Folding Arms Awnings
Compared to other classic designs, folding arm awnings may be a newer type of awning to some. However, they have quickly skyrocketed in popularity, with many adopters wondering how they ever got by without this ingenious product. These vertically opening awnings create, for all intents and purposes, a completely retractable overhead canopy cover. However, they remove the need for an exhausting winch-in process necessary with the heavy, stiff-material and often cheap-looking armless types, or the moving by multiple people of a supported canopy – as well as the question of where to store such canopies.
How do they work?
The folding awning has a deceptively simply design. When recessed, fold out awnings are barely noticeable and stored inconspicuously in their attractive enclosures. When opened, they extend horizontally outwards thanks to the folding arms in question. These arms allow the operator to choose how far out the awning will project. Due to having a single anchor point, it is possible to choose the angle of projection as well (straight out, 45 degrees or any other angle). Many have rotating enclosures, so that this angle can be changed at any time.
What are they good for?
The folding arm awning’s popularity is partially due to its incredible versatility. Most commonly, these awnings are used to cover verandahs, balconies, and other outdoor sitting and gathering areas. They provide protection from both the sun and light to medium rain, disappearing completely when conditions are perfect for pure outdoor fun. However, they are also excellent above windows and doors – partially extended, they add a stylish aesthetic while providing the necessary shade from glare.
Thanks to our folding awnings’ sturdy construction and smooth, easy operation, we can offer quite large awnings, which provide a whole new range of possibilities. Instead of simply covering the verandah, a larger awning can now provide protection to an entire backyard sitting/grilling area. When the UV index is through the roof but you would still like to lounge by the pool, a generously sized folding arm awning is more than up to the task. And if you do not own a covered garage or have too many cars, their finish doesn’t have to be destroyed by the sun. They too can be protected by a stylish folding arm awning. Due to their horizontal nature, folding arm awnings can also protect against unwanted objects such as leaves in your pool or excessive dust buildup from your roof or higher-lying areas.
Empire Window Furnishings Folding Arm Awnings
Perhaps due to their good looks or use by upscale businesses and wealthy homeowners, many people assume these types of awnings are out of their price range. It may surprise you to know that in many instances, our folding arm awnings price is extremely affordable – we have models to fit every budget. To find the perfect folding arm awning for your needs, contact us today!