Chicago’s Awning Expert

The Chicago’s Awning Expert Blog is designed to provide information about Retractable Awnings for Decks or Patios, Retractable Screens, Canvas Window & Door Awnings and Canopies as well as services such as maintenance, wash, and annual services for canvas awnings.  While most of the information provided on this site is meant to specifically discuss how these products perform in the Chicagoland Area, much of this information is relevant throughout the US and beyond.  We hope that you will find our blog entertaining as well as informative.   If you are looking to purchase products or services discussed in this blog, click the “Visit Our Full Site” to be re-directed to  Thank you in advance for checking us out!

I Called My Realtor to…Buy a Purse?

There is a trend in the awning industry that has consumers feeling a little confused. The economic term for it is ‘unrelated diversification’. This is when a business sells a secondary product or service that is unrelated to their area of expertise. It is no secret...

How to Effectively Shade a Pergola

Eileen D. (Barrington, IL) had the following challenge: A beautiful pergola that lacked shade DIY bamboo shades and shade cloths that had seen better days Many homeowners turn to DIY in order to shade their pergolas, and while it can save a few dollars, it may not...

Chicago’s Awning Expert is Rodney Allott, Owner and All Around Good Guy of Thatcher Retractable Awnings, Pergolas, & Patio.

Thatcher Retractable Awnings, Pergolas, & Patio is located at:

650 Willowbrook Center Parkway Suite 200
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 529-6464