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An example of an installation by Sun Control Retractable Shades

An example of an installation by Sun Control Retractable Shades

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 18 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.

Sun Control Retractable Shades has been installing retractable awnings for many years, and as of this summer we added retractable awnings to our Tucson made product line. With this added production capability we are now 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 is “green,” you are greatly reducing the environmental impact of the product by reducing the transportation costs associated with it.

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 10’6” rolls of fabrics, meaning less visible, 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.

We are very excited about building retractable awnings in Tucson. When we decided to bring awning manufacturing to Tucson, the highest quality features were out first priority. Some of these features are 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 also the most innovative. The shade automation controls that we offer from Somfy are 1. MyLink Wi-Fi controller that allows the user to control their shades from any iPhone, iPad or Android device; 2. Ondeis sun and rain sensor; 3. Eolis 3D motion sensor and Eolis wind sensor. 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. Each installation and sales technician goes 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 of our techs are company employees and drive company vehicles for your protection.

Please call us at 520-792-1775 for a free estimate or visit our website,, for more great information.