Folding Arm Awnings are fabric awnings on a metal frame that projects horizontally over outdoor spaces. A "folding arm" pushes the front rail of the awning outwards, which causes the fabric to unroll off the spool.
Folding Arm Awnings have no permanent supporting structure from below and therefore do not impede foot traffic. It is for this reason they are often used by cafes and restaurants over alfresco areas.
Folding Arm Awnings have several significant benefits:
The Warema range of Folding Arm Awnings is very broad, but there are two main considerations:
We have awnings with no cassette, "semi-enclosed" (top cover only) or full cassette (square or ellipsoid). Choice of cassette type comes down to three factors, which are:
Warema also have a fully recessed awning, which is mounted behind the facade and provides flexibility to clad the closing panel to match (subject to some constraints).
Our range comprises the following:
Warema Folding Arm Awnings can shade large spaces. Individual units are available that can be up to 7m wide and up to 4m projection. Coupled units (specific models) allow for up to 13.5m width and up to 4m projection.
Because Folding Arm Awnings are not supported from below they are not able to withstand wind as well as other shading systems such as Pergola Awnings. However, Warema engineering and material selection allows them to safely operate in winds up to 8 m/s (approx 28km/hr). Talk to us about the specific wind ratings of different models. We strongly recommend driving Folding Arm Awnings by motor and using a wind sensor, so that a threshold can be set above which the awnings will protect themselves by moving to the retracted position.
Awnings can either be operated manually using a crank handle or by electric motor. Generally we recommend the use of a motor so that protective wind-sensoring can be used
Folding Arm Awnings cantilever from their mounting location and the combination of their weight and wind load necessitates very strong mounting in to solid timber, steel or concrete. In some instances it may not be possible to use a Folding Arm Awning unless remedial work is first done to the structure (installation of beams, design of special brackets etc). Shade Factor can help determine the best method of installing awnings and can advise if preparation work is required.
There are three methods of mounting depending on where the awning is to be mounted and the required height:
Speak to us about the specifics of your situation
Warema Folding Arm awnings can handle low sun and glare in two ways: