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Retractable Side Arm | Drop Arm Awnings
Modern commercial window awnings and drop arm awnings are the perfect way to protect smaller areas like windows and doors from weather elements while adding a unique, beautiful accessory to a building's exterior. With many customization options, side and drop arm awnings allow for you or your client to create a durable sun shading solution suitable for any window or door in need of a practical and visually appealing upgrade.
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From $494 to $2,245
Below are frequently asked questions about our commercial window awnings and products. You’ll likely find your answer there. Also be sure to look at our helpful guide to find the ideal awning for your business – we take the space, property type, weather, and more into consideration.
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Important Note: The FAQ questions and answers below ONLY apply to retractable commercial window awnings from RetractableAwnings.com and not to any other product type available on our website or retractable commercial window awnings from any other vendor.
Installation for sidearm / drop arm awnings for commercial buildings is very simple. First, you should attach the optional cassette box above the selected window or door using the brackets provided.
Next, you attach the left arm to the wall on the left side of the window or door. Then, you attach the right arm to the right side of the window or door and insert the detachable crank. That’s it!
Of course, if you purchased the motorized version you will need to insert the plug into a standard 110v outlet (GFI recommended).
With our commercial window awnings, you can customize the following for you or your client:
Choose a custom width and specify a size to as little as ⅛”
Choose one of several standard side arm/drop arm projections
Choose the solution-dyed acrylic fabric brand and color from hundreds of solids, tweeds, textures, and stripes
Choose the valance style from any of these six styles
Choose motorized operation for ease of use and convenience or manual operation with a detachable crank or motorized with a backup manual override option in the case of loss of electricity.
Pricing for retractable side arm and drop arm commercial window awnings ranges. Prices can vary from $500 to over $2,000 for the largest size available with the optional cassette hood box.
Unlike interior blinds, awnings for commercial buildings not only provide privacy, but also reflect UV rays, and block the heat from entering into your business.
With the ability to reject and therefore exclude heat from entering, retractable side arm / drop arm awnings will definitely help lower your utility bill.
By simply acting as a barrier to the sun your indoor temperature can dip as much as 20 degrees, which translates into as much as a 77 percent decrease in air conditioning use.
To clean a retractable side arm or drop arm commercial window awning frame and fabric, simply spray gently with a hose.
If your awning fabric has a stain like grease, wine, or ketchup, we recommend that you review the fabric manufacturer’s cleaning instructions for that particular stain type.
Do not under any circumstances attempt to clean the frame or fabric with a pressure washer as the high pressure will rip holes in the fabric and damage the motor, neither of which is covered under warranty.