Since 1960 Lester’s has been the leader in Custom Awnings.
Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality of products and craftsman in the industry. Backed by courteous service, you have the Lester Guarantee of excellence and quality.



Lester’s retractable awning are not only attractive to the eye, they generate an uplifting mood and become a natural addition over a deck in the garden backyard. So, when its sunny and hot or raining lightly, the hosts and their guests remain outside to enjoy.

With a push of a button and less than 90 seconds, add a Somfy motor to stylishly extend your outdoor living space and protection from the sun while adding value to your home. Since Lester Awning fabrics come in over 150 styles and colours, you will find several choices that will compliment your home’s exterior and coordinate with your interior.

Energy savings is another significant reason today to purchase your quality retractable awning, saving you more than 25% on air conditioning costs!

Lester fabrics are proven to provide up to 98% protection from the sun. The fabric we use earned the seal of recommendation by the skin cancer foundation; the only global organization concerned exclusively with cancer of the skin. The greatest benefit to acrylic fabrics is that they provide a very high level of protection from ultraviolet rays. UV Rays are absorbed, dispersed, and reflected thus preventing them streaming through the fabric and making skin contact. This means that when utilizing a Lester awning, you and your family can enjoy the outdoors while being safe from the sun.


Lester Awnings – Providing Shade Solutions since 1960.

Royal Retractable Awning

The Royal is the first shading system that has been specifically designed for the North American Market to expand your outdoor living. It features an all-aluminum frame that is custom manufactured to provide maintenance free system with strength that is imperial and Pitch adjustable arms that are standard.

Royal Marcesa

The Royal Marcesa is the most compact out door shelter system produced anywhere. Our trademarked Marcesa design with the centre beam adds more head room at the back of the awning while keeping the fabric tighter than any other patio awning.

Imperial Adjustable Valance

How about that extra privacy for your deck that you have always wanted? The Imperial Adjustable Valance is the only retractable awning that has an adjustable valance to reduce direct sun and glare off the water. This unique feature allows the valance to be extended to whatever length is required up to 5 feet!

Classic Plus Series

The Classic Plus Series have pitch adjustable arms that are standard. This outdoor cover not only provides outdoor living space, but provides window décor and window coverings – as all our retractable awnings do!


Lester Awnings’ Empress is a retractable awning that is semi-cassette, providing a sleek, tight fitting compact unit. The cassette encloses the fabric and mechanism guarding the fabric from the weather, dirt and moisture all year round.

Roof Mounts

Roof mount application is used when there is not enough height to provide adequate pitch on awnings when extended. The awning is actually installed on top of the soffit or into the roof truss.

Soffit Mount

Soffit mount is used when there is no space to mount to the exterior wall and is attached to the roof trust underneath.

Pitch Adjustable Option

Pitch adjustable option allows you to adjust the awning as low as you like.  They are a standard option for the Royal, and the Classic Plus.

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.