Betterliving™ Window and Porch Awnings & Outdoor Drop Shades

Betterliving™ operable window and porch awnings are built to perform and last!


Beautiful Energy Saver: Betterliving Window, and Porch Fabric Awnings.

Window awnings are a stylish and functional addition to your home. They protect the interior, keeping it cooler and substantially reducing air conditioning bills. They also protect valuable furnishings and carpets from fading due to harmful UV rays. Betterliving™ Window and Porch Awnings by Craft-Bilt are built to last, so you’ll enjoy energy savings for years. Contact us to learn about our industry-leading warranty.

Shade and Awning For a Porch

Stylish Fabric Choices.

Striped or solid awning fabrics add a finishing touch that complements your home. Our hi-tech Northport acrylic awning fabric is second to none. Learn more about our awning fabric specifications.

Window Awnings

Window awnings reduce the glare entering your home and add a flair to your home’s appearance. Many fabric colours are available:

Retractable Window Awning-5    Retractable Window Awning-4    Retractable Window Awning-3    Retractable Window Awning-2

Window Awnings have retractable drop arms which provide shade and privacy for your home. They are easy to operate and can be installed on any kind of window including bay or bow.

Porch Awnings

Drop arm awnings are well suited for shading a porch. Drop arm awnings can be adjusted to any position, allowing you to control the sunlight and heat while you enjoy sitting on your porch. They can also help reduce the heat from entering your house.

Shade and Awning For a Porch   Retractable Awning for Porch

Drop Shades

Drop Shades are an economical way to create privacy and block the sun, heat, and glare from your outdoor space. Any of our solar screen fabrics or acrylic fabrics can be used.

Shade For a Porch    Shade For a Patio cover   Canopy Shade Options   Shade and Privacy For a Porch


Control your retractable awnings with a smartphone or tablet!

Somfy® 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.


Retractable Window and Porch Awnings and Outdoor Drop Shades


Window & Porch Awnings                                                                      Drop Shades

Windows Fabric Awnings

Windows Fabric Awnings Description





Awning Fabric

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 fibre. Water impermeability of 1500mm whereas 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

Sample Fabric Colours:


Please visit our Awning and Canopy Fabric page to view all available fabric colours & patterns.