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Here are some common Retractable Awning Faqs and answers for retractable awning:

Are they waterproof?

The fabric is made of acrylic waterresistant fabric. It will stand some wind and rain but its not design for heavy rain or strong wind.Its a sunshade.

How strong are they? Can they resist wind?

The arms are made of heavy duty aluminium alloy. But we recommend retracting the arms in strong winds.

Does it have UV protection? What is the UV rating of the fabric?

Yes, the UPF is 80+

How much space do we need from the ceiling/soffit to install the awnings?

The awning will require at least 20 cm mounting space.

How high should the awning be from the ground?

Any height.

How much space should the projection be away from the post?

When fully extended it must be 50 cm away.

What are the frames made of?

They are made of aluminium, so they won’t rust.

What wall area is required to mount the awnings?

For wall mounting, try to find the studs in the walls and measure from stud to stud to whatever width you require. If you are unsure please call us.

What kind of mounting brackets do you provide?
They normally come with aluminium wall mounting brackets which is including.

But you can have for an extra cost:

-Ceiling Brackets (installation to the eve)

-Softfit Brackets (installation front of Gutter)

-Roof Brackets (installation on the roof)

Can the awnings be motorized?
YES. They can be motorized and manual at the same time. Please call us for pricing.
IMPORTANT: Installation cost and motor unit cost does not include electrical work. This must be carried out by a licensed electrician and is be arranged by the customer at their cost.

What is the colour of the frame?
The frame is white.

How thick is the tube?
The awnings normally come with a 70mm tube and 1.0 mm thickness. But if the projection exceeds 3.5m, the tube will be 85mm and 1.2mm thickness

What is fabric made of (composition) and are they waterproof?
The awning will be supplied with a 100% solution- dyed Acrylic waterproof Spanish fabric. It will stand mild wind and rain. But the  awnings are made for sunshade and not for heavy rain.

What is the angle of the awning?
The arm can be adjusted from 5 degrees to 75 degrees.

How strong are they? Can they resist wind?
The arms are made of heavy duty aluminium alloy. But we recommend to retract the arms. A wind sensor can be purchased as an optional extra if you want the awnings to retract by itself during strong wind conditions. Awning will have to be motorized to be able to use this option. For more information please contact us. 

Retractable Awning Faqs


Retractable Awning Faqs

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