Folding arm retractable awnings uses moving swinging joints, along with high-quality fabric to create retractable shade. They can be mounted on several surfaces including walls, eave, beams or your roof.
The key feature of these awnings is they can fold away and stored when not used. They work by using springs that push the arms open using non-rusting stainless steel chains in the elbows of the awning itself, and this extends the fabric cover.
You will find them mostly over patios and decks but can be used anywhere shade is required. Retractable awnings can be extended or retracted to lay out shade as well as protection from harmful UV rays whilst allowing sunlight when retracted to enter a home in the colder months.
Residential and commercial retractable folding awnings can be either motorised or manual controlled. If they are motorised can be used in various ways including wall switches, remote controls, via a smartphone, voice-activated or even using wind sensors and rain/sun sensors.