Sunesta Patio Awnings Make Decks and Patios Perfect

Innovative Openings has specialized in retractable motorized awning systems for Colorado patios since 1980. Sunesta offers two patio awnings to meet the demands of the Colorado market.

Sunesta retractable patio awnings roll out to provide shade and roll up when you want sun

retractable patio awnings

Imagine a colorful fabric awning rolling out on hot sunny days to make your deck or patio more comfortable to eat lunch or entertain guests for dinner. Extend the retractable patio awning up to 13 feet for maximum shade or roll out partially if some guests want sun and some want shade.

No other product provides more shade on demand without building some type of shade structure. Providing shade without support poles interfering with patio furniture placement is a big plus for retractable patio awnings.  Add the ability to roll awnings in and out with the touch of a switch, or automatically with wind sensors. Sunesta awnings are a no-brainer for Denver area homeowners.

Crank and gear manual operation is also an option for smaller retractable patio awnings.

Sunesta retractable awnings roll in to protect the fabric

Retracted patio awningThe best way to keep Sunesta awnings looking great is to protect the fabric from the sun, rain, and dirt by rolling them in when not in use.

3 ways to protect the fabric on a retractable patio awning:

  • Aluminum hood to cover the fabric from the top to keep dirt and snow melt off the fabric
  • Extruded aluminum cassette fully encloses awning for maximum protection
  • Install under an overhang that allow the home to provide a natural cover to protect the fabric.

Protecting the fabric will keep the colors vibrant longer and extend the life of the fabric.  We use the highest quality 100% solution-dyed woven acrylic awning fabric from some of the finest fabric mills around the world including Sunbrella. Our fabrics include the industry’s best warranty coverage of 10 years against fading, rot, and mildew.

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Sunesta Awning Models

We offer 2 Sunesta retractable patio awning models.

The Sunesta: Our Premium Retractable Awning Product

Sunesta Awning deployed & retracted comparison

Expand your home beyond its interior walls by making your deck or patio comfortable on even the hottest summer days.

Create your perfect day in Colorado

  • Expand and enhance your home's outdoor living area
  • Provide on-demand shade– only when you need and want it
  • We offer a variety of optional features, including motorization for the ultimate in ease of operation, and a retractable solar screen valance that's ideal for patios and decks that face west.

Sunesta retractable patio awnings

Large sizes and quality features

  • Widths up to 30 feet
  • Projections up to 13 feet
  • Hardware color choices: White, Beige, Clay, Brown
  • Fabric choices- Over 150 stripes and solids
  • Smart Fold™ arm folding for narrow widths and large projections
  • Smart Pitch™ one step precision arm pitch adjustment
  • Smart Strong™ PVC protection for arm cables
  • Smart Caps™ protective hardware covers
  • Smart Mount™ mounting hardware for wall, ceiling, or roof location

Sunesta model warranty

Sunesta Awnings come with a 15 year frame, 10 year fabric, and 5 year motor warranty.

The SunStyle: Value-packed Patio Awning

High quality awning with outstanding features and value

Sunesta Sunstyle Awning with Pool

"We are extremely pleased with your service and product. Have been looking for five years for a patio cover which met our needs. You had exactly what we wanted and we are delighted with our choice."

R.C., Boulder, CO

Sunesta SunStyle Awnings provide the ultimate value, great features and perfect shade at a competitive price.  The Sunstyle Awning comes with most of the standard features and options we offer with our Sunesta Awnings, but in a mid-price range.

Retractable patio awning with solar screen valance

SunStyle patio awning features

  • Manual crank and gear OR motorized operation
  • Sizes: up to 30' wide x 11'6" projection
  • Smart Fold™ arm folding for narrow widths and large projections
  • Smart Pitch™ one step precision arm pitch adjustment
  • Smart Strong™ PVC protected arm cables
  • Smart Caps™ protective hardware covers
  • Smart Mount™ mounting hardware for wall, ceiling, or roof location

SunStyle model warranty

SunStyle Awnings come with a 12 year frame, 10 year fabric, and 5 year motor warranty.

Both models offer the same, high-end, optional value-added features including:

  • Smart Power™ Motorization- Wireless motor operation for convenience and ease
  • Smart Control™ Wireless remote controls- operate with the touch of a button
  • Automatic wind sensors for convenience and protection from strong winds
  • Smart Drop™ front bar drop valance- Retractable solar screen valance to shade setting sun
  • Smart Case™ Cassette system option for 360-degree total fabric protection when retracted
  • Smart Hood™ system option- one-piece aluminum hood with weather seal

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Sunesta Fabric Collection

Stripes, solids and textures in today's fresh color palettes and timeless classics, Sunesta's exclusive fabric collection offers over 150 options to choose from. 100% solution-dyed to prevent fading or running, all Sunesta's durable acrylic fabrics are covered by a 10-year fabric warranty.

The exclusive collection includes:

Sunesta blue stripe fabric
Blue Stripes

Sunesta blue solid fabric
Blue Solids


Sunesta awning fabric
Green Stripes

Sunesta awning fabric
Green Solids


Sunesta awning fabric
Gray Stripes

Sunesta awning fabric
Gray Solids


Sunesta awning fabric
Red Stripes

Sunesta awning fabric
Red Solids


Sunesta awning fabric
Yellow Stripes

Sunesta awning fabric
Yellow Solids


Sunesta awning fabric
Brown Stripes

Sunesta awning fabric
Brown Solids


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Sunesta Lakeside Motorized Retractable Awning


Control your motorized Sunesta patio awning by radio remote control and more

  • Easy to power up
  • Easy to retrofit to existing homes

Control options

  • Handheld remote control
  • In-wall radio wall switches
  • Automatic wind sensors to protect against violent winds
  • Integration with 3rd party home automation systems
  • Drop valances can also be motorized to provide greater sun control for west-facing patios



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