Three great awning styles to choose from:

Open Awning

The starter awning which offers you reliable protection from the sun. An optional cover board protects the awning from the elements when retracted.

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Box Awning

Elegantly housed sun protection for small to very large areas of shade. STOBAG cassette awnings provide convenient sun protection out of a secure box.

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Pergola / Terrace Awning

With a pergola or terrace awning, you are not only protected from damaging UV radiation, the sun's heat and rain, you can also add a Mediterranean flair to your new haven.

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Why Choose Us?

Element Shades offers high-quality retractable awnings that will change the way you enjoy your outdoor space. Create a cozy section for outdoor dining, entertaining guests, or simply relaxing after a long workday. Their retractable design lets you control the amount of sun and shade you are exposed to, allowing you to enjoy a sunny day however you see fit. Find more information regarding retractable awnings’ features and benefits below.


  • Retractable Design: The primary feature of retractable awnings is their ability to extend and retract as needed, allowing users to adjust the shade or sunlight they receive throughout the day.
  • Durable Materials: Our retractable awnings are made from durable materials such as aluminium, steel, or fabric that can withstand outdoor conditions and provide long-term durability.
  • UV Protection: Some of our retractable awnings are designed to offer UV protection, shielding users from harmful UV rays and reducing the risk of sunburn and skin damage.
  • Weather Resistance: Retractable awnings are often built to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, wind, and snow. Some models feature built-in sensors that automatically retract the awning in strong winds to prevent damage.
  • Easy Installation: Retractable awnings are generally easy to install and can be mounted on various surfaces, including walls, roofs, and overhangs.


  • Enhanced Outdoor Living: Retractable awnings create additional usable outdoor space, allowing homeowners to enjoy their patio, deck, or garden regardless of the weather. They provide a comfortable area for outdoor dining, entertaining, and relaxing.
  • Energy Efficiency: By reducing the amount of sunlight that enters a home or building, retractable awnings can help lower indoor temperatures and reduce cooling costs during hot weather.
  • Protection for Furniture and Décor: Retractable awnings help protect outdoor furniture, fabrics, and décor from fading and deterioration caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight and weather elements.
  • Increased Property Value: Adding a retractable awning can enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of outdoor spaces, potentially increasing the resale value of a property.
Interested in a retractable awning for your home?
Retractable awnings are now available in Nanaimo, Courtenay, and Parksville. Reach out to us for more information.

Element Comfort Solutions is your local installer of retractable awning solutions.

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