As of May 2015, retractable patio awnings are available through The Home Depot's website. The store only sells retractable awnings online and delivers them directly to customers' homes.
The Home Depot sells retractable patio awnings in several sizes, colors and patterns. Retraction methods include manual or automatic. Manual awnings are hand-cranked, while automatic awnings use motors. Some motorized awnings come with remote controls. Automatic retractable awnings are more expensive.
The store also sells awnings with both manual and automatic options. They are easy for day-to-day use, but they are also accessible during power outages. The sturdiest retractable awnings have supports made from steel rather than aluminium. In steel models, ground supports are unnecessary.