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Retractable Folding Arm Awning Buying Guide

Retractable Folding Arm Awning Buying Guide

If you’re looking for an affordable and attractive outdoor shade solution, an alternative to a permanent patio, then retractable folding arm awnings are one of the very best options.

Retractable folding arm awnings on the Gold Coast have only grown in popularity over the years, and for good reason. They look great, they’re highly customisable, and you can choose to extend or retract them to suit the weather – they provide the best of both world and are available at a price everyone can afford.

At Sunwise Blinds & Awnings, we manufacture custom made retractable folding arm awnings on the Gold Coast for residential and commercial application. If you’re considering investing in a retractable folding arm awning for your home or business, then you’re making a wise decision. To help you choose the very best awning for your needs, we’ve put together this easy to follow buying guide.

Follow this guide, and you’ll have yourself a quality retractable folding arm awning that will offer you many years of use.

Size

Retractable folding arm awnings on the Gold Coast come in a range of sizes. Some companies offer fixed sizes, while others, like Sunwise Blinds & Awnings, custom make them to any size. Consider which option you would prefer, a ‘close enough is good enough’ finish or a professional finish that covers the entire desired area.

Also, consider the awning projection to ensure it spans the entire width of your space.

Our retractable folding arm awnings can be custom made to 7-8 metres wide with up to 3.6 metres projection.

Fabrics

While the frame and construction of retractable folding arm awnings are critical in their functioning, the awning fabric determines the level of protection and longevity. Thus, it’s best to invest in the best quality fabrics possible.

You also need to consider if you’re after sun protection or all-weather protection. For all-weather protection, a robust fabric, such as PVC, with waterproof properties is required.

All fabrics differ in quality, thickness and warranty. Be sure to review your options to choose a material that fits your budget and offers the longevity you expect.

Find out more about the fabrics and valance options available from Sunwise Blinds & Awnings on our retractable folding arm awnings page.

Features

Motorisation

Motorisation is a very popular feature for retractable folding arm awnings on the Gold Coast, where we experience unpredictable weather. You can extend or retract the awning from inside or outside your home at the push of a button. This feature is practically handy in wet weather, saving you from having to go out in the rain and manually retract the awning into the weather box.

Wind and sun sensors

If you can afford it, we highly recommend you opt for a retractable folding arm awning that features a wind and sun sensor or can have a wind and sun sensor added. Wind sensors will sense strong winds and retract an extended folding arm awning into its weather box, protecting your awning and significantly extending its life span. Likewise, sun sensors will sense the sun and extend a retracted folding arm awning to protect the furniture below.

We offer both motorisation and wind and sun sensor options with all our retractable folding arm awnings on the Gold Coast. Contact Us today to discuss your options.

Conclusion

Buying retractable folding arm awnings on the Gold Coast is easy if you know what to look for. The most important things are the size of the awning – will it cover the desired area. The fabric – is it high-quality, will it offer all-weather protection and provide the longevity I expect? Lastly, consider the available features such as motorisation and wind and sun sensors.

Taking these three factors into consideration, you’re sure to choose a great folding arm awning that looks great and serves you well.

For the very best retractable folding arm awnings on the Gold Coast, talk to the team at Sunwise Blinds & Awnings. With more than 20-years’ experience under our belt, we’ve more than equipped to provide you with an outstanding awning that meets your needs and surpasses your expectations.

Call (07) 5520 1830 today to book a free measure and quote with one of our in-house representatives or send an enquiry.