Design, Manufacturing, Shipping & Installation Since 1985
License #CGC1511475

SunShelter Motorized Awning vs. Sunsetter – Lower Cost/Better Value

SunShelter Motorized Awning vs. Sunsetter – Lower Cost/Better Value

Motorized retractable awnings are definitely in vogue, and inexpensive offerings such as the Sunsetter are very tempting, but just because you don’t want to spend a lot of money doesn’t mean you have to go with a product of inferior quality. After all, this addition to your home is meant to last for many years.

SunShelter Difference

We know you’ll be happy with the SunShelter difference. We have 30 years of successful experience to support our claim. Take a serious look at our SunShelter lateral arm awning when comparing it to the Sunsetter XL motorized awning. Here is a rundown of some of the differences between both the SunShelter Regal and Elite Plus and the Sunsetter XL.

Sunsetter vs. SunShelter Quick Comparison Chart

awning retractable awning retractable awning
Sunsetter XL Motorized SunShelter Durasol Regal SunShelter Durasol Elite Plus
20'-0" wide x 11'-8" Projection 20'-0" wide x 11'-2" Projection 20'-0" wide x 11'-9" Projection
Green Tweed 5 Year Fabric Forest Green Sunbrella® 10 Year Fabric Forest Green Sunbrella® 10 Year Fabric
Somfy® Override Motor Somfy® Override Motor Somfy® Override Motor
Wireless Wind Sensor Wireless Somfy® Wind Sensor Wireless Somfy® Wind Sensor
18' Power Cord 18' Power Cord 18' Power Cord
Somfy® Remote Control Somfy® Remote Control Somfy® Remote Control
All Weather Warranty – 5 Yr. Limited 8 Year Frame Warranty Limited Lifetime Frame Warranty
Accessory All Weather Warranty – 5 Yr. 5 Year Somfy® Warranty 5 Year Somfy® Warranty
Their Price Our Price Our Price
Price Includes $200 off discount till 12/31/16  
$3,239.00* $2,789.99* $3,479.99*
Other Key Comparison Features Other Key Comparison Features Other Key Comparison Features
Assembled in the USA Made in the USA entirely of
USA and Italian Components
Made in the USA entirely of
USA and Italian Components
28 Fabrics to Choose From 100s of Brand Name Fabrics 100s of Brand Name Fabrics
N/A TUV Certified TUV Certified
Maximum 11'-8" Projection Maximum 11'-2" Projection Maximum 13'-6" Projection
4 Projection Sizes Controlled by Width 5 Projection Sizes to Choose From 6 Projection Sizes to Choose From
Residential Application Residential Application Residential & Commercial Application
N/A N/A DIY Adjustable Pitch
Baked Enamel Frame 5 Year Paint Finish Warranty 5 Year Paint Finish Warranty
  Note: Powder coat paint provides
a more durable, even coating &
is more environmentally safe.
Note: Powder coat paint provides
a more durable, even coating &
is more environmentally safe.
 
*installation additional

Inexpensive Doesn’t Mean Inferior

The SunShelter is built right here in the USA and made out of high-grade materials, including Sunbrella fabric. Sunbrella is a quality brand of fabrics known for its durability and resistance to UV rays, water, mold, and mildew. Sunbrella fabric comes backed with a 10-year warranty where the Sunsetter’s fabric offers only five years. Sunbrella offers 100s of colors where the Sunsetter offers only 28. The SunShelter also uses a powder-coated finish, which is more durable and environmentally safe than the baked enamel finish found on the Sunsetter.

Degrees of SunShelter

The SunShelter Regal is designed for heavy-duty performance at a light-duty price. It is our most affordable model, designed for residential use. The Regal offers widths of up to 23 feet and projections from 5 feet-3 inches to 11 feet-2 inches and can be equipped with a manual hand-crank instead of a Somfy motor for further cost reduction. It is also backed up with an eight-year warranty on the frame.

The SunShelter Elite Plus is our premium non-cassette style offering and stands out with its adjustable pitch. It even has the option of dropping one corner independently of the other for further sun protection. It can span up to 46 feet wide and extend out up to 13 feet-6 inches. It is backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

Walgreens
Universal Studios Orlando
The Birchwood St. Petersburg
SunTrust Bank
St. Petersburg College
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Restoration Hardware
Publix
Legoland Florida
Hyatt Hotel
Hard Rock Cafe
Eckerd College
Walt Disney World
Chipotle
Busch Gardens Tampa
Aloft Hotels