To add to the enjoyment that you will get from your new retractable awning, we offer a range of electrical options to motorize these units.


With our electrical and motors we are able to let you power your retractable awnings automatically, giving you the convenience of the push-button climate control…even when you are away from home!
We carry the SOMFY electrical control line that comes with many possibilities and options.

SOMFY’ s electric motors are specifically designed to be used for retractable awnings and other applications that might need to be rolled up. Its tubular design allows for the motor to sit fully contained within the roll tube of the awning and makes for a clean, concealed installation that blends right in with the lines of your home. Sealed in its place, the motor is maintenance free for years of trouble-free service. For added peace of mind, all motors can be fitted with a manual override so when the power goes out on a stormy day you won’t get stuck with your awning fully out.

*To learn more about the manufacturer and specific technical information visit our supplier’s website SOMFY.


Lester Awnings – Providing Shade Solutions since 1960.

Exterior or Interior Control

With the Exterior Control a wall switch is mounted on the outside wall at a convenient location (i.e. close to an entrance way)
Interior Control- With the interior control a switch is installed inside your home, hardwired into the existing electrical system.

Generally installed beside a patio door or as part of an existing bank of switches, this allows or eases of operation and eliminates the need to step outside to control the awning and unsightly conduits on your wall.

Remote Control

For ultimate ease and functionality we have the optional remote control. This eliminates all switches and allows you to control the awning from anywhere you choose. Just make sure you don’t loose it!

Automatic Wind Control- For additional protection of your awning automatic wind sensors will safeguard against sudden gusts of wind or an unexpected storm when you are not there to retract the awning. Automatic wind control is available in combination with a low-voltage wall switch.

Just wanted to let you know that I love my new awning – it looks great and with the rain this past week it really came in handy! Thanks for the prompt and courteous service.

Christine K., Peterborough, Ont.

We are extremely pleased with the awnings and the honest, courteous staff of Lester Awnings.

Mrs. Barabara J., Peterborough, Ont.

I’ve meant to write and thank-you again for the retractable awning you installed at our cottage on Eagle Lake. It’s absolutely wonderful – your installers were very pleasant and efficient as well.

Cheryl M., Eagle Lake, Ont.

This letter is long over due, We are the people who brought our trailer to you in June 2007 and although you were very busy, you agreed to make a new canvas and cover for it. I want to thank-you very much for doing this for us, especially when I know it put you under pressure time wise, as we wanted it for camping in July. It took a professional to do it and I was much impressed with the sewing and measurements. It smells so clean and new. It was a pleasure talking to you on the phone and also working with professionals as you people are.

Alison, Mississauga, Ont.