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    Retractable Patio & Deck Awnings

     

    Retractable patio awnings and deck awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, LIGHT rain & wind up to +-20 mph (when extended) and no higher. This product type is water RESISTANT, not WATERPROOF. For residential & commercial patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs & open entertainment areas.

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    Retractable Patio Pergola Covers & Louver Roofs

    Most retractable patio covers and pergola covers are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 175+ mph/281+ km/hr. Systems & fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. Used for residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs.

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    Retractable Side Arm / Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable canopy awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection and LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Retractable Screens

    Retractable screens are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & LIGHT to MODERATE wind (depending on fabric & model used) and HEAVY rain (depending on fabric & model used). For residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications, wall mounted OR mounted on to posts around the outside of a pavilion, pergola or gazebo. Fabric can be water RESISTANT.

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    Retractable Canopies

    Retractable canopies are designed for sun, UV, glare and heat protection, LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Retractable Free Standing Awnings

    Most free standing retractable awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 175+ mph/281+ km/hr. Systems & fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. Free standing awnings are floor mounted and used for residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools & hot tubs.

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    Retractable Electric & Motorized Awnings

    Electric & motorized retractable awnings with an optional wind, rain, sun and motion sensors are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & for light to heavy wind (depending on fabric & model used) and light to heavy rain (depending on fabric & model used). Electric & motorized retractable awnings are used for residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications. Fabric can be water resistant or waterproof (depending on fabric & model used).

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Commercial Retractable Patio & Deck Awnings

The most timeless and popular design, born in the Mediterranean and along the Nile, is the simple folding lateral arm retractable awning. At Retractable Awnings, we are an international supplier (manufacturer/distributor) and installer of folding arm retractable awnings. 

For our standard Palermo model, with projections up to 11'10" click here

For our standard Palermo Plus model, with projections up to 13'2" click here

For our standard Roma model with projections up to 16'0" click here

For our full cassette Venezia model, with projections up to 13'2" click here

Important Note: The FAQ questions and answers below ONLY apply to folding arm retractable awnings from Retractableawnings.com and not to any other product type available on our website or folding arm retractable awnings from any other vendor.

What are Folding Arm Retractable Awnings?

Folding arm awnings, also known as commercial retractable awnings for decks use a moveable contained joint, along with the awning fabric, mounted on a wall, eave/soffit, fascia, beam or roof that allows these awnings to be stowed or folded away and conveniently stored when not in use. Our commercial retractable awning arms contain Italian springs that push the arms open with a German, Flexon brand, non-rusting stainless steel chain in the elbow of the awning, extending the fabric cover.  Most typically used over commercial patios and decks, the retractable awning can be extended and retracted to provide shade, protection from damaging UV rays and light rain protection when necessary and allow sunlight to enter a commercial building in the winter months. Commercial retractable awnings can be either motorized or manual and if motorized can be controlled with a wall switch, remote control transmitter, smartphone, tablet, voice control, wind sensors, motion sensors, and rain/sun sensors.

How do modern folding arm awnings work?

Using spring-loaded arms, under high tension, our modern folding arm retractable awning arms contain Italian springs that push the arms open with a German, Flexon brand, non-rusting stainless steel chain in the elbow of the awning, extending the fabric cover.

Can I adjust my foldable awning? 

All of our modern retractable awning models allow the ability to adjust or stop the awning at any point when being extended or retracted. In addition, all our modern retractable awning models provide the ability for the customer to adjust the pitch or angle of the arms to allow for light rain runoff and/or better sun, UV, glare and heat protection from a sunrise or sunset.

How much do folding awnings cost? 

Our high quality, European TÜVProduct Approved, CE Certified, 80,000 cycle tested folding arm awnings range from $2,000 - $12,000 for a very large unit.

What types of weather can foldable awnings withstand?

The best lateral arm retractable awnings (all of our models) can withstand winds up to approximately 20 mph depending on the model and size. For wind beyond 20mph, it is recommended to use either a wind sensor or motion sensor to automatically close the lateral arm awning. Lateral arm awnings are designed for light rain runoff assuming enough pitch is placed on the arms. Commercial lateral arm awnings are not designed for heavy rain regardless of how much pitch/angle is placed on the arms. For heavy rain, consider either a retractable patio and deck pergola cover or our Bioclimatique rotating louver roof system.

How do I get my Lateral Arm Awning Installed?

Business owners that purchase a commercial patio awning can install the folding awning themselves or use the services of a local contractor, handyman or carpenter or check our sister website https://www.awninginstallers.com to find a local installer.

How do I get my folding arm awning repaired?

The good news is that technical issues with parts on all of our folding arm awnings are very rarely are a problem as we use the very, very best in the world from European vendors (no frame components, fabric or motors - nothing from China). Business owners that purchase a folding arm retractable awning, and need parts for our folding awning can change out the part themselves or use the services of a local contractor, handyman or carpenter or check our sister website https://www.awninginstallers.com to find a local installer. As long as the part being replaced is within 25 years of purchase, the part itself is replaced at no charge. Our 25-year frame warranty is not prorated

Additional information

Looking for more detailed specifications of the awnings we provide or need help deciding what kind of awnings is most suitable for your needs? visit our description section on our “Choose your awning” page.

Our retractable patio awnings and deck awnings are easy to use, structurally sound covers that offer fully retracting systems to give you control over, and protection from light rain, hot weather, sun, and other natural elements. While nightclubs, hotels, office complexes, sporting venues, and more have tapped these advantages for ages, many commercial establishments have yet to discover the advantages of deck and patio awnings. Call (866) 438-2964 toll-free from within the US or Canada or (305) 628-2424 worldwide for more information. We are eager to help you, and we provide professional installation services for the convenience of our customers all over the world.