Enjoy the beauty of your backyard with a Sunesta Retractable Awning, Shelter, or Screen from Gutter Helmet of Minnesota. The Sunesta Awning and Outdoor Comfort line will protect you from the sun and provide you with shade.  Each Sunesta Retractable Awning is custom made, with over 140 fabric colors to choose from.

Block the sun, lower your energy costs and reduce your indoor temperatures all at once with the addition of a Sunesta Retractable Awning to your home.  Sunesta offers three different awning options; The Sunesta,  Sunstyle, &  Sunlight so you can choose the right awning to fit your specific needs and budget.


Add New Life & Equity To Your Home

Create a distinctive outdoor living area while adding functional elegance to your patio or deck. With Hundreds of fabric colors and patterns to choose from, there’s something for everyone.


Preserve Your View

Unlike blinds, drapes,  and window films, a retractable awning blocks only the elements, not your view. Awnings provide continuous enjoyment of outdoor spaces while shading homeowners from the sun.


Retain Room Brightness

A Sunesta Retractable Awning gives you total control of the areas it shields because you can easily retract the awning on cloudy days to encourage more light in a room or extend on sunny days to block heat gain.


Protect your furnishings

Constant direct summer exposure to ultraviolet rays damages and fades furnishings such as carpets and window treatments. The Sunesta Retractable Awning easily shields your home from the sun, protecting your belongings from damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.


Beauty in Design

The Sunesta awning is designed and engineered with frame components that are compact, mechanically invisible and aesthetically appealing. The frame has a durable electrostatic baked-on powder coated white finish that is up to four times thicker than paint. The color-coordinated caps on all nuts and bolts and mounting hardware complete the distinctive finishing touches to the Sunesta Retractable Awning.

Awning Specifications and Options

The Sunesta Model

The Sunesta Model is our flagship retractable awning and it is the heavist duty awning built in the industry today. It’s unprecedented size options allow for widths of up to 40’ and a maximum projection of 14’8” with no support legs on the front making the Sunesta model the highest regarded residential industry in the country. The Sunesta model can be custom made to the inch and also has a variety of custom feature upgrades to fit your specific needs. Made right here in the U.S.A., the Sunesta is built to last a lifetime and is backed by the best warranty in the business. The Sunesta model is the ideal retractable awning for providing shade for large deck or patio areas and it is backed by the best warranties in the industry.

The Sunstyle Model

The Sunstyle Model is our most popular and versatile awning. The Sunstyle also offers complete customization and is available in widths of up to 40’ and a maximum projection of 11’6”. It’s frame and arms are designed to stand up to the elements as well. It’s sleek design allows it to fit into areas where there may be restrictions due to patio doors or windows. As with all of our models, if you are concerned about height issues the Sunstyle can be customized to easily be mounted onto the roof by our trained professional installers. The Sunstyle, like the Sunesta Model can also be upgraded with a Smartcase for year round fabric protection from the sun and rain. This awning is absolutely stunning when it is mounted on the home!

The Sunlight Model

The Sunlight Model is designed for homeowners that are looking to provide shade for a smaller area. The Sunlight is available in widths up to 24’ and a maximum projection of 10’. The Sunlight is a perfect option if you are looking for a more economical awning but still have some customizable options. The Sunlight also has one of the best warranties in the industry and and can be custom made to the inch to fit your needs. All of our awnings are installed by professionally trained employees and our teams will train you on how to operate and care for your awning.

Sunesta Awning Frame Colors
Sunesta Product Warranties

Sunesta allows you to custom build your awning exactly how you want it. This includes having multiple frame colors to choose from that will blend in with the exterior of your home. Unlike other awning manufacturers, we won’t make you settle for a white frame if your homes exterior has a clay tone to it. We custom design your awning to become part of your home!

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Sentry Retractable Screen

The Sentry Retractable Screen is a motorized vertical solar screen that can provide privacy, shade, protection from elements and also in some applications bug protection with the simple push of the button. With the Sentry you have full control of your outdoor area by retracting the system or extended it part way or fully to the ground to meet your specific needs at any given time. The Sentry is available in widths up to 18’ and heights up to 12’. Sunesta’s state of the art Retractable Sentry is available in a multitude of frame and fabric colors as well as different types of screens to accommodate the specific type of protections you are looking to achieve for your outdoor area while still maintaining your view.

Sunesta Wireless Remote

Under Deck Areas

The Sentry is ideal for under deck areas for it allow you to enjoy the outdoors while protecting you from the elements or mosquitos. They are a great option for providing you with privacy from your neighbors.

Sunesta Wireless Remote

Window Coverage

The Sunesta Sentry can also be used to cover windows and control room brightness while still maintaining your view as well as blending in beautifully with your home.

Sunesta Wireless Remote


The retractable Sentry is ideal for the person that spends a lot of time in their garage but doesn’t want to have to deal with the bugs and mosquitos. They are also great at reducing light for TV viewing.

Sunesta Wireless Remote

Commercial Spaces

Commercial screens can be beneficial for all types of businesses – restaurants, resorts, office buildings, storefronts, and more. These screens can be used to enclose outdoor areas, providing shade, protection from insects, and shelter in inclement weather.