Unique Retractable Shade System with Style



Lifetime limited manufacturer’s warranty on components.



12 Year Fabric warranty on Craft-Bilt Northport Fabrics



5 Year Motor Warranty

Tension Shade Systems

An Attractive, Unique Retractable Shade System with Style

Bring more comfort to your large deck, patio, conservatory, or pergola by adding cool, retractable shade with BetterlivingĀ® Tension Shade Systems. They are unique shade solutions that can be mounted above or below existing structures, or mounted to a wall and supported with legs. With the push of a button, you can create total shade for your outdoor living space.

For conservatories or glass roofs, Tension Shades will lower the temperature of your living area and keep your furnishings from being damaged by the sun’s harsh rays. For pergolas or large decks and patios, they will provide sturdy shade and sun protection.

Betterliving offers two models of tension shades:

Tension Shade Model 1

Tension Shade Model 1 can be installed above or below an existing glass roof or pergola, and the fabric glides along rails that are at the edge of the fabric.

It is ideal for adding shade to glass roofs, conservatories, or pergolas.

Tension Shade Model 2

Tension Shade Model 2 can be installed above an existing structure or mounted to a wall and supported with sturdy aluminum framework.

The fabric glides on rails that are inset from the edge of the fabric, and it is ideal for shading large decks or patios, as well as pergolas, conservatories, or glass roofs.

Betterliving Tension Shade Systems offer:

  • Up to twice the amount of shade as a traditional awning
  • A great shading solution for sloped glass roofs
  • Solution-dyed acrylic fabric housed inside a protective cassette when not in use
  • Variety of fabric colors available in both solid and striped patterns
  • Strong warranty backed by the manufacturer

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Our Solar Shade Fabrics

View our collection of solar shade fabrics below. Our solar shade fabrics come in a variety of color options* and several openness factors.

The Openness factor refers to how much light travels through the fabric. A higher openness factor allows in more natural light and preserves your view to the outside. A lower openness factor creates more privacy and shade.

*Please note that colors and resolutions can vary on screens and devices. Schedule a design consultation to view actual fabric samples to choose from.

1%, 3%, 5% or 10% Openness
4% Openness
5% Openness
7.5% Openness
10% Openness
12% Openness
14% Openness
20% Openness
35% Openness
45% Openness