The Gennius is a new innovation in the old world of retractable awnings and canopies, designed to improve the quality and functionality of outdoor spaces and expand usable outdoor dining areas. Complete with Somfy® motorization and rain management features, this retractable fabric shade structure is constructed with Serge Ferrari® Precontraint 602, combining the beauty of a pergola with the flexibility of a retractable awning, durable enough to withstand inclement weather. Combined with Somfy motorized DuraShade exterior screens with clear vinyl windows, you can complete an enclosed functional outdoor space with unique features at a much lower cost than conventional construction.
The Gennius’ modular design provides for virtually unlimited sizes. A single fabric structure can span as much as 42'-8" wide (maximum bay 14'-9") by 26'-4" projection.
A1 – This aluminum-framed trellis system, supported by front posts with integrated water drainage, is pitched from an existing structure and projects up to 21'-4" and covers up to 42'-8" wide.
A2C – Instantly create 1,000+ sq. ft. of shade and weather protection. This aluminum framed system is pitched from an existing structure or free standing, with integrated water drainage and projections to 26'-4". The design resembles a traditional pergola.
L1S – Combine a retractable roof with a traditional wood pergola. This Norwegian spruce trellis system is pitched from an existing structure with integrated water drainage and projections to 19'-8".
T1 – If you already have a pergola or trellis, the T1 retractable fabric roof with aluminum guardrail can be attached to your structure. Since it has no posts, there are virtually unlimited possibilities. Covers 42'-8" wide and projects up to 29'-6".
T4 – The unique cantilever design with a durable aluminum frame allows installations without the use of posts and provides great coverage to 42'-8" × 13'-1" projection.
Turn the outside into the inside with the press of a button. The SunStructure Gennius can stand up to the wind, protect you from the rain, and keep you cool, comfortable and away from harmful UV rays. It combines the beauty of a pergola, the flexibility of a retractable awning, and the warmth and comfort of a room addition. The Gennius has the versatility of covering a small deck, a large patio, or an expansive veranda.
DuraShade – 10 Year Warranty – A manual and motorized vertical solar screen designed to provide sun, weather and insect protection. DuraShades are available in an array of fabric styles and colors and can be installed over patio openings, windows or doors.