To protect your retractable awning from the elements, protective hood is recommended when the awning is not mounted under a structural overhang. Manufactured from extruded aluminum with a white powder-coated finish, the hood will add beauty to your awning and will prolong the life of the fabric. If your awning is motorized the hood will prevent water damage to the motor. Please note that this item can be purchased only with a ROLLTEC awning. It cannot be shipped solely without the awning. Rolltec protective hoods are not compatible with other awning brands.