Folding arm awnings offer flexible, aesthetic shade systems for your home or commercial space. Add style and functionality to your outdoor area without any obtrusive posts. In this guide from Aspect Shade, we’ll look at how our retractable folding arm awnings work, so you can get the most value out of yours.
Awnings are covers or shades attached to a structure that can be manually folded out using a crank handle or – similar to our pergolas – can make use an automatic retractable roof system that is operated using a switch or remote. Most motorised folding arm awnings are installed with sun and wind sensors to detect the weather conditions and automatically retract or roll out the cover based on this.
Folding arm awnings are used outdoors to protect your home or business from the elements, but they’re most effective in certain positions. You can get maximum protection from the sun by installing the awning on the north side of your home or commercial property, as this will afford you shade as the sun moves from the east to the west.
No matter what the weather brings, make sure your home or business is prepared with the right solution, take a look at our range of awnings and automatic outdoor shades below and get in touch with the Aspect Shade team for the answers to all your shade questions.