Why Fold Arm Awnings Remain Evergreen

Fold arm awnings are an affordable outdoor lifestyle improvement product that can extend an entertainment area by an impressive 24sq m. This ever-popular and evergreen product adorns a variety of properties – from leafy residential gardens to busy pubs and elegant restaurants.

The name, fold arm, is descriptive of the product – two encased aluminium powder-coated folding arms that extend or retract across the outdoor entertainment area to provide shade with world-renowned Dickson canvas. This French company pioneered the introduction of artificial textiles in 1945 and, in 2011, launched the first 3D simulator in the solar protection sector. In collaboration with Dickson, Awning Warehouse utilises this 3D technology to bring its South African clientele the best possible outdoor lifestyle solutions. The simulator provides a realistic vision of the canvas with its environment and gives an accurate reading of the shade that will be generated by the fold arm awning chosen by the client.

Clients can choose a wide colour-pallet to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the outdoor entertainment space. The canvas has a unique coating to resist heat, fading and uncomfortable ultra-violet rays. It is also water-resistant, repelling dirt penetration, stains and mould. The canvas can also be used on drop-arm and fixed awnings and is the perfect complement to outdoor lifestyles, both in cities and sea-sides.

The two spring-loaded fold arms are attached to an exterior wall with a back beam. The rolled up awning can be open or closed in with an aluminium powder coated casing. The canvas folds away when not in use. It is recommended that clients have an aluminium protection cover installed to extend the life of the canvas. Fold arm awnings can either be manually operated with a crankshaft or with an automatic push-button option.

Awning Warehouse custom-makes its fold arm awnings to a maximum size of 6m wide and 4m deep. This provides clients with an additional and generous 24sq m of usable extra outdoor space. Canvas fold arm awnings are ideal for patios, decks, terraces, balconies and pool areas, and also offer commercial enterprises invaluable additional outdoor entertainment extensions.

Fold arm awnings

Canvas fold arm awnings extend your living space to the great outdoors with the comfort of a shady tree making your patio or deck cool enough to enjoy on hot summer days. Elegant and unobtrusive, fold arm awnings improve the appearance and space for both residential and retail applications. Awning Warehouse provides for all patio solutions including our Dickson canvas folding arm awning designed specifically as a patio shade. Canvas fold arm awnings are also ideal for decks, terraces, balconies, pool areas, and outdoor areas of restaurants and cafes. Fold arm awnings provide extra room without construction costs but still gives you stylish upmarket design and the 100% protection of canvas.

Folding arm awnings are an energy-efficient and easy to use

Gearbox operated with aluminium powder coated folding arms and caps, canvas fold arm awnings may be your answer to sun protection as an extension to your outdoor living areas. We recommend that you protect the rolled up canvas with our aluminium protection cover installed directly above the unit. Dickson canvas offers the broadest and most creative range of folding arm awning fabrics currently on the market.