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    Folding Arm Awnings

    A folding arm awning is a type of retractable awning that uses two or more folding arms to extend and retract the fabric cover. The arms are attached to the front of the awning and the roller tube at the back. When the awning is extended, the arms unfold and support the fabric cover. When the awning is retracted, the arms fold back up and the fabric cover is rolled up onto the roller tube.

    Folding arm awnings are available in a variety of sizes and styles, and can be mounted on a wall, soffit, or roof. They are a popular choice for shading patios, decks, and other outdoor living spaces.

    Perfect for Sun and Rain Protection

    Folding Arm Awnings offers great sun protection over large areas.

    Sensors To Retract Hands-Free

    Optional sun, rain, motion & wind sensors retract awning when wind speed is excessive

    2-Year Guarantee on Products

    All Awnings come with a 2 year guarantee on products. Some components may carry additional warranty.

    Product Range

    Titan Flex

    Titan Flex

    Detects the movement of the awning fabric and automatically retracts the awning if the fabric begins to move too much. This can help to protect the awning from damage in windy conditions.

    Millennium

    Millennium are designed to withstand the harsh elements of the Australian climate. All our products which includes Millennium are designed and produced to give our clients the comfort of knowing that we do not compromise on the style and durability of Apollo products. 

    Millennium

    Common Features on all Product Ranges

    3000mm on width & 2000mm on projection

    from the Dulux Duralloy powdercoat range included in the price, please note some parts will be sprayed not powder coated due to them being per assembled.

    Motorised or manual (Gear) operation. We recommend motorisation as this awning can be hard to operate manually

    High tension triple spring arm system with PVC coated stainless steel cables

    Face fit brackets are supplied as standard; Top fix bracket available at additional cost

    available in 10 and 22 degrees.

    available in 125mm and 200mm

    Wind Sensors, Wind and Sun sensors, Rain and Wind Sensors, Motion Sensors.

    Awnings Sensors Available

    Wind Sensor

    Wind Sensor (somfy)

    Efficient measurement of wind impact on awning structure with detection of horizontal, vertical and lateral oscillations.

    Motion Sensor

    Motion Sensor (Becker)

    Detects the movement of the awning fabric and automatically retracts the awning if the fabric begins to move too much. This can help to protect the awning from damage in windy conditions.

    Sun and Wind Sensor

    Sun & Wind Sensors

    This is a combined sensor that measures both level of sun as well as the level of wind. This type of sensor offers you the ultimate in automation allowing protection of furniture and reducing heating costs in your home.
    Rain Sensor

    Rain Sensor

    Rain sensor is ideal for situations where an awning cannot be installed with a steep pitch. An adequate pitch (angle) is essential to allow rain to run off the awning. If the angle is too shallow, rain pools on the awning and stretches the fabric.

    Product Care & Operating Instruction

    Motion and wind sensors are not a guaranty to protect your awning from damage, things like where the awning is installed how exposed it is all play a part, what is the sensitivity set on the sensor also these items have a delay to react it also takes time for the motor to fully retract if in doubt of the weather conditions you should not leave the awning out unattended.

    Awning Sensor Features

    Frequently Asked Questions on Folding Arm Awnings

    Folding arm awnings, also known as articulated arm awnings or telescopic arm awnings, are a type of retractable awning that extends and retracts using folding arms attached to the awning frame. They are a popular choice for businesses and homes that want a versatile, stylish, and easy-to-use awning solution.

    Folding arm awnings offer several advantages, including:

    • Flexible shade control: Folding arm awnings can be extended to various lengths, providing ample shade for patios, decks, and other outdoor spaces. They can also be retracted fully when not in use.

    • Wide coverage area: Folding arm awnings can extend a considerable distance from the building, providing ample shade for patios, decks, and other outdoor spaces.

    • Easy operation: Folding arm awnings typically operate using manual cranks or motorized mechanisms, making them convenient to extend and retract.

    • Enhanced curb appeal: Folding arm awnings add a touch of elegance and sophistication to a building’s exterior, improving its overall aesthetics.

    • Reduced energy costs: By providing shade and reducing heat gain, folding arm awnings can help lower cooling expenses during summer months.

    Folding arm awnings have a few drawbacks to consider:

    • Cost: Folding arm awnings are typically more expensive than some other types of retractable awnings due to their more complex design and mechanisms.

    • Maintenance requirements: Regular cleaning and maintenance are necessary to keep folding arm awnings in good condition and extend their lifespan. This includes inspecting the arms, hinges, and fabric for signs of wear and tear.

    • Limited shade control in windy conditions: Folding arm awnings may retract partially or fully in strong winds to prevent damage. This can limit shade control in windy areas.

    When selecting folding arm awnings, consider these factors to ensure they meet your specific needs and preferences:

    1. Size and Coverage: Determine the area you want to cover and choose an awning with an appropriate extension length. Consider the height and width of the opening, as well as any obstructions or irregular shapes.

    2. Material and Style: Choose materials that suit your style and climate. Aluminum frames are durable and lightweight, while vinyl or acrylic fabrics offer weather resistance and fade-resistance. Consider the desired style, such as traditional, modern, or curved.

    3. Operation: Decide whether you prefer manual crank operation or a motorized mechanism for easier retraction and extension.

    4. Maintenance Requirements: Consider the level of maintenance you are comfortable with. Folding arm awnings require regular cleaning, occasional inspections, and lubrication of moving parts.

    5. Budget: Set a realistic budget and compare options from different vendors to find the best value for your investment.

    6. Professional Installation: Engage a qualified professional for installation to ensure proper mounting, safety, and adherence to local building codes.

    Call Your Local Apollo Agent

    Please call your local Apollo Blinds Specialist and they will be able to assist you with your selection of colours and styles of Blinds Awnings and Shutters to suit your home or business.

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