Retractable Commercial Awnings in San Jose

January 12, 2017

Installing an awning for your customers is a simple and value-building way to provide a greater customer experience.

A commercial awning installed at a restaurant in the heart of San Francisco can provide relief from sun or light rain for foodies waiting in those long lines.

The summer heat can be easily beat by our commercial awnings in San Jose and other South Bay cities – providing relief both indoors and out.


ERS retractable commercial awnings at LB steak santana rowCommercial Awnings Allow Comfortable Outdoor Dining at LB Steak located at Santana Row, San Jose, CA
Installed by European Rolling Shutters


Retractable awnings from European Rolling Shutters can serve as a multipurpose solution for a business that wants to expand their outdoor space, while providing interior comfort and energy savings.

ERS Shading commercial awnings are perfect for all types of businesses:

  • Restaurants
  • Kiosks / Stands
  • Coffee Shops
  • Stores
  • Gyms
  • Bars
  • Offices
  • Hotels
  • Schools


From visual to functional advantages, strategic placement of commercial retractable awnings will offer nothing but convenient benefits for your business.

The main function of awning is, of course, to provide shade and comfort. Prior to air conditioning, many homes and businesses relied on awnings to help keep cool.

Did you know that retractable commercial awnings minimize solar heat gains? According to the National Park Service Presentation Brief, motorized retractable awnings can reduce heat gains up to 77 percent in east-facing windows and 65 percent in south-facing windows.

That means awnings offer a simple and green solution to keep your business cool – which decreases the need for excessive air conditioning and ultimately lowers monthly energy bills. They also will protect your curtains, floors, rugs and furniture from sun damage.


ERS motorized commercial awnings at left bank santana rowOur Commercial Awnings can be customized with your Business Name Help Increase Visibility!
Installed by European Rolling Shutters

Match your Logo or Building Colors with Versatile Awning Designs & Fabrics

ERS motorized awnings are available in an array of styles, fabrics, and colors.

Whether your business needs solid colors, stripes, textured or tweed fabrics, ERS offers over 100 awning fabrics to choose from. With an attractive design and color combination, your business will certainly grab the attention of anyone passing by.


Awning Fabrics


We offer over 100 standard fabrics & patterns, including solid colors, striped shadings, textured & tweed fabrics, including Sunbrella, Dickson, Sattler and Markilux-branded fabrics.

Here are just a few of our favorites:


Storm 4636-0000

Tillman Shale 4836-0000
Tillman Shale

Charcoal Tweed 4607-0000

Silica Caribbean 4831-0000
Silica Caribbean

Ashford Forest 4995-0000
Ashford Forest

Beaufort Black White 6 Bar 5704-0000
Beaufort Black/White

Motive Denim 4895-0000
Motive Denim


Our sales consultants with work with you to determine the best awning fabrics and styles for your storefront.

They can even be a great marketing piece – customized to include your logo, color scheme, and messaging.

Additional Functional Perks of Commercial Awnings

In addition to offering your business energy savings and a polished look for a striking first impression, ERS retractable awnings also increase space and give businesses flexible options. They instantly offer comfortable outdoor, shaded seating which is advantageous for businesses that require more space to accommodate customers.

Commercial awnings have come a long way. Today’s high-tech awnings offer added convenience and control over dated fixed awnings, metal awning or crank-based awnings.

Our retractable awnings can be installed with awning wind sensors and other weather sensors. These weather sensors on retractable awnings will automatically retract the awning during extreme weather to prevent damage.

The vast majority of our awnings are electrically-controlled with Somfy automation systems. This allows business owners to conveniently control awnings with a remote, wall switch or the Somfy myLink app on their smartphone or tablet.


retractable commercial awnings at jakes of saratogaRetractable Commercial Awnings at Jake’s of Saratoga with Matching Business Theme Colors
Installed by European Rolling Shutters


Businesses can also opt for the addition of our retractable solar shades that drop down from the end of our awnings. This unique combination minimizes sunlight hitting your customers and reduces glare while maintaining a clear outdoor view.

Retractable Awnings are Compatible for all Businesses

Retractable awnings can be a beautiful and functional addition to any type of business.

  • Restaurants benefit from exterior rolling shutters (or our retractable pergola covers) to offer convenient outdoor dining, or to keep sun glare and heat to a minimum for indoor diners.
  • Retailers adore commercial awnings for the added style, option to customize for marketing, and energy savings.
  • Office buildings, healthcare facilities, government buildings and more can also take advantage of the energy efficiency and sleek looks of today’s commercial awnings.

ERS Shading also provides additional exterior shading products. Click to learn more below:

Contact European Rolling Shutters
, the Bay Area’s exterior shading expert since 1983, for more information on how to choose the best shading solution for your business or home.