Sydney and the Central Coast are no stranger to climatic extremes. From frightful winters to ghastly summers, we truly experience some of the world’s most temperamental weather. But we’re also super social and love hanging out with friends and family! Therefore, we need something in place to ensure we can enjoy ourselves without copping too much sun or rain.
Enter the legendary folding arm awning. Designed for easy-retractability, these fantastic structures are made for keeping us dry in winter and sun-protected in summer. What’s more, they add an elegant style to your entertainment zone. So, do you think this is perfect for your home this summer?
What is a Folding Arm Awning?
A folding arm retractable awning is designed to provide protection from the sun, rain and to retract easily while not required to leave a neat and put away look at feel to any space.
They typically sit above windows or glass doors and can be manually extended down through a frame and/or rail system. They are designed to provide cover and shade from the elements. Traditional styles will come in a small number of styles and patterns and are often found on older homes.
These styles are a bit different from traditional structures, as they extend horizontally through a crank or motorised system to provide roof-like protection and cover over a large area. As is in their name, they are retractable to seamlessly disappear keeping the aesthetics of a space intact.
Our extremely popular retractable styles come in a variety of choices to make the best use of your open-plan outdoor space. Sizes can also vary a great deal so speak to us about your space requirements and we can advise on the best product and plan.
Features of Folding Arm Awning
Our durable and attractive Sydney and Central Coast structures are specially designed to withstand any and all harshe elements that Sydney throws at us. There are solutions for every situation, from small terraces to large outdoor entertainment areas.
They come with a large spread and variety of bracket fixings that can be installed based on any set up. They also have a variable pitch control option to easily alter the angle and height when required.
At Smart Canvas, our designs come either motorised or manual and can also be installed with motion sensors, wind sensors, timers, sun sensors, or further connections and integrations to make your system automated.
What are the Benefits of a Folding Arm Awning?
- Rain Resistant
Our designs are also available with fully integrated rain hoods so that the fabric can be protected and awning components are safe when fully retracted.
- Wind Resistant
Our special outdoor folding arm awnings are able to be fitted with wind protection systems and wind sensors. These are designed to assist the awnings to withstand large gusts of harsh winds. They do this by automatically stabilising all of the awning’s structural components.
- Sun Resistant
The fabric of our folding arm awnings is designed to endure the harshest Australian sun without compromising its overall lifespan. We also offer special sun sensors that can optimise the awning’s function in ever-changing climates.