
  • Frame and components made from extruded and cast aluminum alloys that will never corrode
  • Stainless steel hardware that will never corrode
  • Bronze or Teflon coated bushings
  • Widths from 5’1″ to 14’7″
  • Projections of 6’7″, 8’2″, 9’10”, 11’6″ and 13’1″
  • Available colours: White, Sandstone and Earthstone
  • 7 to 35 degrees variable pitch adjustment
  • Many options like remote control motor, retractable valance, roof mounting, sun and wind detectors, telescoping front bar supports and more…

Betterliving™ Model 3 “XLP” Retractable Awning

Retractable BLXLP awning

Model 3 Extra Long Projection

  • Our amazing Extra Long Projection, Model 3, includes 2 telescoping leg supports
  • The fabric roll is supported and protected by our unique continuous fabric tray, unlike traditional ‘C’ cradles spaced every few feet
  • Exclusive drainage system built into the front profile with special end caps helps minimize streaks on the valance
  • Frame and components made from extruded and cast aluminum alloys that will never corrode
  • Stainless steel hardware that will never corrode
  • Bronze or Teflon coated bushings
  • Widths from 18′ to 23′
  • Projections of 14’9″ and 16’5″
  • Available in White only
  • 7 to 35 degrees variable pitch adjustment
  • Many options like remote control motor, retractable valance, roof mounting, sun and wind detectors and more…

Betterliving™ Model 4 “Manor” Full Cassette Retractable Awning

Retractable Full Cassette Awning Model

Model 4-Full Cassette

  • All the great features of our Model 1, with the added feature of a full cassette design. When the awning is closed, the large front profile mates with the cassette to completely enclose the awning for the ultimate in appearance and protection
  • The fabric roll is supported and protected by our unique continuous fabric tray, unlike traditional ‘C’ cradles spaced every few feet
  • Exclusive drainage system built into the front profile with special end caps helps minimize streaks on the valance
  • Frame and components made from extruded and cast aluminum alloys that will never corrode
  • Stainless steel hardware that will never corrode
  • Bronze or Teflon coated bushings
  • Widths from 7′ to 23′
  • Projections of 4’11”, 6’7″, 8’2″, 9’10”, 11’6″ and 13’1″
  • Available colours: White, Sandstone and Earthstone
  • 10 to 30 degrees variable pitch adjustment
  • Many options like remote control motor, retractable valance, roof mounting, sun and wind detectors, telescoping front bar supports and more…

Betterliving™ Model 5 “EKO” Retractable Awning

Retractable Awning Model Eko

Model 5-Eko

  • Our most economical model, but with the same top of the line fabric and warranty as our other models
  • Frame and components made from extruded and cast aluminum alloys that will never corrode
  • Stainless steel hardware that will never corrode
  • Bronze or Teflon coated bushings
  • Widths from 8′ to 23′
  • Projections of 6’11”, 8’6″ and 10’2″
  • Available in white only
  • 7 to 35 degrees variable pitch adjustment
  • Many options like remote control motor, roof mounting, sun and wind detectors, telescoping front bar supports and more…

Awning Fabrics

Betterliving™ awnings by Craft-Bilt have a huge selection of durable fabrics to choose from. Please visit our Awning and Canopy Fabric page to view available fabric colours & patterns, valance trim colours and other options.

Attention to detail and not cutting corners makes our Northport fabric stand out:

  • Ultrasonically cut fabric – the fabric is actually cut with sound, which makes for a perfect factory edge and the threads are automatically welded so they don’t fray
  • Symmetrical sewing – we sew full width panels to the inside, and split the narrow panels to the outside, resulting in matched patterns and the best appearance
  • 100% solution-dyed acrylic (the best raw material and dyeing process known) based on Leacril Outdoor HM ECO fiber. Water impermeability of 1500mm where as other fabrics can have water impermeability  as low as 200mm – 300mm
  • Gore™ Tenara® thread – a long lasting thread that does NOT deteriorate from exposure to the elements and lasts the life of the fabric – no worries about seams coming loose for the life of the fabric
  • Double lock-stitched, uber strong seams
  • Northport is treated with genuine Dupont® Teflon® to protect and extend the life of the fabric

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