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.
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 the SunShelter Regal and the Sunsetter XL.
Sunsetter vs. SunShelter Quick Comparison Chart
|Sunsetter XL Motorized||SunShelter Regal|
|20'-0" wide x 11'-8" Projection||20'-0" wide x 11'-2" Projection|
|Charcoal Tweed 5 Year Fabric||Charcoal Tweed Sunbrella® 10 Year Fabric|
|Somfy® Override Motor||Sunea Somfy® Override Motor|
|Wireless Wind Sensor||Wireless Somfy® Wind Sensor|
|18' Power Cord||18' Power Cord|
|Somfy® Remote Control||Somfy® Remote Control|
|All Weather Warranty – 5 Yr. Limited||8 Year Frame Warranty|
|Accessory All Weather Warranty – 5 Yr.||5 Year Somfy® Warranty|
|Their Price||Our Price|
|Price Includes $200 off discount|
|Other Key Comparison Features||Other Key Comparison Features|
|Assembled in the USA||Assembled in the USA entirely of
|28 Fabrics to Choose From||100s of Brand Name Fabrics|
|Maximum 11'-8" Projection||Maximum 11'-2" Projection|
|4 Projection Sizes Controlled by Width||5 Projection Sizes to Choose From|
|Residential Application||Residential Application|
|Sunea Somfy® Motor Features Tension Safety Sensitivity|
|Baked Enamel Frame||5 Year Paint Finish Warranty|
|Note: Powder coat paint provides a more durable, even coating & is more environmentally safe.|
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.