Spotlight on Advertiser: Sun Control Retractable Shades

Sun Control Retractable Shades is a family owned and operated business that has been building retractable shades in Tucson for over 20 years. In that time, we have performed more than 25,000 installations for our Tucson neighbors. We specialize in exterior shading that will increase your outdoor living areas and make them more usable and enjoyable throughout the year. We are also the only company to custom manufacture a retractable awning in Tucson.

We believe it is important to buy a locally built product for many reasons. 1. We employ Tucsonans to build, assemble, and install our products; 2. You are supporting American tradesman; 3. It’s “green”, there is a smaller carbon footprint because of reduced transportation and we recycle all cardboard and metal remnants.

Our Fabric Retention Track (FRT) is our most popular retractable patio shade product. With this option the fabric is retained in the side tracks allowing you the flexibility to fully enclose your covered patio with the push of a button. This system offers many unique features such as custom powder coated enclosures and 10-feet 6-inch rolls of fabrics, meaning less visible seams, with the largest selection of colors and blockages in Tucson. The most innovative feature is our floating insert that allows for a higher wind tolerance and a far more reliable operation than competing products.

Our awnings feature Sunbrella fabrics, welded with our state-of-the-art fabric welding machine, customer adjustable pitch shoulders, optional retractable drop valance, and arms made with stainless steel chain that will provide the longest, worry-free operation available.

We build a great retractable shade, but what moves them is really cool. We offer Somfy motorization and automation. Somfy is the world’s largest shade motor manufacturer and the most innovative. Their automation can be controlled via phone or tablet, and work with Alexa or Google. These amazing technologies from Somfy allow our shades to be there when you need them, and retracted when you don’t.

Our products are all built with the highest quality people, material, and machines, but we feel it’s your installation that will set us apart. Our installation and sales technicians go through a special “shade expert” training program that includes extensive customer service and product knowledge segments, as well as complete drug and background checks. All our techs are company employees and drive company vehicles for your protection, we are licensed, bonded, and insured.

Last but not least, we feel our manufacturing facilities set us apart. Our manufacturing facility and the best shade showroom in Tucson is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please stop by anytime for a factory tour. Please call us at 520-792-1775 for a free estimate or visit our website,, for more great information.