The GENNIUS is a unique concept in retractable awning systems. The GENNIUS can stand up to the wind, protect you from the rain or harmful UV rays, and keep you cool and comfortable in the brightest sunshine. 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 pavilion. Perfect for patios, terraces or public seating areas. The Gennius can be used with existing structures such as a pergola, or used independently on its own, mounted to a wall. With a special PVC coated fabric for rain protection as well as easy maintenance, this unit's fabric is retracted accordion style.