Corradi Iridium and Impact Systems: Retractable Rooves for your Business

June 17, 2015

When it comes to awnings we tend to think about the traditional fixed or retractable awning that goes on a home/window. But did you know that awnings, which have been around since ancient Egyptian times, have truly evolved into versatile products that you can use to enhance your business?
The Corradi Iridium and Impact Systems are a great example of a versatile awning system. These retractable cover systems are custom designed to protect against the sun and rain. As we gear up for El Niño, we should keep in mind that rain or sun shouldn’t inhibit sales; especially for restaurants and hotels. Using outdoor space is a great way to boost sales, especially during off seasons when it’s too rainy or too sunny.
The Corradi system consists of an aluminum structure (with some models available in wood) and a folding canvas which is made from Corradi’s Eclissi fabric which is an opaque laminated PVC. This is a great way to utilize outdoor space even during inclement weather; it’s like having a retractable roof for your business! These retractable roofs can be used 365 days a year. They use a radio-controlled motor and have a tensile strength of 2000 lbs. Here’s a few more details about the system:

  • They are fixed to one or more walls
  • They have waterproof rectractable canvas
  • They can feature optional drop screens that can have mesh or clear vinyl for sunshade or that can be used to create an outdoor room, sealed off from the elements. 

Remember, your outdoor space can be used to increase your sales and shouldn’t be neglected just because it’s rainy out. For restaurants, this means several more tables that can be used. For hotels, this means lounge space for guests as well as possibilities for expanding indoor dining options to the outdoors.
People like having a choice for indoor or outdoor anyways, so offering that is also another way to keep customers coming back again and again. So why limit yourself when you already have the space you’re paying rent on? 

The nice thing about the Corradi system is that you can control the cover/roof. So if a rainy day suddenly becomes sunny, all you have to do is hit the switch on the radio-control and retract the roof. How’s that for versatility?

If you’re considering installing a Corradi system, visit us at or contact us at or you can call us at American Awning & Blind Co.’s toll free number: 1-800-654-5933.