Fold Arm Awnings versus Retractable Awnings – there IS a difference
When it comes to awnings, confusion reigns about the difference between fold arm and retractable awnings. Let us set the record straight by answering these frequently asked questions.
Q: How large an area can be covered by fold arm awnings?
A: The max-width is 6m with a max projection of 4m.
Q: How large an area can be covered by retractable awnings?
A: Any width can be made up and the max projection is 9m. However, with beams and gutter systems this can be extended to any required depth.
Q: Can fold arm awnings withstand high winds?
Q: Can retractable awnings withstand high winds?
Q: What material is used for fold arm awnings?
Q: What material is used for retractable awnings?
A: Specialised PVC Canvas.
Q: What areas does Awning Warehouse recommend for fold arm awnings?
A: Fold arm awnings are used in areas, such as decks and patios, where shade is required with no poles in the front.
Q: What areas does Awning Warehouse recommend for retractable awnings?
A: Retractable Awnings provide shade and waterproofing. Apart from residential use, retractable awnings are ideal to extend the entertainment areas of commercial enterprises such as restaurants and pubs.
Q: Are fold arm awnings cheaper than retractable awnings?
Q: What warranties are offered on fold arm and retractable awnings?
A: Both have three-year warranties.
Fold Arm Awnings
With aluminium powder-coated folding arms and caps, canvas fold arm awnings extend outdoor living space, transforming patios and decks into a cool oasis even on the hottest of South Africa’s summer days.
Retractable awnings are the awesome Big Daddy of outdoor shade and wet weather solutions. These waterproof awnings glide across the outdoor living space and the awning can be stopped at any point to enhance filtered sunlight or to embrace starry skies.