Retractable Shade

Our smooth-sliding Roman Shades and Privacy Panels make adjusting your Shade that much easier.

Running on a steel cable perimeter, our Retractable Shade solutions are best suited for square spaces such as pergola frames, decks and between two parallel beams.

Roman Shades and Privacy Panels are both fabricated using our high-quality Commercial Grade Light fabric, which is available in 22 different colours. 

Waterproof fabric options are also available for Roman Shades too.

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Fabric Selection

Shade Sails Canada offers almost every colour of fabric under the sun.

Our Retractable Shade products use our high-quality Commercial Grade Light fabric. This fabric is extremely durable, and highly fade, rot, tear and mould-resistant. Warrantied for up to 10 years, it provides protection from harmful UV rays and is available in an array of 22 eye-catching colours.

Waterproof solutions for Roman Shades are now available! For more info, please visit our Fabric Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I adjust how much droop my Roman Shades have?

The lengths of our Roman Shades are manufactured with panels that are 2 ft in width, meaning the lengths are only produced in multiples of 2 ft. The ‘droop’ occurs midway through this 2 ft panel. When the length of your Roman Shade matches the length of your structure, your panels would droop approx 8” down when in-use. You can order a Roman Shade that is longer than your structure and you can expect more panels with droop - not a greater amount of droop. The only time you can expect your Roman Shades to droop more is when they’re bunched up or not in-use. In this scenario, you can expect approx. 14” of droop.

My pergola is not square. Can I still install a Retractable Shade product?

No, you would not be able to. The cabling system that the Roman Shades run on must be installed in a square formation in order to open and retract smoothly. If your structure is not perfectly square, you can still install a Roman Shade but it would not sit flush. There would be irregular gaps between the cabling system and your structure.

What do I do with my Roman Shade if a storm arises?

Since our Roman Shades themselves are not under tension (the cabling system is), it’s advised that you retract, or close, your Roman Shade panels when a storm is brewing. Our Roman Shade system does allow you to attach both ends to the cabling system ensuring that the panels don’t move when the system is in-use. You can leave your Roman Shades in-use and attached at both ends in light winds and rains - no problem!

How transparent are your Privacy Panels?

Our Privacy Panels, which are produced using our Commercial Grade Light fabric, have a degree of transparency to them if set in the right light. The general rule of thumb is that the darker your colour choice is, the less transparent your Privacy Panel would be. Lighter colours tend to allow more light through, increasing the panel’s transparency.

I live in a windy neighborhood. Will Privacy Shade Panels help with this?

Yes, definitely! Although our Commercial Grade Light fabric is porous, it is very tightly woven. This improves the fabric’s ability to perform in all weather conditions with the exception of snow loads. Your Privacy Shade Panels will not reduce winds completely, but will block and reduce the vast majority of winds and gusts.