Slide wire cable awnings are graceful, time-tested patio shades, popular in Europe and increasingly finding their way into the contemporary designs of architects, landscape designers and creative remodelers. As a series of long parallel panels of canvas, fastened along cables, the shades are arranged in soft overhead swales. Light peeks through the spaces between the panels, creating beautiful patterns on the surfaces below. Slide wire canopies can be ordered complete with custom-painted galvanized steel framework or can be firmly attached to qualified existing structures. Slide wire cable awnings are made in beautiful, UV-rated Sunbrella canvas with premium lifetime thread. Attachment hardware is stainless steel.