Northern California's Best Retractable Pergola Cover Fabrication and Installation
Goodwin-Cole Co. is a certified architect, fabricator, installer for KE’s Gennius Pergolas, a unique concept in retractable patio covers.
Expand your outdoor living season. Shelter from the sun or rain with the touch of a button.
A retractable pergola cover is a shading system designed to complement a pergola. It typically consists of a canopy or a series of interconnected panels that can extend or retract to provide shade or allow sunlight to pass through. A manual or motorized system operates the canopy or panels on a pergola frame.
Gennius is the most technology advanced retractable awning in the world. Gennius can protect you from the wind and rain, block harmful UV rays and keep you cool and comfortable in the brightest sunshine. The Gennius combines the beauty of a pergola, the flexibility of a retractable awning, and the warmth and comfort of a room addition.
The Gennius can cover a small deck, a large patio, or an expansive pavilion. The optional hood for the Gennius keeps debris from collecting in the fabric when it is retracted, which is available on all models. The blackout fabric blocks 100% of damaging and uncomfortable UV light and heat, keeps the rainwater off your head, and prevents the shadow lines that appear below from environmental pollution that can settle on the top side. Create a “retractable room” with optional “zip” drop curtains in the front and on the sides underneath a fixed fabric gable wing. The curtains can operate manually with a gear or be motorized. Put sun-screen mesh in the drop curtains, or use vinyl fabric with crystal-clear windows. Also available with sliding glass screens.
Improve the ambiance with optional integrated LED lighting.
Fully protect your space with optional perimeter solar shades.
Glass screens protect your customers/guests with optional sliding glass screens.
Gennius provide resistance to the elements, durability and functionality using up to date technology. The best defense of any investment is quality, Design, functionality, durability, and performance.
The Gennius A2C has the elegant look of a pergola. The tensioned fabric is sealed against the patented side guide rails with a double gasket setup for water management to the integrated front gutter and downspouts. Structural rafter and post columns are engineered with heavy-duty and durable extruded aluminum profiles to complete the configuration. The header and column framework features the aesthetic appeal of a traditional pergola for commercial and residential applications. Guide rails are attached to brackets on the wall, soffit, or roof.
The fabric is attached to cross profiles that connect to the trolley carriages on the underside of the guiderail and are activated by a motorized drive axle to the belt/pulley setup in the guiderail.
Width dimensions in a single unit up to 42’ 8”.
Widths wider than 14’ 9” require additional guiderails and posts for additional bay modules with continuous fabric. Units up to 23’ wide get single piece fabric cross profiles unless specified.
Projection dimensions up to 26’ 3”.
Fabric Options - a 3 Ply Waterproof Vinyl Coated Construction
Ferrari 602 is a waterproof blackout fabric that can block 100% of damaging and uncomfortable UV light and heat and prevents the shadow lines that appear below from environmental pollution that settles on the top side.
Ferrari 502 Proof is a waterproof semi-translucent fabric that comes in many colors to choose from.
Ferrari W96 is a clear coated waterproof mesh for enhanced light transmission.
Slope is essential to manage and remove heavy rainwater. Gennius units installed without the minimum recommended slope for rainwater runoff management will be compromised. Gennius units that are installed without the minimum recommended slope cannot be warrantied as a waterproof rain cover. The consumer should be informed of and understand this critical element for the proper usage of the system.
Motorized operation with remote control.
Easily transform your experience with Somfy- powered motorized solutions and maximize the benefits that they provide, such as energy savings, privacy, comfort and convenience. The myLink puts you in control, so that you can operate your motorized shades, blinds, awnings, screens and shutters with your favorite mobile device whether you’re home or not.
Optional hood protects motor assembly and keeps debris from collecting in the folded stacked fabric when your Gennius is retracted.
Create a “retractable room” with optional integrated “zip” drop curtains, in the front, and on the sides underneath a fixed fabric gable wing. The curtains can operate manually with a gear, or be motorized. Fabric options include sun-screen mesh material in the drop curtains or the use of bordered vinyl fabric with crystal-clear vinyl windows.
A top mounted application can also be realized with post elimination or attachment to an existing substructure.
Single and Double Freestanding Units Available
Retractable Pergola Cover - Hood/Gasket
KE produced the Gennius hood with different aluminum protective layers over inter-layered polyethylene panels that are particularly robust, lightweight, raindrop quiet, and unobtrusive to the balance of the design elements of the systems. The standard hood panels are white on the top and bottom or can be custom powder coated to match the unit framework color. A transparent protective film over the aluminum is removable on installation.
The double fin gasket for waterproof management of the Gennius systems are produced by co-extrusion technology between two materials with different characteristics - PVC and Plasticized Polyethylene
The PVC offers stiffness on the guide hook to seal onto to the guiderail.
The plasticized polyethylene gives elasticity to the parts that are in contact with the fabric to avoid PVC memory effect from temperature variation.
The patented double fin structure assures that rainwater is routed into the unit’s integrated gutter and does not sill over the sides even in windy conditions.
Retractable Pergola Cover with LED Lighting
Integrated low voltage dimmable lighting can be hidden in a fabric pocket formation in the cross-beam profiles also controllable with the mobile app.
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Design the Perfect Pergola, Patio Cover
Serving Northern California: Goodwin-Cole's experts can answer all of your questions and assist you in determining which pergola design best suits your needs.