Introduction of Simple Shade Series by SummerSpace® product portfolio redefines outdoor living options, providing consumers and contractors alike with more product options with industry-leading shipping times.

AUBURN, Maine – Futureguard Building Products, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial-grade awnings and shade products, announced the debut of its Simple Shade Series of residential awning solutions. The Simple Shade Series, which is exclusive to the SummerSpace product portfolio, offers private consumers the same quality and reputation of Futureguard’s previous products while providing unparalleled support for the business growth of dealers within its network.

As a part of the Futureguard family of companies, SummerSpace is uniquely positioned to address supply chain issues that plague operators in the deck and railing building industry and create a new avenue of profit. With control over every aspect of the manufacturing process, SummerSpace is able to focus on a level of quality and service unmatched by its contemporaries. With more than 40 years of experience, the team at SummerSpace is committed to leveraging its experience to produce the best quality retractable awnings, fixed awnings, and screen solutions on the market today.

“As a vertically integrated manufacturer and retailer of awning products, SummerSpace offers its business partners an unparalleled opportunity to exceed customers expectations while maximizing profit,” said Scott Heidrich, Director of Strategic Advertising & Marketing. “In an industry that is driven by the timely completion of projects, SummerSpace’s product offerings and business model are designed to meet the needs of both consumers and residential contractors alike.”

Currently, the SimpleShade Series by SummerSpace awning portfolio includes three retractable awning styles, five powder coated frame colors, and 24 different fabric options for even the most discerning clientele. Each product is backed by a 10-year frame and fabric warranty and a seven-year motor warranty. Additionally, the SummerSpace Flexshade retractable screen system offers the perfect screen solution to customers whose needs may not include overhead shade from an awning. The Flexshade portfolio includes six frame colors, dozens of fabric mesh selections in a wide array of screen colors and opacities. Also backed with a 10-year frame and fabric warranty, and a 5-year motor warranty. 

In addition to providing unparalleled selection and reliability, the SummerSpace team is dedicated to developing a collaborative and mutually beneficial partnership with members of its dealer network. It accomplishes this by simplifying the ordering, sales, and installation process for its products. The ability to fulfill orders in a timely manner and provide products which are easy to install, allows residential contractors to focus on completing their jobs on-time, on-budget, while improving profit margins.

“In a customer-facing industry like ours, we live and die by our ability to meet or exceed the expectations of our distribution partners,” said Joe Morin, Director of Business Development. “End consumers have been asked to pay more and expect less over the course of the last two years. At SummerSpace, we reject this ‘business as normal’ attitude and have invested significantly in our manufacturing capacity throughout the pandemic to assure our continued ability to offer industry-leading lead times and customer service.”

SummerSpace, through their parent Futureguard, invests continually in their manufacturing processes and uses cutting-edge data analytics to direct future investments and mitigate the likelihood of inventory shortages. By controlling the entire manufacturing process–from CNC milling, powder coating at a 2604-rating, and the in-house parts assembly to fabric cutting and welding, awning assembly, and the industry’s best packaging and shipping materials–SummerSpace’s commitment to its partners ensures they receive the products they ordered in a timely manner with the fastest shipping times in the industry. 


About Futureguard Building Products, Inc.

Futureguard is a family-owned and operated business dedicated to the production of the best quality retractables, fixed awnings, and screen solutions on the market today. Proudly manufactured in the United States for over 40 years, Futureguard’s seasoned team of craftsmen and professionals have earned the company the reputation for setting the industry standard in unparalleled durability and reliability. Futureguard’s mission is to continue on that trajectory, while always seeking to improve and grow.

Futureguard Building Products has grown precipitously throughout the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company proudly manufactures parts and completed awnings in a more than 400,000 square foot, high tech factory located in Auburn, Maine. 

About Simple Shade by SummerSpace®

SummerSpace is a whole-owned subsidiary of Futureguard Building Products, Inc. It’s Simple Shade series transforms outdoor living spaces into a shaded oasis through a simple, reliable, and affordable process. To learn more about the Simple Shade Series, please visit our website. Additional information on the Flexshade portfolio is available here.

Media Contact: Scott Heidrich, (207) 795-6536 x128
Director of Strategic Advertising & Marketing, Futureguard Building Products
Sales Contact: Joe Morin, (207) 795-6536 x222
Director of Business Development, Futureguard Building Products