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Our elegant Folding Arm Awnings in Melbourne are a modern alternative to a permanent structure. Folding arm retractable awnings provide protection from the sun and rain and retract neatly out of the way when not required leaving no unsightly structure.
Our popular retractable Folding Arm Awnings in Melbourne are available in a variety of options to optimise your open-plan outdoor living space. All our folding arm awnings are custom made in Australia. They can be built in sizes up to 15 meters wide and 4 meters in projection.
Our Folding Arm awnings are designed to withstand the harsh elements of the Melbourne climate and there are solutions for every situation – from tiny terraces to large outdoor entertaining areas. We also offer conservatory awnings – perfect for the top of pergolas without permanently enclosing the space.
Retractable Awnings come with a wide variety of fixing brackets and can be installed according to the situations. They also have a variable pitch control option so you can alter the angle (height) at any time to suit your requirements.
Our Folding Arm awnings can be motorized or manually operated. They can also be installed with motion sensors, wind sensors, sun sensors, timers, or connection to c-bus to make your system fully automated.
All of our folding arm awnings are Australian made. We also offer a great range of accessories for your new folding arm awnings in Melbourne. From automatic wind and sun sensors, to Voice control or simply control your devices via Android or Apple Devices with the Somfy Connexoon, convenience is only just a touch away.
We have fitted bespoke awning solutions across Melbourne, with our expert installation team ensuring a smooth process. We can do the same for your home, hotel or restaurant too, and our wide range of shade colours means that you can easily tailor your new awning directly to your buildings facade or brand’s imagery.
Having the ability to enjoy your outdoor spaces all year round is a reality we make possible through our popular Folding Arm Awnings.
Folding Arm Awnings are horizontally retractable shading covers that can control the amount of shade and weather coverage in your outdoor areas. In a large range of styles, sizes and colours, folding arm awnings are designed to fit in seamlessly with your home’s aesthetic and atmosphere.
What are the benefits of folding arm awnings vs traditional awnings?
Traditional awnings typically sit above windows and glass doors and are manually extended diagonally downwards via a frame or rail system to provide shade and cover from the elements. Traditional awnings come in a limited amount of styles and patterns and are typically found on older homes.
Folding arm awnings differ from traditional awnings because they extend horizontally via a crank or motorised system providing a roof-like coverage over a larger area and retracting seamlessly without affecting the aesthetic of the outdoor space.
How does a folding arm awning work?
Folding arm awnings come with a range of different features that can be added to suit the owner’s requirements. We provide motorised folding arm awnings to make the extending and retracting process effortless, and folding arm awnings with a crank system for manual operation.
Via these motorised or crank mechanisms, the canvas unfolds overhead and can be adjusted to the desired length providing optimal shade for all seasons.
Popular Awning Applications
Unlike traditional awnings, folding arm awnings aren’t limited to windows and other building entrances. Their unique design allows them to be installed over any outdoor area from tiny pergolas to larger entertainment areas. Their ability to be extended to different lengths and fitted with weatherproofing features means that they are built to suit any outdoor area.
Installation of your Outdoor Awnings
Folding arm awnings are installed via mounting brackets that are fixed to the face of a building on surfaces such as bricks, roof rafters, fascia, or other suitable points of a building.
Once the brackets are safely installed and secured to the building, the folding arm awning and canvas are attached to these brackets.
Awnings are design to withstand the elements. From harsh Australian sun to high gusty windy days and torrential rain.
Our folding arm awnings are available with fully integrated rain hoods that protect the fabric and awning components when fully retracted.
Our outdoor folding arm awnings can be fitted with wind protection systems and wind sensors designed to help the awnings withstand large gusts and harsh winds by automatically stabilising the structural components.
The fabric of our folding arm awnings is built to endure the harsh Australian sun without compromising its lifespan. We can also include special sun sensors that optimise the awning’s function in changing climates.
Choose your Colours and Fabrics for Folding Arm Awnings
The days of awning designs being limited to four colour variations of ‘circus tent’ are thankfully over. We recognise that our folding arm awnings not only need to be functional but should also blend with and compliment their surroundings.
Our different contemporary colour and pattern variations each offer their own character and style woven into the fabric, and a wide range shade levels, intensity, and visual appeal.
We offer a large spectrum of colours for our folding arm awnings from soothing greens and blues to intense reds and bright yellows. Simply ask us which of them will work best for you!
Folding Arm Awning Cleaning and Maintenance
All textiles are subject to some fading and general wear and tear over time, especially when exposed to the elements for large periods or in particularly harsh conditions.
Fortunately, there are lots of different ways to clean and maintain your folding arm awning to get the most longevity and quality out of the product. Here are some of the best ways to maintain your awning:
Lightly sponge the awning with warm water and mild, natural soap regularly to avoid dirt and grime build-ups (do not use cleaning chemicals, powders or other solvents)
Hosing your awning down occasionally to wash away general dust and dirt
Retract the awning during storms or harsh weather to limit its exposure to these conditions
Ensure the awning is dry before retracting, or is dried out as soon as possible after exposure to moisture and rain to avoid mildew and other unwanted fungi
Treat your acrylic fabrics with a water repellent product annually
Awnings that are in coastal areas with saltwater spray need to be washed regularly to prevent salt build-up and corrosion
Common questions about Folding Arm Awnings
How much does a folding arm awning cost?
The cost of a folding arm awning varies depending on the size, design, features and other potential factors. Chat to us for a complimentary free measure and quote and get an accurate idea of how much a folding arm awning would be to install at your house.
What is the maximum size an awning extension can be?
Our folding arm awnings come in a range of sizes anywhere up to 13 metres wide and 4 metres in projection.
How do folding arm awnings work?
Using strong aluminium brackets and supports, a folding arm awning uses either a motorised or removable crank to unfold an overhead canvas to extend the shade projection.
Are folding arm awning waterproof?
Our folding arm awnings are available with fully integrated rain hoods which protects the fabric and awning components when fully retracted.
I’ve heard folding arm awnings can get damaged on windy days?
Outdoor Awnings can be installed with wind protection systems and wind and sun sensors to optimise use in varying Australian weather conditions. Wind protection system have been designed to help the Awnings withstand higher winds when fully extended by stabilising the awnings structural components.
We supply the following brands of Folding Arm Awnings:
Luxaflex Garda Folding Arm
Luxaflex Ventura Folding Arm
Luxaflex Ventura Terrace Folding Arm
Luxaflex Sunrain Folding Arm
Luxaflex Nisse Folding Arm
Luxaflex Como Folding Arm
Luxaflex Nordic Series Folding Arm
Luxaflex Nordic Series Arafura Folding Arm
Brustor B50 Folding Arm
Modena Folding Arm
Siena Standard Folding Arm
Siena Extreme Folding Arm
Siena X-Over Folding Arm
Want to know more about installing a Folding Arm Awning?
Contact us or visit our Brighton showroom to discover the options, fabric choices and styles available for all our awning installations. Ask for a free measure and quote.
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