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Motorised Canvas Awning

Motorising Canvas awnings are a great way to automate the most traditional of outdoor blinds – the Canvas Window Awning.

Canvas awnings have long been a popular choice on Melbourne residential homes as they regulate the heat and sunlight, provided shade and sun protection.

Traditional canvas awnings are the original external window shade design for heat protection on windows and provide an efficient and economical way to block the sun from hitting your window and heating up your room, while also helping to protect your carpets and furniture from fading. By adding convenient modern automation, thus creating Motorised Canvas Awnings, you can control the light and shade from inside of your home.

Motorised Canvas awnings are available in blockout acrylic and modern see-through mesh fabrics. Blockout acrylic fabrics will block your view and reduce the heat and UV transfer, whilst mesh fabrics are a great way to shade your window whilst maintaining your view and keeping the heat out.

The traditional non-motorised canvas awnings systems are reliable and robust and the operation of a canvas awning is simple. It just requires a lightweight pull stick (to any stopping point) and the arms will hold the canvas awnings in place. The angle created by the projecting arms allows for cooling airflow and the ability to open your windows with the canvas awning blind down, which is a similar motion to our folding arm awnings.

Motorised canvas awnings however are a popular upgrade remote control access perfect for high window sun blinds, hard to reach balcony and veranda shades, fence side window shades or just the pure convenience of motorised canvas awnings.

What’s New In Motorised Canvas Awnings?

Motorised canvas awnings are increasingly popular with the warm Australian climate. There is no better way to stop the heat than protecting your windows from the outside before the sun has the opportunity to reach them. 

Canvas fabrics provide 100% UV blockout and come in a large range of colour options (block colours and stripes) to complement and add character to your façade. Canvas fabrics are built for the harsh Australian climate – they are water and stain resistant, tear resistant, and mould resistant too! Add a pop of colour and character to the façade of your Melbourne home by dressing up your windows with motorised canvas awnings. The updated range of fabric colours for 2024 can be viewed here.

Introducing The SOMFY TaHoma Switch

2024 has seen the introduction of the SOMFY TaHoma switch which is the central hub that connects and controls the smart home ecosystem. When selecting a motorised canvas awning, you can add the TaHoma Switch which:

  • Powers the TaHoma app for homeowners and giving you complete control, no matter their preferred smart home ecosystem. 
  • Allows you to use voice commands to adjust your blinds via Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home.
  • Can control up to 50 Somfy Zigbee products or 40 channels of Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) motorized products. 
  • The TaHoma app enables users to setup and configure their products, and access their smart shading from anywhere.
  • Allows you to adjust your blinds and shades with the TaHoma app on your smartphone.
  • Allows you to launch your two favourite scenes from the customizable buttons.

What Canvas Awnings fabrics can I choose from?

There are many different materials, colours and styles available. Visit our Melbourne showroom to see the huge range of fabric samples on display.

The following materials are available:

  • Shade Mesh/ Screen – ideal for blocking some of the sun without leaving you in total darkness.
  • Traditional Canvas – Blocks daylight and heat effectively and darkens a room.  Available in a huge range of colours, patterns and styles.
  • Acrylic Canvas – lightweight and perfect for roller blinds, folding arm awnings. Allows some natural light (dependant on colour).
  • Waterproof PVC – offers great protection from the rain throughout the year.

With or without automation, if you’re looking for cost-effective all-weather awnings, we have an extensive selection of canvas blinds and awnings in our Melbourne Bayside showroom.

Motorised Canvas Awnings

Request a free measure and quote for your home to be fitted with motorised canvas awnings today.


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