Betterliving™ Retractable Canopies

Retractable Canopies are a unique alternative to the traditional pergola or patio cover!


Retractable Canopy

Shade Options for PatioRetractable Canopies are versatile shading structures that retract manually, with a host of fabric choices that match your home décor to create a comfortable outdoor space!

These unique structures can be installed free-standing or mounted to home, pool house, or other outdoor structures.

Retractable Canopies can also be mounted under your existing pergola, and use as a pergola canopy.

Ideal to cover verandas, terraces, and roof gardens – retractable canopies can provide shade around your pool and provide the atmosphere you need for entertaining in all kinds of weather.

Many commercial applications! Perfect shelter for outdoor cafes and sidewalk seating. Units can be joined to cover larger spaces.

Canopies can be custom-sized and mounted directly to the rafters of any size pergola to provide added comfort!

Pergola Retractable Canopy Fabric

As seen on season 4 of HGTV’s Backyard Builds.

Backyard Builds
Season 4 Episode 4

Retractable Canopy - HGTV



Free Standing Canopy

  • Custom sized Free Standing Canopy to fit your backyard, pool or patio
  • Side curtains available
Pool Canopy -Pergola

Retractable canopy with retractable side curtains


Wall Mounted

  • Front curtains only on this model
  • Wall-mounted with 2 legs or installed directly to the walls of an alcove with no legs required
Pergola Canopy

Wall Mount Canopy


Pergola Canopy (Canopy shade under existing pergolas)

  • Side curtains available to attach directly to the pergola structure where applicable
  • Custom sized to fit the pergola
Retractable Canopy - Shade for Patio

Pergola Canopy


Pergola Rafters

  • Craft-Bilt’s latest innovation for our Betterliving™ Canopy system.  Now you can have it all, the ultimate maintenance-free pergola with built-in retractable canopy.
Pergola Canopy

Pergola Canopy Rafters


Betterliving Retractable Canopies are easy to install on any residential and commercial properties. Please contact us for a free quote!


Retractable Canopy Specs

  • Northport acrylic awning fabric: water-resistant, industry-leading warranty, hundreds of colours, fabrics or patterns.
  • Double-layer fabric option with vinyl upper fabric.
  • Retractable side curtains with various weaves to achieve the desired level of sun protection or privacy. Motorized and manual options.
  • Aluminum Frame Colours: White and Earthstone.

Canopy colour

  • Special order frame colours: Sandstone, Desert Sand, and Quaker Bronze.
  • Standard height: 8’6”, other heights available.
  • Heavy-duty 3 inch X 3-inch aluminum framing members.
  • Manual or motorized operation.
Canopy Fabric Specs

Wall Mounted Canopy

Canopy Fabrics

Betterliving™ canopies 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.

Attention to detail and not cutting corners is what sets our Northport fabric apart from the competition:

  • 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